Help To Buy Valuations
As part of your Redemption process with Target HCA you will need a RICS Help to Buy Valuation carried out by a RICS Registered Valuation Surveyor. Target require the Help to Buy valuation to establish the Market Value of your property whether you have sold or are just redeeming the loan.

Your Target HCA Compliant Report

The criteria for the valuation is quite strict and Target will reject incorrect/incomplete valuation reports.
We have carried out over 100’s of RICS Help to Buy valuations with no rejections.

This is because we were initially appointed as one of the preferred RICS Surveyors for the repayment scheme and our valuation report is specifically designed for the redemption process. The latest administrators – Target – now do not refer to the panel surveyors and refer you directly to the RICS website.

Our RICS Help to Buy valuation fulfils the criteria required by Target for your redemption but our speciality lies with the advice we give to our clients. Having advised on how to repay the Help to Buy loan as part of our valuation service, our testimonials confirm that some of our quickest redemptions have been completed in minutes. The RICS valuation is an important part of the process but knowing what else to submit, understanding what is required by Target, and the actual advice we give to clients on the submission and telephone discussion, has led to numerous successful redemptions.

How do I pay back my Loan is one of the most frequent questions we are asked – we consider that the experience and advice we have to offer, combined with the RICS valuation, makes our service unique and the most comprehensive and competitive service around.

Bristol Office

Henleaze Business Centre,
13 Harbury Road, Henleaze,
Bristol BS9 4PN
Tel: 01172 872199

Exeter Office

Alphinbrook Court,
Exeter
EX2 8QR
Tel: 01392 984364

Taunton Office

Bridge House,
7 Bridge Street
Taunton TA1 1TG
Tel: 01823 765057

Plymouth Office

24-26 George Place
Plymouth
PL1 3NY
Tel: 01752 936567

London Office

56 Gloucester Road
Kensington
London SW7 4UB
Tel: 020 3633 2515

There is a very useful section towards the end of the report called ‘Issues for your legal advisors’ where all matters that require further investigation by your solicitor or conveyancer are summarised. The current owner has a duty to be honest when competing the property questionnaire but statements that could be confirmed by independent verification should not be relied upon.

Potential legal queries that might be highlighted in a Homebuyer Report include any ambiguity over the physical boundaries, ownership of outside space and rights of access, off-street parking, documentation relating to extensions (both to the subject property and adjoining properties) and alterations, guarantees/warranties and proposed work to areas that could not be inspected such as high level roofs.

We are always happy to provide additional services beyond the scope of the standard package, such as a specification for future works, which may be useful when sourcing a builder to undertake repairs.

You can get an idea of how useful our clients have found our survey reports to be by viewing some of their comments on our Trust Pilot reviews page.

A Help to Buy Valuation Report is a complicated document that we prepare on your behalf

Why You May Need A Help to Buy Valuation Report

When it comes to paying back your equity loan you have two options; Full Redemption, paying your equity loan back in full with or without selling your property or Partial Redemption also known as Staircasing, where you pay back part of your equity loan without selling your property.

For details on the full process and documentation needed for both options please read the Target HCA Customer Information Pack.

Redeem when you sell

If you sell the property against which your loan is secured, you will need to repay your loan in full. This is also known as loan redemption.

The repayment amount you will be required to pay is calculated as a proportion (percentage) of either the current market value or the agreed sale price of your home (whichever is higher).

You will need a Help to Buy Valuation Report.

Redeem without selling

In this scenario you will be looking to repay (redeem) your loan in full without taking out another loan secured on your property. The repayment amount you will be required to pay is calculated as a proportion (percentage) of the current market value.

You will need a Help to Buy Valuation Report.

Staircasing with another loan

In this scenario you will be looking to repay (redeem) your loan in part by taking out another loan secured on your property with another lender.

You will need a Help to Buy Valuation Report.

Staircasing without a loan

In this scenario you will be looking to repay (redeem) your loan in part by taking out another loan secured on your property with another lender.

You will need a Help to Buy Valuation Report.

Frequent questions our RICS Help to Buy valuation specialists get asked

We love helping people and that’s why there is no question too big or too small. Of course, your mortgage provider or financial adviser will be helping you with the details surrounding remortgaging. Alternatively, you may have only spoken to Help to Buy or Target.

Whilst our job is to provide you with an accurate valuation, we can also help you with any questions relating to redeeming or staircasing your Help to Buy Mortgage.

If you have any questions, please email info@helptobuyvaluations.co.uk.

It’s very similar to a mortgage valuation where come and visit your home before using our local market knowledge to put a value on your property. We will research the values of similar property and take into account market conditions.
We like to visit Help to Buy valuations within 2 working days and sometimes sooner dependent on location and availability. The report itself will take no more than 30 minutes and we send you a copy within 48 hours.
Remember it is only valid for 3 months. After that, we will need to reconfirm the valuation and if after 6 months we may need to perform a new report. Also, the longer you leave it, your property may go up in value which will mean that your Help to Buy valuation will be higher.
Once you have successfully submitted a valid Help to Buy valuation report you will receive an estimated repayment quote. This will include details of any arrears and your daily interest payment rate to allow your solicitor to calculate an accurate final repayment sum.

Still need more information?

Click here to read a handy guide from Target which explains everything.