22nd July – What started as a free half hour consultation during the Lock Down is now a regular offer. Post Corona the market seems to be on fire with agents taking offers at March prices despite predictions of 5-10% falls come Christmas. Should you sell? Is now the time to buy? What are your options and who can you trust? Free, confidential and with no strings attached. Book your FaceTime, Skype, Zoom or regular phone call now.

Many people are understandably concerned about the impact of Covid 19 and what the coronavirus will mean for us all. There will be some very genuine issues that we will all need to address but in the meantime people want to know what they should do about buying or renting, selling or letting and how to best to prepare.

90,000 people bought a home in February, many are wondering if they will find that they paid too much for it. Many more are concerned for different reasons.

I’m running a series of free ‘surgeries’ – 30 minute video conferences for anyone who’d like to consider their options. If you’d like to book a slot please email me and we can arrange a chat at a safe distance making the most of technology.

With over 300 during Lock Down I am going to continue to run these as demand dictates. So far I have had people who have exchanged contracts worried about the practicalities of completion. People who have sales or purchases agreed and in solicitors hands. Some folk who are thinking of making an offer for a property, others who are in the middle of selling. Everyone wants some idea of what their options are and what they should do.

Now more than ever, people want to ensure that their biggest financial commitment isn’t their most expensive! Book a time that is mutually convenient and the links below will open a connection via FaceTime or Skype.


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81 Comments

  1. Henry responded to my request for a property clinic appointment within the hour on a Sunday morning. We were on the phone discussing within 2 hours.

    I had questions about an offer I had made and wanted advice. I left the conversation much more certain about my situation and next steps. I’ll definitely sleep better tonight as well!

    Thank you for your time, Henry

  2. Henry responded to my request for a clinic almost immediately, and I’m really relieved to have spoken to him. Clearly knows his stuff and was extremely insightful. Also an eloquent and enthusiastic communicator and i felt like a well looked-after client, despite this service being free!

  3. Very grateful to have spoken to Henry, especially for the free 30 minutes of extremely valuable advice. We are currently looking to buy our first property and Henry outlined very clearly the pros/cons of our situation and no doubt saved us from making a huge mistake that could potentially of cost us in the long term. I would highly recommend utilising his amazing gesture of a free 30 minute chat! Very friendly, professional, knowledgeable and straight to the point. Many thanks Henry!

  4. Despite it being a free consultation Henry gave us a very professional service – he responded extremely quickly and offered multiple slots to fit around our schedule. During the session he asked the right questions to understand our situation, gave us sensible advice on how to approach a purchase, and then gave us his views on the wider state of the market. Throughout the call he was engaging and friendly. We’d recommend him to anyone – thanks again Henry!

  5. HCLP will tell you what you need to hear, even if it is something you do not necessarily want to hear.

    Buying a house IS emotional and therefore it is important to take stock and ground yourself. Having that grounding come from someone who has considerable experience of this industry frames it in a different light for me.

    Now to try and convince my wife to take his advice…

  6. Henry responded quickly to our request and, as others have said, his advice was practical, objective and shared with humour. He was helpful and refreshingly frank. Thank you Henry!

  7. We were very grateful to speak with Henry today at his COVID clinic and appreciate him giving his time for no reason other than to help people in our situation. The advice we received was frank, clear and constructive. Thank you, Henry, for helping us see clear our next step!

  8. Henry got back to me almost instantaneously and we set up a call the next morning. His advice was ‘passionately dispassionate’, understanding of the sentiments around buying a property but also ready to pour some cold water where needed (as it was).

    Also encourage you to check out Henry’s twitter feed which is a rich source of interesting property-related updates!

    Thanks

  9. We are in the market for our first property, and had a conversation with Henry through his Covid Clinic.

    Henry was very responsive, knowledgeable and helpful. He patiently provided us with an overview and some advice which will aid us in our search.

    Very grateful to Henry for his help and time!

  10. Ever so grateful for the frank and honest advice from Henry. It’s very easy to get carried away with a property you’ve found and start picturing yourself in without weighing up the pros/cons objectively, especially at a time where this is critically important due to COVID-19 and its impact. Henry did this clearly and concisely, thanks ever so much!

  11. Impressed! Henry replied very quickly. We were chatting within a couple hours. My husband and I had become a bit stressed with the prospect of buying our first home, given the uncertain economic landscape. Henry gave us invaluable market insights and practical advice. We came away from the call feeling relieved, and more confident about our future property purchase plans.

  12. Good chat. Blunt – no reading between the lines necessary. I had read/heard the advice already in HP articles/vlogs but it was helpful to know that it still stood after summarising my situation (which is realistically no too dissimilar to most peoples’ right now). I was a first time buyer in a flexible situation and, although I loved the flat, I was not in love with the idea of shelling out the money for it, even before C-19. I pulled out a couple of days after the HP chat and it feels great not to have that extra stress at the moment. I bought a bike instead.

  13. Henry graciously gave us this free advice, and framed the situation in ways that we had not considered before. His professional views were invaluable and helped us to consider the current state of the market. Many thanks!

  14. I am very grateful for Henry and his covid clinic. He provided me with very clear, concise and objective view on my situation.

    I would really recommend getting in touch with him.
    Very polite and gave his honest opinion which is exactly what you want as a first time buyer. Great chap and will make use of his services again.

  15. We read Henry’s article in the FT and decided to contact him as we are First Time Buyers and had agreed a price and a mortgage prior to COVID. We dropped Henry an email and within hours he called us back. He gave us some really sound advice, which was just what we needed. Buying a house for the first time can be extremely stressful, but adding the complications of COVID and the market uncertainty really made us feel nervous. Henry was willing to answer our questions – whether or not we should negotiate a lower price or whether we should pull out of the sale completely. He was also able to share some contacts with us regarding stamp duty. We found Henry approachable and authentic in his advice and would highly recommend him to anyone needing further council on buying or selling during these unprecedented times.

  16. Henry very kindly make himself available for 30 minutes on a bank holiday! We got a lot of value from that short session, and Henry highlighted a number of things that we hadn’t thought about, which have given us good guidance in our immediate next steps.
    We’re very appreciative of his time and effort, and would happily recommend!

  17. I was very fortunate to have a conversation with Henry, and was incredibly impressed by his gesture of making such a professional service available. He listened to my circumstances with empathy and provided expert feedback that was comprehensive, clear and actionable. I really appreciated that his advice was tempered with good humour and plenty of reassurances; he made a potentially stressful circumstance seem manageable. A very insightful and generous service I would happily recommend. Thank you!

  18. I emailed Henry early today and just spoke with him. He is very clear, objective and collected and gave good advice. I work in the Property sector and buying my own home and know the market well but Henry still gave pointers and was really helpful. If you are buying and unsure, please speak to Henry for an objective impartial view. Thanks Henry!

  19. I want to thank Henry for taking to time to provide me with some guidance on the property market in such uncertain times. He responded very quickly to my request for a Covid Clinic, and gave me very insightful, helpful and clear advice. I would highly recommend his services to others who would like some guidance during these uncertain times. Thank you Henry!

  20. We are really thankful to Henry for taking the time out and calling us. He responded in under 5 mins, called us back on the same day and provided his view on whats likely to happen with the UK house prices. He was really switched on, professional and knew the pulse of the market. Thank you again, Henry 🙂

  21. I feel so privileged to have spoken to Henry about my house purchase. He was so measured in his approach, and he has helped me see reason (and not just blindly march along to an estate agent’s tune). Henry has helped me to take a tough decision that I wasn’t sure about taking at this difficult time. Professional, courteous and interested. Thank you, Henry!

  22. Dropped a note to Henry on the Saturday evening and was discussing our potential purchase on the Sunday morning.

    Received some great insight and advice which has helped steer the direction that we’ll take. Really appreciated Henry. Thank you.

  23. We just had a chat with Henry regarding a house purchase which we had started pre-COVID. He was the voice of reason we absolutely needed in these uncertain times and we are beyond grateful for his indispensable advice. It’s so rare these days to find someone willing to help you without asking for anything in return but he did just that. It was like chatting to a friend who happens to have lots of knowledge about property! Thank you, Henry!

  24. Thank you so much Henry for the transparent, no-obligation discussion about being a first-time buyer in London. You’re doing us all a great service!

  25. We had a Covid clinic session with Henry and it was very insightful. Henry was honest and gave us tips and suggestions on how to handle this situation which were very useful. Thank you Henry for making the time and speaking to us. Would recommend to anyone who wants to discuss their situation and how to handle it in this uncertain environment.

  26. I just had a really helpful and informative chat with Henry. I am a first time buyer and was a bit anxious around what to do at the moment. Henry provide clear advise which helped me decide what I should do next. It’s really kind of Henry to offer his time, thanks Henry!

  27. It was great to speak to Henry and get his thoughts and insights on a semi-commercial property plan we’re exploring. Knowledgeable, honest and reassuring in this most unusual time.

  28. Henry’s free advice was forthright yet sensitive and an enormous help to us in making a very difficult decision on whether to press on with a house purchase during the crisis. Thank you!

  29. Henry was very willing to have a conversation and offer advice to use in the current very uncertain environment. Definitely be using his services as we decide in our next steps

    Sam Patel

  30. I booked a free covid clinic with Henry for advice on lease renewal. I was speaking to him within 24 hours and found his advice very helpful, clear and useful. He was very thorough, talked through the likely market situation and potential options. Great service which really helped put my mind at rest. Would definitely recommend to others.

  31. I think it’s really great that Henry is giving up his time to offer free advice through his covid clinics.
    As a first time buyer in the middle of a purchase, it was really nice to talk to somebody impartial who clearly has a lot of experience. He talked me through a clear and simple approach on how to proceed with my purchase once the lockdown is over. Something that I hadn’t thought of prior to this.
    He also gave me a good overview of the market and where he believes it is heading, leaving me feeling more confident about our position.
    Thanks again, Henry!

  32. Henry and I spoke recently about our house transaction in the midst of the coronavirus crisis and his advice was simple, clear and direct. My partner and I found it immediately helpful and it significantly shaped how we thought about responding to the seller at a tricky time. Much appreciated and many thanks!

  33. It was great to get some impartial advice from Henry, as a first time buyer in a strange economic time, Henry gave me a much clearer idea of what was to come, what to expect, and how to play it. I would recommend Henry’s guidance to anyone. Thank you Henry.

  34. Thanks very much Henry for taking the time to speak with me yesterday. Great to talk to someone who isn’t on one side of the different agents in the process.

    It was good to know I was more or less along the right line of thinking with my current plans, albeit I discovered I didn’t fully appreciate how the valuation was worked out fully, so was able to learn a lot on that too.

    I highly recommend taking the opportunity to speak with Henry, to anyone going through the process now, even if you think you know it all, that expert view certainly helped me a lot.

  35. Henry’s advice was freely given, focused on the key issues we are facing in the current market and delivered in a practical, clearly understandable way. And we had a laugh. What’s not to like? This man clearly knows his stuff and, if I had the need, I would go back to him in an instant. Highly recommended and thank you Henry.

  36. Asked Henry for some advice as we were at point of exchange on our sale and purchase of next home. Unsure whether to proceed, don’t want to pay over the odds etc when the market re-opens. Henry called and gave me lots of food for thought, I feel we know what we need to do now and it was wonderful to have impartial advice rather than just listening to our estate agent or guessing what our next move should be. If you have concerns about buying/selling in these uncertain times I thoroughly recommend you speak to Henry.

  37. Just spoke to Henry. He was extremely generous with his time and gave us some great advice. I now feel like I have a plan to work towards and feel a lot more confident navigating these choppy waters. Thanks again for your time Henry.

  38. Henry was fantastic to speak to and was happy to answer my questions relating to the property market during these unprecedented times. Henry gave both detailed advice and explanations for these which will no doubt help me with making a more informed decision regarding any property purchase over the coming few months. Thanks again Henry!

  39. Henry helped me come to a decision with insightful advice, interpretation and clarity. I am very grateful to him for giving his view, and for kindly volunteering his time. I would absolutely recommend contacting him for an impartial and informed opinion.

  40. Henry kindly talked us through what is becoming quite a challenging decision for us as first-time buyers. His advice was concise and not ambiguous – thank you very much!

  41. Huge thanks to Henry for an incredibly helpful COVID-19 clinic. His insights helped me find some much-needed perspective and a way forward at a time of intense stress. It really is amazingly kind of him to give his time and expertise to those of us grappling with property transactions on top of everything else the coronavirus emergency is bringing.

  42. Having struggled to find impartial advice on a potential house purchase during this time, Henry was a breath of fresh air. His knowledge and ability to distill challenges in the housing market down into layman’s terms was extremely helpful and refreshing. I’m very grateful for his advice, all of which he provided free of charge. Thank you again!

  43. Thank you Henry for your time today and for the concise and informative way in which you saw through our ‘shall we, shan’t we’ dilemma!
    We have already followed your advice and put the purchase on hold for now, and we are prepared to walk away from it completely if necessary.
    You were completely honest with us and we valued your opinions.
    Thanks again.

  44. Henry provided sensible advice for our house hunt at a time of great uncertainty and we are grateful for his insights into the London housing market. Would very much recommend to any prospective buyers.

  45. ‘Had a quick consultation with Mr Pryor and found it incredibly helpful. At a time where there is a lot of confusion about everything happening in the property market, I found our conversation very calming and informative. Very grateful.

  46. Henry kindly gave us some of his time to speak on the phone. The advice he gave was really useful and it helped us a great deal, he was easy to speak to and a lovely man.

    Thankyou again Henry.

  47. Had a very useful and informative chat with Henry about buying our next property. We spoke through current market conditions and steps to take so that we are positioned ready for when things are little more certain.

    Thank you for giving up some of your valuable time.

  48. I can’t thank Henry enough for the time he gave up to help us with timely guidance during this changeable time. He has confirmed to us that the hard decision we needed to take over our upcoming house move was the right one and to take emotion out of the process. In doing so he helped put the power back in our hands with respect to the sale. No one can say for certain what is going to happen but his calm, professional and extremely friendly guidance came at the perfect time for us. Many thanks Henry.

  49. Had a great conversation with Henry where he shared his knowledge and opinion on the current uncertainties. It was good to bounce ideas of him and what I should do moving forward

    Thanks Again

  50. Refreshingly honest and very helpful guidance from Henry. Very kind of him to give up his time to answer questions and alleviate some concerns. Thanks again

  51. We were so fortunate to have had the chance to speak with Henry a few days ago regarding the current climate and what it means for us as first time buyers. He was exceptionally honest and frank in offering his opinion. He told us what we suspected we should do, but needed to hear it from someone like him who had done the research and knew the subject. It was extremely reassuring for us and helped us to make a tough decision. 100% recommend speaking with Henry to anyone that may be in a similar situation! Thank you again so much, Henry!

  52. I have had a covid clinic with Henry on the phone to look for some expert advice on what to do in the current circumstances. It has been a privilege to talk to him. He has been very open, clear and has passed on really useful tips. I am really grateful. Many thanks!

  53. As a first time buyer with no experience of property transactions I’m incredibly grateful for the advice Henry generously provided for free during a covid clinic call.

    Henry gave me a clear explanation of my options, the current market situation, and a plan to handle it which has left me feeling more optimistic. Key takeaway is to maintain contact with the vendor and show empathy with their difficult situation.

    Thanks again for kindly giving me your time and advice.

    Matt

  54. Henry was great to speak to. He gave me some well informed advice which I will definitely be taking. I recommend speaking to him if you have any property related questions.

  55. Many thanks for taking the time to allay some of my concerns on purchasing a house in these very strange time; and free too. Great to follow on twitter with some very useful links and stats on current housing trends. Keep up the good work

  56. Really clear, sensible helpful advice offering a solid plan at a time when there is so much uncertainty.
    Thank you very much, a very generous offer.

  57. Feel really lucky to have someone so genuine and honest to give us expert advice during such a turbulent time. We are first time buyers and understandably nervous about what’s going on but his advice has made everything a lot clearer. Quick to respond and opened his arms for further help if we needed it. I wish I could thank him more but hopefully he understands our gratitude at this time. Thanks!

  58. I first heard about Henry some time ago from his quotes to the Financial Times – much to the chagrin of some FT website commenters who say they don’t understand why the FT doesn’t cultivate relationships with other buying agents.

    Had a Covid-related chat with Henry this morning – he is an affable guy and he expressed his thoughts in a concise fashion. The advice isn’t revolutionary (as Henry himself admits) but it’s crucial for me to hear from someone who has a clear grasp of current events.

  59. Henry is a down to earth individual who approached my dilemma with a no-nonsense point of view, giving reasons for his thought process, and providing insightful knowledge of the market and where it is heading given current uncertainty.

  60. Thanks, Henry for being a clear head in cloudy times. Quick to respond and informative!

  61. Henry is such a knowledgeable and friendly person, he is selfless.

    I wish him and his family the best

  62. It was great to have the opportunity to speak to Henry about my house sale. He is so knowledgeable with 30 years experience in the property market he gave me excellent advice and helped me to make the right decision. If you are buying or selling I highly recommend Henry Pryor.

  63. I’ve been lost at sea the last week or so in regards to my upcoming move, talking to Henry just now has been the perfect tonic. And for free! Absolutely brilliant advice, extremely confident and well informed. Thank you so much

  64. I was lucky to have a call with Henry last week. His advice was very well reasoned and invaluable, especially at a time of uncertainty such as this one. He clearly knows his stuff and I will ask him again for advice if and when I will buy a property.

  65. I had a call with Henry last week and felt very lucky to have had the opportunity to talk with someone so exceptionally generous with their time and expertise. It’s difficult to find impartial home buying guidance online, and he provided his expert advice in a way that was thoughtful and easy to digest. He made my decision feel much more simple in an overwhelming time. Thank you Henry for all the help.

  66. My wife and I had a couple of options to consider and even though we were pretty sure what we should do, we were frozen by uncertainty. Henry gave us the opportunity to discuss this and we came out of the discussion with clear heads and decision.
    This is a great service provide for free. I was dubious/cautious, as you have to be with everything these days, but I needn’t have been!

  67. At a time of vast uncertainty, my husband and I were extremely worried as we’re due to exchange and complete. But thanks to Henry’s insightful perceptive, we are now feeling extremely confident on what the right thing to do is. Thank you again for your time.

  68. Thank you very much for your time in our Covid Clinic. It was great to be able to speak to someone in the property industry who was clear, honest, and more importantly trustworthy. It was very useful for my fiancée and I to understand how best to proceed with buying in the current market. I Would definitely recommend based on my very positive experience.

  69. Thanks for the very helpful advice on our house purchase. It helped us make a decision in a these difficult times.

  70. Henry was incredibly generous to offer his time and expertise for free in these incredibly tough times. His clear and impartial advice provided the information we didn’t want to hear but ultimately needed to. Thank you.

  71. Great to have the opportunity to speak face to face with Henry regarding the current property market and the impact Covid19 is having; not only in the present but also what the future could potentially look like as a property Investor. High recommend this chap and he talks sense!

  72. My Partner and I were so grateful for Henry’s advice surgery session! And it was FREE! :0 During this period of such uncertainty we really needed frank and professional advice. It was very thorough, honest and supportive. Would highly recommend this to anyone!

  73. I am really grateful for Henry’s time and advice during a crazy time for the property market. It was great to have impartial and clear views. Thank you!

  74. Wonderful advice, generously given by the wisest, coolest head in UK property. Many thanks Henry!

  75. It was really great to have impartial expert advice from Henry, I’m really grateful for his time to give me some advice and tips going through this tough and uncertain time of decision making!

  76. Just had a very pleasant, informative and helpful surgery session with Henry. The most valuable thing you can give is your time. Henry was generous to give me that for free and i am very grateful.

  77. It was a fantastic gesture for Henry to offer his sage advice, for free, in these most challenging of times. Although not what we were expecting to hear, perhaps due to heart ruling head, Henry’s clear and unequivocal advice has helped us make a tough decision.

    Thanks again.
    Sean

  78. I’ve been following Henry’s market opinions for a long time. His most recent open clinics for the current COVID-19 situation provided me and my partner with great advice about our current purchase. He was really responsive, and very generous with his time. Thank you!

  79. I had a surgery session with Henry recently.
    Henry was very frank, and didn’t beat around the bush. He offered honest opinions that clients / potential clients may not want to hear (which I appreciate)
    Henry was able to dissect issues quickly, and see through to the root cause.

    Thank you once again!!

  80. I was lucky enough to speak to Henry in one of his Covid clinics and received exactly the kind of informative, insightful and confident advice I was crying out for. His congenial manner and etymological knowledge were added bonuses!

    I feel incredibly fortunate to have had his time and would certainly recommend his services to anyone who’s unsure how to proceed re: property-related matters in this bizarre and uncertain time

  81. We were lucky enough for Henry to give us some of his time to discuss a prolonged house purchase that we have been involved in. Witty, polite and concise….but most of all re-assuring. We are extremely grateful to him, especially considering that he has nothing to gain from giving us his professional view. Thank you again sir!

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