Sell a house to downsize quickly and hassle free

Want to downsize quickly and hassle free? We buy homes for cash

We help people sell their houses to downsize quickly for a variety of reasons. Some people choose to do it to release cash to support children through university or with a house deposit. Others have found their dream home and they want a sale in their chosen timescale so they don’t lose it.

Whatever your reasons for selling your house to downsize we have an experienced team who will support you every step of the way.

We are a cash property buying company – which means we buy property for cash, fast.

Contact us to find out more information or how much we will buy your home for.

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How does selling your house to
downsize with House Buy Fast work?

We are an experienced cash property buying company. We have our own cash funds readily available to buy houses quickly. We purchase any house in any condition in a timescale to suit you. We are founder members of The National Association of Property Buyers and members of The Property Ombudsman Scheme.

We make the process of selling your house for cash as simple as possible:

  1. Request a valuation on your house from one of our property experts

The quick house sale process with House Buy Fast:

  1. Find out the amount outstanding on your mortgage, including any secured loans (we can assist you with this)
  2. Work out your selling timescale and get a moving date in mind
  3. We will deal with solicitors and pay their fees
  4. The money is paid into your bank account once the sale completes (which can happen in just days or a time-scale to suit you)

Buying property and securing new property

Alfred has been brilliant! He has been extremely courteous, supportive, understanding and very professional. We feel that your company has done its very best to help us achieve a dream for the future.

Client in Leicester Verified Review

Why should I sell with a professional cash property buying company?

Cash property buying companies, like ourselves, are a fairly new way for people to sell their property. Although in most cases you will receive a lower offer for your property than the market value many people consider the advantages are worth it. These include:

  • A cash buyer
  • Completing the sale in your chosen timescale
  • No property chain
  • No solicitor or estate agent fees
  • A sale no matter what the condition of the property is
  • No property viewings

Our Quick Sale Service

Our Quick Sale Service Traditional Estate Agents

In a timeframe to suit you


Up to 9 months


Guaranteed sale


Buyers can drop out (around 30% fall through)


You decide when to move out


Your buyer dictates the move date


We help you deal with your mortgage lender and paperwork if you wish


No help with mortgage lender

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If your kids have flown the nest and you no longer need the space your family home offers then many people choose to downsize. But selling a house can be stressful and time consuming. That’s why many people choose a property buying company.

Jonathan Rolande – Director

How quickly can you buy my property?

Our available cash funds and property market experience mean we can buy property quickly. On average we buy in around 2 weeks but can buy property in just a few days or even hours.

We can also work to any timescale of your choice. For many of our sellers who need to complete on a certain date this can really take the stress out of selling a house.

House Buy Fast vs Estate Agents Sale

Compare the cost of selling your home with traditional Estate Agents and Property Buyers.

Selling to us for cash 3 days+ Selling via Estate Agent 6 months+

Asking Price


Asking Price


Average agreed purchase price


Average agreed purchase price


Final agreed price after survey


Final agreed price after survey


Estate Agent fees


Estate Agent fees**

£1,674 inc VAT

Cosmetic repairs (if required)


Cosmetic repairs (if required)


Solicitor fees


Solicitor fees


Council tax and other bills (while sales is going through)


Council tax and other bills (while sales is going through)


Average Mortgage payments (while sale is going through)


Average Mortgage payments (while sale is going through)†


Net price achieved


Net price achieved

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*These figures are for guidance only, individual sums can vary.

**Assumes 1.5% of sale price (plus VAT).

†Assumes £80,000 at 4% PA.

Properties we've bought

Bristol, City of Bristol

A late 1930s mid terraced freehold house comprising hallway, lounge, kitchen, two bedrooms and bathroom.

Portslade, Brighton and Hove

A pre-war freehold detached bungalow since extended into the roof area to provide larger accommodation.

Bolehall, Tamworth

Two bedroom semi-detached house with lounge, kitchen, two bedrooms and bathroom.

Frequently asked questions

Selling a house to downsize

If your situation changes and you no longer need to sell your house that’s completely fine.

Remember, we pride ourselves on making the whole process zero risk and zero fees to the seller. We’ll even cover the costs of your solicitor until that point, so there is nothing for you to worry about if your circumstances do change.

Not the answer you were looking for? Contact us and ask us directly either by email or phone.

We don’t charge you a penny when using our property buying service. House Buy Fast also covers all the house valuation fees – and don’t forget you’ll be saving money that you would otherwise be paying to an estate agent.

This means once you’ve received your property valuation you know that this is the amount of money you will receive at completion – no fuss – no fees.

Not the answer you were looking for? Contact us and ask us directly either by email or phone.

Yes you can. The only thing we’ll need to check for you is the estate agent’s contract (if there is one) so we can see whether you may have to pay them commission even if we buy directly from you, the owner.

We’re used to checking the small print so we can sort this out before a sale is agreed, so that you can take it into account financially.

Not the answer you were looking for? Contact us and ask us directly either by email or phone.

If you would like to use your own solicitor you’re more than welcome and we’ll cover the cost for you.

You also have the option to use a solicitor recommended by us. We’ll give you two or three options and the choice is entirely yours. As promised, House Buy Fast will cover the cost of any solicitors involved in the sell house fast process.

Not the answer you was looking for? Contact us and ask us directly either by email or phone.

We often get asked if we’re a call centre and the answer to that is absolutely not. House Buy Fast is full of individuals that have a wealth of experience in the property industry and understand the importance of excellent customer service.

You’ll be dealing with the same individual during the whole process from your initial call right through to when we’ve purchased the property.

Not the answer you were looking for? Contact us and ask us directly either by email or phone.

We’ve been industry leaders in promoting a fair deal for sellers in the property buying sector, appearing on ITV pressing the issue.

We are members of The Property Ombudsman Scheme, meaning there is a form of redress if anything goes wrong with a property buying company.

We’re also founding members of The National Association of Property Buyers which was formed in 2013 to improve standards in the quick house sale industry and helped many sellers get a fair deal.

Not the answer you was looking for? Contact us and ask us directly either by email or phone.

You should always seek independent legal advice before selling your property

Industry regulators & redress schemes

If you’re not satisfied with the service provided by a quick house sale company, you can refer the matter to the following regulators and redress schemes.

The National Association Of Property Buyers

The Property Ombudsman

Citizens Advice Bureau

Competition & Markets Authority