An analysis of valuation variation in the UK commercial property market: Hager and Lord revisited
Journal of Property Valuation and Investment
Article publication date: 1 December 1996
Addresses the issue of valuation variation. The fundamental research question is to establish the range of valuations which a group of qualified valuers operating in the same market and using the same basic assumptions would produce in their estimation of price. It significantly extends the approach adopted by Hager and Lord and draws conclusions about different market sectors, locations and size of firms. The results of the survey show a wide variation in value across both rack rented and reversionary interests. In terms of the former over 80 per cent of all valuations produced a variation from the mean of less than 20 per cent with a corresponding figure of over 90 per cent for the reversionary investments. These levels of accuracy fall short of the contention that valuers can value to within 5‐10 per cent of market value.
Adair, A., Hutchison, N., MacGregor, B., McGreal, S. and Nanthakumaran, N. (1996), "An analysis of valuation variation in the UK commercial property market: Hager and Lord revisited", Journal of Property Valuation and Investment, Vol. 14 No. 5, pp. 34-47. https://doi.org/10.1108/14635789610154271
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