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How do I find a valuer to survey my back garden?

How do I go about valuing my back garden to sell?

Asked on Sep 3 2010, Selling in London | Report content

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  • Garden land is notoriously difficult to value. As the cliche goes it is worth what the market will sustain. A starting point is to ask local agents what effect it will have on the value of your existing house with a piece of garden removed. After that it depends on usage and potential to a third party. An RICS surveyor is probably to best way of getting a definitive idea of value.

    Answered on Sep 7 2010, Report content
  • As Gareth says, the key is what will your house be worth without it and what will the increase in value be to property who have bought it. Also if it can be used for any other purpose other that a laid to lawn garden, ie could your neghbor build on it, add garage or parking. speak to a chartered surveyor.

    Answered on Sep 10 2010, Report content
  • What use will the buyer make of it? Just a garden, or to build on it. If the latter, then a London garden can be very valuable (six figures) and you should definitely use a surveyor to obtain outline planning permission which will make it even more valuable. If planning is granted, the land will be much easier to value.

    Answered on Aug 17 2011, Report content

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