have you played with this before?
Thanks for the links to the auction sites. I have struggled to find auction results in the area. I "claimed" my house on zoopla a little while ago on the basis that it couldn't hurt.
Our tenant is great; he took it on it the full knowledge that we would give him a 12 month contract and then put the house back on the market - which is where all the timing issues come from. He would stay longer but, like most people here, I tend to think that if we can't sell the house now it's going to be at least 5-7 years before prices get close to being back to where they are now. Will do that if there's no other choice but, basically, I think this is our last chance to escape with just a *small* loss (i.e. a few thousand).
Do you have an experience with the house buying company you linked? I struggled to find examples that didn't look extremely dodgy but it's certainly a possible route to explore.