Formal property valuations are undertaken under RICS guidance, known as The Red Book, and this sets out how the valuer must operate. This begins with identifying the client and sending out detailed Terms of Engagement. The valuer may not be acting for you personally; they may be appointed by your bank or may be representing a body of which you are part, such as a partnership or limited company. Therefore, the duty of care may not be due to you as an individual.
Oakwood Valuations Surveyors is a newly formed Altrincham based business covering the north west of England and North Wales. The man behind the firm is chartered surveyor and Registered Valuer Graham Bowcock. Graham has been advising clients on property matters in the area for over thirty years and has gained significant experience in a variety of property types.
Why the heading?
“Occasionally clients are surprised that we make a charge for a valuation when some agents offer them for free.