Selling Your House Lymington
If you are looking to sell your house in Lymington, there are a number of things worth considering:
How to choose an estate agent & Selling Your House Lymington
Choosing an estate agent, who can sell your house quickly and for the best price, can be more difficult than it sounds. Some will offer you very competitive fees or give a high property valuation. Ideally you should be searching for an agent that is experienced in selling property like yours – they should have a good pool of potential buyers and a good understanding of the Lymington area.
Remember that many agents will offer a high valuation in order to win your business. They may not be able to achieve this and before deciding on which agent to use, you should check exactly what services the agent would offer. For example:
• What marketing materials will they prepare (e.g. floor plans, photographs, online tours)?
• Will they conduct viewing, or will you have to spend time doing this?
• Will they provide a ‘for sale’ board?
• How many relevant buyers are on their books, and how will they tell them about your property?
You should also check if they would use any property portals to advertise your home such as Zoopla and Rightmove?
To arrange a free valuation for your property or to discuss the current market trends, please call Fells on Tel: 01425 689131
Sold House Prices & Selling Your House Lymington
It is an estate agent’s job to find the best price for your home. However, you should make sure that you know the price of comparable properties in your area of Lymington.
We have found that properties in Lymington have indicated a rise of 4.74% over the last 12 months and the average house price is £436,000. You can purchase a detached home from £630,000, a semi-detached house for around £374,000 and terraced homes for approximately £358,000.
Stamp duty & Selling Your House Lymington
Stamp duty is a government tax paid on homes costing £125,001 or more. From April 2016, there is a 3% increase on top of current rates if you are buying an additional residential property above £40,000, such as a buy-to-let or a holiday home. Use the stamp duty calculator – https://www.calculatestampduty.co.uk to find out how much you will need to pay.
Solicitors & Selling Your House Lymington
Appoint a solicitor sooner rather than later. At the time that you appoint an estate agent is without doubt the time that you should instruct a solicitor.
Ask your agent if they know of any solicitors that they trust. They will have really good knowledge of solicitors that can work for you in an efficient and time saving manner.
The key is to get your solicitor to produce contracts in readiness to send out immediately you have a buyer.
Also, your solicitor will enable any potential problems to be brought to light in advance of a sale being agreed, thus enabling a smooth and less stressful conveyancing journey.
Removal Companies & Selling Your House Lymington
Once you have exchanged contracts and been given a completion date, there’s no time to lose.
If you intend to use a professional removal company, start selecting one well in advance. The British Association of Removers (BAR) will have a list of companies in your area. Alternatively you can contact your estate agent for a recommendation.
Ideally get two or three quotations based on a thorough inspection of your entire house, including the garage, loft and garden. Make sure you remember to mention any items that may need to be picked up from elsewhere. Remember that removal firms don’t usually accept responsibility for any damage to items, that they have not packed themselves.
White & Company
Tel: 01202 912142
Unit 1, Fleets Lane Industrial Estate,
2 Willis Way,
Poole BH15 3SS
It may be worth considering carrying out the removals yourself, maybe you are moving out of a furnished property or are a first-time buyer, or perhaps you have few heavy items and plenty of friends who can help!
If you are undertaking the removals yourself, allow plenty of time for packing. Many insurance companies don’t include contents insurance for moving your goods yourself, so check your insurance policy and arrange extra cover if necessary.
Storage companies if de-cluttering & Selling Your House Lymington
If you are unable to move straight into your new property, you may have to put your belongings into storage. Many removal companies have their own storage facilities, so it is worth checking about this as early as possible. If they offer the service they will be able to store the whole contents of your house, except for items, which are flammable or perishable. Check if non-perishable foods will be accepted if they are packed carefully to discourage any vermin attack.
Your household insurance company or the storage company you instruct can arrange cover for your house contents during the storage period. Make sure it is a sufficient sum to cover all risks.
Mortgage Brokers & Selling Your House Lymington
A mortgage broker or an independent mortgage advisor can help you find the mortgage most suited to your finances. They can help you find a mortgage with low rates and will guide you through the paperwork. Since April 2014, lenders and brokers must offer you advice if you go to them for a mortgage. Here are some hints on finding a mortgage broker:
• Choose an independent, whole of market mortgage broker. They have access to the widest possible range of mortgage deals.
• Check your mortgage adviser is properly qualified. You should be able to find them on the financial services register https://www.fca.org.uk/firms/financial-services-register
• Check how your mortgage broker will be paid. Some brokers will charge you an up front fee, others will receive commission from the lender. Your adviser should tell you the full cost straightaway.
About Lymington & Selling Your House Lymington
The Georgian market town of Lymington is situated on the banks of the Lymington River in Hampshire. The town has a large tourist industry, based on its closeness to the New Forest. The town is famous for its sailing history, there are two large marinas filled with fishing boats and yachts, as well as two sailing clubs. The High Street has several independent shops and designer boutiques, as well as a local market held each Saturday, which dates back to the 13th century.
Local Schools and houses for sale Lymington
Priestlands School – http://www.priestlands.hants.sch.uk/
Walhampton School – http://www.walhampton.com/
Hill House School – http://www.cambiangroup.com/
Solicitors & houses for sale Lymington
Sutton, Clive, Solicitor – www.clivesutton-solicitor.co.uk
Eric Robinson Solicitors – www.ericrobinson.co.uk
Leisure Centres and houses for sale Lymington
Lymington Health & Leisure Centre – http://www.newforest.gov.uk
Local Council and houses for sale Lymington
If you are planning to move to Lymington and need information on schools, planning permission, parking permits or council tax, council planning permission meetings are held on a regular basis. Simply contact: www.newforest.gov.uk/