Housebuyers4u Reviews

Who Are Housebuyers4u?

Housebuyers4u are a quick sale company that makes some big claims. Their website states they are the ‘#1 house buyers in the UK’ and they claim to have helped more than 100,000 homeowners since establishing the business.

What services do Housebuyers4u provide?

Housebuyers4u say they are genuine cash home buyers who only buy with their own funds. They suggest that they can buy your property in 7-14 days.

What is the buying process for Housebuyers4u?

Housebuyers4u have a pretty standard process for the quick sale industry.

Step 1: You can call their team or fill out an online form with information about the property you want to sell.

Step 2: Based on the information you provide, Housebuyers4u will give you a cash offer in principle.

Step 3: If you agree to the ‘in principle’ offer, they will have an independent third-party valuation carried out. If everything comes back OK, a formal offer will be made in writing.

Step 4: If you accept the formal offer, they will work with you to progress the sale to completion.

How much below market value do Housebuyers4u offer?

Housebuyers4u say they will pay up to 90% of market value.

Housebuyers4u customer reviews

Housebuyers4u Reviews Trustpilot

Housebuyers4u Trustpilot review score: Housebuyers4u have a Trustpilot score of 4.8/5, based on 154 reviews.

Many of the positive reviews are complimentary about the level of customer service offered by staff at the point of initial enquiry, but it’s important to note that the majority of reviews seem to be from homeowners who haven’t actually sold a property to Housebuyers4u.

The other concern raised by their Trustpilot reviews is whether the company is selling your contact details. One review reported being contacted by a different person from a different company after speaking to Raymond at Housebuyers4u. Raymond responded by acknowledging that he had passed the customer’s details on to their ‘auction partners’. With the customer’s permission, this isn’t necessarily an issue, but it’s worth keeping in mind that if Housebuyers4u are benefitting financially from passing on your details, they may not be impartial in the recommendations they make.

Housebuyers4u Reviews Google

Housebuyers4u Google review score: Housebuyers4u score 4.7/5, based on 78 reviews.

As with Trustpilot, a large number of Housebuyers4u’s customers reviews on Google appear to have been written by people who haven’t used the company’s services. Many of the reviews are complimentary about the staff members who handled their enquiry, but few appear to have gone on to sell a property to Housebuyers4u

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Pros and Cons of Housebuyers4u

Pros

  • UK-based company
  • Members of The Property Ombudsman (TPO) and National Association of Property Buyers (NAPB)
  • Company accounts (once we worked out who’s behind Housebuyers4u) suggest that they do have the money available to buy some properties directly.

Cons

  • Housebuyers4u seem to be a bit secretive. We couldn’t find their company registration number anywhere on their website, which makes it difficult to do your due diligence and make sure they’re a legitimate company.
  • It’s not clear where Housebuyers4u are based. They list two different London addresses on the ‘contact us’ page of their website, but their company accounts say the company is based 200 miles away, in Leeds. This lack of transparency would be perceived by many as a red flag.
  • They make claims about being the best property buying company and suggest that they’ve helped more than 100,000 homeowners, but their accounts and customer reviews suggest they actually buy a small number of properties. Homeowners should be cautious of any company that tries to mislead them or makes grand claims that they can’t back up.

Compare Housebuyers4u with Quick Move

Quick Move Now Housebuyers4u
Established since 1998 2007
Annual turnover £20.3 million As a small business, Housebuyers4u are exempt from having to publish full accounts, therefore we’re unable to see their annual turnover.
Are they a member of any professional associations or redress schemes? Yes, Quick Move Now are members of The Property Ombudsman (TPO) and the National Association of Property Buyers (NAPB) Yes, Housebuyers4u are members of The Property Ombudsman (TPO) and the National Association of Property Buyers (NAPB).
Is the company registration number available on the website? Yes No

Is Housebuyers4u legit? - Our verdict

Housebuyers4u are members of the NAPB and TPO, which is a good sign, but we’re concerned about a general lack of transparency.

We always advise homeowners to do their due diligence before using a quick sale company, but that’s very difficult if they don’t publish the information required to do so. We couldn’t find Housebuyers4u’s company registration number or registered company name anywhere on their website. If you search for Homebuyers4u on Companies House, the company can’t be found. This means Housebuyers4u is a brand name being used by a different company. We had to go via The Property Ombudsman to find their company registration number, which is the only way we could find any information about them on Companies House.

Housebuyers4u also aren’t clear about where they’re based. Their website gives two different London addresses: 124 City Road, London, EC1V 2NX and Suite 331 Kemp House, 152-160 City Road, London, EC1V 2NX, but the accounts for the registered company behind the brand – Buy-Investment-Properties Limited – suggest they are based in Leeds.

Are Housebuyers4u any good?

Housebuyers4u have high customer review scores on both Trustpilot and Google, and are members of both the National Association of Property Buyers (NAPB) and The Property Ombudsman (TPO), but their lack of transparency and grand, unsubstantiated claims on their website may be concerning to some.

The company accounts suggest they do buy some properties, but homeowners may feel uneasy that Housebuyers4u aren’t forthcoming with information about the company behind the brand.

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FAQ's

  • How quickly can you buy my house?

    Quick Move Now can buy your property in as little as 7 days.

    We buy every property directly with our own cash funds. This means we’re able to provide a speed and certainty that cannot be matched by any other method of sale.

    Find out more about our simple house buying process here

  • How quickly can you make me an offer?

    Quick Move Now will be able to make you an indicative offer within a few hours and aim to get a formal offer out to you within 48 hours of property appraisal.

    Read more on how much we pay and why

  • How will you value my property?

    Quick Move Now carry out a full in-depth market appraisal. This will include valuations by independent local estate agents and a thorough assessment of the local property market. We are always honest and transparent about how we reach our figures and the evidence provided during the local estate agent valuation.

  • How much will you pay for my property?

    You can expect any genuine cash buying company to pay 80-85% of market value.

    Quick Move Now do not work to set discounts as we assess each property on it’s individual merit, but we will always make you the best offer we can.

  • Why do you buy at a discount?

    As a business, it is impossible for Quick Move Now to pay full market value for your property. This will be the same for any genuine cash home-buying company. Our discount covers several business expenses, including:

    • Higher level stamp duty
    • Legal fees
    • Business overheads
    • Cost of ownership

  • How do I know the offer is fair?

    Our formal offers are based on local independent estate agent valuations.

    As founding members of the National Association of Property Buyers (NAPB), honesty and transparency are integral to our business. Quick Move Now are also monitored by The Property Ombudsman and always follow their Code of Practice for Residential Property Buying Companies.

  • Will you carry out a survey before making me a cash offer?

    Quick Move Now do not carry out a property survey until our offer has been accepted (as with any open market sale).

  • How do I know you won’t change your offer at the last minute?

    All our formal offers are subject to survey. A serious structural issue found at the point of survey would be the only circumstance in which we would ever reduce our formal offer, but this is very unlikely and happens very rarely.

    Because Quick Move Now never ties you into using our services, if we are forced to reduce our offer you will be free to walk away without any cost or obligation.

  • Another company has made me a better offer. Will you match it?

    There are many companies claiming to be genuine companies who do not have the funds to buy your property directly. These companies will make you an attractive offer to tie you in, ask you to sign a contract, and then reduce their offer. It’s not usual for these companies to end up paying around 50-60% of market value.

    Quick Move Now put a lot of time and effort into assessing properties to ensure the offer we make you is fair, but we are always happy to speak to you if you have received a higher offer from another company.

    We’ve also gathered information on some of the most recognised names in the quick house sale industry which you may find helpful.

  • Do you charge any fees for your property buying service?

    No. Quick Move Now never charge any fees for our property buying service.

  • What’s the process for selling a property to Quick Move Now?

    Quick Move Now's property buying service includes 4 simple steps:

    1. Contact our team and provide some basic property information to receive an initial indicative offer.
    2. After an independent valuation, we’ll make you a free, no-obligation formal cash offer.
    3. If you choose to accept our formal cash offer, you will decide on your sale completion date.
    4. On your chosen completion date, the sale will complete and the money will be transferred to you.

  • Do you buy directly or will you connect me with investors?

    Quick Move Now only buy directly with our own cash funds. Any company that connects you with investors will be unable to offer any guarantees around price or timescale.

  • Will you need to visit my property in order to make me a cash offer?

    To make the best offer possible, we usually require a local estate agent to visit and complete an appraisal of your property.

    This is a short visit and will be arranged at a time to suit you.

    The only other property visits required would be the usual property survey and EPC assessment (if you don’t have a valid EPC).

  • Will there be lots of paperwork to sign?

    No, the paperwork you will be required to sign is the same to what you'd encounter in a traditional open market sale

  • Will I be tied in with a contract?

    Absolutely not! Quick Move Now NEVER ask our customers to sign anything that ties them into using us.

    We strongly advise customers to avoid any tie-in contracts or agreements. Companies that use these types of contracts are usually brokers rather than genuine cash buyers. This means they will try to connect you with investors or open market buyers, but will be unable to offer you any certainty around price or timescale. This removes all benefits associated with selling to a genuine cash home buyer, which are the speed and certainty they can offer.

    As with any property sale, there will be the usual legal property transfer documents for you to sign, but these will be drawn up by your solicitor, not the company.

  • How do I know Quick Move Now are genuine cash homebuyers?

    The easiest way to assess whether a company is buying properties directly is to check their company accounts on Companies House – the government register of companies.

    Lots of companies claim to be able to buy your property directly, but they should have accounts to back this up. If you need help with this, you can check out our ‘quick sale’ company review pages.

    Quick Move Now are transparent all the way through the process. Every property we buy is bought directly with our own cash funds and we are always happy to provide proof of funds so you know we have the money available to make good on our promises. We are a founding member of the National Association of Property Buyers (NAPB) and are monitored by The Property Ombudsman.

  • Are Quick Move Now regulated?

    No, despite Quick Move Now's best efforts the entire property-buying industry remains unregulated. Any company that suggests otherwise should be avoided. We are founding members of the National Association of Property Buyers (NAPB) and are monitored by The Property Ombudsman.

  • How long do I have to consider the cash offer?

    Quick Move Now's formal cash offers are valid for 7 days. If you need longer to think about it, that’s not a problem. We will simply need to do a quick reassessment of the local property market to ensure nothing has changed before we reconfirm the offer to you.

  • If I accept your offer, how long will it take to complete?

    If you accept our formal offer, you will be in complete control of the timescales. You simply tell us which date you’d like the sale to complete, and we’ll do the rest! Quick Move Now can buy in as little as 7 days if required.

  • Will I have one point of contact at Quick Move Now or have to speak to lots of different people?

    When you first contact Quick Move Now, you will speak to one of our friendly, helpful Client Account Managers. They will help to assess whether our service is the right fit for your circumstances.

    Once you reach the point of receiving a formal offer from us, you will be passed on to our Purchasing Director, who will then support you all the way through to sale completion.

    Read more about our friendly and dedicated purchasing team here

  • How quickly will I receive my payment?

    The money will be transferred on the day your sale completes, which can be as quickly as 7 days after offer acceptance if required.

    Quick Move Now can pay a deposit on exchange of contracts to assist with your moving costs, if that’s something you would find helpful.

  • Will I need a solicitor?

    Yes, you will need to instruct a solicitor to act on your behalf. Quick Move Now can either recommend a reputable solicitor or you may choose your own.

  • What happens if I have a mortgage or other loan on my property?

    As long as the sale price covers your outstanding mortgage and any loans on the property, this won’t be a problem.

    All money is handled through your solicitor, who will ensure the outstanding mortgage and any other secured debts are repaid from the proceeds of the sale. Your solicitor will then transfer the remaining balance to your account.

  • What type of property can you buy?

    Quick Move Now can buy all different types of residential properties. From 1-bedroom flats to large detached family homes.

    Find out more about what we buy here

    Unfortunately, we do not currently buy age-restricted properties.

  • My property is in poor condition. Will you still buy it?

    As long as your property is structurally sound and mortgageable, Quick Move Now can still make you an offer. This means you don’t have to worry about decorating or DIY before you sell.

  • Can you buy anywhere in the UK?

    We currently buy properties in any area of England or Wales. Unfortunately, Quick Move Now do not buy properties in Scotland or Northern Ireland.

  • Will the sale be discreet?

    Yes, it will. There will be no ‘for sale’ signs or online property listings. The only people who will know about the sale will be those directly involved with it.

  • Can I sell to Quick Move Now if I’m already on the market with an estate agent?

    Yes, you can. You’ll need to check the terms of your contract with the estate agent, but this is something Quick Move Now can help you with.

  • I’m about to be repossessed. Is it too late to sell to Quick Move Now and stop the repossession?

    Quick Move Now buy directly with our own cash funds, meaning we’re able to step in at the last minute to stop repossessions. As long as your lender is satisfied the mortgage arrears and outstanding debt will be cleared by an agreed date, they can stop the repossession order.

    This means you can avoid the usual financial repercussions of having a property repossession on your financial record.

  • Can Quick Move Now buy tenanted properties?

    Quick Move Now require properties to be vacant at the point of sale, but we can make an offer while your property is tenanted.

    If you want to accept our offer, you will need to ensure your tenant moves out before we exchange contracts.

  • Can you buy ex-local authority properties?

    Yes. Quick Move Now are happy to consider ex-local authority properties.

  • Are there any situations in which Quick Move Now can’t make an offer on a property?

    Some circumstances would prevent Quick Move Now from being able to make an offer, including:

    • Unmortgageable properties
    • Properties where we’re unable to accurately ascertain market value
    • Where the property owner is unable to ensure the property will be vacant by exchange of contracts
    • If there are other factors that make a property unreasonably high-risk for us to re-sell
  • I’m not in a rush. Can I still sell my property to Quick Move Now?

    Absolutely. Homeowners use Quick Move Now's home buying service for two distinct benefits: speed and certainty. We can guarantee the sale of your current property, whether you’re looking to move in 2 weeks or 2 months! You choose the date you want the sale to complete and we will work to your timescales.

  • What will happen to my property after I sell it to Quick Move Now?

    Once Quick Move Now has bought your property, we will look to re-sell it on the open market. This means we will take on all of the uncertainty around price and timescale that our service enables you to avoid.

  • Is my personal data safe with Quick Move Now?

    Absolutely. Quick Move Now take data protection very seriously. We will only pass your personal details on to parties relevant to your property sale, eg. surveyors and solicitors. You will be kept informed at each step of the process.