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Ernest Hawk Providing a wide range of survey and valuation services throughout the East and West Midlands. Our most popular reports for those purchasing a new property, containing information and advice on construction, condition and repairs. Our property Condition Report gives you a clear, concise picture of the condition of your new home. Our Shared Ownership and Shared Equity valuations help you understand your value in the property.

Our schedules of condition can be used by both tenants and landlords to accurately record the condition of a property when entering a new lease. We have worked with numerous Housing Associations and have specialist knowledge in providing reports compliant with their often-contradictory guidance notes for surveyors. In the sad event of the loss of a loved one, we can help you clearly understand the value of a property.

Our Pre-purchase valuations help you understand how much a property you're considering to buy is worth before you complete your purchase. We can provide you with an accurate and independent valuation of your properties to ensure a fair financial settlement for both parties.
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read more › Ernest Hawk are an independent Chartered Surveyors providing a wide range of survey and valuation services throughout the Midlands. With a central administrative base in Rugby, Warwickshire, offices in Edgbaston and Chartered Surveyors in Worcestershire, Birmingham and Leicestershire, we're conveniently located to provide a wide range of survey and valuations services throughout the East and West Midlands. In a complex and rapidly changing marketplace, we know our clients need confidence and security.

read more › A property valuation is an assessment of your property's value based on the location, condition and various other factors. All our property valuations are conducted by a professional, RICS Registered Valuer. This means we follow a strict set of guidelines, best practices, ethics and professional standards set out in the RICS Valuation Standards - referred to as the 'Red Book'. These standards ensure that properties are valued as accurately and fairly as possible. Following these regulatory guidelines, combined with our expert local property knowledge and valuation experience, our valuation process is swift and straightforward.

read more › Our Shared Ownership and Shared Equity valuations help you understand your value in the property. The Government's Help to Buy scheme and various shared ownership schemes administered by Housing Associations have been invaluable in assisting first-time buyers get on to the property ladder - especially if property deposit funds are limited. The process of selling a property owned under one of these schemes, or staircasing in the case of Help to Buy, can often be confusing. Many estate agents and solicitors do not realise that a valuation needs to be carried out by an RICS Registered Valuer to provide a market value for the sale or purchase of your percentage share in your property.

read more › Our Probate and Inheritance Tax Valuations help you clearly understand the value of a property at a time of loss. In the sad event of the loss of a loved one, an essential duty of the executors and the solicitors is to determine the full value of the deceased person's estate. This valuation is reported to HMRC to help determine how much (if any) Inheritance Tax is due to be paid. A person's property/properties are usually a significant element in the evaluation of the estate. For inheritance tax purposes, any property valuations must be based on Market Value.

read more › Our Charities Act Valuations help you understand the value of your charity's property ready for sale. The purchase, sale or transfer of property associated with a Registered Charity can be a tricky business. Provisions of the Charities Act 2011 state that before committing to a property sale (or other relevant disposal), charity trustees must have obtained and considered a written report from a qualified surveyor acting exclusively for the charity. Our Charities Act Valuations are all compliant with the "Red Book" (The RICS Valuation Standards) and are carried out by a Chartered Surveyor with appropriate local knowledge.

read more › Our pre-purchase valuations help you understand how much a property you're considering to buy is worth before you complete your purchase. The purchase, sale or transfer of property can be a risky business, especially when a mortgage valuation is not being undertaken. Our Chartered Surveyors will provide a detailed, evidence-based report that provides our opinion of the value of the property. We can provide this report for both commercial and residential property purchases. Evidence-based report that provides our opinion of the value of the property, carried out by a Chartered Surveyor experienced in the local area.

read more › We can provide you with an accurate and independent valuation of your properties to ensure a fair financial settlement for both parties. In the event of a divorce or relationship break down, it is important to determine the full value of the parties estates. Our valuations are carried out by a Chartered Surveyor, completely impartial and compliant with the RICS Red Book (the RICS Valuation Standards). We have a responsibility to act fairly, transparently, and with integrity to ensure a fair valuation is provided and not biased in favour of either party.

read more › A property survey is a detailed inspection of a property's condition and tells you if there are structural problems or areas of concern. All of our property surveys are conducted by an RICS regulated surveyor and we can provide both Level 1 and Level 2 reports. These reports can provide much-needed peace of mind when buying a property and can help in property value negotiations. The Level 1 Report - The most basic report, the Condition Report, is designed for properties up to 20 years old, and in reasonable condition.

read more › Our property Condition Report gives you a clear, concise picture of the condition of your new home. The RICS Condition Report is a summary of the main risks associated with the purchase of your new home and includes all the information you need about the condition of the property not covered by a mortgage valuation. This report is our 'level 1' survey and is designed for modern, newly renovated or newly converted properties where there is likely to be much less to report. Details of things that need further investigation to prevent serious damage to the fabric of the building.

read more › The RICS Homebuyers Report and our own Concise Survey give you peace of mind when buying your new home and helps avoid unexpected repair costs further down the line. The RICS Homebuyers Report and the Concise Survey are our most popular reports for those purchasing a new property. Both reports are 'level 2' surveys and are ideal for properties that were built from the Victorian era onwards (c.1840 to date) from common building materials (ie/brick or block walls) and are in reasonable condition.

read more › Our schedules of condition are a detailed recording of a property's condition to help avoid expensive and unnecessary complications at the end of a commercial lease. Commercial schedules of condition can be used by both tenants and landlords to accurately record the condition of a property when entering a new lease. The document provides a forensic look at all aspects of the property, recording issues as minor as worn carpets, or paint splatters on doorframes, with accompanying photographs. The purpose of the Schedule of Condition is to protect both the landlord and the tenant from potentially expensive repair costs.

read more › I've used this surveying and valuation company on a few occasions and each time I've been impressed with the professionalism, speed of service and the comprehensive survey report produced. I would like to thank Adam and his team for their friendly and approachable service. We left our Survey quite late in the process, but Ernest Hawk were very quick in providing all the support and recommendations we needed. They scheduled with the estate agent and turned around their report in less than a week.

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