Rural Valuations

Nelson’s most experienced rural valuers.
We offer in-depth advice for every type of  lifestyle or production property.

VALUATION SERVICES

Rural, lifestyle, dairy, pastoral, orchards, vineyards, forestry, marine and proposed developments.



LOCAL EXPERTISE


We offer expert witness service and assist in dispute resolution.

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CLEAR AND DETAILED REPORTING

REPORTING THAT IS SIMPLE TO UNDERSTAND

Simple and easy to understand

Reports have been designed for the non-technical reader and written in plain English language. They will provide the reader with a detailed description of the property and a walk-through of the valuation process, leading to the concluded market valuation figure.

Clear graphics

We use clear charts and images to illustrate key information such as pricing and market trends.

All the detail you need

Our comprehensive reports display all the information needed in a clear and logical format.

ACCURATE MARKET VALUATIONS

MARKET (MORTGAGE) VALUATION INFO

Take some of the stress out of buying your rural property, with a punctual and accurate valuation.

You may need a market valuation for:
  • Pre-purchase and Pre-sale
  • Mortgage or refinancing
  • Estates and trusts valuations
  • Matrimonial property settlement
  • Taxation-related valuations
  • Asset register
When you need it

We will work with you to get your valuation to the right person at the right time. If you need an urgent valuation call us today to discuss

Quality Assurance accredited mortgage valuations  

All major lenders will accept a valuation from an QA accredited valuer. Valuations are valid for up to six months, so you can reduce the stress and choose your own valuer by instructing us  in advance.

Revaluations

As your circumstances change over the years, you may need a revaluation of your property. Once we have done an initial assessment, the revaluations can be much less time consuming and therefore cheaper.

Combine your Mortgage and Insurance Valuation

We offer a combined package that saves you money and time. 

Other valuation services
  • Market rental assessments
  • Staged development valuation and progress certificates
  • Financial reporting
  • Market overviews, trends and property investment advice
  • Compensation assessments
  • Expert evidence before tribunals and courts
  • Feasibility studies and appraisals
  • Dispute resolution services

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PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY BY ACCURATELY INSURING IT

When disaster strikes, the last thing you want is to join the insurance lottery. 

REINSTATEMENT ESTIMATE

Mitigate your risk of being under-insured by getting an accurate rebuild valuation report from Duke and Cooke.

What is included in the insurance valuation?

An insurance report provides your insurers with the required figures for determining your property's total Sum Insured, which determines your premium. It is a combination of the following components.

Reinstatement estimate
+
Demolition
+
Inflation
=
Sum Insured
Reinstatement estimate

The cost to rebuild a Building Act compliant structure, in current equivalent materials, which includes allowances for design and consent fees.

Demolition

The cost of site clearance in the event of a loss.

Inflation

The anticipated amount by which the reinstatement and indemnity amounts may increase during the  period of insurance and any additional time required to rebuild.

Revaluations

As your property changes over the years, it is important to keep the valuation up to date. We offer a revaluation service on the same property, once we have done an initial assessment. Revaluations are much less time consuming and therefore cheaper. Keep your insurance policy up to date and save money on future valuations.

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ETHTICAL AND RIGOROUS VALUATION PROCESS

OUR VALUATION PROCESS EXPLAINED

Define the scope of works

We create a Scope of Work to:

  • Define purpose and extent of the valuation
  • Confirm to whom we will be reporting
  • Provide and estimate cost
  • Explain the mutual obligations of the valuer and client
  • Detail our Terms of Trade
Background research

Before we inspect the property, we research property information such as rating valuation, title, encumbrance, and local authority resume management needs

Physical inspection

We will arrange a time to visit the property for a physical inspection. We measure the whole property and inspect the construction and condition. We also review the local features such as roading, services available, proximity of amenities etc.

Market research

Following the inspection, we compare the property to recent sales of others on the market.

Valuation process

After all of the information has been collected, we then value the property for its current value/rental value as outlined in the Scope of Works

Reporting

We pride ourselves on having the most comprehensive reporting in the Nelson/Tasman region. The documents clearly convey relevant values, methodology used and reasoning behind our valuation process.

Delivery

The report is then delivered via email (.pdf) followed by a hard copy (if required). We also deliver the report to any relevant parties outlined in the Scope of Works.

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RURAL CONSULTANCY SERVICES
Let us help with the hard decisions

Our rural valuers have a wealth of experience that they can share with you that may not require the provision of a valuation as such.
Consultancy services can include:

  • A simple face-to-face meeting and discussion with one of our valuers
  • Market overview reports tailored to your needs
  • Providing expert evidence for planning applications, property development, property disputes etc
  • Completing feasibility studies for proposed developments