Chartered Surveyors

Our Chartered Surveyor Services

Blakes are Chartered Surveyors & RICS Registered valuers offering professional, client focused and strategic property valuation advice to a range of private and corporate clientele, law firms and financial institutions across London and the South East of England. We have particular expertise in Leasehold Reform Act work and represent both leaseholders and freeholders in respect of voluntary and statutory lease extension claims as well as collective enfranchisement (freehold purchase). We also offer formal valuation advice, compliant with RICS International Valuation Standards for a variety of other purposes including probate, inheritance tax, capital gains tax, company accounts, matrimonial and charities commission.

In formal disputes and litigation our surveyors are able to act as Expert Witness on property valuation matters having previously given evidence on behalf of clients before the First Tier Tribunal (formerly known as the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal), County Court and High Court ensuring strict adherence to Civil Procedure Rules. Blakes Chartered Surveyors are members of and regulated as a practice by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

We are also members of the Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners (ALEP) and registered practitioners on the government sponsored Leasehold Advisory Service.  

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Comprehensive Probate Handling Service

Comprehensive Probate Handling Service

At Blakes, we understand that navigating the intricacies of probate can be a challenging and emotionally charged process, so we are proud to offer our all-encompassing Probate Handling Service, designed to alleviate the burdens that come with selling an estate.

We offer a range of services to help you navigate the process, among them are:

  • Formal RICS-backed valuation, supported by market comparables, meeting the stringent requirements of HMRC. This crucial step ensures that the estate’s total value is accurately assessed, helping to determine any potential inheritance tax liabilities.
  • The appraisal and sale or removal of household contents in a sensitive manner
  • Conduct routine inspections of the property to meet the requirements of possible ‘empty house’ insurance policies.
  • The marketing and sale or the property, through our estate agent service.
  • If the estate includes rental properties, we handle tenant matters, rent collection, maintenance, and ensure proper accounting of rental income within the probate process.

We are well versed and experienced in UK property laws and regulations, ensuring full legal compliance during all transactions and property management activities. Let us help you navigate probate with ease.