Problem properties

Selling a Property in Poor Condition

If you have a problem house in poor condition, House Buyer Bureau offers a great range of incentives to help make selling your property a sweet deal. As well as receiving a guaranteed cash sale for your house, you’ll also receive a free Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Survey worth up to £300.  You won’t pay any agency fees, and you might also receive your completed sale in as few as 7 days. With all of these great incentives, why would you look to sell your property anywhere else but House Buyer Bureau?


We buy any home for cash. No viewings, no fees, no hassle. House Buyer Bureau can buy your problem home, no matter what condition it’s in.

  • Best price paid – in cash
  • No fees
  • 5* rating
  • 100% transparent
  • Sell your unmortgageable house
  • Sell your home with condition problems, without need for repair
  • Sell within 7 days

How it Works

When we say we’ll buy your house fast and pay cash for your property – we mean it. We can complete the sale within 7 days or at a timescale to suit you.





Get Your Cash Offer

Get Your Formal Valuation

Choose Your Completion Date

Completion of sale and cash in YOUR bank

Why sell your problem property with House Buyer Bureau?

Selling a problem home can be a stressful and draining process. A house that is in poor condition won’t appeal to many buyers.

Unfortunately, people want to purchase a home that they can move into right away – a property that won’t cause them any issues or become costly further down the line.

There are many issues that could prevent your property from selling on the traditional housing market. From structural problems and subsidence, leaks, damp and fungal decay, to broken roof tiles and plumbing problems.  There are a whole host of things that can affect the value of your home, along with the likelihood to sell.

Perhaps you’ve grown tired of living in a property that is causing you so many problems or perhaps you have inherited one and just want to free yourself of the burden and move on with life. After all, houses that are in excellent condition can sit on the market for up to 12 months, so the chances of your problem house selling quickly on the open market are even slimmer.

Maybe there isn’t anything directly wrong with the property itself, but that circumstances around your home are making it difficult to sell. For example, approved planning permissions that will severely affect your home, or you have disruptive neighbours that cause you unjust distress and this is putting off potential buyers. You could also have some title issues, such as errors in any public records, unknown debts from previous owners, illegal deeds or any unknown forgeries in the ownership.

A house can become unmortgageable for many reasons;

  • Lacking in a kitchen or bathroom (or on the other hand having too many kitchens)

  • Being based close to a commercial property

  • Having a short lease

  • Property has been built using unconventional materials

  • Having invasive plants surrounding the property (like Japanese knotweed or Himalayan balsam)

  • Being derelict or beyond repair or in need of demolition

  • Having structural defects

  • Being close to mining works, areas of landfill, recent flooding or subsidence

  • Sitting tenants in a rental property

  • Damp, dry and wet rot

Selling your problem home with House Buyer Bureau is quick and easy. We don’t discriminate and will purchase any property, in any condition, regardless of title issues or whether it is mortgageable or not.


You Can Sell Your House Faster with House Buyer Bureau

Region Average Time to Sell Time to sell with 
House Buyer Bureau
North East 81 days 7 days
Greater London 78 days 7 days
Wales 75 days 7 days
North West 73 days 7 days
Yorkshire & Humber 69 days 7 days
South East 67 days 7 days
National 67 days 7 days
South West 65 days 7 days
East of England 64 days 7 days
East Midlands 63 days 7 days
West Midlands 57 days 7 days
Scotland 55 days 7 days

Source: Rightmove (based on 90% of all property sales in 2017)

What we pay

Sadly, some unscrupulous house buying firms will reduce the price offered for a property at the last moment, hoping that the customer will be emotionally and financially committed to the sale and agree to the new price.

Our ‘Formal Offer’ will never be reduced unless there is adverse information that comes to light from the RICS survey or Report on Title (legal report).


What Our Customers Say


Main reason to use House Buyer Bureau was I wanted my ties cut with the property. I would you never hesitate to recommend House Buyer Bureau.  All of the team were helpful.

Mr Main, Wales



I was so stressed by the whole process of selling my home, I called HBB and Kim was amazing, every step she was there, explained any questions I had and reassured me from start to finish, was a shame I had to sell this way, but I was happy it was dealt with fast.

Mrs Johnson, Rotherham


The house was up for sale for too long and I wanted to move on with my life. I rang House Buyer Bureau for a chat, they were on with it straight away and it took 14 days as agreed. Friendly, honest staff and I got the money I wanted and the price was never lowered. I’m very happy with the service I’ve received from the team. A big thank you to all.

Paula, Bridlington

Contact Us Today

So if you are having difficulties selling your house, you should consider selling your property to House Buyer Bureau. As a member of the Property Ombudsman and of the National Association of Property Buyers, we are ready to buy your house and offer you some great benefits for doing so. Make selling problem houses simple with House Buyer Bureau today.

Try our 60 second online cash offer form at the top of this page to see what we could pay you.