£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. Henry’s ‘Quick Check’ service is invaluable to anyone thinking of making an offer on a property. In under 24 hours from my first email, he produced a report that was thorough and packed with insight – then followed up with a phone call to talk through negotiation strategy. Highly recommended.

  2. As a professional property developer I’m reasonably well versed on how housing works, but I used Henry’s Quick Check service to sense-check my thinking on a house and to garner some much-needed market intelligence. Henry offered sound advice and a very quick turnaround, so I’m delighted that I paid for a sliver of his time, even though I am supposed to be an expert! I recommend his service and would use it again.

  3. I cannot recommend Henry’s Quick Check service enough.

    The report he provided us on the property we were looking at was well researched, thorough and useful. But what really sets his service apart is the follow up call where he will coach you in how to bid, when to bid and what you must do to get the best deal.

    Henry’s knowledge and insight are second to none and he is super approachable, responding to queries promptly and efficiently.

    For anyone who needs help to navigate the home buying process, the Quick Check service is both invaluable and amazing value for money.

  4. I bought the Quick Check – best £100 well spent. Very quick, to the point and valuable starting information for someone like myself, an inexperienced first time buyer!

    Thank you Henry.

  5. I used the quick check service to get a second opinion on a house my girlfriend and I were considering. Once we had read Henry’s detailed report, as first time buyers, we felt much more secure in our view that the property we were looking at was overpriced in relation to the area. He also highlighted important factors to highlight in any negotiations, which were very helpful in our discussions with estate agents. For the price, I feel this is great value for money and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it!

  6. I’ve worked with Henry on the media side for a while – he’s one of the sharpest property commentators out there – but I can also thoroughly recommend his ‘quick check’ service. It’s great value – particularly in the context of home-buying costs – and a very rapid turnaround. Regardless of how many houses you’ve bought or sold in your time, it’s easy to get caught up in the emotion of the process, particularly when you’ve found somewhere that you like. Having Henry’s detailed report and expert view on valuation as a sense-check helped us to resist the temptation to overpay in the face of a vendor who just wasn’t prepared to budge. As a result we ended up finding a more suitable (and cheaper) property elsewhere.

  7. I have recently used the Quick Check service, asking Henry for an advice on a property I was considering to make an offer on. Henry’s been brilliant, with a super fast turnaround, impartial advice and suggestions on what to look out for. As a first time buyer, this was exactly what I needed and I have not only been able to reframe my dialogue with the selling agent for this particular property, but have also learned how to better approach property search and evaluation in general.

  8. We used Henry’s Quick Check service recently and found it superb. Quick turnaround, great advice and friendly service. I’d highly recommend him to anyone in the market for a new home. We’ll certainly be using his services next time we move.

  9. The quick check service is a great tool for newbie homebuyers such as myself. Henry offered a fast turn around of two detailed reports and gave me an insight into things I hadn’t considered. He was also very helpful on the phone and gave me advice on making an offer and negotiations, as well as what to do about a property I had missed out on. I would definitely recommend this service.

  10. Henry is very smart, knowledgeable and responded to my queries promptly. Highly recommended !

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