Motis Estates Chartered Surveyors in Folkestone

All of our professional services are provided by Kris Foster MRICS, a Chartered Surveyor who is local to Folkestone. Kris is also further accredited under the RICS Valuer Registration Scheme. 


Motis Estates Chartered Surveyors in Folkestone can offer the following services:


Market Value Valuations

The basis of most valuations will be Market Value, which is defined by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors as:


"The estimated amount for which an asset or liability should exchange on the valuation date between a willing buyer and a willing seller in an arm’s length transaction after proper marketing and where the parties had each acted knowledgeably, prudently and without compulsion."


Probate and Inheritance Tax

We act for Executors in valuing property that forms part of a deceased person’s estate.


Inheritance Tax Valuation

Inheritance Tax is a tax payable on death. It is calculated on the value of the assets of the deceased. We can provide a valuation for Inheritance Tax purposes for each property owned by the deceased, to include a Market Value as defined in the Inheritance Tax Act 1984.


Capital Gains Tax

The basis of valuations for Capital Gains Tax purposes is Market Value. Capital Gains Tax is a tax on the profit when you sell (or ‘dispose of’) something (an ‘asset’) that’s increased in value.


It’s the gain you make that’s taxed, not the amount of money you receive.


Following changes in the law regarding non-UK residents, the RICS recommends that these owners have a CGT valuation report commissioned as at the 5th April 2015, to avoid a retrospective valuation when selling the property at a later date.


Matrimonial, Litigation

and Expert Witness

We act, provide reports, and give evidence in Court as an Expert Witness in a variety of property disputes, including Matrimonial proceedings.


Retrospective Valuation

We are able to draw together evidence from a number of databases of property transactions that go back several years and this enables us to provide backdated valuations when required.


If you require a lease extension in Folkestone or advice regarding buying a freehold then please don’t hesitate to call.


Kris can be contacted via email on 

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Property Valuations

At Motis Estates, we can either assist with an appraisal at your property with one of our experienced team members or alternatively if you wish for an accurate instant valuation, Our Instant Valuation Tool utilises data from the Land Registry and market trends to provide a valuation for either sales or lettings.

Quality Marketing

It is felt that your property particulars are one of the most important aspects of the property therefore at Motis Estates, we use professional photography to maximise the potential of your property.

Financial Advice

Before you decide to sell or let you property, we advise Clients to discuss their financial requirements with Denham Associates who are based within Motis Business Centre. Denham Associates can assist with both residential and commercial mortgages and income and life protection schemes. Like Motis Estates, their core values centre around honesty, integrity and trust.


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