Is it easy to sell a house without using an estate agent?
It’s relatively straightforward to sell your own home without involving an estate agent, although you should be warned that it’s a time-consuming process (which is why agents set a certain fee to pay for their time in getting your home sold).
First you need to get a proper valuation of your home, which can be done by paying a chartered surveyor and registered valuer, or you can research the house prices in the area for similar properties to get an idea of how they are selling.
Once you are happy with the price, you can advertise the property (there are several free sites that allow you to do this). Legally, you’re required to obtain an Energy Performance Certificate for the property before putting it up for sale, so you’ll need to organize a registered energy assessor to create this for you. Then you can start arranging viewings and negotiate an agreed price with anyone who is interested.
We would recommend, however, that you sign up with an estate agent as they can do all the leg work for you. The key thing, though, is to understand their fees and rates before signing an agreement with them.
In 3 months we are shortly going to move out of our semi detached home in Crayford to our next dwelling in Blackfen , at what point to appoint a removals firm?
Most conveyancers tend to recommend that home vendors delay booking a removals company until such time as exchange of contracts as in advance of this typically an agreed home moving date wont have been confirmed. Often firms will levy a re booking levy . For more information speak to A 2 B Removals, 22 Keats House, Bexley Lane, Dartford, DA1 4DE Telephone: 020 83046925 or A 2 B Removals, 22 Keats House/Bexley La, Dartford, DA1 4DE on 020 8304 6925.
What will affect land in Crayford, and should they be a problem?
A wide range of contaminants may damage land in Crayford, such as brine works and masts or pylons. An environmental search should offer more information.
Does your firm look after the legal conveyancing of auction properties in Crayford?
Yes - Homeward Legal is very capable working with bidders at auction. Often difficult to value houses e. g. live work flats, are purchased in auctions which necessitate increased examination. Lawyers therefore advise buyers at auction to instruct a good property conveyancing lawyer well in advance of the day of the auction to allow sufficient time for an investigation of the sellers legal pack.
Immediately following the actual auction your property conveyancing lawyer is wholly ready for finishing the legal side of things within the usual 28 days as required .
When in the process do we need to arrange a solicitor in Crayford?
If you choose a firm with 'no move, no fee' protection, the faster you instruct the better. Prompt instruction of a solicitor can reduce any chance of your purchase or sale stalling.