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 services accordingly. 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.
‘Quick check‘ service costs £100.00 (£83.33 + VAT)
‘Pocket agent‘ service costs £600.00. (£500 + VAT)
Bespoke Buying Service we charge a retainer of £2,400 (inc. VAT) and then;
- 3% (inc. VAT) of the purchase price or
- 25% of any saving made on the asking price or
- An up front fee of £14,000 (inc. VAT) plus £14,000 (inc. VAT) payable on exchange of contracts.
[When it comes to estate agents the law states that fees must be quoted inclusive of VAT].
The retainer is only payable once. Our agreement runs for as long as necessary. Our record is 23 hours to find a property for one client. The longest took three years!
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.
Our first piece of free advice is “don’t go for the 25% saving” option. It may look like our interests are aligned but the gap between asking and sold price can be huge and imagine how easy it would be for me to put you off something you ought to buy just because there wasn’t much of a gap. We only need mumble about the drug dealer next door or the rumoured road widening scheme..
The ‘Negotiation only’ service is charged as we do for everything else at a day rate of £1,000 plus VAT.
We are very happy to write articles for blogs, newspaper or magazines. Henry charges £1 per word and endeavours to turn the requested piece around in 48 hours.