The Instant Survey & E-Valuation

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.

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What's in the report?

Industry leading property data, available to the home buyer for the first time

  • Property Construction and Attributes icon

    Property Construction and Attributes

    • Property Use

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      Confirms the recorded class of the property - Example: Residential Dwelling

    • Property Style

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      Confirms the style of property - Example: Detached or Terrace

    • Bedroom Count

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      Number of bedrooms in property

    • Property Wall Type

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      Shows the type of wall construction. Example: Cavity wall

    • Property Roof Shape

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      Shows the shape of the main roof. Example: Flat roof

    • Property Wall Material

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      Shows the main construction of the wall. Example: Brick, Granite etc

    • Energy Performance of Buildings

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      Shows the properties current energy rating

    • Council Tax Band in England & Wales

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      Shows the council tax band of the property if located in England & Wales

    • Council Tax Band in Scotland

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      Shows the council tax band of the property if located in Scotland

    • Listed Building Grade

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      If the property is in England, this field shows whether the property is listed, if it is listed the grading is also displayed

    • Listed Building Grade

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      If the property is in Wales, this field shows whether the property is listed, if it is listed the grading is also displayed

    • Listed Building Grade

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      If the property is in Scotland, this field shows whether the property is listed, if it is listed the grading is also displayed

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    Property Title Report (England & Wales only)

    • Property has Registered Title

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      Confirms whether the property has a registered title

    • Property has Freehold Title

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      Confirms whether the property has a freehold title

    • Property has Leasehold Title

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      Confirms whether the property has a leasehold title

    • Property has Absolute Freehold Title

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      Confirms if the property has an absolute freehold title

    • Property has Absolute Leasehold Title

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      Confirms if the property has an absolute leasehold title

    • Property has Caution Against First Registration

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      Shows if the Property has a Caution Against First Registration

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    Insurance Perils Ground Stability and trees

    • Property Ground Stability Score

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      Stability of the area of ground on which the property is built, with 6 being the most unstable

    • Property Subsidence Risk Code

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      Property Subsidence Risk Code; with 5 being the greatest risk

    • Property Subsidence Risk Category

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      Property Subsidence Risk Category based on past insurance claims data

    • Nearest Tree Height Maximum (m)

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      Shows the Maximum height of the nearest Tree

    • Nearest Tree Height Standard Deviation (m)

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      Shows the Confidence level of height of nearest tree expressed in metres

    • Nearest Tree Proximity (m)

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      Shows the proximity of the Nearest Tree to the property in metres

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    Insurance Perils Proximity to areas of significance

    • Distance to Nearest Commercial Property Use (m)

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      Distance to Nearest Commercial Property Use (m)

    • Classification of Nearest Commercial Property Use

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      Shows the Classification of Nearest Commercial Property Use

    • Japanese Knotweed Risk Rating

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      Shows the threat of Japanese Knotweed based on proximity of recorded cases

    • Contaminated Land Part IIA Public Register

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      Shows if the land was previously designated as Industrial and may contain chemical residue

    • Property is in Coal Mining Risk Area

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      Shows if the property is in Coal Mining Risk Area

    • Property is in Cheshire Brine Risk Area

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      Shows if the property is built in area where the ground type is Cheshire Brine

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    Insurance Perils Property Flood Data

    • Proximity to Nearest Body of Water (m)

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      Shows the proximity of the property to Nearest Body of Water in metres

    • Altitude above Sea Level (m)

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      Shows the altitude of the property above Sea Level in metres

    • JBA Flood Risk Rating

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      Scores the proximity of the property to known flood risk areas using a flood risk intensity scale, 5 being the worst

    • Property Flood Risk Score

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      Shows the likelihood of Property flooding

    • Property has Flood Insurance Issue

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      Shows if the property may have been subject to flooding in the past, based on previous insurance data

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    Offer Preparation

    • Capital Valuation Upper Bound (£)

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      The maximum amount a lender is likely to lend on the property (Highest Expected Bank Valuation)

    • Property Title Extent (m²)

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      The size of the total ground of property; i.e the building and the outer area in metres

    • Dwelling Floor Space (m²)

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      The floor size of the dewlling

    • Dwelling Floor Space Accuracy (± m²)

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      Confidence level of dwelling floor space expressed in (m²)

    • Property Last Registered as Sold – England & Wales

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      Shows when the property was last Registered as Sold if the property is located in England and Wales. Date format: Year-Month-Day

    • Property Price Paid (£)

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      Amount in £ property last sold for (England & Wales Only)

    • Property Last Registered as Sold – Scotland

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      Shows when the property was last Registered as Sold if the property is located in Scotland. Date format: Year-Month-Day

    • Property Price Paid (£)

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      Amount in £ property last sold for (Scotland Only)

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    Enhanced Valuation Models

    • Sale Market Statistical Standard Deviation (%)

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      The probable deviation in the listing price, has the agent listed with a high market value? Is there a margin to negotiate with?

    • Sale Market Statistical Certainty

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      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 (%)

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      Local Sale Market Price Change over Last 1 Year in the postcode area (%)

    • Local Sale Market Price Change over Last 2 Years (%)

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      Local Sale Market Price Change over Last 2 Years in the postcode area (%)

    • Local Sale Market Price Change over Last 3 Years (%)

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      Local Sale Market Price Change over Last 3 Years in the postcode area (%)

    • Local Sale Market Price Change over Last 5 Years (%)

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      Local Sale Market Price Change over Last 5 Years in the postcode area (%)

    • Local Sale Market Price Change over Last 7 Years (%)

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      Local Sale Market Price Change over Last 7 Years in the postcode area (%)

    • Local Sale Market Price Change over Last 10 Years (%)

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      Local Sale Market Price Change over Last 10 Years in the postcode area (%)

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    Vendor Insights

    • Property has Mortgage Lender with Registered Title

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      Shows it the property has a mortgage secured against it

    • Likely Credit Card Balance Band

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      Shows the sellers Likely Credit Card Balance

    • Likely Number of Loans

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      Shows the sellers Likely Number of Loans

    • Likely Unsecured Debt Band

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      Shows the sellers total Likely Unsecured Debt in GBP, Loans+Cards

    • Likely Disposable Income (£ per year)

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      Shows the sellers Likely Income after taxation (£ per year)

    • Likely Outgoings (£ per year)

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      Shows the sellers Likely Outgoings (£ per year)

    • Likely Savings Band

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      Shows the sellers Likely Savings

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    Household Expenditure

    • Likely Electricity Bill (£ per month)

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      Shows the Likely Electricity Bill (£ per month)

    • Likely Electricity Consumption (kWh per year)

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      Shows the Likely Electricity Consumption (kWh per year)

    • Likely Gas Bill (£ per month)

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      Shows the Likely Gas Bill (£ per month)

    • Likely Gas Consumption (kWh per year)

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      Shows the Likely Gas Consumption (kWh per year)

    • Likely Home Insurance Bill (£ per month)

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      Shows the Likely Home Insurance Bill for a standard Buildings only level of cover (£ per month)

    • Likely Water Bill (£ per month)

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      Shows the Likely Water Bill (£ per month)

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