Survey and Residential Valuation

Our Valuation Team

Our valuation surveyors are fully-qualified (MRICS or FRICS) and are accredited members of the RICS Valuer Registration Scheme.  We have a wealth of local knowledge that permits us to value with accuracy.  The reports that we produce are fully independent and without influence.  Our excellent claims history is testament to our professionalism and the high level of service delivered.

Home Reports

Where a residential property is to be sold in Scotland it is a legal requirement that a Home Report be produced and made available to prospective purchasers.  The valuation of residential property and preparation Home Reports is the core function of DHKK.  Our reports are accepted by all mainstream mortgage lender panels and this should give peace of mind that buyers will be ensured a straightforward purchase experience.

Scheme 1 and Mortgage Valuation Reports

We offer a basic inspection and valuation service to provide confirmation of Market Value and suitability of a property for mortgage lending.  Generally mortgage valuation reports are directly instructed by a lender in order to avoid conflicts of interest.  Our DHKK Home Reports also contain a generic mortgage valuation report section that can be used by lenders on behalf of purchasers.  DHKK hold lender panel appointments for all mainstream mortgage providers.

Scheme 2 and Homebuyer Reports

We offer a higher level of inspection and reporting service for purchasers that is called a Homebuyer Report.  This form of instruction involves detailed inspection and comprehensive reporting.  We commonly provide this service in relation to more complex and frequently older properties, where the buyer wants certainty and greater detail than that offered by a Seller’s Home Report.

Tax Valuation

Ownership of property can trigger liability for various property-related taxes.  Our expertise in the valuation of residential property is frequently called upon in relation to Inheritance Tax and Capital Gains Tax assessments.  A large part of our client base is routinely involved in probate or executory work, while others deal with family law and the inevitable requirement for divorce or trust valuations.  DHKK are ideally placed to provide a competent valuation and reporting service to meet your needs.

Pre-sale Advice

A competent understanding of the local property market is an essential part in the effective marketing of a property for sale.  On a routine basis DHKK give advice to estate agents and private clients alike on Market Value, marketing strategy and asking price.  We will be delighted to discuss your requirements.

Schedules of Condition and Condition Reports

In certain instances reliance on a Home Report may not be considered sufficient by property buyers.  DHKK is a practice that prides itself on understanding of construction and building defects.  We are always delighted at the prospect of providing detailed private reporting on building condition and defects.

Where clients are entering into a lease agreement we also routinely produce Schedules of Condition that are backed up by detailed floor plans and photographic catalogues.  These schedules are accepted by the parties to the lease at the outset and protect their respective positions at lease expiry.