About Us

We are a team of independent RICS surveyors always follow RICS highest standards. We have expertise in building surveys, valuation. We always provide honest opinion and provide great customer service. We understand that purchasing a home is one of the most important things you will ever do and, as such, take pride in guiding you through the process by offering building survery and valution.

Why do I need my own survey?

A survey will help you to make a reasoned and informed decision on whether to go ahead with buying a property.

Before you decide to commit yourself legally, you can limit the risks by asking a chartered surveyor to answer the following questions for you:

  • What is a reasonable price to pay for the property?
  • Are there any serious or urgent defects, or specific risks with the property?

Arranging your own survey is the simple and most cost-effective way to avoid unpleasant (and perhaps expensive) surprises after moving in. In some cases, the surveyor’s report may allow you to renegotiate the price of the property.

Do I still need my own survey if I already have a mortgage valuation report?

Even if you are looking for a mortgage and, as a result, may be paying for a mortgage valuation report, we still recommend that you arrange a survey by your own surveyor. Both the Consumers’ Association ‘Which?’ magazine and the Council of Mortgage Lenders give this advice.

The reason for this is that the mortgage valuation report is prepared for your lender – not for you, the borrower. It answers only the lender’s questions about whether the property offers suitable security for your loan. You cannot rely on it to answer the questions that concern your personal interests or to give you details of the condition of the property. Also, some lenders do not provide you with a copy of their mortgage valuation report.

WHY TRUST US?

We offer a FREE initial consultation to discuss your circumstances

We are regulated by The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

Our valuers are bound by the RICS Code of Conduct and our reports accepted by HMRC

Low valuation cost coupled with expert advice and friendly service

Flexible valuation appointments to suit you

Valuations reports are sent by post and email for your convenience

100% valuation acceptance rate to date by HM Revenue & Customs

Whether probate is required for a private estate or a portfolio of investment properties, our team of expert property valuers understands the complex and detailed laws surrounding the probate process, including the complexity of the capital gains tax, inheritance tax, and other requirements of HMRC.

We also understand that the probate process can be overwhelming and confusing, especially during a time of grief, and we will accurately and efficiently handle all necessary evaluations and paperwork. That way, you can take care of more important matters.

THE PARTY WALL ETC. ACT 1996 ‘THE ACT’

Our Knowledge and Experience

We specialise in this field having a deep understanding of the Act and knowledge of relevant case law.

The tailored advice we provide is based on many years of practising.

All our Surveyors are members of the Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors, Pyramus and Thisbe Club and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Services and Professional Fees 

We can prepare and serve all of your Party Wall Notices, Party Wall Awards and administer the framework of the Act for competitive prices.

Call us on 020 7118 1192 or email us at info@arksurveyors.co.uk for free initial advice and fixed fees.

Introduction to the Act

The Act came into force on 1st July 1997 and applies throughout England and Wales.

This legislation relates to preventing and resolving disputes between neighbours, only when certain construction work is carried out.