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The costs involved in selling your property consist of:
Your estate agent should include all marketing expenses within their commission fee but it is worth checking this before you instruct an estate agent, as some may charge an additional fee for advertising etc.
Your Title Deeds are 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 the deeds and let the buyer's solicitor have a copy.
It is not essential to redecorate your property before placing it on the market, however, if an area is in need of a lick of paint this will appeal to potential buyers.
Your estate agent should accompany all viewings during their opening hours. However, in some circumstances they may ask you to conduct the occasional viewing. It is advisable to choose an estate agent who offers longer opening hours to maximise viewing potential and minimise the number of viewings you have to conduct yourself.
If your estate agent is accompanying all viewings and they have the access codes and keys for your property your presence is not required. Keylet Sales accompany 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 what your preferences are.
No, the buyer is responsible for paying Stamp Duty.
On the completion date, which is mutually agreed by seller, buyer and solicitors.
If you are selling a property that is your main 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 main home, it is likely you may have to pay Capital Gains Tax.