It is a legal requirement to commission an EPC before we begin marketing your property. Central Park Estates can organise this legally-required document on your behalf at a cost of £106.80 (including VAT).
Commission fees arepayable once the estate agent sells your property and the contracts have been signed. This fee is charged as a percentage of the sale price + VAT. See our Central Park Estates fees page for more information.
These fees vary depending on the solicitor or licensed conveyancer that you choose. Generally,these fees are provided upfront and are fixed.
If you have a mortgage, you may need to pay a fee to your mortgage company to redeem your mortgage and must pay it off completely.
Your estate agent should include all marketing expenses in the commission fee, but you should check with your estate agent, as some agents may charge an additional fee for advertising or other services. Central Park Estates charges no extra fees.
Your Title Deeds are the proof of ownership of your property. They will be held by your bank or building society if you have a mortgage, and your solicitor will obtain these deeds and will provide the buyer's solicitor with a copy.
The asking price should be realistic and comparable to that of other properties on the market, both for-sale and sold, and should take into account features, benefits, and location.
Viewing access should be easy to arrange and to conduct. Buyers don’t like long delays, so you should be flexible as you show your home.
Properties that are move-in ready sell more quickly. If possible, decorate your home before marketing commences.
Ultimately, the market dictates the selling price and time of your property. Markets go up and down. Central Park Estates aims to sell your property for the best possible price in the shortest possible time with the least possible hassle.
It is not essential to redecorate your property before placing it on the market. However, if an area is in need of a coat of paint, this upgrade will appeal to potential buyers.
Your estate agent should accompany all viewings during opening hours. However, in some circumstances, the agent may ask you to conduct the viewing. It is advisable that you choose an estate agent who offers longer opening hours to maximise the viewing potential of your property and to minimise the number of viewings you must conduct yourself.
Your estate agent should offer virtual tours as a standard service. These tours allow potential buyers to see the interior of the property before visiting the property in person. Virtual tours cut down the time both you and your buyer must invest in the property, and attract serious buyers. Central Park Estates offers virtual tours as a standard service.
If your estate agent is accompanying all viewings, and if the agent has the access codes and keys for your property, then your presence is not required. Central Park Estates accompanies all viewings.It is worth noting that buyers often feel more relaxed when the owner is not present.
This depends on the conditions of the offer and your preferences. Normally, we recommend stating that a property is ‘Under Offer’ until a survey has been completed satisfactorily.
No, the buyer is responsible to pay the Stamp Duty.
You will vacate the property on the completion date, which is mutually agreed upon by you and the buyer through solicitors.
There are several very simple measures that are recommended by both the Land Registry and Action Fraud that you can take to safeguard your property.
If you are selling a property that is your primary home, you won't have to pay tax on it as long as you satisfy certain conditions. However, if you are selling a property that is not your primary home, it is likely that you must pay Capital Gains Tax. Seek independent financial advice.