Website of the day: Assured Sale

They say that moving house is right up there with divorce and bereavement when it comes to stressful experiences that you have to go through. If you’ve ever bought or sold a property, you’ll probably agree. Dealing with solicitors, surveyors and, worst of all estate agents, is never easy, The endless phone calls, the fees for doing what seems like absolutely nothing and no guarantee of a result at the end of it. People pulling out of property deals at the last minute is on the rise and the very thought of it will keep you up at night.

And that’s exactly why assuredsale.com exists. It came about after the founders and their friends got so fed up with being gazumped and gazundered that they decided to set up a place where people could buy and sell property with a little more confidence in the process.

Here, both the vendor and the buyer has to put up a deposit when they agree a sale. If one of them walks away, they forfeit the cash. A very simple idea, that’s set to revolutionise the way people buy and sell the places they live in.