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Get the valuation

When you sell your home, you must get it valued.  The price of your share will be a percentage of the full market value.  You have two options for a valuation:

  1. You can complete the Shared Ownership Shared Ownership Market Appraisal Request form. This will instruct Move With Us to carry out a free market appraisal of your home.  This is the only form of market appraisal we accept.
  2. You can instruct a RICS registered Valuer or complete the Share Ownership Valuation Request form to select one of our recommended Valuers.

Your valuation must be done either by our approved market appraisal process or by a Valuer who must meet our requirements as set out in the Shared Ownership Valuation Request Form.  These firms are not part of The Guinness Partnership, but understand how to do shared ownership valuations.

For example, if you own a 50% share and the full value of your home is £200,000, the sale price will be 50% x £200,000 = £100,000.

The Valuer will ask you about your rent and service charges, as well as asking what improvements you have made to your home. The Valuer will send their report and the invoice to you directly.

Take Photos

Move With Us will do this for you, but if you instruct a RICS valuation then you will need to take photos to assist with the marketing of your home.

When buyers are looking at properties online they make their minds up in seconds. That’s why having the very best photographs of your home is so important. Get the photos right and it could mean higher offers and a quicker sale. Why? Well, because first impressions count.

Please provide us with a photo of the front and rear aspect of your property, and outside space, and one of each room.

You MUST ensure your photographs are in LANDSCAPE rather than PORTRAIT.

Photography tips

Get the outside right

  • Always provide a photo showing the outside of your property
  • Choose the time of day when the front of the house is shown in a good natural light Try to choose a clear, bright day
  • Move any vehicles from the outside of the property
  • Remove any clutter from outside the property such as bins and hoses
  • Mow the lawn
  • Clean the windows

Set the scene inside

  • Moving furniture around may help to make a room look more spacious
  • Make sure your home is well lit, and replace any light bulbs that have gone out
  • Open all curtains and blinds
  • Fresh flowers help to breathe life into a property


  • Clear all work tops and make sure there are no tea towels or chopping boards on show
  • Move bins out of sight
  • Clear away appliances
  • Close all cupboards
  • Hide all fridge magnets
  • Clear the sink (no dirty dishes!)
  • If you have pets, hide their food bowls and beds
  • A full, fresh fruit bowl can add a flash of colour

Reception rooms

  • Remove scruffy throws from sofas
  • Arrange cushions to look smart and tidy
  • Set dining room tables
  • Remove rugs, especially where you have wooden or tiled floors
  • Any children’s toys or piles of magazines, DVDs etc should be out of sight


  • Make the bed and choose bed clothes that compliment the room
  • Anything stored under the bed should be completely out of sight
  • All drawers and wardrobe doors should be shut


  • Keep the toilet lid down
  • Remove clutter like shower gels and tooth brushes
  • Close the shower curtain
  • Remove toilet paper from its holder
  • Any towels should be neatly arranged and folded, and chosen to compliment the room