Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How long does the process take?
quick - even matter of days. We work to your time scales and
In most cases we are able to make a cash offer within 24
hours and contracts can be exchanged within 14 days. But if you
want to complete the sale quicker or want to delay it for any
reason then we can organise the whole process to your
requirements. You can learn all about our process here.
Q. How quickly can I get the
Money is released by your solicitor as soon
as the transaction is complete.
Q. How confidential is the whole
We keep it completely confidential. There
is no incentive for us to disclose any of your
information to anyone else. There will never be a 'For Sale'
sign outside your house. No one, not even your neighbours, need
to know about the sale.
Q. How quickly do I need to accept your
We honour our price for 1 month. If
house prices have been stable then we will continue to offer
the original price.
Q. What types of properties do you
We buy all sorts of properties. They will generally
have some built-in equity. Properties can be in any area
and in any condition. If your property is one of the
following then we are interested:
- Terraced houses
- Semi-detached houses
- Detached houses
- Ex-Local Authority properties
- Property in need of refurbishment
- Property that has been on the market for a long
Q. Where do you buy property?
properties in all parts of UK (except N Ireland).
Q. How much will it really cost me to sell the
property to you?
Absolutely nothing. We can even
pay your legal and other costs (within reason). Therefore there
are no costs to you. By selling to us you even save on Estate
Agency fees. Ask us for details.
Q. How much will you offer for my property?
Will you pay me the market value?
We will offer competitive trade prices. They
are discounted to the true market value.
As you probably know, a number of factors influence how
much a property is worth. They are: condition of the
property, location, property’s inherent appeal, whether or not
a fast purchase is required, market conditions... and so
Estate agents have a tendency to suggest the asking price of
properties to be far more than what they are really
worth. There are 2 reasons for this:
- Some people have an inflated view of the worth of their
own home, and estate agents do not want to dispel that view
at the time of valuation.
- By giving a higher valuation, agents are more likely to
get the business (and earn FAT commission). However how
much the house will actually sell for (and how long
will it take) is an entirely different story.
At Instant Angels we calculate the true market valuation
using actual comparable sales information in your area
(i.e. the actual prices paid for similar properties and not the
asking prices). We then present this information to you. We
shall also explain the basis of our assessment. And then it is
for you, and you alone, to decide whether you want to proceed
or not. You are under no obligation to accept our
Q. Do I need to appoint my own
Yes. If you do not already have a good solicitor then we
can recommend one to work for you. We can even pay your
solicitor's fee too (ask us for details).
Q. Do you only cater for quick sales?
Absolutely not. We can arrange to buy the property in line with
your plans. We are completely flexible on this point.
Q. Do I need to undertake any refurbishment work
before you will purchase my home?
This is not necessary. We are able to source appropriate
tradesmen to carry out any necessary refurbishment works after
we have purchased the property from you.
Q. What will you do with my property if I decide to
sell it to you?
After any necessary refurbishments, we will either rent the
house or sell it on. This decision is based on demand in the
market and is made strictly on commercial basis.
Q. Will my estate agent mind me selling direct to
He certainly wouldn't be too happy. His main
reason for objection will be the loss of commission (usually 2
or 2.5% + VAT which can be as high as £4,400 on a £150,000
property). By selling the property to us direct you
could keep this money yourself.
Remember: It is your property and you have the right
to sell it direct.
But please note: If you have already instructed an estate
agent to sell the property and signed a contract then it
is best to check the terms of the contract. Some agents
may still try to claim a fee depending on the exact terms.
Generally speaking if the agent is not your sole
agency then you might be ok. But in any case it is best to
Q. I have received a valuation from you but I do not
want to sell today?
That is OK. Just keep us in
mind for the future because we could be your 'stand by'
option! We can offer a variety of purchase options
including delaying the completion dates to suit your
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Q. Would you buy furniture with the
We only buy the property, not furniture. In other words, we are
buying the property as a vacant possession. However if you no
longer need the furniture then we can help you dispose it
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