Pre-sale valuation

A valuation that gives you the best chance of receiving a fair sale price for your home or commercial property when you list it for sale. 

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Pre-sale valuations


What do we do? 

Our Chartered Surveyors determine the value of a site or building in the current market place in accordance with the RICS Red book standards for the purpose of understanding how much your property is worth ahead of putting it on the market for sale.

We assess all kinds of residential and commercial property including development land, houses and flats, including those of non-standard construction to provide our considered opinion of its value. 

We will provide a detailed, evidence based report that provides our opinion of the value of the property in question and our aim is to assist you in making an informed financial decision relating to your property. Our valuation will give you essential information that gives you the best chance of receiving a fair sale price for your home.



We aim to turn reports around within five to seven days of inspection and you will be able to talk directly to the surveyor working on your behalf should you have any questions when you receive your report.

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Frequently asked questions about Pre-sale valuations

How much does a pre-sale valuation cost?

You can expect to pay between £600 and £1200 + VAT for a straight forward residential valuation but larger or more complex properties will be more costly.

The exact cost will depend on a number of factors including the size, location and age of the property.

Desktop valuation updates will usually cost up to £600 + VAT but please see our desktop valuation FAQ for more info on this.

The prices above are indicative only. We cannot give you an exact quote until you have confirmed the property inspection address as every property is different but the professional fees payable will always reflect the particular requirements of your property and the time which it is anticipated will be devoted to the matter.

Valuations where reinstatement value and market rent figures are required will also incur additional costs when compared to a standard valuation. 

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Can you conduct a desktop valuation?

Desktop valuations, where an opinion of value is reached without an inspection of the property, are not RICS Red Book compliant and as such we don’t conduct them.

We do however conduct desktop valuation updates. These desktop valuation updates are only suitable if we have visited the property on your behalf before, no significant alterations have been made, or the time elapsed since the inspection was conducted isn’t too great.

Desktop valuation updates are commonly used when the validity of the original valuation has expired (usually after three months of valuation date) and a retype is requested to state that the original value is still correct and the market has not significantly changed.


What is covered in a pre-sale valuation?

  • Initial advice in respect of the valuation requested
  • Inspection of the property
  • Reporting the Market Value at the applicable valuation date
  • Advice on the marketing period of the property to be sold
  • Comparable sales of similar properties that have sold locally to provide supporting evidence that the value is realistic.
  • Consultation prior & post valuation to ensure any specific concerns you have are considered


Why do valuations differ between Surveyors?

Registered Valuers may provide varying opinions of value because a valuation is an evidence based opinion with an element of subjectivity.

When disagreements in value occur, courts are asked to decide if a value is correct but provided the valuation has been conducted in accordance with the RICS red Book (where best practice guidelines are set out by the regulatory body for Chartered Surveyors) an opinion of value cannot be ‘wrong’, as long as it is within reasonable tolerances of the court’s opinion of value. This tolerance is usually up to 10% over or under the original valuation.

Consumers should instruct a Chartered Surveyor, via the RICS find a surveyor service to find a surveyor with local market knowledge and adequate professional indemnity insurance to provide the confidence that the opinion of value can be relied upon subject to any qualifications in the valuation document.

Kempton Carr Croft is a RICS regulated firm, has PII insurance cover and all valuations are conducted by qualified RICS registered valuers.


Do you conduct pre-sale valuations in my area?

Kempton Carr Croft’s Surveyors regularly provide valuations for properties throughout London and the whole of the South East of England. The team works from offices in Basingstoke, Camberley, Gerrards Cross, Maidenhead, London, Reading, Staines and Windsor.

Responsive and professional

The customer service we receive from Kempton Carr Croft is great. Crucially, the experience you have with them is the same no matter who you deal with and they are responsive, professional and always provide reports on time.

The consistency in their approach is paramount for us, it means that we can be confident in the documentation they provide and there is no need to double check what they have done and it feels like KCC are part of our team.

The quality of the work Kempton Carr Croft produce is brilliant and when we collaborate with them, we feel protected, particularly because our offers are hinged on the work which they produce. Furthermore, the way they conducted themselves reflects on our customers and we can be sure that our business reputation is protected when we work with Kempton Carr Croft.

Amit Majithia