Based in Mayfair and West Berkshire, Symington Elvery are a bespoke firm of Chartered Valuation Surveyors and Residential Property Consultants serving London And the Home Counties. We undertake valuations on behalf of a wide client base for a variety of purposes, and specialise in Leasehold Reform. We are RICS Registered Valuers and members of the Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners.
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Leasehold Reform Advisory
Whether you wish to purchase a lease extension or the freehold of your property we can help. Symington Elvery specialise in Leasehold Reform work and provide a comprehensive service. We are both RICS Registered Valuers and Members of The Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners (ALEP).
We offer an initial consultation during which we can advise as to whether you are entitled to a lease extension or to purchase the freehold and explain the process. We can introduce solicitors who are experienced in leasehold reform work and lenders who finance short leases if this is required. Having completed this we will act on your behalf in providing a report to advise as to the correct premium and the figures to be submitted in any trigger notice. We will then liaise with your solicitors who will serve the notice. Once the Landlord responds we can then negotiate on your behalf in order to achieve the best possible premium.
Our extensive experience in this area means that we are well placed to achieve the best possible result and our fees are on a competitive basis. We consistently act against all of the major London Central London landlords. In the unlikley event that we are unable to reach agreement with the Landlord, the matter may be referred to the First-tier Tribunal, Property Chamber. In these cases, in which we have extensive experience, we will liaise with solicitors, prepare our valuation case and present it at the hearing.
We are always very happy to meet individuals considering the process on an informal basis to explain matters further and give an indication of costs.
Symington Elvery act for a wide client base and provide valuations for a variety of purposes. We welcome instructions from individuals and institutions alike.
Our valuations are compliant with the RICS Valuation Standards, we are also RICS Registered Valuers and pride ourselves on providing accurate and high quality reports. We aim to provide our valuation report within four working days of inspection.
Our reports include valuations for the following purposes:
Our Professional Indemnity Insurance (PI) is set at £10,000,000 in each and every claim. We would be delighted to provide you with copy PI documentation, sample reports or details of the panels that we are on.
We offer a competitive fee structure, please contact us if we may be of assistance.
“The service you have provided has been absolutely fantastic (to turn around a valuation in 3 days is very impressive indeed). Plenty more work coming to Symington Elvery from us.”
“You have been a bastion of strength, kindness and calm competence during all of this and I can not thank you enough.”
“It is rare to see an expert in the box who does not appear partisan and/or get flustered but Andrew managed to remain very calm and impartial (or at least appear so!) whilst sticking to his guns.”
“From my experience their quality of reporting and value for money is exceptional.”
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“Many thanks for your note - it's very helpful and highlights the great result we achieved. Thanks also for all your excellent support throughout this process.”
“Thank you so much for all of your help. You did a wonderful job and we are very grateful.”
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“Thank you very much for producing the report so promptly and for providing such a thorough analysis.”
“He is a pleasure to deal with, making a complicated process easier for a layman to understand and taking endless time and trouble to explain it either in person, over the telephone or by email. He is always available, has the answers and gets results.”
“Streets ahead of your competitors!”
"Andrew Symington performed miracles with the new lease negotiations!"
"Thank you for taking the time to talk to me this morning. In the frustratingly arcane world of Leasehold and Freehold valuations you are one of the few calm and coherent practitioners!"
"Many thanks for the report and for completing it so promptly – considerably more comprehensive than a standard building society style valuation!"
"Many thanks for the valuation. Expertly done, I agree with the values and thank you for doing it so promptly, and for such a reasonable charge!"
"Very cost effective and fantastic service."
"Many thanks for all your help on this valuation and for getting the job done on such a tight timescale. It's most appreciated by the borrower, and I hope we can work on new opportunities in the future."
"Very reputable, fantastic reports, brilliant service."
"Thank you for your support this year – we couldn't have done it without your help and patience."
"Very many thanks for your help and negotiations on this. We are extremely happy with the outcome, thank you."
"Prompt and efficient."
Andrew Symington MA MRICS
Andrew has extensive experience of residential valuation and leasehold enfranchisement work. He undertakes valuation work on behalf of a wide client base and for a variety of purposes including; loan security, taxation and matrimonial purposes. Andrew is an RICS Registered Valuer under the Valuation Registration Scheme. Andrew has a strong reputation within the world of Leasehold Reform and his personable approach helps to achieve consistently good results for his client base.
Camilla Symington MA MRICS
Camilla joined Symington Elvery having worked in the residential valuation and development consultancy departments of Savills. She has extensive experience of working within the Prime Central London area undertaking residential valuations and providing development consultancy. Camilla is an RICS Registered Valuer under the Valuation Registration Scheme.
Guy Hollamby MRICS
Guy has been involved with the valuation of residential property in prime areas of Central London for more than 25 years. He has taken a particular interest in Landlord and Tenant matters, especially Leasehold Enfranchisement, since 1993. He has undertaken valuations for banks, property companies, landlords and leaseholders, and has provided expert evidence to Valuation Tribunals and the Courts in connection with Leasehold Enfranchisement, Litigation and Family Law matters.
Stefan Cook MSc MRICS
Stefan joined Symington Elvery in September 2014 having completed an MSc in Real Estate at Cass Business School. Prior to this he undertook a BA in Geography at King's College London. He qualified as a Member of the RICS in October 2016 having successfully completed the APC.
Samantha Ross MSc MRICS
Samantha Ross heads up our West Berkshire office primarily undertaking valuations of country houses within the Home Counties. She is a qualified member of the RICS with over 10 years’ experience. She has spent the last decade working for CBRE and The Crown Estate. She has significant experience in both portfolio valuation work and loan security valuations from her role in the Central London Valuation team at CBRE. Samantha is a respected individual in the UK property market having worked as a Senior Asset Manager for the UK wide £2.4bn Regional portfolio at The Crown Estate. Samantha lives near Hungerford.
Amanda acts as PA to Andrew Symington and joined Symington Elvery in the spring of 2015, having previously worked as a PA for the Professional & Valuations Department of Marsh & Parsons for three and a half years.
Jessica joined Symington Elvery in 2017. Since graduating from Oxford Brookes, her experience has included working with hedge funds, venture capital, luxury travel and concierge. Jessica is responsible for managing operations to ensure an efficient process from instruction to completion.
Fred Drake Bsc
Fred joined Symington Elvery in the autumn of 2017, having completed a Real Estate Management Degree at Oxford Brookes. Fred is enrolled on the RICS APC scheme and will qualify in 2020.
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