Updated September 2023

We are buyers’ agents. We typically look for homes between £500,000 and £50m. We work for the rich and famous, for celebrities but for mere mortals too! Like the properties they buy, our clients are all different and so we offer different costs and services. We try to keep our fees affordable and competitive and we update them as necessary. Please call or email and we will happily provide a specific quotation.

We offer different types of help depending on how much assistance you are looking for.

Pocket agent service costs £1,000.00. (£833.33 + VAT)

Buying Service Choose from one of the following;

    • £1,000 per week (£833.33 +VAT) ‘pay-as-you-go’. Cancel any time. or
    • A fixed, up-front fee of £15,000 (£12,500 plus VAT) or
    • A retainer of £2,400 (£2,000 plus VAT) and then 3% (2.5% plus VAT) of the purchase price payable on exchange of contracts.
[When it comes to estate agents the law states that fees must be quoted inclusive of VAT].

We don’t think that buying a £10m property is ten times more complicated than buying one for £1m & it doesn’t seem helpful for us to be rewarded if we persuade you to spend more money. So, whilst we have the traditional retainer and percentage fee that all buying agents offer we also offer a cheaper, fixed fee option and for those who aren’t comfortable making that kind of commitment or who perhaps only want help with part of the process we have a pay-as-you-go alternative. A weekly payment that you can cancel whenever you want to.

We used to offer a fee based on 25% of the saving from the asking price but our first piece of free advice was “don’t go for it” and nobody did. Whilst it looked like our interests might be aligned the gap between asking and sold price can be huge and it would be easy, if our motivation were purely financial, for us to put you off something you ought to buy just because there wasn’t much of a saving.

Our Terms of Business will confirm that our agreement lasts as long as necessary or until you decide to explore other options or if we give up on you ever buying something!

NOTE – For those buying a second home or ‘buy-to-let’ property HMRC guidance notes (& the more digestible Which?) state that our fee, like the additional ‘2nd home Stamp Duty Land Tax‘ or the 2% foreign buyer surcharge plus all your selling costs in certain circumstances can be set against future Capital Gains Tax (or against CGT losses which at present can be carried forward). You should double-check that this would be the case for you with your financial advisor.