September 13, 2016

Mortgage Valuations

Beware! A mortgage valuation is not a survey!

The valuation completed for mortgages are not in fact surveys but rather reports prepared after a brief inspection of the property.

They are carried out by a RICS Valuation Surveyor appointed by the lender (i.e. a bank or building society) to establish whether the property provides adequate security for the amount to be borrowed.

Obvious defects will be pointed out in the valuation but it should not be regarded as a full survey or as a substitute for a Building Survey or Homebuyer’s Report.

These reports are not usually shared with the person buying, even though they are required to pay for the service.

We would always recommend the buyer to have a Homebuyer’s report or Building Survey completed for peace of mind. Click here for our guide to our Home Survey reports.

Who do we work with?

We work with many banks and lenders, high street and specialised. Please contact us or call us on 0800 197 1240 to find out if we work with your lender.

Our current lenders we work with are:

  • Aldermore Bank
  • Barclays Wealth
  • Bank of East Asia
  • Bank of Scotland
  • Cambridge and Counties Bank
  • Octopus Capital
  • Handelsbanken
  • KSEYE Capital
  • Lend Invest
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • Metro Bank (and private banking)
  • MT Finance
  • United Trust Bank
  • West One Loans