The Search

Premium properties sell fast, but our relationship with estate agents often means we get advance notice before they reach the open market.

Many vendors often initially try to sell their home direct to our clients and so save estate agency fees. Some have other private reasons for not wanting to advertise their sale.

Estate agents know we have committed buyers from a trusted source and such repeat business earns you preferential treatment.

Areas we investigate

  • Planning potential and constraints. eg extensions, historic building listing etc
  • Possible adverse use of adjoining land.
  • Access to stations, motorway junctions and airports.
  • Amenities, schools, theatres, leisure/sporting, mooring sites etc
  • Footpaths, rights of way, access over common land.
  • Hazards/noise and light intrusion including flooding and flightpaths
  • Leasehold and enfranchisement.
  • Restrictive covenants.
  • Structure, survey and condition.
  • Farms, current tenancies, right to roam, single farm payment.

Honest professional opinions
We provide a clear, unbiased and balanced assessment of each property. We recommend you view a property at least two or three times if you feel it might be a possibility. View it in the dark, in daylight hours and at weekends when traffic and wind direction will all vary. Natural light and aspect are important, so bear in mind that the property may look different in winter, with a low sun and leaves off the trees.

Try to differentiate between negative points you can put right with money and those you can’t. If the property needs a new kitchen and bathrooms, this can be rectified. But pylons, noisy neighbours, poor light, footpaths, and north-east facing gardens seldom can.