About us - A leading UK home buyer

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House Buy Fast is one of the largest property buyers in the UK. Founded in 2008 to help homeowners sell to investors, we have since evolved into a cash property buying company.

We take pride in being a family-run company that values its customers and staff. Many of our staff have been with us for several years or more and all are experts in their field.

We were one of the founding companies of The National Association of Property Buyers and we are also members of The Property Ombudsman Scheme.

Meet the House Buy Fast team

We are very proud of our team. They have over 100 years’ experience in the property industry between them.

Jonathan Rolande20210522134349

Jonathan Rolande

Director
Jonathan started in the property industry in 1987 and has extensive knowledge of the property buying sector. Jonathan is also an avid supporter for more regulation in the industry that protects sellers.
Jeff Djevdet20210522133835

Jeff Djevdet

Director
Jeff is a Co-director and a Co-founder of House Buy Fast. He boasts over 20 years of experience in the property buying sector!
Duncan Fretter20210522133603

Duncan Fretter

Senior Property Buyer
Duncan is a veteran of the property industry boasting an impressive 32 years of experience. Duncan is our senior property buyer and a very popular team member. A veteran of the property industry, he has over 32 years worth of experience.
Mario Antunes20210522133245

Mario Antunes

Property Buyer
Mario has been with House Buy Fast since 2008. He is one of our three valued Property Buying experts and has extensive understanding of the industry.
Alfred McEntegart20210522131522

Alfred McEntegart

Property Buyer
Alfred is our most popular Property Buyer due to his friendly and approachable demeanour. He has been with House Buy Fast since 2012.
Jasmin Simmons20220223122346

Jasmin Simmons

Property Administrator
Jasmin is our property administrator, she keeps everything moving smoothly behind the scenes.  Her dedication enables quick and hassle-free property sales.
Ruby Richards20210522131033

Ruby Richards

Administrator
Efficient, organised and reliable. Ruby oversees our administration making sure you can sell your house fast.
Claire Morl20210522130650

Claire Morl

PA
Claire is our gifted PA and helps us stay organised. Claire ensures House Buy Fast runs smoothly and efficiently.
Lucy Djevdet20210522124649

Lucy Djevdet

Marketeer
Lucy is one of our two on site designers and has been with House Buy Fast since the very beginning in 2008.

Media coverage

We have been mentioned in both national and regional.


Company timeline

 

Founded 2008

Future Planned Ltd was formed by Jonathan Rolande and Jeff Djevdet in 2008 working from Oxford House, Teville Road, Worthing. We specialised in the acquisition of auction property for investors. Due to the success of the business more staff were required and the offices were outgrown.

2009

The company moved to 7 Liverpool Terrace (our old address), Worthing, a rambling Georgian property in the town centre. The large property was soon a hive of activity as the property market started to recover after the ‘credit crunch’.

2010

Seeing the value and potential of the internet we acquired Get An Offer, creating one of the first online estate agencies in the country. Get An Offer remains an important part of the business, selling throughout the UK for hundreds of homeowners every year.

2011

Future Planned Ltd started to focus on property purchases and relocation. House Buy Fast was created.

2012

An improved House Buy Fast website was launched to promote our UK home buying brand and to act as a resource for property sellers looking at all options for the sale of their home.

2013

In 2013 the quick cash property sale market came under intense scrutiny from the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) in a study into the sector. As one of the major companies in the industry, House Buy Fast attended various meetings with the OFT to help steer improvements from within the sector.

The OFT recommended the sector adopted improved practices. Jonathan Rolande, Director of House Buy Fast formed The National Association of Property Buyers (NAPB) to encourage other firms to use best practice and to advise sellers of the best sale routes available to them.

Jonathan appeared on ITV’s Daybreak, and numerous other media, to discuss cash buying companies alongside consumer expert Dean Dunham.

2014

Membership of The NAPB steadily grew, with excellent feedback from the general public. The levels of interest in House Buy Fast steadily increased leading to more property purchased year-on-year. We joined Check A Professional to allow sellers to leave independent reviews online.

2015

In 2015 we increased our UK home buying by around 60%. Membership of The NAPB grew to include nearly all of the most reputable property buyers in the United Kingdom.

2016

In 2016 we further expanded our property buying service, successfully completing on homes throughout England and Wales. As one of the best-known property buyers in the country we were very pleased to be featured in national press such as The Mail Online, Heart FM, The Mirror and The Daily Express.

2017

We have saw the launch of our new website and further growth of The NAPB. A Sunday Times interview about the ‘professional buyer alternative’ received a lot of attention.

2018

Consolidating our position as one of the most prominent professional property buyers in the UK and continuing to release information to the public and press about the the benefits and possible pitfalls of selling to a cash buying company. We also celebrated our 10th anniversary during which time we have helped tens of thousands of people to get moved.

2019

At the start of the year, House Buy Fast moved to our current address, 38 Goring Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN12 4AD.

2020

Covid-19 hit the world and for the next two years, the team at HouseBuyFast continued to help people with their properties all the while keeping the team and customers safe.  During this same period, our director Jonathan Rolande became a regular author in The Sun and The Express national newspaper as well as more features in many other well known sources.