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We buy any house.

  • Best cash price paid
  • No fees or obligation
  • Any property / location
  • We buy ugly houses!
  • Fast, discreet service
really good service, Val, Leeds

Comments from our customers:

My husband got a new job in Southampton so we had to sell our property in Leeds quite quickly. We were happy with the service provided. Sarah McDonald, Leeds

Was recommended by a friend, the fast timescale really worked for me and they kept to their promises. J Patel, Scarborough

Charlie was a big help, he stayed with us the whole process and kept us informed at all times. 10 out of 10. Mr & Mrs Tuncliffe

Tried to sell my house with an estate agent - no joy. We hardly had any viewings and absolutely no offers. Glad we turned to flyinghomes. Roger Stinton

One week and it was sold. I can't believe it. The money was there in our bank.Rachael Rowe

We picked Flying Homes as they gave us the best cash offer for our home. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone! Chris Souter, Bury

We buy any house in 3 steps:

STEP 1

STEP 2

Agree a sale price.

STEP 3

Legal fees paid, moving date set.

Fast sale alternatives:

Estate Agent on the High Street

Can take between 3 to 12 months to complete a purchase, sometimes longer. Then there are the inevitable legal costs and agent fees to be paid on top. .

Online Estate Agent

Same as a high street agent - can take 3 to 12 months to complete. PLUS you usually have to pay your fees upfront even if your property doesn’t sell!

House Auction

Normally frequented by investors and landlords searching for a deal below market value. So chances are you’re not going to get the best price for your property.

Classifieds

Normally the home for second hand bikes and prams - not the place you expect to buy a house from. Some advertise their homes here, most are unsuccessful.

Facebook

Great for posting pictures of your holidays and birthday celebrations, but not the place of choice for house hunters. So chances are they will not find your house for sale here!

Ebay

UK’s largest online marketplace to buy bikes, shoes, prams, etc. But not known for selling property. Which means, maybe not the best place to sell your home?

Prize draw

Now you ARE gambling with your house. Many have tried this route and few have succeeded. It;s fraught with danger and subject to gaming licensing laws.

How much can you save with us?

We GUARANTEE a better offer!

It worked for Mrs Rowe:

Our property buying service:

We'll get you multiple cash offers

We secure several cash offers from the house buying companies offering top prices.

There are no fees or a sudden drop in any price agreed.

We buy any home fast, whatever the condition, and anywhere in the UK.

If you have been struggling to sell your home due to its undesirable location or poor condition Flying Homes will help you get a fair and accurate price for your property.

Types of properties we buy

We don’t have a typical type or price bracket of properties that we purchase. We will be interested in your property whether it’s a flat, mid-terraced, semi-detached, bungalow, or detached house – we will ALWAYS make you our best offer.

More about buying locations

As national property buyers, we have experience buying homes all over the UK.

We'll consider all fast buy properties from Lands End to John O'Groats our expert valuers are on hand to provide you with a valuation of your home and are happy to process the entire house sale from start to finish.

We buy ugly houses and delapidated properties

The condition of your home does not matter, we even buy fixer-upper houses needing lots of work!

The costs of repairing or extensively updating a house can run into the tens of thousands of pounds, which of course will eat into any money you eventually get from the sale.

We are to help and can have a cash offer over to you usually within 24 hours of first contact with us.

The condition of your property will determine how much we can offer

Yes, the condition of a property will directly affect its market value and therefore how much we will pay.

However, whether you own a run-down bungalow, a decrepit semi or a dated apartment, we’ll professionally assess your home and provide you with a fair offer based on its current market value.

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FAQ's:

Where in the UK do you buy?

1. We buy property all over the UK.

2. Including Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.

3. Also the Channel Isles.

4. We have a national team of property experts to help.

5. The buying process is slightly different in Scotland.

6. Scottish property purchases may take a little longer.

Is there any fees or hidden costs to pay?

1. No hidden fees or upfront costs.

2. We cover all legal fees in the buying process.

3. You receive a cash offer for your home.

4. No-obligation period to change your mind.

5. Our promise to beat any other cash offer.

6. Use our free property valuation tool.

7. Then contact us for a cash offer!

Do I have any protection, is there any regulation?

Many companies that buy a house fast are genuine, some are part of a trade body with self-regulated, so scams are few and far between generally.

The property industry, while partly regulated via the Office of Fair Trading and The Property Ombudsman, is closely linked to financial services, banking and legal, as a result of the house buying/selling process.

Mortgages, financial advice, and conveyancing are also heavily regulated, so you do get some protection.

What's the main house buying scam to be aware?

1. Price: Undervaluing your home.

Quick sale companies have historically suffered negative press fuelled by the actions of a minority. We buy any house complaints are varied in nature, but the main issue is the amount that is being offered for property in return for a quick sale.

Some ‘house buying’ specialists are offering as little as 70% of the property market value, highlighted by consumer websites such as Confused.com, MoneySavingExpert and Which? There have also been reports of house buying companies lowering their initial offer at the eleventh hour – giving helpless homeowners little option other than to accept a lower sale price. One company, in particular, has been charged customers £695 before valuing a property.

Regulations currently in place do not give sellers enough protection.

Some buyers promise to pay nearly the full market value for your house (80 or 90%) but undervalue it in the first place (worth around 60%).

What's the 'last-minute price drop' scam used by some home buying companies?

Know as ‘Gazundering’, it works like this:

1. The property buyer or quick sale company offers a high price for your home, probably 95 to 100% of its value.

2. Then just before you are ready to exchange contracts or complete the sale of your home, they drop the price by 15 or 20% leaving you high and dry.

3. And often financially committed to another property and unable to withdraw from the sale.

Some home buyers actively work this way, and while not technically illegal, Gazundering is thought of as an unfair practice and is not condoned by Flying Homes.

The last-minute changes in purchase price is another of the most common occurrences according to Trading Standards. Another common gripe relates to the timescale promised by property buying specialists. Many customers are verbally promising a house sale in a matter of days, yet the terms and conditions eventually signed by homeowners often state a maximum timescale of 12 months.

Fortunately, there are house buying services in the UK that stick to their promises, and that never renege on an initial offer once it has been made. Like Flying Homes these companies will not charge you upfront fees for the services they deliver.

Where can I find discussion & reviews for 'we buy any house' firms?

Forums such as Money Saving Expert discuss the pros and cons of selling your house fast and dishonest practices used by rogue quick sale firms.

Rightly they are decried, but it seems that some of the comments are unfairly tarring all house 'buy fast' companies with the same brush.

There are many fair operators like Flying Homes, who treat their customers fairly.

The best way you can compare ‘quick sale companies’ is to read the reviews of their customers. People who have lived through the house selling experience are best placed to give an insight into the services these companies deliver.

many homeowners have complained because of broken promises with customers believing they were deliberately misled. Look for the house buyers that have more positive comments than complaints, and use that information as the basis for your next move.

Independent reviews can be found on many review websites such as Trustpilot and Reviews.co.uk.

Are home buying companies advertising on TV and in newspapers reputable?

An increasing number of adverts for we buy any house are popping up across all forms of the media. There have been several high-profile ads on TV during the last few years, as well as some full-page spreads in national newspapers. Of course, most of these companies operate respectable, trustworthy house buying services that really help people during tricky situations in their lives.

While these ads can look alluring, it’s important that you read the small print. While some services promise to sell a house in as few as seven days, there might be a clause stating a maximum timescale of 12 months.

Check that you won’t be charged any administration fees for the services advertised. The Advertising Standards Authority has dealt with previous misleading TV ads severely, but they can be very persuading when they make dramatic declarations surrounding price and timescale.

Remember: any advert from a reputable house buying company will not make wild promises. It will simply state the facts and inform you how to make contact for further discussions.

Do quick sale companies buy houses in Scotland or abroad?

The short answer is yes, many property buyers promise to buy any house Scotland or Spain, and work in exactly the same way as they do in England and Wales.

Although there are some key differences between the way property transactions work in these countries, the principles of bypassing the open market and securing a buyer through a third-party’s help are exactly the same.