How You Can Sell Your Property Quickly

In today’s internet based world, there is more than one way to sell a property quickly, and TopCashOffer.co.uk – who buy any house for fast cash, has most options covered when it comes to fast property sales. We have been in the industry for a long time, and we have developed and structured various alternatives for individuals that want to sell their houses fast.

Most other ‘quick sale’ companies on the internet will only be able to make you one offer – and that is a cash sale offer. This is (as a general rule) very far behind market value. In some instances, company offers may be as far as 40% below the current market value of your home. This is not ideal for everyone, and not something that most people are willing to accept. Having said that, the generic quick sale cash buying companies do serve a purpose in that they can offer you a fast sale, and can get the job done putting cash in your bank quickly!

At TopCashOffer we like to offer our customers an alternative – to everything! We aren’t an estate agent, but we can list your property on the open market. We aren’t specifically a cash buying firm, but we do have cash funds waiting to buy property. We aren’t an auction house either – but we have teamed up with the UK’s biggest auction house to offer our customers a fantastic price and realistic sales figures.

The fact is that we are all of the above! We are the industries property specialist in quick home sales.

Cash buying service – We are the industries biggest buyer of property for fast cash. We can complete on a sale in 7 – 10 days, and we don’t charge you any fees. The benefits to selling for cash with us is that you are guaranteed to get the best price around for your home, you will get the quickest sale available and remember, that we buy any home regardless of it’s condition or location!

Online estate agency – WPTM also offer you the chance to sell your home quickly on the open market using our fast sale estate agency service. Our reps will give you full details of your selling options when you speak to us, however what I will say is that our agency has one of the best track records in the industry for fast sales of property.

Auction sale – We are partnered with the UK’s biggest auction house, and can offer you a quick sale through the modern method of auction. This type of sale needs to be discussed with our advisors but could be a good option for.

Energy Performance Certificate – Is it a necessity and standard requirement for selling a property?

 

An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) for short, needs to be at least in the application stage, before you proceed to put a house or property on the market and up for sale. Acquiring this certificate, should not cause undue expense or produce complications.

Energy Performance Certificate

– This is a document, and standard form, which analyses the energy efficiency of a property. This must be given to prospective buyers, by the seller.

– EPC’s, offer details of the energy consumption, and running costs. Offering their views about how this can be done with more efficiency, and at a lower cost. There are differing bands, using letters from A – G as a scale. A being the more efficient, energy wise, G being the lesser efficient.

– Scotland insists, that sellers have a more in depth report on their home. This includes not only an E.P.C. but a property questionnaire and house survey.

Green Deal assessment and E.P.C. do I require both?

– No, is the answer to this question. With the Green Deal assessment, there are two separate documents. The E.P.C. is one, and the other one is an Occupancy Assessment, which concentrates on household personalised information. So, you are not required to pay again, for a separate E.P.C. as this is included.

– The Green Deal, can allow home owners, to borrow money, to improve their energy resources, to make them more efficient. But concludes, that the repayments must not be any more than the savings made from their improvements.

– The report, from your E.P.C. will be accepted , and you will receive a bursary for your improvements, that were recommended under the deal.

Is an E.P.C. for everyone?

– Listed buildings, are exempt from needing an E.P.C. certificate. Suggested improvements, such as double glazing, can’t be implemented because structural changes, maybe required, but they are prohibited in a listed dwelling.

– Make sure, you apply early for an E.P.C. certificate, as this is required before you sell, as stated earlier. It may slow procedures down, if you haven’t even applied for one. There are very few instances, where being exempt from this certificate occurs.

How long is the E.P.C. certificate valid for?

This certificate was first introduced in 2007, and they are valid for a 10 year period.

What is the cost and where can I get one?

You can get an E.P.C. certificate, for as little as £24.00 in England and Wales, for a small apartment, in the centre of the city, leading to approximately £120.00 for a much larger property in a more remote area.

Shop around, for the cheapest in your area. Info can be found via a list of accredited energy assessors, which can be easily sourced from the internet.

– If you live in Scotland, it is more expensive for a home report, which can start from £650.00 Estate agents, will be able to give a quote for an energy report and survey, also the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

– Estate agents, will charge commission, if they arrange an E.P.C. Prices can be juggled, don’t except a too costly price, negotiate!

Will paying more, for an expensive E.P.C. attract more buyers?

Don’t go for the expensive option. An ordinary E.P.C. will allow you to sell your property, and this is the main point of the exercise.