Type of service

Limited assessment for the lender (bank or building society). Alternatively this type of report can be provided for a variety of other uses, namely; probate, taxation, matrimonial, expert witness reports, insolvency and asset valuations and compulsory purchase cases.

Reason for service

Often a brief report primarily concerned in providing advice on value, taking into account the property’s condition and prevailing market conditions, recommended where you are uncertain about value, or you think you may be paying too much for a property. For lending institutions, to assess the property’s value as security for the proposed loan – not intended to identify defects unless they severely affect value. To advise the lender, not the purchaser.

For awareness

Mortgage lenders may charge the prospective borrower an application fee significantly higher than the valuation cost, or may include such charges in the overall cost of the loan, in certain circumstances the property may not always be visited. RICS research shows a quarter of all homebuyers who only had a mortgage valuation report had to undertake unplanned repairs or building works to their property after purchase. A Market Valuation report is not a Survey of the property and you should not rely on this type of report as a comprehensive statement of the property’s condition.

Report format

In accordance with RICS “Red Book” guidelines, lenders usually present the data on their own standard forms, and sometimes provide a courtesy copy to the borrower.

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Leonards are an independent partnership established in 1884 as a mixed practice firm of land and estate agents, letting agents, property managers, chartered surveyors and valuers in Hull and East Yorkshire. With such experience comes in depth knowledge meaning we uphold our traditional values whilst providing a modern professional service that is tailored to your individual needs. We not only aim to market your property, but with our helpful and enthusiastic staff we aim to achieve a high level of customer service leading to a successful conclusion of your property transaction.

Head Office

  • 512 Holderness Road
  • Hull
  • East Yorkshire
  • HU9 3DS

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  • 59 Welton Road
  • Brough
  • East Yorkshire
  • HU15 1AB

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