Edwards Genesis aim to provide a high quality and value for money service in preparation of Valuation and Survey Reports on residential and commercial property based on knowledge, experience and local expertise. We work to a standard NOT to a price.
"Opportunities are everywhere - I make it my motto never to close a door until I've looked through it"
John Brownlow MRICS
Below are links to some of the services that we offer. Please click on any section for more information, example documents/reports and other resources.
Whenever possible we provide reports by e-mail once typed and the full hard copy is then posted or hand delivered. This gives you - the client - our professional advice at the earliest possible opportunity.
Many reports include reference sheets, photographs, web links and diagrams to illustrate and explain some commonly encountered building defects and other issues.
A valuation report may be required for many purposes including property purchase, matrimonial matters, probate, taxation and insurance. A valuation report is usually based on a limited "walkthrough" inspection of the property and should not be confused with a survey report, which would be produced after a much more detailed examination including, for example, roof spaces, sub-floor voids, high level areas, flat roofs, and drainage chambers. A valuation can be included in a survey report (see RICS HomeBuyer Report and Building Survey).
If you are buying a house with a Bank or Building Society loan the lender will probably require some form of Valuation Report but the valuation process is usually outside the buyer's control and the mortgage valuation is NOT a survey! You should commission your own indpendent survey from a Chartered Surveyor. Watch the RICS information video here
A mid-price survey report produced in a standardised format and suitable for a wide range of houses and providing advice on construction and condition, major defects, general repair including future liabilities, health and safety matters and legal issues. From September 2016 HomeBuyer Report is available with or without a valuation.
Make sure you commission a genuine RICS HomeBuyer Report from a Chartered Surveyor and in the current (2016) format.
Edwards Genesishave developed the Main Building Structure and Fabric Survey (MBSFS) as a condensed form of a traditional and often very detailed Building Survey (sometimes still referred to as a "structural survey") for use in circumstances where a Building Survey is not considered necessary or appropriate by the client and/or the surveyor. There are several circumstances where this may be the case and each property will need to be judged on its merits but the most common scenario is in respect of a proposed purchase of a property known to be in poor condition and in need of extensive repair and refurbishment and where the client does not need to pay the surveyor to tell him/her what is already known and has been budgeted for – e.g. replacement of windows, refurbishment of kitchen and sanitary areas, replastering, renewal of service installations etc. Another possible case would be a newly refurbished older property with new kitchen and bathroom facilities, new services, replacement windows and doors etc. and where the client's main concern is the underlying condition of the building structure and fabric rather than cosmetic items and non-structural items. Click here to view a copy exampls MBSFS.
This is a detailed report and is suitable for most types of residential and commercial property. It is a "bespoke" service that can be tailored to suit both the property and the client's needs and concerns and is particularly appropriate for larger, older or more complex buildings and those in poor repair. Our Building Survey reports include maps, diagrams, weblinks etc. and are accompanied by a CD/DVD containing a large number of photographs (and, if appropriate, videos), a Glossary of building terms and other useful information.
These are usually prepared on commercial properties held under lease and normally including a photographic schedule.
Click here to see an example Schedule of Condition.
Edwards Genesis can advise on lease negotiations/renewals, rent reviews and other related commercial property matters. Contact Simon Miller FRICS MRPSA to discuss your requirements.
Allegations of Valuer/Surveyor negligence and other disputes relating to land and property matters.
Whenever possible we provide "draft" reports by e-mail once typed and the full hard copy is then posted or hand delivered. This gives you - the client - our professional advice at the earliest possible opportunity.
Many reports include reference sheets, photographs, weblinkss and diagrams to illustrate and explain some commony encountered building defects and other issues.
If you require other professional services, we can probably help!
Contact us if you need a Chartered Structural Engineer, Planning Consultant, Architect, Property Lawyer, Estate Agent (Residential or Commercial) or Letting Agent.
Edwards Genesis have a formal Complaints Handling Procedure in accordance with the Regulations of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.
Copy available on request.