‘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.

Rightmove

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

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22 responses to “‘Quick check’”

  1. MB says:

    Henry’s Quick Check service provided brilliant, comprehensive advice in record time. Being first time buyers we really valued his impartial and professional advice on the area and the property itself. I’d e-mailed Henry the listing on a Saturday afternoon and he not only confirmed receipt on Sunday morning but sent us the complete report by early Monday afternoon, allowing us to go into the second viewing with a much clearer perspective. In a follow-up Skype call, he also advised us on how to put our best foot forward while making an offer, and gave us a better picture of the current London property market. He was also very honest about the uncertainties and unknowns – it is so refreshing to have someone so informed in your corner during this stressful period! As a result we feel much more confident in our position and will almost certainly be using Henry’s Pocket Agent service for further guidance through the progress. I would absolutely recommend his services!

  2. FirstTimer says:

    As a first time buyer, purchasing property can be a nerve-racking, stressful and a fairly tedious process. After finally finding a property that I was interested in, I still had certain reservations about the home. The scope for redevelopment to increase value and space of the property; the area and it’s amenities; and all the necessities that one looks for in a home. After many hours ‘Googling’, I came across Henry’s website. I read a few of his articles and then noticed the services he provides for existing and potential property owners. I clicked on the ‘Quick check service’ and after reading the comments from other users I decided to take the plunge and pay for the service. After 10 minutes or so of providing a small description of the property in question, Henry emailed in the early hours that he would provide me with a report by the end of the working day. I wasn’t sure what to expect. By 5 PM, Henry wrote his analysis of the property, the area and the local market of the property in question. Every single facet that one would need to know about purchasing a property that they were interested in buying was provided. I have to say Henry’s report amazed me I was not expecting an articulate, informative and outright brilliant summary of the biggest and most stressful purchase that one would make in their adult life. Without Henry’s dedicated and detailed analysis, I would have been haggling over the details of the property that was I interested in. Yes, buying a home can be stressful but I have taken Henry’s report as a backbone and support in mind to aid my search for the perfect home and I would recommend this service to anyone whether you are a first time buyer or experienced on the property ladder buyer. I will definitely use Henry’s ‘Quick check service’ as it is certainly worth the money and the best housing advice anyone could ever get.

    Thank you Henry,

    Much Appreciated The FirstTimer

  3. Mike says:

    Ok, I am already a property landlord but am unfamiliar with the London market and was in need of assurance on a purchase I was about to make.
    I came across Henry”s “quick check” service by chance as I did my groundwork on the internet… it’s always the legwork which brings in the value…. it led me to this cheap as chips service which taps into Henry’s extensive knowledge and market contacts…. all of which were used and detailed within his report. I was amazed at the extent of his input into my purchase, I truly did not expect such a considered and honest reply.
    The piece of mind alone at having an expert on your team is worth his fee over and over.
    Thank you Henry 👍 ( he was super quick in his response too )

  4. Loraine G says:

    This was an invaluable and impartial sense check and market check for us, from the expert! It is easy to get caught up emotionally with property when you are searching for your home. But, when you are investing your hard earned money into bricks and mortar Henry’s advice in highly recommended.

  5. John says:

    We were referred to Henry by a mutual friend and found his advise on a potential flat purchase in London invaluable. He was able to differentiate between a price that was appropriate for a home vs a Buy to Let investment. He was happy to provide good quality follow on advise on the impact that the changing political and economic environment might have on the price we originally offered. All up, highly recommended.

  6. Tim says:

    My 81 year old Mum found the house she wanted to buy. I asked her what she was going to offer for it and she said ‘full price’. I said we are going to use Henry Pryor’s Quick Check service which will cost £100, I will pay for it and if you save more that that on the price you pay, you can give me the £100 back. After 2 phone calls with Henry, my Mum negotiated £15,000 off the price face to face with the selling agents! We are very happy with the service Henry gave and we thoroughly recommend him on any house purchase.

  7. S says:

    We used Henry’s Quick Check service for a potential new family home for our re-location. After sending the request on Friday afternoon, he had produced the report in time for the 2nd viewing on Monday lunchtime.

    The detailed report was easily worth the cost itself, with Henry even speaking to the agency involved from both a sales and lettings perspective. The subsequent calls with him were even more valuable. Just simple pieces of advice to portray ourselves as the best candidates and how best to approach the initial negotiations.

    Ultimately we we lost out to someone in a similar position. However, Henry’s advice firstly ensured that we didn’t pay too much in this instance and gave us much more confidence for future negotiations.

    £100 is a very small sum to have someone like Henry on your side. Thanks!

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.
    James

    • Harsha Bellur says:

      I used Henry’s quick check service and found it great value for money. The report is well written and thought out and I was impressed with the fact that Henry took the time out to make contact with other local estate agents in the area to get a nuanced point of view of what the local market conditions are like.

      He’s also happy to take follow up questions and I found it really useful to have a professional cast on eye on your potential purchase and provide a bit of assurance. Definitely recommend it.

  13. 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!

  14. 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 !

  15. 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!

  16. 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!

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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

  21. 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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