Valuation in the dark: Constructing perceptions of normality in failing markets

Adams, D. and Tolson, S. (2019) Valuation in the dark: Constructing perceptions of normality in failing markets. Town Planning Review, 90(4), pp. 383-406. (doi:10.3828/tpr.2019.26)

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Abstract

This paper explores the challenging task of assigning value to land in ‘thin’ or ‘fragile’ property markets characterised by economic restructuring and capital flight. Such markets are frequently epitomised by low demand and substantial uncertainty. The paper draws on detailed interview evidence with professional valuers to reveal the difficulties they experience in seeking to apply traditional valuation methods in one such failing market. Reliance on their own experience and professional judgement reinforces the role of valuers as market makers with the desire to uphold perceptions of normality by placing a value on land that theoretically might appear to have none.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Adams, Professor David
Authors: Adams, D., and Tolson, S.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Urban Studies
Journal Name:Town Planning Review
Publisher:Liverpool University Press
ISSN:0041-0020
ISSN (Online):1478-341X
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2019 Liverpool University Press
First Published:First published in Town Planning Review 90(4): 383-406
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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