By law only accredited valuers can do appraisals. All valuations require that the property be visited, so setting up an appointment is necessary. Land assessment only takes a few minutes, however, land with structure(s) take some time. Valuers will need a copy of the plot plan and a copy of the building plan (if there is a structure on site). If you have a copy of the last land tax bill, that would be very useful as well. Average size properties take approximately one hour to take relevant information which involves the measurement of the building dimensions (interior and exterior) and acquiring all other needed information and details. Please note that valuers are not land surveyors. Only land surveyors can point out land boundaries and measure the area of the land.
When all of the information is gathered a professional document is then prepared which will provide you with the recent market value, showing how this figure was ascertained. This can take up to a week to complete.
It is advised that you make sure to state what you require the valuation for (e.g. mortgage, insurance, Attorney). Valuers will then ensure that the relevant information is included in their report.
Please feel free to contact us for more information.
There are several Quantity Surveyors to choose from on the island. All will have extensive knowledge of construction economics and will be able to assist you with the various services they offer such as:
• Advise on project costs
• Advise on the size and standard of structure that can be erected for any given expenditure
• Advise on the economics of a project and the preparation of a budget
• Co-operate with other Consultants to ensure that a building can be erected within an approved expenditure
• Advise on tendering procedures and contractual arrangements
• Prepare tender documents and arrange contracts
• Exercise financial control during construction so that the budget is not exceeded without authority
• Act with the Architect, Engineer and other Consultants to ensure that the financial provisions of the Contract are properly interpreted and applied so that the Client's financial interest is safeguarded.
Here is a list of companies:
Anchor Consultants Inc.
10 Chelwood, Two Mile Hill
Tel: (246) 228-0598
Ardent (B'Dos) Ltd.
Tel: (246) 429-1510
BCQS International Limited
Law Main Road
Tel: (246) 428-8091
Bruce Shaw Project Services
West Coast Mall
Tel: (246) 432-7957
Cooper Kaufman Ltd.
Tel: (246) 436-0440
Cost Engineering Surveyors Inc.
Corner 1st Avenue Belleville & George Street
Tel: (246) 436-9203
Tel: (246) 426-1741
Ferdinand David S Associates
60 Durants Golf Course
Tel: (246) 427-0844
17 Wilcox Ridge
Tel: (246) 420-6631
H F Toppin Associated Ltd.
Corner Olton & Welches Road
Tel: (246) 426-6598
Jireh Consultants Inc.
Tel: (246) 434-6734
2 10th Avenue Belleville
Tel: (246) 435-4883
M A T Consulting Inc.
Tel: (246) 231-5822
Taylor Henry L Associates
Tel: (246) 228-1578
Total Project Services Ltd.
Maxwell Main Road
Tel: (246) 420-3143
Wright Paul D Associates
Tel: (246) 437-3042
It is important to know that every property be sold / purchased must be surveyed by a qualified Land Surveyor, who will point out the line marks of the property to the purchaser or their local representative.
Gill & Warren Associates Inc.
Little Edgehill, Edgehill, St. Thomas, Barbados W. I.
T. (246) 425-3553 F. (246) 425-0426
David N. D. Gill & Robert S. Warren - Directors
Licensed Land Surveyors
Members of the Barbados Land Surveyors Association www.landsurveyors.org.bb
Over 20 years experience in all types of surveys. Professional, reliable & accurate service.
Verifying boundaries starts at $1,500 depending on size, location of land and individual requirements.