We’d love to talk to you wherever you are in your property selling journey. We can discuss property valuations, the property buying and moving process, and what happens next in your own journey.
With more than 70 years’ collective experience, our team is sure to know the answer to any questions you have.
The first question most people have when thinking about selling their property is how much is it going to cost? We’d love to give you a figure right here and now but one price doesn’t suit all properties. Once we understand more about your particular property, we’ll be able to give you a costs. Fill in your details here, or call us on 01892 530109.
With the right advice and guidance – which we are here to give – it should be relatively straightforward. But you will have questions about why, what and when certain things happen. We’re here to help with all your questions, and here are some of the questions we’re asked most often. Can’t find the answer to your questions? Give us a call on 01892 530109 or email email@example.com.
How long is a piece of string? No two sales are the same and there are many factors that can affect a property sale, such as length of chain, surveys, mortgage delays… But to give you an idea, where there is no chain and the survey doesn’t request further investigation, the average period between an offer being accepted and an exchange of contracts is 4 to 6 weeks on a freehold property, and 8 to 10 weeks on a leasehold. Completion would then normally take place within a couple of weeks.
But remember this is only a guide. It can take a lot longer or can even be quicker, depending on many different factors, such as the number of properties in the chain, Freehold/Leasehold, finances, level of cooperation between all parties and so on.
We can’t dictate or predict how long your sale or purchase will take, but we will keep you informed every step of the way so you know what to expect and when.
Stamp duty is a tax payable when you buy residential property or land above a certain value in England or Northern Ireland. You may also see it referred to as Stamp Duty Land Tax or SDLT. There are some exceptions to this. The stamp duty thresholds are currently
First-time buyers can receive stamp duty exemptions. If you are buying your first freehold or leasehold property, and it is to be your only or main residence, you do not have to pay stamp duty on the first £425,000. Anything up to £625,00 is subject to 5%. If the property is worth more than that, you do not qualify for first-time buyer’s relief, instead paying the standard rates as shown above.
Any property sale depends on a number of factors: price, the agent, the market at that time and the property. Assuming that all of these factors are in order – the property is on the market at the right price for that current time and it’s in a saleable condition, and the agent is marketing it properly – your property should sell. However, in the unlikely event that we’re unable sell your property, it may be withdrawn from our register, without charge, and subject to the agency period within your agreement.
A survey is essential as it reports on the condition of the property , beyond what you can see, and whether it represents good value for the selling price. There are different types of survey available:
Each type of survey is priced according to the amount of work undertaken.
We can recommend professional local firms who provide surveys.
Many buyers are happy to rely on the survey or valuation report carried out in their mortgage application. However, for the cautious, or where there is no mortgage involved, and subject to the age and condition of the property involved, choosing a more thorough and detailed report should provide the required amount of information.
You can undertake the sale of a property by yourself, but it isn’t something for the faint-hearted! The skills of a good estate agent are often underestimated, as is the value of their local property knowledge and experience.
Our job is to not only market a property at the most appropriate price and to the largest market, but to also:
It can be an exhausting process, and if it’s your home, an emotional one. As your agent, we are there for you, and to make sure your sale happens to your timescale.
After we have carried out a valuation on your property and once instructed we’ll come back to prepare an attractive, descriptive set of sales details, take external and internal photographs and produce an accurate floor plan, all of which we send to you for your approval.
We will then contact all of our prospective buyers, post and email the sales details and upload them to our various websites, making your property available immediately to the widest possible market.