House Buy Fast Review

About HouseBuyFast

House Buy Fast opened in 2008 and they offer to buy property for a cash offer. This is usually below market value. it’s a personalized and very discreet service and there are no fees and its advertised as ‘stress-free’ their main service is ‘sell house fast’ and tend to achieve this in a week. They’re members of the National Association of Property Buyers and are also regulated by the property ombudsman. They don’t reveal the average spend on a house though most cash buying companies will also not reveal how they run to stop leaking of trade secrets.  They use RICS surveyors and have a lot of positive reviews.

Contact Details

Address:
38 Goring Road,
Worthing,
West Sussex,
BN12 4AD
Phone:
(+44) 01903 331 588
Website:
www.housebuyfast.co.uk

Services House Buy Fast offer

House Buy Fast sometimes abbreviated as ‘HBF’ offer quick property sales like many competitors under the terms like ‘we buy any house”  They say they can turn around a house sale as quickly as 3 days if needed. They offer to buy ‘problem’ properties, probate properties or a home that will not sell thoug traditional estate agents. In more recent times they can also buy flats with cladding.

HBF can help you move and are great if you are going through a repossession, divorce or require a sudden change of circumstance, they are able to adapt their timescales to suit you. Average sell time is 2 weeks and you’ll get a lower percentage of market value for the home which is agreed before the exchange of contracts.

How it works with House Buy Fast

Whilst services like sell house fast or we buy any house are mentioned they essentially do the same thing, you get in touch with House Buy Fast through either the website or over the phone. They then give an initial valuation of the property you would like to see. This is based on the information you give so ensure its accuracy. They will then give you an offer to buy your home, there are no obligations.

If you would like to accept their offer they’ll then pay for your property to be surveyed by a professional, if the survey matches the details you’ve given then the offer will stand if however, it reveals things like large structural issues they may change the offer to reflect this.  If you accept they’ll send some paperwork to sign and once it is complete and received they’ll pay the same day.

HouseBuyFast Reviews

House Buy Fast have reviews across several platforms and we’ve summarised them below

 

Google Feefo AllAgents
Average rating of 4.6 stars Average rating of 4.8 stars Average rating of 3.7 stars
48 Reviews 257 Reviews 3 reviews
37 5☆ star reviews 0 1☆ star reviews 1 1☆ star reviews
3 3☆ star review or below 3 3☆ star review or below 1 3☆ star review or below
HouseBuyfast Reviews collected June 2021

The Good:

  • House Buy Fast is a member of the NAPB and also a registered member of the property ombudsman. They use RICS accredited surveyors, this means they follow regulations and provide you a fair valuation on your home.
  • No fee’s when selling with HBF
  • They’ve got good reviews on their review services and a lot of compliments on customer service.
  • Cash within 24 hours of contracts and 2-3 weeks turn around time.

The Bad:

Not full market value, there is no advertised amount of what percentage of cash you’ll get.

The amount you get depends on the location and condition of the home which can be a variable amount vs expectations.

House Buy Fast won’t pay off existing loans and mortgages as some other quick house sale companies will, can potentially be more stressful when selling your home quickly.

Our Thoughts:

HouseBuyFast is a well-established company, they are founding members of the NAPB and also members of The Property Ombudsman. Their surveys are carried out by RICS accredited surveyors with no fees on their services or solicitors. They have some of the highest reviews on Feefo of quick sale firms. They don’t talk about the cost of how much they pay and this can only be assumed it’s a case by case system. They are able to give quotes very quickly and they will not pay off mortgages.

Comparison

CompanySpeed Property BuyersHouse Buy FastReady Steady SellFlying HomesGoodMovetheadvisory
Google Reviews5.0 (5 reviews)4.6 (49 reviews)Not Rated4.2 (5 reviews)4.7 (128 reviews)5.0 (96 reviews)
AllAgents ReviewsNot rated3.7 (3 reviews)Not RatedNot Rated4.4 (13 reviews)Not Rated
Feefo ReviewsNot Rated4.8 (275 reviews)Not RatedNot RatedNot RatedNot Rated
What they're (USP) offering:Fast house selling service
No fuss service
Most trusted UK quick home buyerFast advice and salesGarunteed best price NAPB ApprovedAdvice
The GoodCan buy property faster than estate agentsFounder of NAPBQuick to get a quoteNAPB aproovedNAPB ApprovedOffering advice
The BadNot able to offer full market valueCan't buy in ScotlandSupport not avalible around the clock Not clear on what price they'll pay.Offers based on condition and locationNot a quick house buyer

Frequent Asked Questions (FAQ)

How much does House Buy Fast pay for a house?

HouseBuyFast Do not publish how much they will pay but offer quick quotes and will get back to you within 24 hours quote a price

How long does it take for House Buy Fast to buy my house?

House Buy Fast can buy a house between 7 – 14 days though they publish this as adjustable to your needs.

What are the costs associated House Buy Fast?

HouseBuyFast have no fees or charges for using their service

Is House Buy Fast part of the NAPB?

HouseBuyFast are founding members of the NAPB

Is House Buy Fast registered with The Property Ombudsman?

HouseBuyFast are members of The Property Ombudsman

Is House Buy Fast a cash buyer with immediate funds available?

HouseBuyFast has cash funds available to buy properties.