£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 was 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 has 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. September 2021

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.

To pay for the report click here and you can use a credit or debit card via PayPal. (You do not need to be a PayPal customer). Alternatively you can make payment online to;

Account name; Henry Pryor

Sort code; 04-00-04

Account number; 44461109

84 Comments

  1. We found Henry’s insights to be robust and valuable in helping shape our approach to the proposed purchase.

  2. Henry’s quick check service went above and beyond. I asked him for a second opinion on a property I was planning to make an offer for. He came back to me, within the same working day, with an extensive and detailed response. And he offered a phone call, the following day, to answer my questions. Not only he gave me advise on the property itself, the market and the area, but also on my personal circumstances. He pointed out facts that I had overlooked and made me reconsider. I wish I had contacted him earlier. Definitely worth the money!

  3. Money very well spent. Henry reported back with specifics and details on the property that I would not have been able to find myself – and all within the same day. Pragmatic advice and an actual view. Thanks, Henry

  4. I would definitely recommend any first time buyers to use this service. Henry provided an interesting market outlook, but for us, the real value lay in the follow up phone call we had with him where he gave us invaluable advice about how to decide how much we’d be willing to pay for the property, how best to negotiate a deal and estate agent traps to look out for. It was very eye opening and will definitely shape the way we proceed with making an offer.

  5. Coming across Henry and his work is one of the best use cases for the internet, breaking down information barriers between experts and non-experts.
    I have been looking to buy for a while and his twitter feed is a constant source of information.
    Despite our recent unfortunate press I am a migrant to the UK and have come to be in the position to be able to apply for a mortgage. Henry’s appearances and website are a wonderful source of information for those of us unable to call upon familial experience in buying property. I used his quick check service and it was a great source of information on what to look out for in what is a market that is obscure to non-experts.
    Henry was quick with the feedback and in touch from the first email.
    Thank you for your assistance Henry wishing you continued success.

  6. Zero hesitation in recommending Henry’s Quick Check service.

    He contacted the estate agent and extracted more information about my prospective property from them in one call than I had managed in two viewings. The email he sent me (within 24 hours) was thorough and informative, and covered valuation, both to purchase and to rent out, market conditions, what kind of survey to ask for, resources for local schools & crime stats, and plenty more.

    He also went above and beyond and suggested a hardball negotiating strategy to me today which is so crazy, it might just work. All in all, an excellent service. Thanks Henry!

  7. I was very impressed with Henry Pryor’s quick check service. It helped point out risks and concerns with the property as well as opportunities. His tips on how to negotiate price were particularly helpful!

  8. I’m happy to recommend Henry’s Quick Check service as an aid to negotiation with vendors. The information he got from selling agents, and the subsequent insight that gave us on the prospective deal was worth the money on its own. And – yes – he was amazingly fast it getting his report back to us. He’s open in admitting that “value is in the eye of the beholder”, and we’ll see (in time) if as I suspect the two houses sell for considerably more than his valuation. We bought neither – but only because neither vendor showed any real need or urgency to move, and we weren’t prepared to hang around until they were prepared to complete. We bought a new house, which is now being finished to our specification!

  9. Henry’s Quick Check provided thorough analysis to support an independent check on our “feel” for the value of a target property. The report was compiled within hours and was analytical. It enable me, as an industry professional to take a more detached view of the potential acquisition. I regard it as money well spent, and for those outside the industry suspect that it offers huge potential return in informing bids.

  10. Followed Henry for a while on twitter but first timer to using his quick check service. Fantastically quick service, I emailed Henry with the property details in the evening and had the report in my Inbox before 10am the next morning.

    I then requested a call (all part of the quick check service) and that too was set up for the next morning. Very useful practical advice on negotiating and of great value.

    So within 48 hours of my email I had a report, a phone call with Henry to ask more questions and some very useful tips and tricks on negotiating.

    Would definitely recommend this service!

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