What costs will I incur when selling my property?
Total costs vary from sale to sale, but the main ones to look out for are:
Commission fees – payable once your estate agent sells your property and contracts are signed. This is charged as a percentage of the sale price + VAT.
Energy Performance Certificate (EPC).
An EPC is a legal requirement. You’ll need to have one before any marketing can take place. We can organise this on your behalf.
When are the fees payable?
We work on a no-sale-no-fee basis. Our fees are binding at the point of exchange of contracts, and are due on the day of completion.
How will you market my property?
We’ll combine traditional and digital marketing to give your property maximum exposure. You’ll feature on the largest online property portals, in local and national media, and on our responsive website and social media sites. You’ll also get premium listings, 3D floor plans, and professional photography as part of our bespoke marketing package.
Will you place a 'For Sale' board outside my property?
Yes, unless your property is within a conservation area or has restrictions such as a high-rise apartment block.
Do you accompany all the viewings?
Yes. Our specially trained property experts will accompany all viewings to help secure a buyer.
What legal proceedings are involved?
Once an offer has been accepted, you will need to arrange a conveyancer to handle the legal side. They will exchange the contracts on your behalf. At your earliest convenience, we suggest choosing a conveyancer who is part of the Law Society to avoid any delays.
Do I pay Stamp Duty?
No – this tax is only applicable to buyers.
Do I have to pay Capital Gains Tax on the property?
No, providing the property you’re selling has only been used as your main residence. If you’re selling a property that is not your main home, you may have to pay this tax.
How quickly can the exchange of contracts take place?
The typical time frame is 4 – 12 weeks. Timescales can vary depending on circumstances.
How soon after the exchange will the sale be completed?
The date of completion will be outlined on your contract. The actual date will depend on both parties’ circumstances, and can be as little as the following week, or as long as the following month.