Edwin Lake Ltd is an independent property surveying practice regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and specialising in RICS HomeBuyer Reports, Building Surveys and Valuations.
The RICS Condition Report is an entry-level report which includes a snap-shot inspection of your home as well as a section which provides you with advice for your Solicitors and a clear summary of the key risks associated with the purchase. The Condition Report is suitable for recent, standard-build properties with sections for all the main elements of the property.
Previously known as a Full Structural Survey the Building Survey is the most detailed report we provide. It covers all the main elements of a property but does so in more detail than a HomeBuyer Report and it can be tailored to your requirements. Building Surveys are well suited to older or larger property.
We can provide independent reports for specific defects, dampness or for snagging purposes. We are independent of any commercial contractor and always seek to diagnose the root cause of a problem such as dampness and generally do not refer clients to ‘specialists’ who may have a financial interest in recommending a particular solution.
We are qualified and insured to undertake Property Valuations for a number of purposes including for Capital Gains Tax, Inheritance Tax, Valuations for Charities and non-profit institutions, as part of a pre-purchase survey or as a stand-alone Valuation, Staircasing and Sale Valuations for Housing Associations, Help-to Buy and HomeBuy Direct Schemes. Our Valuations comply with RICS Red Book standards and we have recently passed a RICS Audit. We are independent and RICS Registered Valuers. All Valuations are supported by comprehensive comparable evidence.