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Challenging A Down-Valuation

Mon 15 Apr 2024

Down-valuations can be frustrating and disheartening, but they don't have to be the final word on your property's value. If you believe your Huddersfield home has been unfairly down-valued, you have the right to challenge the surveyor's assessment. Here's how to build a strong case and fight for the price you deserve, and ADM Residential will be by your side every step of the way.

Gathering Evidence to Support Your Asking Price

To challenge a down-valuation effectively, you'll need to provide compelling evidence to back up your asking price. Start by gathering recent sold prices for similar properties in your area, paying close attention to factors like square footage, number of bedrooms, and property condition. If your home has unique features or improvements that add value, make sure to highlight these as well. The more concrete data you can provide, the stronger your case will be.

Providing Additional Information to the Surveyor

Surveyors are only human, and they may not always have access to all the relevant information about your property. If you believe the surveyor has overlooked key details or made incorrect assumptions, reach out to them directly to provide additional context.

This could include information about recent renovations, planning permissions, or local infrastructure improvements that could positively impact your home's value. Be polite and professional in your communication, and focus on presenting objective facts rather than emotional arguments. Given the importance of property moves, this can be difficult, but it is essential to remain in control of your emotions at this time.

Considering a Second Opinion from Another Surveyor

If you've presented your evidence and additional information to the original surveyor but still feel their valuation is unfair, you may want to consider seeking a second opinion from another qualified surveyor. Look for a surveyor with experience in your local area and a reputation for thoroughness and impartiality. While this may involve additional costs, it could be worth the investment if it helps you secure a higher valuation and a better sale price for your property.

Challenging a down-valuation can be a daunting prospect, but it's important to remember that you have options and rights as a homeowner. By gathering strong evidence, providing relevant information, and considering a second opinion if necessary, you can fight for a fair valuation that reflects your Huddersfield property's true worth.

Stay confident, stay persistent, and don't be afraid to stand up for what you believe your home is worth. With the right approach and a bit of determination, you can overcome a down-valuation and keep your selling journey on track.

Contact ADM Residential to sell your Huddersfield home in 2024

Anyone who is keen to sell their home in Huddersfield should contact ADM Residential today. We are more than happy to provide you with a property valuation, which is the ideal starting point for anyone looking to enter the Huddersfield housing market with confidence.

This is a busy time of year in the local and national housing market, but we look forward to assisting you. Call on your leading Huddersfield estate agents today for help and guidance in the local market.

"We shopped around when we were choosing our estate agent. I wanted a company that understood how important the sale of our house was to us, a company that cared. It seemed we were 'business' to many of them and nothing more... Until I meet Alethea at ADM residential. I knew from the minute I met her we would use her company and I haven't been disappointed once. She's efficient, a fantastic communicator, caring and professional. We were in safe hands. I can't recommend ADM highly enough. It's like business as it's used to be- personal. Fantastic. Look no further for your estate agents - you've found them here."
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