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Property Finding Service

Frequently Asked Questions

Why use Unique Home Stays as my Property Finding Agent?

We are experts within the luxury accommodation market, and are able to identify those properties that will maximise your return most effectively. We only visit the properties that perfectly suit your brief, and take the hours out of finding those that do; we’re very selective in the properties that we propose. With a wealth of experience in the interesting, quirky and alternative, whether your perfect property is a beach hut in Cornwall, rustic Devonshire farmhouse or a lighthouse retreat by the sea, we’ll find you an iconic and interesting property with personality. You can be confident that if we see potential in a property it’s worthwhile considering. In addition, we are looking for the property that will provide you with the very best return from purely a business investment without the emotional lure that property hunting can often hold.

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How does Unique Home Stays source a property?

In a number of ways; from working with our national and independent estate agent contacts, in addition to auction houses, developers’ sites and architects, we will also keep you abreast of any properties from within the Unique Home Stays portfolio that might be available to purchase. We are also often contacted by sellers who are looking for a discreet service to put forward their properties to potential purchasers.

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Should I continue to source properties myself?

Many of our clients enjoy the house hunting process, so continuing to browse at leisure is of course entirely at your discretion! Do rest assured that our detailed search will provide you with the properties that best suit what you are looking for, and is designed to save you time.

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Why use Unique Home Stays instead of estate agents direct?

We have established strong working relationships with agents over a number of years and are often the first to know when it comes to a unique property that is new to market. Working to a very specific property finding brief, we enable agents to sell their properties promptly, often without having to actively market. We know what Unique Home Stays guests are looking for when they holiday with us, and we are able to provide you with key insider information relating to a realistic return on your investment. Additionally and importantly, our aim is to simply find the right property for you – we are not agent-biased in our approach and are able provide you with candid and realistic feedback on the attributes and weaknesses of any property that we view for you.

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How quickly will you be able to provide me with results?

This very much depends on your property requirements and market availability. We would normally expect to provide you with results to our initial searches within 10 days of you requesting our services.

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How many properties will be shortlisted?

This very much depends on your requirements. If you have a very specific brief and limited budget then we might propose two or three potential properties. If your specification is broader then we would look to propose up to 10 properties for you to consider.

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What other assistance will you provide?

Viewings Your Unique Home Stays Property Finder will personally inspect up to three properties – UK-wide - from your shortlist. Post-visit, we will write a comprehensive report detailing the attributes of the property from a Unique Home Stays perspective. We would recommend that you carry out a visit prior to an offer being placed, and we arrange viewings with the estate agent on your behalf.

Negotiation Once you have requested to proceed with a property purchase and providing there is no conflict of interest, we will propose a negotiation strategy to help secure the property for you. It is the relationships that we have established with local agents that can often prove beneficial when entering competitive bidding situations. Regrettably, we are not able to handle purchase funds for you; all funds will need to go through the usual channels via solicitors and banks.

Property Reports We will ensure that we provide you with regular updates throughout the entire purchase process. We build a strong rapport with the clients that we work on behalf of, and it is this positive working relationship that ensures we are best-placed to find the perfect property for you; understanding your needs is an integral part of our success. Following on from each property visit, we provide you with a comprehensive report indicating whether the property has potential to join the Unique Home Stays portfolio, taking into account key property information in addition to supplementary information on the local area and surrounds.

Conveyancing and Beyond We are able to provide contact details of trusted partners – from mortgage and insurance advisors to architects and planning consultants, in addition to the finer details including renovations, removals and property maintenance, ensuring that the first stages of your property acquisition run as smoothly as possible.

What if I commence Property Finding but do not proceed with a purchase?

Other than the Search Fee that you have already paid, if your circumstances change during the search period and you no longer wish to purchase a property, then no additional charges would be due.

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