Homes & Gardens


A first-class property portal with an excellent search facility

Look4aProperty claim to be the UK's no 1 property search website and their web presence is very slick indeed. Whoever has built this site has provided some really first-class functionality which delivers excellent results.

The tool bar on the homepage offers Property for sale and Property for rent. Visitors can browse by twelve regions in England, Scotland and Wales or enter details in the left-hand search by location, distance, minimum and maximum price, type of accommodation wanted and number of bedrooms. Once an area has been chosen, average prices by type of house and flat are displayed as you complete your search. Whichever way you choose to search, the results are good and relevant. Each property on offer is shown with a good outside photograph, details, the location, local facilities, photographs and a floor plan. Full details of the estate agent marketing the property are given, with the ability to email them direct for a viewing.

Visitors to the site can also search by Estate agents, either by area, by branch location or by company name. An overseas section is promised later this year. There is also a section for estate agents, with instructions on terms of joining the database and the advantages thereof.

A most helpful feature of this site are the Property Guides accessible from the link on the homepage. These spell out the process of
Buying, including the survey, conveyancing and legal stages, Selling, Renting and Letting with particularly good tips on responsibilties of both landlords and tenants.

Look4aProperty scores many points for providing a user-friendly, highly informative, accurate database which should be invaluable for all involved in the property market.