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Which is the best home buying company in the UK?

With a transaction as important and expensive as a house sale, you need to know exactly who you’re dealing with and whether you can trust them to give you the best cash price for your home.

With our comprehensive, independent reviews, you can compare the best cash house buying companies and make an informed choice.

Use the tables below to find the best home buying company

Our dedicated team use over 17 different measures to rate each company for authenticity, service, peace of mind and more, to give you a comprehensive guide to what you can expect from them. 

We then combine this data, along with our own experience and expertise, to create their overall PSW rating.

Each review takes many hours to prepare, so we’ve saved you weeks’ worth of effort while still ensuring that you’re fully informed. Whatever you do, don’t pick a cash house buyer without reading our reviews first.

We review house buying companies, auction houses and estate agents. You can view a table for each below or click the links here to jump to the correct section directly.

Average Cash Offer

This is a combination of the company's advertised average cash offer and our expert estimation of what they actually pay. Sadly, these figures are often very different, so it’s well worth knowing which cash house buyers stick to their offers.

Average Sale Time

The average sale time represents how long does it take for a home buying company to sell a house on average. We also rate each company for their the fastest sale time on offer. Remember, the faster the sale, the less you will get for your home.

PSW Rating

The Property Sale Watchdog (PSW) rating is our unique, expert score, based on our sophisticated, multi-faceted, bespoke analysis. It takes into account 17 different property selling and authenticity measures and is the most thorough assessment available.

And much more

In the table below, you're only seeing a small fraction of the data we've collected. To truly understand how well a company performs, and how they compare to other cash house buyers, you need to read our full review.

House Buying Companies

Company

Cash Offer

PSW Rating

Cash Offer

80 – 85%

PSW Rating

5/5

5.0 / 5

National Residential Logo

Cash Offer

75 – 85%

PSW Rating

4.5/5

4.5 / 5

bettermove review

Cash Offer

75 – 85%

PSW Rating

4.7/5

4.7 / 5

he Property Buying Company Logo

Cash Offer

70 – 75%

PSW Rating

4.6/5

4.6 / 5

smooth-sale-review

Cash Offer

70 – 80%

PSW Rating

4.4/5

4.4 / 5

Cash Offer

80 – 85%

PSW Rating

4.9/5

4.9 / 5

Cash Offer

Up to 80%

PSW Rating

4.4/5

4.4 / 5

Cash Offer

Each offer is individual

PSW Rating

4.6/5

4.6 / 5

Cash Offer

Up to 80%

PSW Rating

4/5

4 / 5

Cash Offer

Up to 87%

PSW Rating

4.7/5

4.7 / 5

Cash Offer

75 – 90%

PSW Rating

4.7/5

4.7 / 5

Cash Offer

80 – 90%

PSW Rating

4.8/5

4.8 / 5

Cash Offer

85%

PSW Rating

4.7/5

4.7 / 5

Cash Offer

85%

PSW Rating

4.6/5

4.6 / 5

Cash Offer

Not stated

PSW Rating

4.7/5

4.7 / 5

Cash Offer

80%

PSW Rating

4.7/5

4.8 / 5

Cash Offer

85%

PSW Rating

4.7/5

4.7 / 5

Cash Offer

80%

PSW Rating

3.9/5

3.9 / 5

Cash Offer

Not stated

PSW Rating

4.6/5

4.6 / 5

Cash Offer

85 – 90%

PSW Rating

3.8/5

3.8 / 5

Cash Offer

80%

PSW Rating

4.9/5

4.9 / 5

Cash Offer

Not stated

PSW Rating

4/5

4 / 5

Cash Offer

85%

PSW Rating

4.7/5

4.7 / 5

Cash Offer

85%

PSW Rating

4.7/5

4.8 / 5

Property Solvers Logo

Cash Offer

75 – 85%

PSW Rating

4.7/5

4.7 / 5

Cash Offer

85%

PSW Rating

4.5/5

4.9 / 5

Cash Offer

75 – 85%

PSW Rating

4.5/5

4.5 / 5

Cash Offer

80 – 90%

PSW Rating

4.5/5

4.8 / 5

Open Property Group Logo

Cash Offer

75 – 85%

PSW Rating

4.8/5

4.8 / 5

we buy any home logo

Cash Offer

75 – 80%

PSW Rating

4.5/5

4.5 / 5

Quick Move Now Logo

Cash Offer

70 – 80%

PSW Rating

4.4/5

4.4 / 5

Spring Move Logo

Cash Offer

70 – 80%

PSW Rating

4.3/5

4.3 / 5

House Buy Fast Logo

Cash Offer

70 – 80%

PSW Rating

4.2/5

4.2 / 5

National Homebuyers Review

Cash Offer

70 – 75%

PSW Rating

4.2/5

4.1 / 5

Springbok Properties Logo

Cash Offer

65 – 75%

PSW Rating

4.1/5

4.0 / 5

Property Rescue

Cash Offer

65 – 75%

PSW Rating

3.9/5

3.9 / 5

Cash Offer

up to 85%

PSW Rating

3.7/5

3.7 / 5

Safe Connect

By using the "Safe Connect" feature, we'll personally connect you with our strictly vetted partner. We'll hold your hand throughout the entire process and we'll fight for you to get the best possible offer. We'll minimise all inherent risks involved and lessen the bureaucracy. If you decide to use the "Safe Connect" feature, there's no additional cost on your end. The "Safe Connect" service will always remain free for the UK public.

Estate Agents

Company

Cash Offer

PSW Rating

Cash Offer

Not stated

PSW Rating

3/5

3 / 5

Property Auction Houses

Company

Fees

PSW Rating

Fees

Not shown

PSW Rating

4.8/5

4.8 / 5

Ten good reasons to use the Property Sale Watchdog

1. Total security

Our in-depth review process means that you can have complete peace of mind when you choose a cash house buying company, because we’ve already asked them all of the tough and uncomfortable questions. We’re pretty unforgiving, so if we find anything we’re not comfortable with, we make sure that it’s clearly shown in our reviews. 

2. It's completely free

Contacting a company through us means that you’ll speak to a genuine cash buyer that we have strictly vetted and determined is ethical and safe. We don’t charge you for this service, but we do sometimes take a referral fee from the company to help pay for this website.  

3. We are completely independent

It doesn’t matter how much a bad operator might offer us to refer individuals to them, we will only ever work with companies that have passed our in-depth 17 point assessment. We have no hidden agenda; everything is transparently outlined in our company reviews, expert advice articles and our terms.

4. You can call on years of experience

The expert team at PSW have decades of experience as property buyers and sellers. Yet we have no conflict of interest because we’re not the ones offering to buy your home. This gives you the best of both worlds, with free, unbiased, impartial advice from leading industry experts.

5. You’ll find the best possible offer

Naturally, any fast home buyer will try to pay as little as they can for your home. That’s the nature of their business. Unfortunately, some will hide this with a false initial offer that they have no intention of honouring. That’s why it is part of our audit to check whether they are transparent and honest with customers from the start and warn you if they’re not.

6. You’ll get the quickest possible sale

We understand that for many people looking to sell their property, speed is of the essence. You need to find a trustworthy buyer who can purchase your property fast at the highest possible price. Our reviews sort the wheat from the chaff to show you the very best cash home buying companies. 

7. Our reviews are balanced and empirical

We employ a strictly pragmatic, dispassionate and empirical approach to all the information we collect on your behalf. This means you can make an informed decision that is based on actual facts and detailed statistics, rather than subjective opinion. 

8. You can cut to the chase

All fast home buying companies seem to make the same promise so how can you know who to trust? You can spend hours searching online and still be none the wiser! The PSW has done all that legwork for you, so you can separate fact from fiction and get to the truth fast.

9. Easy to follow, expert advice

We employ a strictly pragmatic, dispassionate and empirical approach to all the information we collect on your behalf. This means you can make an informed decision that is based on actual facts and detailed statistics, rather than subjective opinion. 

10. We’re ICO Registered

All fast home buying companies seem to make the same promise so how can you know who to trust? You can spend hours searching online and still be none the wiser! The PSW has done all that legwork for you, so you can separate fact from fiction and get to the truth fast.

The pros & cons of using a cash home buying company

Pros

With a quick cash home buyer you won’t get the full market value of your property, but you’ll sell it very fast – usually in just two or three weeks. A typical estate agent will take 6-9 months, whereas some cash buyers will offer you a sale in as little as seven days if you need to move fast.


This makes it a great way to avoid repossession, clear debts or sort out urgent financial issues, and a quick way to dispose of inherited property, split the profits in a divorce or relationship breakdown or change homes fast if you get a new work opportunity.

Quick home buying companies purchase your home “as-is”, which means you can skip the elaborate and expensive pre-sale prep, such as repairs, redecorating and refurbishment. There’s no viewers and no stress. You simply give them your property and they give you the agreed price, and it’s all done and dusted in a matter of weeks (in some cases days).

If you decide to sell your property via an estate agent or at an auction, you’ll have to pay a fortune in fees and charges. Plus you’ll have to go through a ton of paperwork, form filling and red tape, including surveys and safety certificates.

With a legitimate quick home buying company, there’s no estate agent commission to pay, and many buyers will pay your legal fees too. Plus of course, their service is fee-free, so the price you’re quoted is the price you’ll get, with no deductions.

Unlike selling on the open market, with a cash buyer there are no viewings to organise, no agent assessments no strangers coming to criticise your house. The entire transaction of your property can be done by phone and online, which is very handy if you’re selling a property far from home, such as your late parent’s place. It’s quick, convenient and completely stress-free.

Cons

Most quick cash home buyers will offer you between 60-85% of your home’s value, depending on how fast you want to sell and how legitimate the quick home-buying company is. The faster the sale, the less money you’ll get, so you need to choose between speed and price, or find a middle ground that you’re comfortable with.

If you use a dodgy cash home buyer, then chances are they won’t pay you anything like what they originally offer – and you may not find out until it’s too late to back out. These companies offer you an attractive high price to tempt you in, then they reduce the price by 15-30% at the last minute when you are locked into the deal.

The reason we advise only to work with one of our strictly vetted partners is because many scammers plague this marketplace.

These unregulated enterprises claim to have “no legal fees” such as those incurred when working with an estate agent, but they still have hidden charges.

You think you’ll at least avoid the legal fees when working with a quick home-buying company but all of a sudden you’re hit with some previously undisclosed charge.

That’s why either work with one of our screened partners or do your due diligence when choosing a home-buying company.

Another way that dodgy companies boost their headline offer price is to have hidden charges to recoup some of that cost. They may claim to offer no legal fees, but they still have hidden costs that you will be committed to, which can set you back thousands of pounds.

You’ve probably worked this out by now, but the cash house buying industry has more than its fair share of cowboys. In fact, sadly the scammers are in the majority and the legitimate companies are the minority.

Selling your property in a matter of days is a very stressful and confusing task, especially if you haven’t done it before and scammers are lining up to take advantage of your vulnerability.

That’s why you carefully read our independent reviews and choose your cash house buying company carefully. Our recommended companies are not only vetted by us, but are also overseen by other regulatory bodies, such as the NAPB, TPO and ICO, giving you complete peace of mind.

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