We are ducking and diving in Stone

Valuation under the Leasehold Reform Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 as amended often throws up anomalies which can greatly affect the valuation.

In undertaking valuations of a large number of properties on an estate owned by a client in Stone, Staffordshire, we were asked to take into consideration what are locally known as duck and dive kitchens. Here kitchens could only be accessed via the under-stairs cupboard requiring occupiers to bend below five feet to go in and out of the kitchen.

This resulted in interesting arguments and discussions to be had at first Tier Tribunal.