There are numerous reasons why one may be selling a property, ranging from a divorce situation to an inherited property. However, in doing so, we recommend that you are aware of the following costs which are unfortunately sometimes overlooked and can cause you to quickly panic at the rapidly accelerating cost of selling your property and to worry that the money you so rightly deserve is slipping away pound by pound.

Many people choose to use an estate agent – and this is is not such a bad choice. It is usually a lot easier than selling it yourself due to the wealth of resources/knowledge estate agents have. However, gaining access to this knowledge comes at a price and they can easily charge over 1% of the sale. Let’s take an average home in London at £500,000… this is £5K out your pocket!

Conveyancing fees

Selling a property is also intertwined with many legal aspects so it’s of upmost importance that you have a solicitor / licensed conveyancer to help guide you through this important process. This will avoid headaches in the long run. However, just like estate agents, these fees are based on a percentage of the property value – although you can negotiate a fixed fee if necessary.

Energy performance certificates

The energy performance certificates (EPC) are legally required whenever a property is built, sold or rented. The EPC contains information about a property’s energy use and typical energy costs through an A to G ranking system, A is the most efficient, while G is the least. The property needs an EPC every 10 years, however, compared to other costs these work out a lot lot cheaper. E.G. Between £50-120.

Moving Costs

As can be expected, after many years of living in a property we tend to build up a lot of items and when you move most (if not all) of these items have to be transported. These costs can easily exceed the 4 figure mark.

Get in touch today to discover how we can provide you with a great service where you can sell your house for cash ASAP!

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