House Sale Fallen Through — What’s Next? 

1 in 3 house sales in the UK fall through, irrelevant of whether the market is roaring or in retreat. The big issue in the UK is that offers are not legally binding meaning that a buyer can make a u-turn at the 11th hour with no recourse. For the seller, it costs them on average £2,899 every time a …

How To Sell Your Flat Fast — Guide

Coronavirus has forced change; from the extinction of the daily commute, freedom of travel, and mass gatherings to our increasing reliance on technology and focus on health.  It’s no surprise then that covid-19 has also changed the property game through re-aligning people’s priorities: flats and apartments in packed, polluted and pandemic ridden cities just don’t have the curb appeal that …

How to sell your house without an estate agent

Estate agent fees can be a tough pill to swallow with typical costs ranging between 0.75% and 3.0% +VAT of the agreed selling price. For a property worth £200,000 that works out at between £1,500 and £6,000 excluding VAT.  With high-costs, it’s tempting to consider doing it yourself and entering the world of DIY selling—  in other words online agents.  …

How many house sales fall through at the last minute in the UK? 

Almost a quarter of all house sales fell through at the last minute in England and Wales last year.    Moving house is usually motivated by a change of circumstance: sometimes good like landing a dream job at the other side of the country; and sometimes bad like a relationship breakdown or the threat of repossession.    Whatever the selling …

How will coronavirus affect the UK property market? 

The economic effects of a pandemic on a modern economy are unclear. In unprecedented times there’s no comparative data that can be called upon to deliver a reliable algorithmic trend to predict the future.  Instead it remains somewhat of a guessing game.  What we do know, however, is that the effects of COVID-19 have reverberated right across the economy from …

Property Chain – FAQs

A property chain — what is it, why is it so fragile, and how do you avoid getting caught up in one. We explain all in our latest blog.  What is a property chain?  A property chain is a line of buyers and sellers who are linked together since they are buying and selling property from one another. Why do …

What’s the fastest way to sell a house?   

The fastest way to sell a house is to a cash buying company (or an investor). You have the choice between choosing between national or local companies. Do your research before choosing though— from checking out real customer reviews to making sure that they have access to cash funds and the timelines that they tend to operate to.  Whatever property …

Companies that buy houses for cash — how do you know that they are genuine?   

Companies that buy houses for cash are on the rise as more and more people look to sell their home quickly — usually motivated by a change of circumstance like divorce, repossession or probate. It’s not just the property sector that’s seeing a shift from traditional business models to more progressive structures aligned to changing consumer demands though — Boohoo, …

How to value a house to get a quick sale

People tend to have two priorities when selling their home: firstly how much will they get, and secondly how long will the process take.  No-one ever gets everything that they want and there usually has to be compromise along the way.  It all boils down to priorities: if you want the highest price possible and aren’t in a rush to …

What To Do If Your House Sale Falls Through? 

In an ideal world, the selling process goes something like this: you decide to move; put your house up for sale; find a buyer quickly; agree a timeline; and move into your dream home.  But the reality is often very different.  In fact, according to a recent survey by Which?, more than half of property sales in the UK fall …