Cutting-edge property information before you buy
What’s in the report?
- Japanese Knotweed
- Title Deed Issues
- Contaminated Land
- Mining Risks
- Monthly Expenditure
- 25% discount off your next report
- Plus much more
Decision making upfront property information
Your postcode and address have a wealth of data stored inside them, through extensive partnerships Buyers Edge have enabled a method for the home buyer to obtain upfront property information instantly. This data has been vastly unavailable to the public until now and we are very proud to be the first and only to offer this information to the UK home buyer.
There is an industry with a totally different and advanced tool set to make major economic and risk based decisions and analysis on your potential property. Banks, Insurers, The Government, Property Solicitors and Property Search/Legal indemnity solutions companies use the same data sources we pull from to make and share decisions about your property purchase that the home buyer is usually unaware of. Your solicitor will also rely on some of the same data sources when conducting their searches on your property purchase, therefore our data is also really useful by being able to highlight potential issues that might present themselves in the sales completion process, as well as potential problems with mortgage lending and insuring. Banks and insurers use this information to decide on their terms to you or if they will accept the risk at all, it is their business to get it correct, if they are successful they profit in the billions, if they get the risk wrong they can lose billions. Buyers Edge encourage the use of our upfront property information to allow home buyers to make the same decisions, upfront, that the industry is making about your property purchase, and encourage a different way of thinking around property acquisition, in addition to the usual due diligence home buyers usually conduct.
We liken our property data packages to the vehicle HPI check but for houses, you wouldn’t risk buying a car without an HPI check so why take the risk on a house – the largest investment the average person will make in their lives. We encourage use before offering or, for the Instant survey if not before then just after offering but before instructing solicitors, there is usually 24-48 hour gap in which to do this if you have just had an offer accepted. This upfront information can be the difference between going ahead or pulling out, negotiating a better price, securing a sound investment with good prospects of future saleability, or by saving hundreds and in many instances thousands of pounds on the sales completion process.
When it comes to making an offer we are stuck with the property portals basic tools of sale history and automated valuation models which can sometimes be all over the place, we base our offer on past sales and emotion. Our E-Valuation is for people looking for a new way of thinking and a new approach to being able to craft the perfect entry price. Imagine knowing that the seller you are negotiating with has no debt, no mortgage and likely savings in the bank, would this information change the way you might consider your entry price? Imagine if you could understand how sure the estate agent was in the price they have listed the property with? Whilst we always advocate the use of the usual due diligence such as previous sale history the E-Valuation is the perfect addition, it’s engineered to work only for the buyer, disrupt the agents plan of obtaining the highest amount possible for the seller and open you to a completely new and real way of thinking. Buyers Edge have been using these tools ourselves successfully for many years, we have proven the relationships, for example there is a direct relationship between lower then asking price offer acceptance and positive vendor financials.
Cutting-edge property information before you buy
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I was particularly interested in knowing more around Japanese Knotweed, subsidence and flooding issues at my potential property. The results were very in depth and gave me a really good understanding of the exact situation before we committed to making an offer. It turned out it would be very difficult to obtain a mortgage on the property due to ground stability issues which the Agent later confirmed after we expressed concern. I am so happy I saved the money from not going ahead with this property. I used the same Instant survey for my current property, it came back positive this time.
Mr Riley , London
I will use Buyers Edge again and again. I was really interested to know the potential financial situation of the person who sold us their house. Buyers Edge state that the data they display is the same data that marketing agencies use to decide on strategy. It gives a really thorough overview of the potential situation you will be faced with, in this circumstance it gave me the courage to be a bit cheeky with my offer as I noticed the vendor likely had no debt, some savings and very little left to pay on their mortgage.
Mrs Irving, Leeds
It is unbelievable to know you are able to get prior information about property title deeds. I viewed a flat in London which had been on the market for a few months, the estate agent told me the reason it was still on the market was because it sold and the buyer pulled out because they could not obtain a mortgage. I purchased the Instant survey before making an offer and found that the leasehold title was not absolute, meaning there was a problem with it! After having confronted the estate agent they admitted that the reason the previous buyers could not obtain a mortgage was because the mortgage company would not lend on the property because of this title deed defect.
Mrs Patel, London
My Son was buying his first property and asked me for help! I had not purchased a property for many years so was not keen on giving him advice. I came across Buyers Edge and decided to purchase both their data packages and sent them to him. My son relied upon the data in the reports throughout, the Instant survey did not bring anything of concern to light which gave him confidence to proceed, he also informed me the E-valuation was incredibly helpful to understand the correct price to offer.
Ms Anais , Twickenham
After viewing the property we were told by the estate agent that there was another family interested and they would potentially make an offer. We knew we had to be quick and researched as much as possible online, however most of the data was limited and anything more was overpriced because it is designed for you to buy in the conveyancing process after you have financially committed to the purchase, and had a long delay of 3 days and up to 2 weeks in some circumstances. We found Buyers Edge at the last moment and received an Instant Survey immediately upon purchasing, exactly what we were looking for.
The Grinhams, London
Other than the fact we think the data packages are an excellent service and represent exceptional value for money, the insurance discount makes it even more valuable! We stumbled upon Buyers Edge 2nd time lucky, part of the reason our first sale fell through is because of a budget solicitor firm which was very slow and poor with communication, when the sale fell through we had spent approximately £2000 which we won't be getting back. We decided to use Buyers Edge's recommendation on the 2nd property, The Partnership Solicitors, whilst they were £450 more than our previous it was worth every penny. Get the data packages and don't cut corners with solicitors!
The Sloans, Margate
The data returned in the Instant Survey is accurate, some of the issues that were highlighted in the report were picked up in the conveyancing process. We found Buyers Edge’s recommendations and advice in the reports to be valuable and effective. We would recommend this to any one considering purchasing a property. You also get a very useful exclusive discount with A-Plan Insurance.
Mr Hitchman, Manchester
Believe that we might have saved a few thousand by not going ahead with a property based on the results returned in the instant survey. Massive flood issues, and following the advice of Buyers Egde to get an insurance quotation prior to committing, very expensive to insure and many unfavourable terms surrounding flood, not really our cup of tea! If we had found this out later we could have lost hundreds or thousands of pounds. Buyers Egde give you a 25% discount for your next report if the first house does not go ahead, very fair and made sense to us!
Mr. Al-Ghawi, London
I have not purchased a property for many years and didnt really fancy asking the estate agents opinion, I am very aware they are working for the seller of the property and their job is therefore to sell it to you. After viewing 2 properties with the estate agent I wanted to do my own research, I knew the agent was not going to tell me about the negative aspects of the houses and anything I asked she was unsure of...The properties were only a mile apart from each other but one seemed to be a better purchase based on the Buyers Edge reports, this really helped me to decide which house to go for and removed the conflict of interest the agent had.
Ms Santos, Birmingham
I cannot express how valuable it is to be able to obtain this data before actually purchasing property. I am an active investor and have used Buyers Edge’s data packages on numerous occasion. I think I have a good understanding of the results that are shown in the packages but it is nice to read the advice and recommendations that Buyers Edge give, they are truly working for the buyer only. My offer always reflects what I see in the Instant survey and is never questioned by the vendor, it seems to be extremely accurate. When you sell use an estate agent and when you buy use Buyers Edge!
Mrs Foster, Farnham
The house we purchased is quite unique. We realised there is nothing exactly resembling it nearby and wondered where the agent got their valuation from. We purchased the E-valuation, the data that is displayed is hugely insightful, amongst others, it scores how realistic or emotional the agent has been with the listing price, like if it has been based on other data or is it more of a ‘lets try and see how much we can get’ policy. We realised that the agent had been hugely emotional in the listing price and based on other information in the E-valaution we came back with our own level we were happy with, it worked and we think we got a bargain!
Mr Barham, Nottingham