A help-to-buy valuation is an independent valuation
from an RICS Registered Valuer for a property bought
with the help-to-buy scheme. The help-to-buy scheme
was introduced by the government to help first time
home buyers. Under this scheme the government lends
up to 40% of the cost of the property to eligible
In a scenario where a home owner decides to repay a loan, remortgage a house, or sell a property, an independent valuation from an RICS Registered Valuer is needed.
A help-to-buy valuation is needed to get an
independent assessment of the market value of a
help-to-buy home. The government appointed
administrator or housing association requires the
home owner to provide a valuation report from an
independent surveyor, who is an RICS (Royal
Institution of Chartered Surveyors) Registered
The independent valuation helps to calculate the amount that needs to be paid back.
A home owner can get a help-to-buy valuation by instructing an RICS Registered Valuer. There are certain requirements that need to be confirmed at the point of instruction. The standard requirements are:
HouzeCheck Surveyors meet all the requirements for
help-to-buy valuations. We have a 100% record of all
From the point of instruction till the report is delivered the whole process is usually completed within 5-10 working days. In urgent circumstances, we can deliver the report sooner. Please let us know while instructing us for the job.
Please note that the help-to-buy valuation is usually valid for 3 months. We therefore advise you to plan the booking in advance as far as possible. We are happy to be as flexible as we can regarding this.
HouzeCheck provides a help-to-buy valuation report at a low fixed fee. The fixed fees (including VAT) are:
The easiest way is to submit your details on the
online form provided. Our appointments team will
call you within 2 hours (9am to 8pm - Monday to
Friday) to confirm the appointment date/time as per
your convenience. Once the property has been
inspected, the report will be delivered within 5
Alternatively, you can call our contact centre on 0330 113 1133.