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.

The Instant Survey is a survey for the homebuyer that provides a full rundown of the property in an instant, it’s like a vehicle HPI check, but for a house! It answers important questions such as: Will your property be affected by climate change in the next 30 years? Is the property mortgageable? Is it at risk to surface water flooding? Will the future saleability be impacted? How much of a risk is subsidence caused by trees to the property?

The data sources that make up parts of the instant survey are the same sources that leading banks, insurers and conveyancing solicitors use to make and share decisions about your property purchase. Your property solicitor will also likely rely on some of the same data sources when conducting their searches and home conveyancing on your property purchase. The data provided in the Instant Survey is useful in highlighting 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 also work with the RICS and are also used by many property conveyancing solicitors. The property data packages are similar to a 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 life!

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. It answers questions such as:

  • 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?
  • 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?
  • 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 their automated valuation services / models (AVMs) or researching market prices yourself?

Buyers Edge are not suggesting you don’t do this, because we do it too and it is an important part of due diligence, offer preparation and gaining peace of mind.

There are lots of free websites, which offer the same kind of online property valuation tools in slightly different ways, especially when it comes to automated valuation models. This data is helpful, but it is not solely aimed at buyers and does not show the whole picture.

Buyers Edge analyse the automated valuation models that you can obtain elsewhere and search for inconsistencies, unknowns and deviations to help our customers think about online valuation in a different way. For example, Zoopla’s automated valuation report can confirm that a house you are interested in is being marketed at the correct price, but to what extent is this accurate? How do estate agents decide on the market price of a property? How do you know you are getting a good deal? What if there was a way to know that when the Agent, seller and surveyor went 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 about this on the e-valuation page.

You are selecting a combined package 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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  • Gives piece of mind
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  • Discover potential problems
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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 Registered Lease Remaining Years

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      Amount of years left on lease (Leasehold properties only - England & Wales)

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    Insurance Perils Ground Stability and trees

    • 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 Crown Proximity (m)

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

    • Nearest Tree Crown Overhangs Main Building

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      Shows if the nearest tree is overhanging the property

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    Insurance Perils Property Flood Data & Climate Change

    • Potential Future Tidal Flood Depth Band in the next 30 years

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      Model showing predicted tidal flood depth potential within the next 30 years (climate change)

    • Potential Future Pluvial Flood Depth Band in the next 30 years

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      Model showing predicted pluvial flood depth (Surface water flooding) potential within the next 30 years (climate change)

    • Potential Future Fluvial Flood Depth Band in the next 30 years

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      Model showing predicted fluvial flood depth (river flooding) potential within the next 30 years (climate change)

    • Altitude above Sea Level (m)

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      Shows the altitude of the property above Sea Level in metres

    • Property Flood Risk Score

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      Shows the current overall likelihood of Property flooding

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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)

    • 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) - Potential mortgage amount left to pay

    • 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) - Potential mortgage amount left to pay

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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

    • 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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