‘Quick check’

If you’ve found a suitable property but would like someone to run a professional eye over it before you commit further then send me an email with a link to the property advert on the agent’s website or the property portal on which it appears.

For £100 (including VAT) I will provide a 1500 word response which will include;

  • Checking the history of the sale
  • Looking at the guide price and the underlying value
  • Considering the strength/weakness of the local market, house prices, rents and yields
  • Reviewing the local area, crime statistics, schooling options, mobile reception, broadband & council services
  • Recommending environmental search tools to check on flooding, mining or contaminated land
  • Introducing experts where necessary for structural surveys, legal work or specialist finance
  • Advising on bidding tactics, when and what to offer and on how to negotiate the best terms
  • Discuss options to add value and improve the property in the future

I can also search the local area to check schools, crime, travel, things to do and amenities. These are things you may have already considered, that your conveyancer should double-check but that may help you to decide if this particular property might be your future home.

Just copy the URL – the ‘www.address…’ bit highlighted in blue below and email it together with the full postal address with postcode to “hclp@me.com” along with your contact details and I’ll be in touch.


To pay for the check click here and you can use a credit or debit card via PayPal

If you’d prefer then we can use paymark1


14 responses to “‘Quick check’”

  1. VS says:

    My partner and I are prospective first-time buyers in London. We contacted Henry for a quick check on a property we were interested in, and within a few hours received better and more coherent guidance than we had found in weeks of trawling through the internet for property advice. Henry’s report was incredibly helpful, well-researched and well-informed, and he was very proactive in following up on our questions. It has helped clarify the way we think about our potential purchase and given us some thoughtful insights into the risks and the market generally. I now feel much more confident about putting in an offer and cannot imagine ever seriously considering a property without having Henry have a look at it first. This has been the best money we’ve spent in the buying process and have no reservations in recommending Henry’s professional services to anyone.

  2. Steve says:

    I used Henrys Quick Check because I needed a second opinion on a property I was interested in. There were a few aspects about the property that raised doubts and I really needed to get the opinion of someone who knows all the tricks and is also able to pick out the relevant information from the right sources. I was impressed with the speed at which the quick check report was turned around (under a day). The report was fairly lengthy and concisely written. It was also tailored to my requirements in that I wanted a Buy to Let property so he had also spoken to estate agents and letting agents in the area to establish market value, likely rental income and rental demand along with his thoughts on how the figures stacked up.

    What really added value to the service was that after having produced the report, Henry was happy to answer follow up questions and took an interest in the resulting negotiation for the property. Ultimately I didn’t get the property due to the seller having quite an unrealistic expectation as to what the property should fetch. This service helped me to better evaluate the market value and helped to prevent me from paying far too much and regretting it later. Bargain at £100.

  3. Adam says:

    I’d definitely recommend Henry’s quick check service. My wife and I had just had an offer accepted on a London flat and we asked Henry for a quick second opinion to make sure we weren’t overpaying. As first-time buyers, we needed someone with experience and expertise in the London Real Estate market. Henry put our minds at ease, not only with his report which involved him phoning up the estate agent acting for the seller to ascertain its sale and rental history but with detailed email replies to my wife’s multiple further queries. Henry’s someone who definitely goes the extra mile for his clients.

  4. DR says:

    Henry’s ‘quick check’ service was excellent value and really helped clarify my thinking at a time when I was unsure of the next step to take. I was impressed by how quickly Henry answered my questions and the speed in which the report was sent to me. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Henry’s services.

  5. James Thompson says:

    We used Henry’s quick check service for a property we were interested in an he pointed out a few things that made us reconsider what it would really be worth. So money well spent I think, and we will use his services again. A very useful second opinion.

  6. Liz says:

    I would really recommend the quick check service, particularly for first time buyers like me. It gave me the confidence that I was making the right call and flagged issues I hadn’t thought about to help me negotiate. All for the price of a night out – when you are making the biggest purchase of your life it’s a no brainer!

  7. togladite77@hotmail.com says:

    Henry’s opinion is golden – extremely good, clear and concise.
    Got to the bottom of all the house-price-myths within moments !

  8. rita millet says:

    Very comprehensive report. Prompt and well detailed response within a day. Great at giving practical advise. Will be seeking his services soon!

  9. Dan says:

    Henry’s quick check service was money well spent for us – he responded really quickly with helpful and honest advice. Having spoken with him we felt more confident to renegotiate our offer and are very pleased with the outcome. Would definitely recommend if you need a second pair of eyes/ears!

  10. Jon says:

    At the time we contacted Henry, we were about to renegotiate our offer on a house following the EU referendum. Henry responded very quickly. His frank and direct approach was very helpful in clarifying our position and our options. Our revised offer was accepted, and was quite a bit lower than it might have been if we had not talked to Henry. Money well spent.

  11. ML says:

    I found Henry 18 months into my property search via an article in the FT Weekend Money section – I liked what he had to say as a property expert quoted in the article. Had I found him earlier, before three aborted purchases, I’m convinced he would have saved me thousands in conveyancing and survey fees. I recently used the Quick Check service on a property I liked a lot but ultimately decided not to buy, based on Henry’s thorough report and excellent questions. I consider myself a seasoned buyer after all this time, but he flagged things I hadn’t even thought of before. I’m now considering his Pocket Agent and Bespoke services. If you’re just starting out with your search or have been looking for ages, or even if you think you’ve found your dream home, give Henry a call. You will only be doing yourself a favour.

  12. Elizabeth says:

    So glad I asked Henry to look at the details of the house I was thinking of buying. My surveyor valued the house at much less than I had offered and the estate agent was very persuasive in his argument that this particular surveyor “always undervalued”. Henry was able to take a cool look at everything and, after doing his research, agreed with the professional valuation. I withdrew my offer – the vendor refused to accept a lower one. More than month later the house is still on the market with no takers. Thanks, Henry. You saved me making a big mistake.

  13. AB says:

    Henry not only provided a prompt overview and insight into the prospective purchase property but also offered a frank opinion with respect to our deliberations on how to deal with two properties in the current market. Money well spent!
    – AB

  14. James says:

    Recently used Henry’s quick check and have to say he was an absolute life saver. His comprehensive report, turned around in less than a day, armed us ready for the negotiating table and ultimately stopped us from making an expensive mistake on what we thought was our dream first home. Needless to say, £100 was a small price to pay vs. the hundreds we would have lost in solicitors fees, searches, valuations etc. if we had committed to the property as planned, or at worst thousands if we actually went on to buy it.

    In today’s world of shady estate agents, portal juggling and incomplete property websites, professional advice and expert digging is pretty much a necessity, and I’m lucky enough to work with a real estate professional who could point me in the direction of Henry Pryor. If you have any niggling doubts or unanswered questions on a property, you owe it to yourself to do a proper check!

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