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Frequently asked questions

What occurs during an estate agent valuation and how is the property value calculated?

One of our local property experts will visit your property to assess its value. They will consider the property’s location, size, condition, and recent renovations or upgrades. They will then provide you with a valuation report to estimate how much your property is worth.
Comparing your property to those similar and recently sold in the area will also determine a fair market value.

How much does it cost to have a house valuation carried out?

Our valuations are free of charge – it’s part of our service to you. We believe an accurate and fair valuation is the best way to demonstrate our expertise and the first step to selling, or letting your property smoothly.

How long does a house valuation typically take, and can I market my property immediately?

A house valuation typically takes between 30 minutes and an hour. Once the valuation is complete, you can market your property immediately.

How does a letting agent determine the rental value of a property?

Letting agents research the local market using specialist platforms and the Land Registry to see recent rental and sale prices. They then visit the property, considering its features, type, and details, along with local factors like schools and transport links. With all this information, they provide an accurate rental yield and valuation.

What do tenants pay letting agents?

Tenants don’t pay agents to find a property. To secure one, they pay 1 or 2 months’ rent upfront and a deposit (unless a zero deposit scheme is available). During the tenancy, tenants may have fees for key replacement, agreement changes, and early termination. If the agent manages the property, rent is paid to them.

Is it recommended to clean the house before the valuation?

A clean and tidy home will make a better impression on the estate agent, may help increase your property’s value, and make it easier to assess the condition of your property.

Are house prices increasing on the Isle of Wight?

According to Zoopla, house prices on the Isle of Wight have increased by 5.64% over the past year, higher than the national average of 4.12%.

What factors cause a decrease in property value?

Several factors can bring down property value, including:

  • Location: Properties in less desirable locations.
  • Condition: Properties in poor condition or needing significant repairs.
  • Crime: Properties in high-crime areas.
  • Noise: Properties near busy roads or other noisy regions.

It’s worth remembering that no property is perfect! Every home has value to the right buyer, and the skill of a good estate agent is in connecting the property to that person.

Do you provide financial services?

At Hose Rhodes Dickson, we offer various financial services, whether mortgage advice or house insurance. You can book a free no obligation mortgage appointment at a time that suits you on the Mortgage Scout website.