Tips for Finding Property Bargains
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Tips for Finding Property Bargains

By |Published On: 20th January 2015|

This article is an external press release originally published on the Landlord News website, which has now been migrated to the Just Landlords blog.

There are plenty of places online that can help you find unique properties at a great price.

Here are some of the best places to help you in your property search:

Unique Property Bulletin

At, you can find some unusual homes for sale in the UK, and also some elsewhere. Budgets range from £10,000 to £10m, and all houses are handpicked. Details are released in a weekly newsletter published on the website.

Tips for Finding Property Bargains

Tips for Finding Property Bargains

Wreck of the Week is a blog featuring properties that need a bit of work. Buying tips are also offered, as well as a property search service. The blog also provides the details of TV and media companies, should you want your wreck to feature on a renovation programme.

The Church of Scotland

Looking to convert a church into your dream house? The Church of Scotland’s property auction website gives all details of buildings for sale in Scotland. Some are vicarages, some are chapels. Most are sold without planning permission, so although fairly cheap, they do come with a risk.

Unmodernised is a property search site for “properties with potential”.1 Thousands of properties are listed, that are either in need of modernisation, or have appropriate planning permission for redevelopment or extensions.

Homes are not cheap, although Unmodernised’s best values are highlighted on the site daily. Buyers can request free email alerts, and use a bespoke search service.

Zoopla offers the option of searching for keywords in your property hunt. This is useful when looking for a quirky home, or somewhere that needs some work.

If you’re considering going to a property auction, then you should be aware that you will be required to have a 10% cash deposit immediately. This can really limit the market, however, it can also create strong competition from other bidders.

There are website where you can check out auctions and properties:

These are some of the biggest property auction houses in the UK. On their websites, you can view properties and register for insider information when properties are put onto the market.


You can find a wide range of auctioneers at They also provide details of when the next auctions will be.

Essential Information Group lists properties for auction, and also send emails with information of any properties for auction within your target postcode. They then let you know how much the properties fetched at auction.


About the Author: Em Morley (she/they)

Em is the Content Marketing Manager for Just Landlords, with over five years of experience writing for insurance and property websites. Together with the knowledge and expertise of the Just Landlords underwriting team, Em aims to provide those in the property industry with helpful resources. When she’s not at her computer researching and writing property and insurance guides, you’ll find her exploring the British countryside, searching for geocaches.

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