Sell a house to emigrate or relocate

Need to move quickly? We buy houses for cash, fast

If you are emigrating abroad or relocating to a new area of the country then organising what is going to happen to your house will be adding to your stress.

We buy property for cash from people like you. They often choose us because we can give them a firm completion date and work to any timescale set. This is something that selling through the traditional estate agent route can’t offer. This complete security has allowed sellers to buy or rent overseas, certain of a sale.

Contact us to find out more information or how much we will pay you.

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Selling a house to emigrate

If you are moving abroad and want to sell your house before you leave then there are lots of things you need to consider:

  • Do you need to complete by a certain date due to work, school or other commitments? If so, can you afford to rent in your new location if your house sale hasn’t gone through?
  • Is there a minimum price you need to achieve for the property?
  • Some countries require you have a guaranteed moving date before you can purchase a property in the country. Do you require this?
  • Do you need to book an international removal company? How much notice do they need?

The quick house sale process with House Buy Fast:

At House Buy Fast we provide a guaranteed cash offerfor your home, a sale completion date to fit in with your needs, no legal fees and no fee to use our service. We also provide a hassle free way to sell your property with minimal effort.

If you are emigrating and buying a property you should familiarise yourself with the property laws in the country you are moving to. Many countries have different laws to England, Wales or Scotland.

You may find yourself legally bound by an offer you have made (when you wouldn’t be in your home country) or you may need to provide a firm moving date when making an offer on a property. A local solicitor will be able to advise you.

Selling house reviews

Although I am based in the USA for the moment they treated me like I was still in the UK and didn’t have an issue making follow up calls to me to ensure the process went smoothly. Great job guys.

Customer in USA, Google review

Selling a house to relocate

If you are relocating to another part of the UK then you may need to make the move by a certain date for work or kids’ schooling. If you don’t manage to sell your property in time then you may be required to rent in your new location while you wait for a buyer.

If this isn’t an option for you then you should consider using the services of a cash property buying company such as House Buy Fast. We can buy your property for cash and fit the sale completion date in around your needs.

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Moving to another location – whether that’s in the UK or abroad – can be very stressful. There’s a lot to think about and the last thing you need is for your property sale to fall through. We help many people successfully relocate with no hassle.

Jonathan Rolande – Director

How Long Does It Take to Sell My House to House Buy Fast?

The fastest sale we have ever done is in 4 hours – but most properties take around 2 weeks to complete. We can also work to any timescale set by you to make your emigration or relocation easier.

Benefits of using House Buy Fast compared to traditional estate agents

Our quick sale service Traditional estate agents
Sale period

3-28 days

Sale period

6-9 months

Guaranteed sale


Guaranteed sale

No. On average, 1 in 3 sales fall through (national statistics)

Repairs needed for house to sell


Repairs needed for house to sell

Possible (Agents usually ask for repairs)


No Viewings


For sale sign outside and continuous viewings

Properties we've bought

Penryn, Cornwall

An end of terrace two bedroom stone cottage with sitting room, kitchen, rear lobby, bathroom, small front garden and courtyard to rear.

Portslade, Brighton and Hove

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

Barwick, Stockton-on-Tees

The seller wanted complete certainty of sale on this detached 4 bedroom house.

Frequently asked questions

Sell a house to emigrate or relocate

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.

On average it takes up to three weeks to receive the cash for your property. This timescale is from the moment you enquire about selling your house to the day of completion. The process can be faster or slower depending on what you would prefer.

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

We will make you an offer to buy your property within hours of your enquiry.

We’ll also supply you with a further valuation carried out (at our expense) by an independent RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) surveyor. They will then inform us of any problems we may of missed and provide us with a formal valuation of your property which will be the valuation that we use to buy your home.

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.

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