1. Preparing to Sell
People have many different reasons for selling.
You may be upsizing after starting a family or cashing in on an investment property to simply require a change of scenery .
Once you have decided to take that step, it is important to consider what you want to include in the sale. Normally, fixtures and fittings such as fitted storage heaters are included in the price, but other moveable items such as white goods etc can be up for negotiation. If you are discarding items you no longer need, do it before you start marketing your property as the less clutter you have, the faster your house will sell. Many local authorities take large items away, sometimes for free.
Energy Performance Certificate - This is a legal requirement and is needed before the property can be marketed, Oliver Jaques can put you in touch with third parties who can provide this for you.
Give Oliver Jaques other useful documents and facts about your property, which we can mention to potential buyers, such as:
Gas and electrical certificate checks
Building regulations certificates
Council tax, utility, buildings and contents insurance bills - so potential buyers can estimate running costs
Service charges and ground rent bills (for flats)
In addition, you could ask your ourselves if it’s worth going one better and giving potential buyers other information (which could also speed up the conveyancing process) such as:
Environmental Searches. These provide useful information such as the flood risk, Radon levels, or if there are local mines in the area.
A Home Condition Report - provides more information about the condition of your property, although your buyer will probably still need to get their own survey done