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Things to Look Out For When Choosing Lease Extension Valuers

Choosing the correct lease extension valuer can be the difference between a smooth, hassle-free process and a complex, costly and on some occasion’s unsuccessful process. Extending a lease can be a confusing procedure, but when done with a trustworthy expert lease valuer it doesn’t need to be a problem. But what should you be looking for when choosing a lease extension valuer?

Make sure they know what they are talking about

When choosing a lease extension valuer make sure you’ve checked their credentials. Firstly, are they a qualified member and a registered valuer of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)? If your valuation surveyor is a member of the RICS they are a part of a chartered institution and will have undertaken a considerable amount of studying to attain the professional qualification. However, it is not sufficient to merely be a member of the RICS, your chosen valuer must also be registered with the RICS as a valuer and should be experienced at Lease extension/enfranchisement work.

They should also be a member of the Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners (ALEP). Membership of ALEP is only open to professionals (surveyors and solicitors) who specialise in this particular work. At Sussex Lease Extensions our lease extension valuers have over twenty years of experience as chartered surveyors specialising in lease extensions/enfrachisment valuation work throughout the South East.

Julian Wilkins, is our Primary Surveyor and is,

  • MRICS qualified, a Registered Valuer with the RICS and a member of ALEP
  • Qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1992
  • Has worked for a number of larger corporate surveying practices
  • Specialises in residential survey and valuation work and in particular Lease extension and enfranchisement valuation work
  • Represents clients at Leasehold Valuation Tribunals (LVT’S) both as expert witness and advocate.

Robin Holden BSc, is our senior surveyor,

  • MRICS qualified and a Registered Valuer with the RICS
  • Qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1990
  • Has worked for a both large corporate surveying practices and smaller local practices
  • Specialises in residential survey and valuation work

Can they provide case studies/testimonials?

Case studies are a great way to take a look at the company’s previous experience, allowing you to get a thorough understanding of what they are like to work with. When choosing a lease extension valuer look to see if they provide case studies or testimonials showing their previous work, if they don’t get in touch and ask if they have examples they can share with you.

We have undertaken hundreds of successful lease extensions and enfranchisement cases, including those which have been complex and difficult to settle. Take a look at our case study from a London valuation tribunal on the Sussex Lease Extensions blog.

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