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Have you inherited a house you now want to sell?

Perhaps you’ve had the house on the market for a while, and seen little interest; perhaps you’ve had offers that have fallen through; or perhaps you’ve just recently inherited the property and are about to start the selling process.

Whatever your situation, you’ll be exploring your options and wondering what to do for the best.
Do you stick with the traditional estate agency route – or could there be a better way?

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When selling through an estate agent might not be your best bet

It’s a fact that not every house is easy for an estate agent to sell, and inherited properties come with a particular set of typical problems. They often need a lot of work to turn them into a modern, comfortable home.

Does the house you’ve inherited have a kitchen that’s more than ten years old, or a tired bathroom? Does it have an old, inefficient boiler? Does it even have central heating? Anything that means buyers will have to spend significant time and money on renovation will limit your potential market.

Investors are often the most likely buyers for inherited properties – but with buy-to-let mortgage companies tightening their criteria, even this section of the market is shrinking. Lenders are now increasingly refusing to give mortgages on properties without, for example, a damp-proof course; or where the windows are in poor condition. This means there’s an even greater risk of a sale falling through.

But the longer the property stays empty and unsold, the more likely it is to deteriorate and lose value.

It’s hard to keep a close eye on a property, particularly if you don’t live nearby, and it’s not part of an estate agent’s role to visit regularly. Small maintenance jobs can quickly turn into serious problems – yet the first thing you might know about a loose roof tile is when the estate agent takes a prospective tenant round and finds the bedroom ceiling has fallen in. Even without major disasters, a house without heating or ventilation is at the mercy of mould and damp; and an overgrown garden isn’t going to persuade anyone they’ve found their dream home.

An alternative approach

Putting a house on the open market with an estate agent gives you no guarantees and can cause maximum stress just when you need it least. We provide an alternative that is fast, stress-free, and will guarantee you a sale at an agreed price. We buy any property, anywhere in England and Wales.

Want to know more?

Selling a property is a big step, you’ll want to know exactly what’s involved. So we’re guessing you’ll have a few questions at this point…

Yes. Any property, any location, any condition. If the house is still full of furniture (or even if your relative was a hoarder), that’s no problem. We’ll get it cleared. We also take on properties with structural issues, as well as houses that are of non-standard construction or are otherwise unmortgageable.

We are not estate agents. Instead, we make our money from buying and selling property, and we’re genuine cash buyers with immediate access to funds. What all this means for you is that we are in a position to make a genuine offer and to follow this up with a guarantee that we will buy at the agreed price on the agreed date. No more waiting, and no worries we will pull out at the last minute.

Contact us, and we’ll give an in-principle offer within a few hours. If you’re happy to go ahead, we then carry out an independent valuation, after which we make you the guaranteed cash offer. There’s no obligation at this point – if you decide it’s not right for you, that’s fine. If you decide to go ahead, we make all the necessary arrangements.

And because we’re buying for ourselves, it’s in our interests to make the whole process as easy and straightforward as possible. We appoint an independent solicitor to handle your side of things as well as ours, and we organise an Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) if needed – all at our expense. If there’s any other help you need, just ask.

That’s up to you. If you want to sell quickly, we can complete in as little as 7 days; most sales complete in 2 to 3 weeks. If you’re not in a rush, we’ll agree a timetable to suit.

Yes, the price will be below the market value. But it will be a fair price, based on the condition of the house and reflecting the speed we can complete a sale. Bear in mind, too, that you won’t be paying estate agent’s or legal fees, because we cover the cost. And, of course, a quick sale to us will free you from the financial liabilities that come with the property: maintenance costs, insurance, council tax and more.

It’s also worth taking into account the fact that the more people who are to share in the proceeds of the sale, the less the actual difference between what each will get using our process and what they might get if the property sold for the nominal market value.

And the sooner the house is off your hands, the sooner you’re free of the responsibility, and the sooner the cash is in your bank account.

No. We cover all the costs of the sales process ourselves. And you definitely won’t find us asking you to pay for a valuation report or survey, as some of our competitors do. We’re buying, so we pay.

Sadly, firms in this sector do pop up overnight from time to time that don’t have the required skills or experience. We’re not like that. We’ve been established since 2010, and we’re a registered limited company registered with the Property Ombudsman Scheme. We work under a strict code of conduct, and we always treat our customers fairly. We are also proud members of the National Association of Property Buyers; this means that we are a trusted House Buying Company.

Call us on 0800 612 8786 to find out more from a member of our team, or complete our form to tell us about your property and get a free offer. Remember, there’s no obligation at this stage – and your confidentiality will always be respected.

We cater for any circumstances in
which you will need to sell your house…