Frequently Asked Questions

We have made a list of commonly asked questions, which we have answered below to help you understand a few considerations. If you have any other queries, or need some advice, then please get in touch with us on 01424 444 700.

Selling a house
How much is my home worth?
We are here to provide you with a free no obligation valuation of your home, when you want to move knowing the true value of your property is crucial. With our unrivalled knowledge of the local market and the latest market trends a member of our expert team will visit your property and advise you of the best way to market your home to ensure that you achieve the best price and attract the right buyer.
How much will it cost to sell my home?

Energy performance certificate – It is a legal requirement to have an EPC whenever a property is built, sold or let. An EPC contains information about a property’s energy use, typical energy costs and recommendations about how to reduce this usage and save money. You can expect to pay approximately £60 – £90 depending on the size of the property.

Fees to estate agent – Fees are payable once we have found you a buyer and contracts are exchanged, these fees will be agreed with the valuer when signing our agency agreement. These fees will either be a percentage of the purchase price or a fixed fee. We pride ourselves on being 100% transparent, there are absolutely no hidden or additional marketing costs.

Legal fees to conveyancer – Conveyancing is the legal transfer of a property from the seller to the buyer. These fees can vary depending on the solicitor that you chose to act on your behalf.

How long does the selling process take?

We can have your property details prepared and your home on the market on the same day as our valuation if speed is important to you.

An average timescale from the point of accepting an offer on your property until exchange of contracts can would be approximately 8 weeks, however this timing can vary depending on the financial position of your buyer and if there are related transactions to consider.

Buying a home
How much can I afford?
The first step when you are thinking of purchasing a home is to seek financial advice. If you need a mortgage and are unsure where to start this process we are able to point you in the right direction to an independent mortgage advisor that you can trust. They will look over your basic income and any other incomes or earning that you may have, and will be able to advise you what your budget will be. They will take in to account the money thats going in and also the money that’s coming out to make sure you can afford to buy and maintain your dream home.
What is Stamp Duty and how does it work?

The buyer of a property is liable to pay Stamp Duty Land tax on puchases over £125,000 for residential properties or £150,000 for non-residential properties in the UK. This tax is worked out on a tiered scale, the current rates for residential properties are;

Below £125,000 = 0
Between £125,001 – £250,000 = 2%
£250,001 – £925,000 = 5%
£925,001 – £1,500,000 = 10%
£1,500,001 + = 12%

Your Conveyancer will usually file your return and pay your tax on the day of completion, adding this cost to their fees.

What is the next step when I’ve found the perfect property?
Once you have viewed the property that you want to make your home, the next step is to make an offer to the seller via the Estate Agent’s, this should include and fixtures and fittings that you wish to purchase and any special conditions related to your offer.

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