£100 for a 2,300 word report with advice on value, the market, what to check plus a 30 minute follow-up phone call.

NOTE – Since the start of Covid in March 2020 the housing market has been all over the place and trying to value something has become nearly impossible. Mortgage valuers tell us that they either don’t do valuations or they are having to sign them off at whatever the agreed price is. Comparables are of little use and of course the Stamp Duty holiday complicated things yet further. We’re very keen to help, there is a market, you can buy and sell, let and rent but it is especially complicated. Please call or email to check exactly how much help this report can be before ordering. February 2022

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) we will provide a 2300 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

We 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 above) and email it together with the full postal address with postcode to “henry@pryor.co.uk” along with your contact details and we’ll be in touch.

If £100 seems too much to pay for a bespoke report on the home you are thinking of buying there are automated alternatives. The excellent Property Detective will deliver a report that you may find has the detail you need and costs £9.99 or the moveiQ service from our old friend and media darling Phil Spencer which at present costs £17.99.

You can make payment to;

Account name; Henry Pryor

Sort code; 04-00-04

Account number; 44461109


  1. I used Henry’s ‘quick check’ services twice — in the first case he provided a quick, expert opinion on the worth of a unique house in London which helped us make a a strong bid with reasoning, and in the second instance he was honest and said he could not give a firm estimate on price due to the market being closed, which I appreciated. He did not charge me, when he could have easily taken my money! Thanks Henry.

  2. Henry could not have been more helpful or honest. We cannot overstate how important his advice was to us as potential buyers. Super fast response when time was of the essence and we will be using him again for any future transactions.

  3. It is the second time I have used Henry’s services whilst in search of some clarity in these unpredictable times. Needless to say in both occasions Henry’s advice was prompt and, most importantly: spot on! I am really grateful that he can provide such excellent insights at an affordable price for ftb like myself. He is a real Property Oracle and I will not hesitate to use him again (for as many times as necessary) to buy with confidence!

  4. Henry helped my Mum save £15K on her house purchase a couple of years ago, so when it came to my house purchase, Henry was the first person I turned to for advice.

    Over our 12 month search for our new home, we had a couple of offers rejected before we found the house in our preferred location.

    With Henry’s advice we were able to secure the house after a brief negotiation at a £20K saving on the asking price

    Using Henry’s contacts we arranged a great mortgage offer and had a survey done by one of his recommended surveying companies.

    All in all, an extremely stress free transaction smoothed on its way by Henry’s helpful advice.

    Thank you again for the help Henry

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