We understand the need to provide a robust quality report to assess the property value
(often against your lending criteria) as quickly as possible. This is what we do day in day out.
If you have an urgent case please call us and we will aim to process it for you within 24-48
hours where possible. Then go into corporate literature.
Corporate and commercial property services
Arnold & Baldwin’s vision is to protect your investment.
It services over 200 lending institutions. Managing Director,
Joe Arnold is a member of RICS Residential Survey & Valuation
Professional Group, placing the business at the heart of the
profession to support your valuation requirements. The focus
is to undertake good quality diligent reports within a time
efficient manner. Internal auditing, and training and development
functions create a robust process de-risking your investment.
Arnold & Baldwin is a modern general practice firm of Chartered
Surveyors specialising in commercial and residential secured
lending valuations, from its base in South London. Its’ expanding
team of honest, approachable experts offer coverage throughout
London and the South East of England.
The team has expert valuation knowledge from a wide spectrum
of the UK’s leading firms, alongside some of its very own trained
and developed surveyors. The experience of the team, coupled
with modern techniques, provides your credit partners with a
clear, concise report to rely upon, which is also easy for
customers to understand.
As the economic climate has changed and evolved, valuation
reporting has had to adapt to provide the increased level of
information required by Credit Partners and Underwriters.
Reports are tailored to your specific requirements, to ensure
you have all of the information you require, to protect your investment.
Arnold & Baldwin works with its clients prior to instruction.
This approach enables individual cases to have input from a
valuation surveyor, whilst considering a potential lending proposition.
Direct mobile and e-mail addresses are available for all
surveyors, giving you access to the information when you need it most.
Fees can be arranged on a fixed scale or a case by case basis,
to remain competitive for your customers. If needed we agree
fees and take payment all by modern methods directly from your clients.
All reports are undertaken to the highest standards using
modern methods of valuation.
Comparable data is sourced through Co Star, egI, eig, LonRes,
and RightMove Plus to name a few. Surveyors discuss each property
with the relevant local expert agents to ensure the most up to
date active information is available at all times.
Our tailor made reports provide as much detail as your Credit
Partners and Underwriters require. Bespoke instruction letters
are agreed when joining a panel to ensure the valuation reports
meet all of your needs.
SWOT analysis, market analysis, and management issues are all
addressed, thus mitigating risk and protecting your investment
If a property is found to not be suitable security for an advance
of funds, we assist in seeking ways to improve the asset,
enabling your client to undertake the necessary remedies to
make the property suitable as security.
Valuation sign off limits are in place and countersigned by
a senior valuation surveyor prior to submission, thus mitigating
risk and ensuring consistency of reporting.
Post-valuation services. From time to time, queries are raised
on valuation reports. It may be that planning permission is
not in place, structural repairs have been made in the past
or there are right of way issues. This information is often
only made available as the property is moving towards exchange
of contracts, and pressure is often high. To defuse the situation,
all our surveyors mobile and email addresses are available so we
can respond to your query as soon as possible. Additional reports
are sometimes necessary. We hold details of structural engineers,
damp and timber infestation specialists, electrical engineers and
arboriculturalists to name but a few, ensuring all additional reports
are undertaken as swiftly as is practicable. As honest approachable
experts we are here to help, not hinder the process.
Professional, efficient surveyors. Get the job done
in a timely manner, had our survey back within 5 days
of inspection. All team members I spoke with (Tiffany
and Billy) were really lovely. Highly recommend. :)
I have only just started working with Stephen and he
has already demonstrated the high levels of customer
attention and dedication that this company has. The
first impression he has caused is such that made me
write this review. I have no doubt that the continuous
service will be of same level. Looking forward to
working further with Stephen. Well done!
Lease extension - I found Daniel Grove very
professional and had an excellent understanding
of all aspects relating to this transaction.
Advice was invaluable, and it was nice to come
across someone who did exactly what they said
they were going to do.
Would not hesitate in recommending the firm
and Daniel to anyone who has a lease to extend.
Amazing job and fully professional treatment.
The surveyor went above and beyond to check for
everything, when he could have easily claim lack
of access. In addition he was more than happy to
answer questions over the phone and be there to
explain the steps.
Within 48 hours I received my detailed report
from Joe Arnold which enabled me to see the
property as it was and not through rose-tinted
glasses! The report highlighted areas where
money might need to be spent and provided
guidance on questions for my solicitor -
just what I needed. Overall, the survey
enabled me to re-assess my offer and in this
respect was invaluable. Thank you for a
friendly and professional service.
100% choose this company. As first time buyers
we had a mortgage valuation which said the house
was fine. The Arnold & Baldwin survey found over
£30,000 of problems. Holes in the roof with daylight
visible, damp, woodworm, broken sash windows and poor
electrics. This company helped us renegotiate and
save a fortune.
Arnold & Baldwin came recommended and I’ve got to say they were brilliant - not just in identifying issues with the property I was looking at but in the way they kept me informed and up to date (ie picking up the phone instead of just posting / emailing communications with you). After dealing with estate agents for so long, it’s nice to have someone who is genuinely on your side.
From my initial interaction with the firm I found them to be prompt, courteous and helpful. I received a detailed Homebuyers report within a week of instructing and was given the opportunity to talk it through with the attending surveyour. Overall excellent service all round, would certainly recommend this firm.