What's in the report?
Industry leading property data, available to the home buyer for the first time
The benefits of both packages combined at a discount
Get the benefits of both the Instant Survey and E-Valuation in 1 package at a discounted price.
Are there past insurance claims for subsidence or flood? Is the property mortgageable? Will the conveyancing be more expensive? Will the future saleability be impacted? How much of a risk is Japanese Knotweed to the property? The Instant survey is exactly what it says it is, a full rundown of the property in an instant, a vehicle HPI check, but for a house! The data sources that we pull information from are the same sources that leading banks, insurers and property search/legal indemnity solution companies use to make and share decisions about your property purchase, therefore our data is trustworthy and reliable. Your solicitor will also likely 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 stage, as well as potential problems with mortgage lending and insuring. Several of the companies that provide the data are also accredited by the RICS. 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. See more information on the Instant Survey on the Instant Survey page.
The e-valuation gives an in-depth analysis of market price and the vendors position to help create the perfect offer/entry price. How do estate agents decide on the market price of a property? How accurate is the market price and how sure were the estate agents when they valued the property? What does a lender based valuation look like in comparison to market valuation? Did you know banks and lenders use a completely different set of calculations to value property compared to an estate agent? Will you get a mortgage on the property based on your offer? How much ’emotion’ has driven the price compared to hard facts and comparable properties? What does the Vendors financial situation look like? Does the vendor have a mortgage to pay down from the sale? Is there potential scope to be aggressive in your offers or is the vendor going to try and hold on to every last pound? What has happened to the market price of the property over the last ten years?
What makes Buyers Edge different from jumping on to Rightmove or Zoopla and using there automated valuation models (AVMs) or researching market price? We are not advocating not doing this because we do it too, its an important part of due diligence, offer preparation and gaining peace of mind, there are a lot of free websites all offering the same kind of thing in a slightly different way, especially when it comes to Automated valuation models… At Buyers Edge we do things differently solely to help the buyer we take the AVMs the professionals use and look for inconsistency, unknowns and deviation to help you, our customer, think about valuation in a different way. What if Zooplas AVM confirmed that the house you are looking at offering on or viewing is being marketed at the correct price? Is that enough? What if there was a way to know that when the Agent, seller and surveyor goes to value the property that all three of them are actually unsure of the market price? What if the market price is based on pure emotion? What if the AVMs that are being used are not accurate and to what extent? What if you knew all of this upfront before deciding to offer on a property? You can be sure the agent will be sure of the price when you are negotiating with them. See more information on the e-valuation on the e-valuation page.
You are selecting a combined package therefore to make full use of the reports the Instant Survey & E-Valuation should be used before making an offer.
Buyers Edge have a saying “free data can be expensive” which is why for quality data we have to pay our partners for each time we pull the data sets just like the banks and insurance companies do, which is why we have to charge our customers to obtain it. If the property does not go ahead you can use your unique 25% discount code, which will be emailed to you, for your next report.
Industry leading property data, available to the home buyer for the first time
Confirms the recorded class of the property - Example: Residential Dwelling
Confirms the style of property - Example: Detached or Terrace
Number of bedrooms in property
Shows the type of wall construction. Example: Cavity wall
Shows the shape of the main roof. Example: Flat roof
Shows the main construction of the wall. Example: Brick, Granite etc
Shows the properties current energy rating
Shows the council tax band of the property if located in England & Wales
Shows the council tax band of the property if located in Scotland
If the property is in England, this field shows whether the property is listed, if it is listed the grading is also displayed
If the property is in Wales, this field shows whether the property is listed, if it is listed the grading is also displayed
If the property is in Scotland, this field shows whether the property is listed, if it is listed the grading is also displayed
Confirms whether the property has a registered title
Confirms whether the property has a freehold title
Confirms whether the property has a leasehold title
Confirms if the property has an absolute freehold title
Confirms if the property has an absolute leasehold title
Shows if the Property has a Caution Against First Registration
Stability of the area of ground on which the property is built, with 6 being the most unstable
Property Subsidence Risk Code; with 5 being the greatest risk
Property Subsidence Risk Category based on past insurance claims data
Shows the Maximum height of the nearest Tree
Shows the Confidence level of height of nearest tree expressed in metres
Shows the proximity of the Nearest Tree to the property in metres
Distance to Nearest Commercial Property Use (m)
Shows the Classification of Nearest Commercial Property Use
Shows the threat of Japanese Knotweed based on proximity of recorded cases
Shows if the land was previously designated as Industrial and may contain chemical residue
Shows if the property is in Coal Mining Risk Area
Shows if the property is built in area where the ground type is Cheshire Brine
Shows the proximity of the property to Nearest Body of Water in metres
Shows the altitude of the property above Sea Level in metres
Scores the proximity of the property to known flood risk areas using a flood risk intensity scale, 5 being the worst
Shows the likelihood of Property flooding
Shows if the property may have been subject to flooding in the past, based on previous insurance data
The maximum amount a lender is likely to lend on the property (Highest Expected Bank Valuation)
The size of the total ground of property; i.e the building and the outer area in metres
The floor size of the dewlling
Confidence level of dwelling floor space expressed in (m²)
Shows when the property was last Registered as Sold if the property is located in England and Wales. Date format: Year-Month-Day
Amount in £ property last sold for (England & Wales Only)
Shows when the property was last Registered as Sold if the property is located in Scotland. Date format: Year-Month-Day
Amount in £ property last sold for (Scotland Only)
The probable deviation in the listing price, has the agent listed with a high market value? Is there a margin to negotiate with?
The confidence level of local property homogeneity to which forms the listing price. How sure is the agent and seller of the list price? Were the facts accurate to form the current list price?
Local Sale Market Price Change over Last 1 Year in the postcode area (%)
Local Sale Market Price Change over Last 2 Years in the postcode area (%)
Local Sale Market Price Change over Last 3 Years in the postcode area (%)
Local Sale Market Price Change over Last 5 Years in the postcode area (%)
Local Sale Market Price Change over Last 7 Years in the postcode area (%)
Local Sale Market Price Change over Last 10 Years in the postcode area (%)
Shows it the property has a mortgage secured against it
Shows the sellers Likely Credit Card Balance
Shows the sellers Likely Number of Loans
Shows the sellers total Likely Unsecured Debt in GBP, Loans+Cards
Shows the sellers Likely Income after taxation (£ per year)
Shows the sellers Likely Outgoings (£ per year)
Shows the sellers Likely Savings
Shows the Likely Electricity Bill (£ per month)
Shows the Likely Electricity Consumption (kWh per year)
Shows the Likely Gas Bill (£ per month)
Shows the Likely Gas Consumption (kWh per year)
Shows the Likely Home Insurance Bill for a standard Buildings only level of cover (£ per month)
Shows the Likely Water Bill (£ per month)
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