Like us, National Homebuyers buy houses quickly
Selling your home is one of the most stressful experiences a person can go through and deciding where to sell your home can either add to or alleviate this worry.
National Homebuyers are the original property cash buying company in the UK and have been trading for over 10 years. But who are they, and what do their reviews tell us?
In the article below we take a look at National Homebuyers and provide an overview of the company and the reviews they have received.
As this article is quite long, we've provided the interactive menu below so that you can quickly and easily navigate to the section of the article that best suits your question:
National Homebuyers claim that they will make a cash offer on a property regardless of condition or location.
As they are a cash buying company, they are able to complete the sale without taking the property to the open market and will be able to complete much quicker than the average buyer.
In order to form their offer, they research into the property in question including the surrounding area and amenities. National Homebuyers say that their offers will be lower than market value but there may be room for negotiation, however, they only want to purchase properties where there is a mutual benefit.
They purchase a wide range of different properties from 1-bed flats to 6-bed houses according to their website.
National Homebuyers offer a pretty straight forward service of buying your home for cash. They don’t appear to have their own selling portal and they do not explain or divulge on their website what exactly they do with the properties.
National Homebuyers offer service all across the UK, however, their main offices are based in West Sussex.
Address: Sterling House, 20 Victoria Way
City/Town: Burgess Hill
County: West Sussex
Postcode: RH15 9NF
National Homebuyers detail their process on their website step by step, we've broken it down for you in a simplified version here:
They spend time talking to the customer about the local area and use all the information provided to liaise with local property experts and estate agents to get an accurate valuation.
They conduct a valuation report which generates your offer taking 7 days, the offer is open to accept for 14 days after that.
Once you accept the offer is then subject to an internal survey (RICs) which if the values line up will start the house buying process.
This is primarily like our own service, however, the main difference is we send our own Regional Managers to view the property as opposed to relying on local estate agents.
Here are a couple of the best-known platforms where National Homebuyers reviews are present:
|Platform||Reviews||Rating||Reviews below 3 stars|
*Reviews correct as of 10/10/2022
According to their business listing on Google, their hours of operating are as follows:
Monday - Friday: 9am - 5:30pm
If you’re considering using National Homebuyers, we’ve put together a list to help:
|✔ Great reviews||✖ Not regulated by The National Association Of Property Buyers (NAPB) or The Property Ombudsman|
|✔ Claim you can sell your house within 7 days||✖ They only cover up to £1,000 of solicitor costs, whereas other companies may cover the full costs|
|✔ Guarantee to buy any home fast and hassle-free||✖ Their website can be difficult to navigate|
As we have mentioned above, National Homebuyers aren't registered with The Property Ombudsman or NAPB. But what exactly does this mean?
The Property Ombudsman and the National Association of Property Buyers are both regulatory boards who make sure that everything is done by the book. If a company is registered with these companies, then it means you can guarantee that you are getting a good legal service and that you will be treated fairly.
Both the National Association of Property Buyers and The Property Ombudsman can investigate any claims made against the companies to make sure that they are holding up fair trading standards.
In order to make sure you get the best standard of service you should check that any company you decide to sell your property to is registered to at least one of these boards.
Below we have pulled out some of the common selling points and benefits that are featured on the National Homebuyers website and compared them to the like for like to the service we offer.
|Selling Points||National Homebuyers||The Property Buying Company|
|Time taken to purchase||14 days||7 days|
|Legal fees covered?||Up to £1,000||In full|
|Are there any fees?||Yes, amount is not disclosed, just stated as small fee||No|
|Trustpilot review count||325||1,503|
|Review rating (Reviews.co.uk)||4.5||4.7|
|Opening hours||9am - 5:30pm Monday to Friday||9am - 6pm Monday to Friday|
Here are some frequently asked questions we found around National Homebuyers and their service:
National Homebuyers have some positive reviews and are a well-known company in the Sell House Fast industry, they've been around for a long while which speaks for itself.
National Homebuyers are not part of the National Association of Property Buyers, or members of The Property Ombudsman which are the two main regulating groups for the industry, which most reputable house buyers are a part of.
According to their website, National Homebuyers claim they can buy your home in 14 days.
They are a direct cash buyer and don't involve third parties or investors.
How to sell your house isn't a decision which should be taken lightly. It is always a good idea to shop around and compare different quotes to get the most money for your home as possible.
If you're looking at selling with National Homebuyers, why not get a quote from us too?
Here at The Property Buying Company, it's quick and easy to get a cash offer and takes just a couple of minutes. We have over 50 years of combined experience and we pride ourselves on our excellent customer service.
If that wasn’t enough, we also guarantee to cover all legal fees for you and as we are a genuine cash buyer, we can complete your sale in as little as 7 days! We are also regulated by the National Association of Property Buyers and The Property Ombudsman.
So, if you are looking at selling your home give us a call or fill in our online form to receive a no-obligation CASH offer, which we could have in your bank in as little as 7 days…