WE BUY ANY HOUSE
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We Buy Any House
Any House. Any Condition. Nationwide.
At Accelerate Homes we connect UK homeowners who need a quick sale with the 'we buy any house' cash property buyers. Our recommended partners live by the slogan - we buy any house in any condition, nationwide! Over the past 10 years we have helped 1000s of homeowners sell their house quickly and for cash!
We pride ourselves on providing a fast, fair and transparent service for our customers. We partner with a small group of cash buyers who operate to the highest standards in the quick property sales industry. Throughout the process their friendly and professional property teams will be on hand to answer any of your questions and deliver a sale solution that works best for you.
All our recommended partners have their own significant investment funds, which means they can guarantee their cash offers and move as quickly as you would like to complete your sale. No hassle, no fuss!
If you are experiencing immediate financial difficulties they can offer upfront cash advances to ease your burden.
Moreover, they do not charge for their services. In fact our partners will cover your surveying and legal fees, and they frequently allow sellers to remain in their house for a short period after they purchase it, rent free, so that you can plan your onward move.
Whatever your financial situation and whatever the state of your property, we are here to help. We buy any house in any condition, nationwide!
Sell Your House
As Simple As 1-2-3
Receive a Cash Offer
Complete our enquiry form to get a FREE cash estimate from one our recommended partners for your house within 24 hours. No viewings needed!
Confirm Sale Price
Our partners will pay for an independent RICS survey and confirm a sale price to make you a firm offer.
Complete and Exchange
A vast access to cash funds means our partners can complete in as little as 7 days. You set the completion date.
Customers Love Us!
Consistent 5* Reviews
“We got a quick cash offer and closed within two weeks!”
“The cash buyer that Accelerate Homes recommended were professional and a pleasure to deal with. Andy in the Sales Department was helpful from the beginning and throughout the process, which made the sale a straightforward and relatively stress-free experience. His understanding of our situation was first class. I would have no hesitation to recommend this company.”
“They clearly explained the process and lived up to their promises”
“The sale of our property was so easy and straightforward. We had constant questions but Sarah always had the time to answer any queries. The company Accelerate Homes recommended was top draw.”
Mr and Mrs Loch
We Buy Any House
Guaranteed quick house sale
The process of selling your house couldn't be any more straightforward.
After you have completed our enquiry form we will connect you to one of our recommended partners who will contact you within 24 hours to discuss your situation and make you an initial offer. Our partners use local market research, bespoke valuation tools and years of experience to be able to make fast, fair and transparent cash offers.
If you are happy with their offer they will arrange and pay for an independent RICS surveyor to provide an official valuation of your house. Depending on the outcome of this independent survey and valuation they may revise their initial offer, this happens rarely but is worth noting. Their final offer is always final. Throughout the valuation period they will advise you of any changes and will never reduce their final offer at the last minute (read more).
At no point are you under any obligation to proceed with the final offer. All our partners are long-standing UK property companies who provide fair, safe and hassle-free services for their customers. Our goal is to help by connecting you with the best cash property buyers, not put you under more pressure and stress, no matter if you're looking to sell and rent back or something else. Our partners will always be totally transparent throughout the sales process and open and friendly in sales negotiations. And to make life easier they will always cover your legal fees and will not take an admin fee, should you agree to proceed.
Whatever your situation, whether you need a fast house sale due to a divorce, are experiencing financial difficulties and / or need to stop repossession proceedings, or indeed are looking to move an inherited property fast, we are here to find the perfect sale solution for you.
We only work in partnership with cash property buyers who are trusted partner members of The Property Ombudsman and National Association of Property Buyers.
Cash Sale vs. Estate Agents
We buy any house, nationwide!
Using a specialist cash property buyer is a great alternative to a traditional estate agent as they do literally buy any house in any condition, nationwide. And better still can make cash purchases, this means no chains, no tiresome viewings and most important, FAST!
These are the pros and cons as we see them.
Selling to a Cash Buyer (7 Days+)
Selling via Estate Agent (6 Months)
Average Agreed Purchase Price
Final Agreed Price After Survey
Estate Agent Fees
£2,592 + VAT
Cosmetic Repairs Needed
Council Tax and Other Bills
Net Price Achieved
We Buy Any House Scams
6 Things To Avoid
Down valuations occur when a quick sale company offers you a flattering valuation for your house and then offers you a substantially reduced value after contracts have been exchange. This is a major issue, as you may have already made plans on the agreed price and are now stuck.
This as you can imagine is a deplorable act. But folks, it happens so be careful. Remember, if it sounds too good to be true it probably is.
Here is how the process should work and this is how our cash buying partners at Accelerate Homes conduct business.
After you make an enquiry, for example, by competing our enquiry form you will get an initial estimation for your property. Generally, a cash buyer will turn this around in 24 hours and base their valuation on a bespoke methodology that uses local market research tools and a cash valuation model (this is to say that the industry generally works at around 80% of the market value). At this stage a buyer will call you to discuss your circumstances and should explain in an upfront manner the initial estimation and how it is subject to an independent survey.
If, after the call, you want to proceed most buyers will arrange and pay for an independent Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) valuation of your property. A perk of working with Accelerate Homes is that all our partners cover the costs of this service, including the RICS report.
Depending on the outcome of the RICS report a buyer may increase or decrease their offer price in-line with their valuation. They should confirm this in writing and should not change the final offer price at this point.
Throughout the entire process you should not be obligated to proceed and should be able to back out at any point
No Access To Real Cash Funds
Many quick sale companies don’t actually have cash funds to buy your house. They are either using mortgages to purchase your home, which defeats the purpose of being a “cash buyer”, or are reliant on investor funds.
As you can imagine, without access to cash funds the idea of achieving a fast sale is often negated. This issue ties in closely to Scam 3 and 6 below.
To avoid this issue you should find out upfront how your buyer plans to finance the purchase of your property and whether they have ‘real cash funds’.
In terms of Accelerate Homes, all the companies we partner with have access to significant cash property funds, which allows them to always guarantee cash offers and never rely on mortgages lenders or third party investors to buy your house.
Some quick house sale companies promise unrealistic timescales to complete their sale. Many say they can do so in under a week! If you do need to sell your house incredibly quickly then you need to make sure that the company you are dealing with is indeed a cash buyer. Without access to immediate cash there is no way that a buyer can complete the sale in a really short time span.
With Accelerate Homes, our partners have access to real cash funds that allows them to literally move as fast as you need. The fastest cash buyer in our network has competed a sale in 7 working days. But to do so means everyone, including you, needs to be on the ball. On average our recommended partners complete sales in 28 working days. We tell our customers to expect sales to complete in 2-4 weeks.
If you need more time to get your affairs into order our partners will never put you under pressure to move faster.
“Lock Out” agreements or long-term exclusivity agreements are complicated documents that essentially bind you into dealing with only one company. They lock you into an exclusive relationship with a company and to get out of the agreement you often need to pay several thousand pounds.
If a quick sale company asks you to sign one of these documents, run away quickly! If you sign this document you are legally restricted to selling to the counter-party company. Worse still the counter-party company is often not obligated to buy your property, so you could end up not being able to sell your house.
In short, do not sign a lock out agreement.
It goes without saying, under no circumstances would any partner who works with Accelerate Homes request you to sign a lock out exclusivity agreement.
Unregulated Sale and Rent Back
Sale and Rent Back schemes occur when a buyer agrees to purchase your property and allow you to rent back. In effect, ownership of the property changes but you don’t need to move, instead you become a tenant, usually on much better terms than your mortgage repayments.
As you can imagine, sale and rent back schemes can be very attractive, but once you have sold your rights as an owner to the new investor, your rights as a tenant are considerably reduced. For example, your tenancy agreement could be only 6 month long and then you may have to move.
The Financial Services Authority (FSA), now the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), recently starting regulating companies and investors who offer Sale and Rent Back (SARB) solutions. To offer a SRAB service a company now needs to be registered with the FCA.
If your buyer is offering you a Sale and Rent Back option make sure to check that they are registered with the FCA. If they are not, then do not do business with them (regardless of how good the offer is!)
Requesting False Sales Price
This issue ties into scam 2: no access to cash funds. A clear indicator that a company or investor does not have cash funds is if they ask you to state that your property is being sold for the full market value rather than the price you have negotiated with them.
They do this so that they can go to their lender and get a larger mortgage based on the full market value. For example, if you are selling to the investor for £90,000 and the full market value is £120,000, the investor may want to say to the lender that they are buying at the full market value but only need to borrow £90,000 (or 75% of the inflated price). They are more likely to get a 75% loan to value than a 90% or 100% (thankfully these types of loans are not prevalent in the market anymore).
Making a false claim to a lender like the example above is in fact fraud and both the buyer and the seller could face prosecution.
In short, if your buyer is asking you to make any false claims or do things that don’t seem above board, then we recommend avoiding them and changing suppliers.
Avoid We Buy Any House Scams
Here is our handy checklist of things to consider when engaging a quick sale company:
- Check if your buyer is a genuine cash buyer: How are they planning to finance the purchase of your property? If they are planning to use a mortgage lender or a third party investor, then we would suggest proceeding with caution.
- Check what fees are involved: Do they charge an admin fee? Do they cover your RICS valuation and legal fees? Generally we recommend only engaging a company that covers all fees and does not charge an admin fee.
- Check what their policy is with ‘down valuation’: If possible get their valuation policy in writing.
- Check and verify customer testimonials: Ask for customer testimonials and follow-up with previous sellers to get a real sense of how dealing with the company you are looking to engage works.
- Check that the company conducts an independent RICS valuation: Some companies do not use RICS surveys to provide their final offer price. Make sure the firm you engage has a policy to use a RICS survey to make their final offer on your property.
- Check if they have long-term exclusivity agreements: If they do then choose another company.
- Check that they are legitimate: Do they have a registered office address? Can you visit them in person? How long have they been in the property business?
- Check their industry affiliations: At a minimum they should be members of the Property Onbudsmen and the National Association of Property Buyers.
- Check if they are FCA registered: If you plan to sale and rent back check that they are registered with the Financial Conduct Authority. Do not engage a company that is not registered.
If the company you are looking to engage can meet all the criteria set out in the checklist above then you will likely have a positive experience and avoid any scam.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Selling your property fast is a big deal and it can be incredibly stressful. We're here to make the process as hassle-free and simple as possible, no matter if this is your first or second property.
Here are answers to our most frequently asked questions. If your question isn't answered below please complete our enquiry form or call us.
Do you buy all types of properties?
We buy any house! As long as your property is a residential abode (apartment, terraced house, bungalow or detached home) and is located in either England or Wales, one of our recommended cash buyers will give you an offer! Please note: our partners do not buy properties in Scotland and Northern Ireland. For average property buying time click here.
How much do you typically pay for properties?
Our recommended partners specialise in buying properties valued under £500,000. We only work with cash buyers who have access to significant cash funds, which means they can move quickly, providing you with the highest possible cash sale price for your house.
Will your offer price change?
The short answer is that the preliminary cash offer you receive is subject to change on the valuation from an independent RICS chartered surveyor, but that the final offer is final. How this works? Once you have completed our online enquiry form, we will connect you with one of our recommended partners who will make you a preliminary cash offer over the phone. If you want to proceed they will arrange for a chartered surveyor to visit your home and provide an independent valuation on the property. Depending on the outcome of their valuation this may adjust the initial offer. This will be the final offer and not subject to change. At no point are you under any obligation to proceed or accept an offer.
What price range of properties do you focus on?
Our recommended partners focus on buying properties valued under £500,000. As they have their own significant cash funds they can move incredibly quickly and make offers to help you secure the best possible cash price for your property.
Are there any costs associated with selling my house?
No, there are absolutely no costs! All our partners work under the terms that they cover all your legal fees and the cost of the RICS property survey. They do not charge admin fees so there is literally no risk on your part.
How fast can you purchase my house?
On average our partners can complete a sale within 28 days, but they can complete faster if you need to sell very quickly.
Do you ever pay upfront cash advances?
Yes. If you are having financial difficulties we can recommend the perfect cash buyer that is able to make small upfront cash payments to see you through turbulent times as the sale is completed.
Do you buy houses with tenants in situ?