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Daniel Lowerson and I attended a round table meeting today on the invitation of the office of fair trade to discuss solutions for the quick house sale industry. It was a very open debate at their offices off Fleet Street and made for a thoroughly enjoyable couple of hours.

The OFT hosted an opportunity for the main players in the industry to contribute their views on what the “right picture” looked like from the vendor perspective. Around the table we debated the issues vendors face in the industry especially from unscrupulous buyers who mislead and mistreat our sectors consumer or property sellers. From my point of view, the OFT were particularly positive and stressed the importance of a quick house sale sector especially highlighting the benefits that sellers gain from having the option to sell to a quick cash buyer.

The general views in the room were that both vendors and genuine quick property buyers would benefit from a voluntary code of standards where mistreated vendors could find redress through a body or industry association. This would involve not only clear operating standards but also emphasised the importance of educating vendors on English property law. In doing so they can fully understand their position in a property transaction and consequently perhaps those more vulnerable vendors can make a better informed decision for their situation.

National Property Trade look forward to contributing further during the next stage of the process and we will be involved in establishing a more transparent and open sector for the benefit of all.

by Cormac Henderson

National Property Trade is rated 4.91 stars by Reviews.co.uk based on 236 merchant reviews

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We found on NPT when we did a search on the internet and decided to go with them because of their good reviews. We recommend them to somebody looking for a hassle-free sale. We dealt with Sam who was excellent.
I found you guys online via a search engine. I rang a couple of companies but the reason I went with you was the initial sales call. Jim came across friendly and knowledgeable without too much of a sales pitch, I felt he was honest. When I moved to the progression team after accepting the offer, you were both great. I’ve felt like I’ve had a personal service, not a stranger on the phone for a big company. I would recommend National Property Trade to anyone who wants a straight forward sale and especially a big thanks to both you and Oliver.
Completed within 10 days. Money direct to bank account. No change of price and stuck to their oringal price, which was fair. Paid all fees and I don't have anything negative to say. Fast acting and Dan was superb from the start.