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Frequently Asked Questions

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These are the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) about sales.

Selling a property

A property is only worth what a willing and able buyer is willing to pay. But the Reeds Rains’ dedicated sales teams will give you an indication of its value at a free property valuation.

There are a number of fees to consider when looking to sell a property, such as for estate agents, conveyancing/solicitors, surveys, etc. These costs will vary depending on the value of your property, its location, etc. Your local Reeds Rains branch will be able to give you a full breakdown of these costs at your property valuation.

It is a legal requirement to have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) to market your property.Bonnards can organise one for you or you can arrange your own.

This varies hugely on the type of property, the local area, your asking price, your agreed marketing strategy, etc. Your local Reeds Rains branch will be able to give you an educated idea of the time it will take to sell when you have a free property valuation of your home.

You can conduct your own viewings or a representative from Reeds Rains will happily conduct them for you. If you are having accompanied viewings you have the option to be present yourself, or you could go out.

Viewings can take place at anytime of the day, but most are during evenings and weekends. If you live at the property no viewing will ever take place without being confirmed with you first.

No. We would always advise you to have a property valuation first. This way you can have a better idea of the amount you may wish to spend on your next property.

Buying a property

Approximately 95% of home movers start their property search online due to its convenience. You can browse the widest number of potential properties available in your chosen location, on your chosen device from the comfort of your armchair. On the Reeds Rains website you can you save your searches and receive email alerts of new properties – so why not register with us today?

This will depend on your individual circumstances. We would recommend that you see a mortgage adviser who can help you work out how much could afford each month for your mortgage and any associated insurance costs.

There are a number of costs to consider when buying a property such as mortgage fees, broker fees, surveys, conveyancing, removal charges, etc. 

Yes. there is a government backed Help to Buy Equity Loan schemes available in England which offer loans of 20% towards the purchase of a new build home, provided you pay 5% deposit and raise the remaining funds via a mortgage of at least 25% of the value of the property.

Whilst the recent Help to Buy Equity Loan scheme that launched in 2013, came to an end on 28th February 2021, there remains the Help to Buy Equity Loan (2021-2023) scheme which is available for purchases from April 2021, and will run until March 2023. This is only available to first time buyers.

When you buy a residential property in England and Northern Ireland over a certain price you have to pay Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT). The cost of stamp duty will vary depending on the price of your chosen property and your reason for buying it. 

There are currently reduced rates on Stamp Duty depending on the price of the property. Find out more about the Stamp Duty Land Tax and the Stamp Duty Holiday.

No. We would always advise you to have a property valuation first. This way you can have a better idea of the amount you may wish to spend on your next property.

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