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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, working alongside our property search and acquisition partners, are able to identify those properties that will maximise your return most effectively. We only visit the properties that perfectly suit your brief and are very selective in the properties that are proposed to you. 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, along with our partners, will 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. Additionally, we will look for a property that will provide you with the very best return, without the emotional lure that personal property hunting can often hold.

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How does Unique Home Stays source a property?

We work alongside our trusted property search and acquisition partners in a number of ways; collaborating with national and independent estate agent contacts, auction houses and architects. You will also be kept abreast of any properties from within the Unique Home Stays portfolio that might be available to purchase. Our partners or ourselves 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 assure 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?

Our partnership with the very best property and acquisition agencies in the country means that we are the first to know when it comes to a unique property that is new to market. Due to our joint contacts and reputation within the industry, we enable agents to sell their properties promptly, often without having to actively market. This unique team of in-house Property Finders and search and acquisition partners gives us true insight into insider information relating to a realistic return on investment. Additionally and importantly, our aim is to find the right property without any bias to agents and honest, candid feedback highlighting the attributes and weaknesses of any property viewed.

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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 Together with the search agency, your Unique Home Stays Property Finder will accompany you to the UK-wide properties 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 viewings with the estate agent will be arranged on your behalf.

NegotiationOnce you have requested to proceed with a property purchase and providing there is no conflict of interest, a negotiation strategy will be proposed to help secure the property for you. It is the relationships 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 Regular updates will be provided 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 to the agency, 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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