Here’s a selection of our clients’ most frequently asked questions for your peace of mind.
We think we’ve covered everything you need to know, but if you can’t find the answer you’re looking for, our property experts are on hand to help.
call us on 020 8004 4288 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Yes, unless your property is within a conservation area or has restrictions such as a high-rise apartment block.
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Yes. Our specially trained property experts will accompany all viewings to help secure a buyer.
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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.
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No – this tax is only applicable to buyers.
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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.
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The typical time frame is 4 – 12 weeks. Timescales can vary depending on circumstances.
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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.