FAQs

Buying , renting or selling a property can often be a stressful and confusing time. Our FAQ section will hopefully answer your queries, however, if you need further advice please do not hesitate to contact us.

What is conveyancing?

Conveyancing is the legal transfer of your property to the buyer, and a solicitor is required to make this happen. We can recommend a number of solicitors if you wish in order to get the best quote.

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What is conveyancing?

Conveyancing is the legal transfer of your property to the buyer, and a solicitor is required to make this happen. We can recommend a number of solicitors if you wish in order to get the best quote.

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What is my first step in selling a property?

Firstly you would need to arrange for a current market valuation to be carried out on your property. This will give you a better idea of your current situation. For example, if you still have a mortgage and what will be feasible for you to achieve when moving on.

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How much will it cost to sell my property?

The main fees you would need to consider when selling a property are

Conveyancing and solicitor fees – Conveyancing is the legal transfer of your property to the buyer, and a solicitor is required to make this happen. If you wish we can recommend a number of solicitors in order to get the best quote.

Estate Agent Fees – The agent will usually have an upfront registration fee to cover marketing and then a percentage commission fee on completion of the sale.

EPC – your agent will normally organise this for you and the cost is usually included in the upfront marketing.

You will also need to take into consideration other expenses such as removals.

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Do I need to Conduct Viewings?

Your Estate Agent should be able to accompany all viewings and answer any questions viewers may have. However, you may decide you would prefer to be present and conduct viewings yourself.

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Will there be more viewings once I’ve accepted an offer?

This partly depends on the conditions of the offer, but generally there are no viewings on the property after it has been sale agreed.

Neither the buyer nor the seller is legally bound until the contracts are signed and exchanged.

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How long will it take to complete my sale?

A number of factors will influence how long it takes for your sale to complete, for example, your position and your buyer’s position. The conveyancing process can take anything between 8-12 weeks and longer for purchasers who are going through co ownership.

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Do I need an EPC?

In England and Northern Ireland an EPC is required to be purchased before the property goes to market as the Agent is required to display the EPC while marketing the property.

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What is conveyancing?

Conveyancing is the legal transfer of your property to the buyer, and a solicitor is required to make this happen. We can recommend a number of solicitors if you wish in order to get the best quote.

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Do I have to pay Stamp Duty when selling my house?

No. It is the Buyer’s responsibility to pay Stamp Duty. You may have to pay this if you are purchasing a property.

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Will my Property be surveyed?

You do not need to arrange a survey, this is the buyer’s responsibility. Normally if the purchaser is taking on a mortgage, the mortgage survey will be carried out. However, sometimes the purchaser may organise additional surveys such as a homebuyers survey, which is a more in depth report on top of the mortgage survey.

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What is my first step in selling a property?

Firstly you would need to arrange for a current market valuation to be carried out on your property. This will give you a better idea of your current situation. For example, if you still have a mortgage and what will be feasible for you to achieve when moving on.

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How much will it cost to sell my property?

The main fees you would need to consider when selling a property are

Conveyancing and solicitor fees – Conveyancing is the legal transfer of your property to the buyer, and a solicitor is required to make this happen. If you wish we can recommend a number of solicitors in order to get the best quote.

Estate Agent Fees – The agent will usually have an upfront registration fee to cover marketing and then a percentage commission fee on completion of the sale.

EPC – your agent will normally organise this for you and the cost is usually included in the upfront marketing.

You will also need to take into consideration other expenses such as removals.

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Do I need to Conduct Viewings?

Your Estate Agent should be able to accompany all viewings and answer any questions viewers may have. However, you may decide you would prefer to be present and conduct viewings yourself.

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Will there be more viewings once I’ve accepted an offer?

This partly depends on the conditions of the offer, but generally there are no viewings on the property after it has been sale agreed.

Neither the buyer nor the seller is legally bound until the contracts are signed and exchanged.

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How long will it take to complete my sale?

A number of factors will influence how long it takes for your sale to complete, for example, your position and your buyer’s position. The conveyancing process can take anything between 8-12 weeks and longer for purchasers who are going through co ownership.

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Do I need an EPC?

In England and Northern Ireland an EPC is required to be purchased before the property goes to market as the Agent is required to display the EPC while marketing the property.

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