Q. How much will it cost to buy or sell my house?
A: That depends on the value of the property/properties involved, if they are freehold or leasehold or if one of them is a brand new property. Fill in a Callback Request or call us today for a quote.
Q. How long will it take?
A: It normally takes between six and eight weeks to complete a transaction so you can move. If your transaction is part of a chain then you will only move as fast as the slowest link in the chain.
Q. Do I need to have a survey done?
A: If you need a mortgage, a valuer will inspect the property on behalf of your lender to assess whether the property has a sufficient value to support the amount you want to borrow. You can usually arrange with the lender for a more comprehensive survey. We would strongly recommend either your own survey or the more detailed lenders report. The principle of ‘purchaser beware’ applies and you will buy the property as it is. Whilst the seller must not misrepresent any aspect of the property, he is under no obligation to disclose any defects.
Q. What is an Energy Performance Certificate?
A: Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) have been introduced to improve the energy efficiency of buildings. The certificate for a property will highlight how energy efficient it is, giving it a rating from A- G, where A is the most energy efficient. If you are buying or selling a home you now need a certificate by law whenever a building is built, sold or rented out. The certificate provides ‘A’ to ‘G’ ratings for the building, with ‘A’ being the most energy efficient and ‘G’ being the least, with the average up to now being ‘D’. Accredited energy assessors produce EPCs alongside an associated report which suggests improvements to make a building more energy efficient.