Selling a probate house fast

We buy probate property fast for cash - no matter what condition it’s in

If you have inherited a property from a loved one then you may be looking to sell the house or flat as quickly as possible – either for emotional or financial reasons.

At House Buy Fast we are experienced in sensitively helping people to sell their probate property fast. We understand the intricacies of the probate process and will support you throughout the sale.

Many inherited houses are in need of repair or refurbishment which can put buyers off if a lot of expensive work is needed. This isn’t a problem for us.

Contact us now to find out more information and how we can help.

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Selling an inherited property quickly
with House Buy Fast

If you have lost a loved one a property sale is probably the last thing you want to be dealing with. The process of going through probate and putting a house on the market with an estate agent can be time consuming, stressful and emotionally draining.

At House Buy Fast we aim to take the stress out of selling a probate property. The process is quick and simple:

  1. Request a valuation of your inherited property from one of our property experts
  2. Find out any outstanding debts of your loved one which must be paid, including any secured loans (we can assist you with this)
  3. Work out your selling time-scale
  1. We will deal with solicitors and pay their fees
  2. The money is paid into your bank account once the sale completes (which can happen in just days once a Grant of Probate has been made)

We can buy your inherited house quickly because we have our own cash funds readily available – meaning we don’t need to secure a mortgage. We are also very experienced in fast house sales and use solicitors we know can act quickly.

We will support you through every step. Don’t just take our word for it, see some examples here of happy customers who have sold their homes fast with our help.

Sold a house that was left to me by my parents.

Duncan kept in touch and dealt with the process very quickly.

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Why should I sell an inherited property to House Buy Fast?

House Buy Fast is an established and experienced property buying company. We regularly help people sell inherited houses and our staff are incredibly knowledgeable about the probate process.

We can offer you:

If you have any questions about selling a probate property we would be happy to talk you through the process.

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

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Deciding what to do with an inherited property when a loved one has died can make a difficult time even harder. If you decide to sell the property then we aim to make the process as quick and hassle free as possible.

Jonathan Rolande – Director

How Much Will I Get for My Inherited House Using a Property Buying Company?

Property buying companies, such as House Buy Fast, typically offer under full market value for a property. However, if you sell your property to House Buy Fast, you will not need to pay any estate agency or solicitor fees, there is no cost for using our service and we offer you a fast, guaranteed sale.

When deciding whether to sell your inherited property through a traditional estate agent or House Buy Fast you should take into account all the costs that are associated with selling a property before making your decision. Below is a table detailing some of the typical costs.

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.

What you need to know about selling an inherited property

If you are thinking of selling a probate property there are a few things you should know:

  • If your name is not already on the deeds you must wait for probate to be granted (known as a Grant of Probate). This usually takes around 8 weeks – but can be longer in some cases
  • While you wait for probate to be granted you can put the property on the market, however you must wait until your name is on the deeds before you can complete the sale
  • You will need to clear the property before the sale completes – either do it yourself or pay someone to do it for you. If you sell your property to us we can arrange to have it cleared once we have bought the property, if you prefer
  • If the house is left unoccupied for 30 days or more you must pay for vacant property insurance – so remember to let your insurance company know
  • You will need to pay bills and any mortgage payments until the house has sold
  • To ensure you pay the right amount of inheritance tax you will possibly need to pay for independent valuations to be done

We always suggest that legal advice is taken before you make any important decisions. You can get more guidance about taxes on inherited property, money and shares from the GOV.UK website here.

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.

Chesterfield, Derbyshire

A late 1970s 3 bedroom property in a coal mining area.

Bolehall, Tamworth

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

Frequently asked questions

Selling a probate property fast

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.

Using a fast house sale company means you are likely to receive under market value for your property. Exactly how much this is varies depending both on the property, its condition and the local property market.

When working out whether accepting an offer for this value is the right thing for you and your family it’s important to take into account the costs you would have to pay if you sold your home using traditional estate agents. These include solicitor and estate agent fees, mortgage payments and bills while you wait for the sale to complete and any repairs you may be required to do.

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.

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