Property valuation: Everything you need to know

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Property valuation is the process of determining how much a property is worth. It is a complex process completed by Estate Agents using many valuation tools and depends on a variety of factors, including the property’s location, condition, size, features, and amenities, as well as current market trends.

Property valuation is important for several reasons. It can be used to:

  • Determine the fair market value of a property for buying, selling, remortgaging or renting purposes
  • Obtain a mortgage loan from a lender
  • Calculate property taxes
  • Settle insurance claims
  • Make investment decisions

Did you know that Harringtons offer free valuations and have a No Sale No Fee service for complete financial peace of mind. To book a property valuation call us on 01273 724000

Several different methods can be used to value a property. The most common methods being with a visit to your property and include:

  • Comparable sales analysis: This method compares the property to similar properties that have recently sold in the same area. Checking recently sold house prices will give you a much more accurate idea of how much your house is worth.
  • Income approach: This method estimates the value of a property based on its income-generating potential. It is typically used to value commercial and investment properties. Estate Agents will usually conduct a rental valuation calculation alongside a sales valuation to work out what the house is worth from a rental perspective for investors.
  • Cost approach: This method estimates the value of a property based on the cost to replace it, minus depreciation. It is typically used to value older properties or properties with unique features.

Property valuation can be a complex process, why not contact us to book a free valuation of your property? Click here. It is important to consult with a qualified Local Estate Agent to get an accurate estimate of the value of your property. At Harringtons offer a No Sale No Fee service for complete financial peace of mind.

Here are some additional things to keep in mind about property valuation:

  • Location is one of the most important factors in determining the value of a property. Properties in desirable locations, such as near good schools, parks, and public transportation, tend to be worth more than properties in less desirable locations. This is why it is important to have a local Estate Agent who will have a much better knowledge of the local area
  • The condition of a property is also important. Properties in good condition are worth more than properties that need repairs or renovations.
  • The size and features of a property also affect its value. Larger properties with more features are typically worth more than smaller properties with fewer features.
  • Current market trends can also impact the value of a property. In a hot sales market, property values tend to rise. In a cold market, property values tend to fall. A good Estate Agent will have a number of valuation tools to assess this

Would you like to book a free valuation? There are many online valuation calculators, but as a local Estate Agent, we know the local area, If you are planning to buy, sell, or rent a property why not get us to value this for you? We can also conduct a remortgage valuation for you if you’re planning on releasing equity from your property. Call us on 01273 724000 to book a free valuation.

Rental Valuation.

Would you like to know what your house is worth? Rental valuation is the process of determining the fair market value of rent for a property. An agent will typically visit your property and use a number of valuation tools to calculate its current rental potential. Both landlords and tenants need to have a good understanding of rental valuation, as it can help them to make informed decisions about their rental arrangements.

If you would like to book a free rental valuation of your property, contact Harringtons, your local Estate Agent on 01273 724000. If you are planning to buy, sell, or rent a property why not get us to value this for you? We can also conduct a remortgage valuation for you if you’re planning on releasing equity from your property

There are several factors that can affect the rental value of a property, including:

  • Location: The location of a property is one of the most important factors in determining its rental value. Properties in desirable locations, such as near city centres or good schools, will typically command higher rents. This is why it is important to have a local Estate Agent who will have a much better knowledge of the local area
  • Property type: The type of property can also affect its rental value. For example, houses will typically rent for more than apartments.
  • Property condition: The condition of a property will also affect its rental value. Properties in good condition will typically rent for more than properties in poor condition.
  • Property features: The features of a property can also affect its rental value. For example, properties with amenities such as parking or a garden will typically rent for more than properties without these amenities.

Several different methods can be used to value a rental property. The most common methods begin with a visit to your property and include:

  • Comparable rental analysis: This method involves comparing the rental property to similar properties that have recently been rented in the same area. The rental value of the property is then estimated based on the rental values of the comparable properties.
  • Income approach: This method involves estimating the potential rental income that the property can generate. The rental value of the property is then estimated based on the potential rental income and a capitalization rate.
  • Cost approach: This method involves estimating the cost of replacing the property. The rental value of the property is then estimated based on the cost of replacement and a depreciation rate.

It is important to note that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to rental valuation. The best method to use will depend on the specific property and the market conditions.

If you are a landlord, it is important to have a realistic rental valuation for your property. If you set the rent too high, you may have difficulty finding tenants. On the other hand, if you set the rent too low, you will be losing out on potential income.

If you are unsure about the rental value of a property, contact us to book a property valuation. There are many online valuation calculators, but as a local Estate Agent, we know the local area, and we will be able to assess the property and provide you with an accurate rental valuation.

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Cat Westmacott
Cat Westmacott
17:57 10 Jun 24
Generally helpful for Lettings. As with any company, sometimes need a push for a response, but often easier to speak on the phone than email. Feeling hopeful for the next year’s contract with Harringtons🤞.
Kirsty Turner
Kirsty Turner
20:50 04 Jun 24
Great experience. Everyone is so lovely and helpful over the phone at Harringtons! The best experience we have had with a letting agent in Brighton, none of the other agents in Brighton have been bothered to keep in touch and help us find a property as much as these guys. A special shoutout to the lovely lady who showed me around the flat (Georgie I believe -sorry if I got that wrong), great at answering all my questions and been very lucky in securing the first property we viewed with her (an amazing spacious flat that has everything we need - including nice storage space for our paddleboards!) Looking forward to moving into our seaside home. Thank you!
Shadan B
Shadan B
23:31 30 May 24
Great experience, very helpful staff and friendly. I wish you all the success. Thanks for your care. 💐😊
Rachel Roberts
Rachel Roberts
21:13 30 May 24
Best experience I've had with a letting agent!
Charley Besant
Charley Besant
10:25 30 May 24
So far the process with Harringtons has been amazing. We viewed 3 properties with Georgie and each time she was so informative and kind, she gave us the time we needed in each property to look around, take videos and ask questions about everything. The whole process has been easy so far and I can now happily say we found our property thanks to Georgie and the team at Harringtons.
Ainhoa Negro
Ainhoa Negro
09:15 30 May 24
Georgie at Harringtons Lettings in Brighton has been exceptional throughout my rental process. From the very beginning, her professionalism and friendliness stood out. She provided clear and prompt communication, ensuring all my questions were answered thoroughly. Georgie made the entire experience seamless, from viewing properties to finalizing the paperwork. Her attention to detail and genuine care for my needs made me feel confident and supported. I highly recommend Georgie and Harringtons Lettings to anyone looking for a top-notch rental experience in Brighton.
PRBL1
PRBL1
09:11 30 May 24
Joel Starcross
Joel Starcross
15:22 29 May 24
Beth has been an excellent agent, great communicator and enthusiastic member of the team. Highly recommended!
Jess Pond
Jess Pond
13:16 29 May 24
Had an absolutely awful experience with this company. Told me one thing on the phone and then told me another thing on email. Very mixed messages. Left 7 students homeless by putting the house back on the market with only 24 hour notice. Will never use them again. AVOID!
Roisin Lilley
Roisin Lilley
11:42 24 May 24
I recently had some problems with my previous agent and came to Beth for help! She took over the correspondence for me and sorted everything out for me! I can’t thank her enough for her patience and help!! I’d highly recommend her to other landlords that need help!
Chris Lilley
Chris Lilley
11:26 24 May 24
I’ve been a tenant with Harringtons Lettings for a while, they are great, they always sort out any issues I have quickly and efficiently, Beth in particular is really helpful and I’ll be going to her for my next rental property when I look to move in September!
Georgina Palzeaird
Georgina Palzeaird
11:21 24 May 24
Beth Roberts was a huge help when I needed to switch to a new letting agency. She was friendly and efficient and I’ve always felt I’m in safe hands.
Eliya Halim
Eliya Halim
10:26 24 May 24
Top service
Maryana Atiya
Maryana Atiya
10:20 24 May 24
Rees Harper
Rees Harper
17:53 21 May 24
Lauryn Keller
Lauryn Keller
15:20 03 May 24
Georgie was great on our viewing - super lovely, informative and honest. Thank you!
Sammi Richmond
Sammi Richmond
09:16 24 Apr 24
Well, they just contacted me via email asking for a review for money... so here, I guess.Does 3 stars get me that tenner? Probably not. Nothing terrible to say, but never had any issues with the property really. Don't enjoy that they were willing to pay for reviews though, seems sketchy.UPDATE: As the business has finally replied to my review 6 years later, I thought I would mention that I indeed have the email still as proof. Offer of £10 for a review, and to mention Rachel Erridge in the review. Also a prize of £200 to one lucky winner. The email was sent from the Harrington's admin email address. I can email the proof to whoever requests it.
Jayden Charles-Frempong
Jayden Charles-Frempong
01:20 18 Apr 24
Every interaction I've had so far with Harrington has been positive with workers responding to calls very quickly and addressing any queries efficiently.
severin severinov
severin severinov
10:05 11 Apr 24
It is very good that they do their job professionally and take care of the customers.
kate quick
kate quick
13:15 09 Apr 24
I am very happy and extremely grateful to have found Harringtons lettings and the beautiful flat that I am now living in. Not only is the flat perfect for me, ticks all the boxes and is in a great location; the whole communication/admin process was so fast and efficient. I spoke to many of the team, but the two main contacts initially were Georgie and Beth. Great personalities, friendly and fast at replying to emails and phone calls. It was all turned around very quickly and everyone at Harringtons seems to appear to really be happy in their jobs. Great letting agent and I would recommend them to others looking for a new home.
Michael Hollamby
Michael Hollamby
12:32 09 Apr 24
Having worked with many many lettings it has been refreshing to deal with such a dynamic and energetic team. From start to finish the team have outstanding. Special mention to Beth who has been fantastic. I can thoroughly recommend using Harringtons.
Celyn James
Celyn James
17:08 27 Mar 24
Great experience, Georgie was so knowledgeable and kind with any enquiries I had. Really put me at ease while house hunting, amazing service thank you so much!!
Madison Harris
Madison Harris
14:29 27 Mar 24
Georgie was so helpful and really kind very appreciative x
Amber-Rose Cook
Amber-Rose Cook
08:58 22 Mar 24
easy to use and navigate as a first time user
Buffy Vaughn
Buffy Vaughn
18:06 21 Mar 24
Harringtons have been so helpful so far. Everyone we’ve spoken to on the phone including Georgie have been so warm and receptive and easy to communicate with. As a couple renting together for first time me & Danny couldn’t have found better people to help us out, they’re clear and concise. We discovered them through Rightmove and would highly recommend anyone to use their services to rent with.Thanks guys!Buffy & Danny
Sajan Raja
Sajan Raja
01:48 21 Mar 24
Kerryn Johnson
Kerryn Johnson
16:58 18 Mar 24
Georgie was absolutely amazing! Very helpful, easy to talk to and all in all an absolute sweetheart. Made the process of renting and finding a property less stressful. Always happy to help and lovely to chat to!Thank you again for everything!
Julia Reinstein
Julia Reinstein
11:22 18 Mar 24
5/5 - Everyone I’ve spoken to on the phone has been so friendly and patient with our move in documents. We found Harringtons through Rightmove, and have been really happy with our interactions. The team respond to queries efficiently and are happy to answer any and all questions.
Andrew Brown
Andrew Brown
07:09 15 Mar 24
A really excellent agency, who are very easy and friendly to deal with. Highly recommended.
Rob Rainbird
Rob Rainbird
18:04 13 Mar 24
Lovely staff and all round positive experience - Georgie is an absolute diamond and a credit to the team!
Tori Tor
Tori Tor
11:15 08 Mar 24
Harringtons have been really helpful and very swift with their responses. Georgie was very proffesional and really friendly when she did the viewings with me and Beth on the phone was again really helpful and gave me hope when I was explaining my eagerness to find somewhere new to live. Thanks Harringtons!
christos papanicolaou
christos papanicolaou
09:33 07 Mar 24
Staff were brilliant. Very helpful
Yasmin Bright
Yasmin Bright
20:54 01 Mar 24
I'm in a difficult situation at the moment with my landlord wanting to sell the flat that myself and my 3 children have been living in for 7 years. I came across Harringtons Viewings by applying to view some properties outside of my area.Unfortunately I haven't been able to sort anything with Harringtons, however I wanted to write this to say that they have been nothing but kind, warm and very understanding of my situation. I've been really impressed by their customer service (namely Georgie & Beth) and hope that they are able to find me something eventually!Thanks so much.Yasmin
Tegan
Tegan
17:30 22 Feb 24
Have been very accommodating and helpful when calling agents. They have been very helpful in being able to secure a house for students.
TheFlyingCrocodile
TheFlyingCrocodile
16:42 21 Feb 24
Went above and beyond to get things sorted for me
Brittany Stace
Brittany Stace
11:18 24 Jan 24
Harringtons have been incredibly helpful and supportive of us as new renters and they have been super efficient in getting all of the documents sent through and signed in such a short period of time. Thank you!
Georgie Prebble
Georgie Prebble
20:36 05 Jan 24
Jade Innes
Jade Innes
10:24 04 Jan 24
So far the service has been good. The staff are very friendly and quick to respond to any questions and requests.
Polly Smith
Polly Smith
11:17 28 Dec 23
we chose this letting agents as they chose a good bills company that is much cheaper than other agents. When viewing houses the staff were very friendly and have been very helpful in answering our questions and making the process as easy as possible.
Emma Howe
Emma Howe
16:06 14 Nov 23
I would rate Harringtons Lettings a 5/5. Very lovely on the phone and very quick and easy to communicate with via email. Any problems have been resolved in no time at all. So far so good!I found Harringtons via Rightmove.
Akwisitions Feedback
Akwisitions Feedback
16:25 30 Oct 23
Very responsive and super helpful throughout the process. Highly recommended!
Chloe Ballard
Chloe Ballard
17:28 02 Oct 23
Although I have only been renting with Harringtons for a short period of time, I have had nothing but a positive experience. From viewing to admin updates. The admin team especially are very polite and quick to respond and I have no doubt that the rest of my tenancy will run smoothly. I would recommend to anyone considering renting in brighton.
Matthew Ball
Matthew Ball
11:46 19 Sep 23
Professional communication with tenant although entirely impersonal. There was a bigger disconnect in their communication with the landlord in most cases, which seemed to be either slow or non-existent (discovered after contacting the landlord directly).Property was full of spider webs on day 1 despite apparently being professionally cleaned. Took a day off of work to clean it on move out day, leaving it cleaner than when it received but still had to pay part of the deposit for professional cleaning.It has been a while since I have rented, but I'll avoid letting agencies completely now if this is anything close to the average renting experience.
Ronan SK
Ronan SK
12:38 12 Sep 23
Great professionalism/communciation from the start up until the end of my tenancy. Definitely set the standards for what agencies should be like. Highly recommend to those within Brighton.
Daniel Sutton
Daniel Sutton
10:29 24 Aug 23
I have rented with Harringtons Lettings before and have always found the agents to be quick, efficient, friendly and helpful. I loved their service so much I have chosen to rent with Harringtons again. Faultless 😊
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