Help to Buy Valuations: Housing Options Plus (HOP)
Many first time buyers who purchased under the Housing Option Plus (HOP) schemes are now looking to take the next step on the housing ladder.
If you are looking to do this, you need to advertise your home on the open market and once the property has received an acceptable offer you are required to instruct an independent valuer who is a qualified member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). We are familiar with all the requirements of these Market Valuations and fulfil all of the conditions that the Help to buy Scheme and Housing Options Plus require as listed below.
When instructing the RICS surveyor please ensure you inform them that:
The valuer must be a qualified RICS member (with the letters MRICS, FRICS or AssocRICS after their name) and registered as a valuer by RICS
The valuation is valid for 3 MONTHS – if this timescale is not met, then you will need to request a DESKTOP valuation from ourselves to continue the validity of the valuation for a further 3 Months.
To book a valuation or for advice please call Maggs & Allen Surveyors on 0117 9734049