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How To Sell Your House Fast

Molae Properties provide a quick property buying service at a fair trade price. We cut to the chase and look beyond the condition and décor of the property and we have the finance in place to act quickly. Click here to find out why you should use our sell house fast service.  However, if you want to try and sell through an estate agent or a private sale website here are a few tips to help sell your property quickly:

1 Declutter your house. This will help to make the house look bigger, cleaner and more appealing to any prospective buyer.

2 Give the walls a coat of paint. This will help the property look fresher and in good order. Use neutral colours to give a sense of space and light and appeal to a wider audience of buyers.

3 De personalise your home. Remove dark colours from walls, you may like the aubergine lounge but many people will not! Also it is advisable to remove some photos and personal items as these detract from the actual house. A key factor in selling your property quickly is to get the buyers to imagine that they are going to be living there and this is difficult to do when surrounded by your life history.

4 Kerb appeal. Lucky enough to have a garden? Cut the hedge or grass, pull out the weeds and add some coloured flowers to give a good first impression. The front of the house is an advert in itself hence the reason estate agents are keen to put their “For Sale” sign up.

5 Front door and hall way. Also important in terms of first impression is the entrance to a property. This “sets the tone” of the rest of the property. Ensure the area is freshly painted, clean and welcoming. Remove the pile of junk mail that accumulates on a daily and perhaps hang a mirror to create a sense of space and light.

6 Spring clean the house. Such a simple thing to do to help sell a property quickly but amazing how many people don’t do this. A clean house presents so much better. Ideally have the carpets cleaned so the house looks and smells nice, particularly if it is a smoking household or you have pets. Having the windows cleaned will instantly make the house feel brighter and smarter.

7 Bathroom. The bathroom is a crucial room in the house as if a buyer doesn’t like it they will automatically factor in a significant reduction in the price to install a totally new, clean one. Scrub it, remove obsolete lotions and potions, old tooth brushes and shower curtains. Put in fresh colourful towels, and a neutral shower curtain.

8 Kitchen. As with the bathroom this is a crucial room in the house to get right as buyers will often factor in ripping it out and starting again if they don’t like what is there already. All the rules apply. Declutter, paint, clean and ensure all cupboard doors work properly and the cooker is presentable. Finally, ensure all washing and drying up is done on viewing days. A dirty sink area is very off-putting.

9 Lighting. If the viewings are on a grey day switch the lights on to make the house more welcoming and ensure all the curtains and blinds are open.

Following these simple steps can really help sell property quickly. However, depending on your circumstances in todays market securing a quick sale through traditional means may not be the best option. Molae Properties provide a sell house fast service tailored to your requirements. Our clients situations range from those simply looking to sell property quickly to those who are relocating or facing repossession. An agreement can be reached within 24 hours and concluded in a matter of days. Plus we can offer flexible terms to suit your needs such as delayed completion dates.

Visit our testimonials page and the FAQ’s to see how our service works in practice. Alternatively please call freephone number 0800 634 5892 to discuss your situation in more detail.  You may also find it useful to consult some of our articles below for more tips and advice on how to sell your property quickly.


Beware Property Cash Buying Companies: tips and advice

Property Buying Companies in London

Introduction to Property Cash Buying Companies

Property cash buying companies have been around for a little over ten years.  It is still a relatively new industry and it remains unregulated.  As with most industries there is a mixed bag of participants ranging from the genuine professional companies to the rogue operators.  A genuine property cash purchasing company will provide a guaranteed property purchase within mutually agreed timescales.  The purchase should be hassle free, stress free and minimise inconvenience to the vendor.  The agreed timescales may vary from just a few days to several months depending on the vendors requirements.

Whilst all companies market a “cash purchasing service” not all of  them actually deliver the service they claim to be providing.   Some will lock you into agreements to prevent you from selling your property elsewhere whilst offering no guarantee that they will buy your property.  These agreements are usually called option agreements.  It is important to stress that there is nothing wrong or illegal with an option agreement.  They can provide a very workable solution for all parties.  They are used across many different industries and are a recognised contract agreement.  However, as with any legal agreement the devil is in the detail as to whether it will work for you!

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Sell Your House Fast in London 2020

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Sell House Fast London

Do you need to sell your London house fast? Whatever your reason for needing a quick property sale, we can help. Here at Molae Properties we specialise in providing a quick and easy property buying service and have been doing so since 2005. 

We buy property in any condition and we buy for cash without the need for a time consuming mortgage. There are no hidden fees to worry about, the process is quick and straightforward and we do not involve any middle men. 

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Property Chain Collapse: Why it Happens and Possible Solutions

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Although property chains are very common in the house-buying process, they can often be frustratingly slow. However, the worst-case scenario is when the property chain collapses or breaks down completely. This results in the seller (and potentially the buyer) having to return to “square one” in terms of the entire transaction. This can cause problems; particularly for those who are looking to sell their home or flat quickly. Let’s  look at some of the main causes of a property chain collapse as well as some potential remedies.

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Top five reasons to sell your house for cash

Sell your house for Cash: £5 pound note and coins

There are plenty of reasons why it’s beneficial to sell your house for cash. If you’re still sitting on the fence and unsure about taking this property selling route, here’s a guide to the top five reasons why selling for cash is a good move, both for your bank balance and your peace of mind.

 1. Selling your house for cash is quick and speedy

Compared to going down the traditional route of listing your property with an estate agent, having it marketed to potential buyers, having multiple views and then, hopefully, accepting offers on it, selling your house for cash is a far speedier option. Amazingly, you could even be exchanging contracts within as little as 24 hours!

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Five reasons to sell your house fast

Five colourful stones, Five reasons to sell you house fast

People sell properties for a vast number of reasons, but sometimes there are common threads involved in the reasons why you might need to sell your house fast. Here are five popular factors involved in this decision and a look at why the fast route can offer the best decision in certain circumstances.

1. Debt and financial issues

No-one ever plans to get into debt or face financial difficulties, but sadly sometimes these things happen. If your income has dropped unexpectedly, you’ve lost your job, are finding it hard to keep up with the cost-of-living in your current property or you’ve got lots of debts piling up, then selling your house fast can be the perfect solution.

If you put your head in the sand and try and ignore the situation, the chances are you’ll lose control over it and could end up with having your house re-possessed.

If you instead choose to tackle your debt and financial issues head on, by opting to sell your house fast, you remain in control.

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Selling Rental Property in London During 2017: Top Tips and Tricks

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Since Brexit, the state of the London property market has been a concern for both property buyers and sellers alike. There are still a number of risks for anyone who may be considering selling a rental property during the coming year. We will first take a look at some of the predictions that experts are making in regards to housing prices. Then, we will offer a few very targeted suggestions that will help you obtain the best value for your efforts. With a bit of forethought and knowledge, you can be confident that you’ll be able to make the most informed decisions when they matter the most.

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Our Quick Guide to the Lease Extension Process

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Selling a leasehold flat can be challenging; particularly when you have less than 80 years left on your existing leasehold. The main issue is that the value of your home or property will begin to lose value as the time period of the lease reduces. Buyers can find it difficult to get a mortgage from lenders and in turn, you could be left in a frustrating situation. However, you should be able to apply for a lease extension of an additional 90 years. So let’s look at the lease extension process in greater detail.

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Quick Property Sales and Relocation: Your Options

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Quick property sales can be a bit challenging; particularly if you’re not familiar with all of the choices available. Whether your sale needs to take place to free up cash, or you’re relocating to another part of the UK, there are several routes which you could take. Let’s look at some of the most common options.

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Landlords Selling Houses and 2016 Capital Gains: Your Go-To Guide

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Whenever you sell an asset, the potential obligation to pay capital gains tax (CGT) is always a concern. Landlords selling houses should be aware of how this tax functions, some of the rules set out by the HMRC and a handful of exemptions which could prove to be quite useful when determining whether or not it is necessary to file. Let’s take a look at some of the principles behind capital gains tax in relation to a property sale.

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Selling a House in a Bear Market: What You Need to Know

House selling Tips from Molae Properties

There is no doubt that we are living in rather troubled economic times. Now that the Brexit vote has been passed, many London property owners are wondering if the economy is soon to enter into bearish territory. In fact, firms such as Hermes Investment believe that we have already entered into this environment. Assuming that this is the case (or that a bear market is just around the corner), what are some ways you could speed up any home sale? Let us take a look at some top house selling tips.

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Cheaper London Homes Failing to Sell in Relation to High-Priced Locations

London homes between £650,000 and £1M selling faster than cheaper homes

Let’s imagine for a moment that you require a quick property sale in London due to an impending repossession or a similar unfortunate circumstance. You have remained confident due to the fact that your current home is valued at only £300,000 pounds. So, you are not concerned in regards to a quick turnover. Unfortunately, you might very well be wrong in taking this stance. A recent article highlighted the fact that London properties costing between £650,000 pounds and £1 million pounds are selling faster than more moderately priced homes. This is actually a bit ironic considering the fact that only the richest house hunters seem to be active while middle-income buyers complain that they are being shut out of the market. This is another example of how London house prices appear to have become detached from local incomes. What does this mean in regard to a fast London house sale?

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Required to Leave for a Job Abroad? How to Quickly Sell Your London Home

How to Quickly Sell Your London Home

The world is becoming a smaller place. As there are a growing number of opportunities for those looking for a challenge, it only stands to reason that jobs abroad are attractive options. In fact, it has been shown that an unprecedented number of doctors are taking advantage of such positions. Whether you are in the medical profession, have just learned of employment in Europe or are simply looking to change a stagnant career, such chances need to be taken advantage of immediately. The only issue is that it can be tough to quickly sell your London home with conventional means. What challenges will you face and how can Molae Properties be of assistance?

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Selling Your London Home Fast within a Changeable Economy

Selling your London Home Fast within a Changeable Economy

If you are like most, it is very difficult to keep up with the latest economic and housing data. One month the “experts” are claiming that London is in the midst of a veritable boom while the next month these very same analysts bring fear into the picture; alluding that the bubble could soon burst. Unfortunately, not much is expected to change in the new year.

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How to Secure a Quick London Property Sale in falling market?

Looking to secure a quick London property sale?

Many analysts have hinted that the London housing bubble may soon be due to burst. In fact, this may not be far off from the truth. A recent survey has found that the value of the top 2015 property sales fell by one quarter. This is great news for those who are looking to pick up a home at a highly discounted price, but what does this mean for those who may be looking to sell in the coming year? In particular, how can you secure a quick London property sale with the minimal of effort and aggravation? Let’s take a closer look.

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Your Guide to Selling a Home Fast in London

Selling a Home fast in London

After a long and protracted recession, it seems that if we have finally turned the corner. Many analysts now predict that 2016 will be an excellent year in terms of this financial recovery. However, this can actually present some very real problems for those who are looking for a quick London house sale. Whether due to outstanding debt or a relocation, the fact of the matter is that this can be a bit of a complicated process. Let’s take a look at a few steps to make sure that this move is performed efficiently.

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Beating the New Year’s Rush: Selling a London Home Quickly in January 2016

Selling a London Home quickly in January 2016

It seems that the holiday season is once again upon us. While many will be thinking about spending time with friends and family over the break, there are others that will require a fast London house sale. Whether this arises from the need to avoid a repossession, the inability to pay for recent renovations or the prospect of a job abroad that requires immediate relocation, the fact of the matter is that January can be an extremely challenging time for those searching for an efficient property sale. This is particularly the case when we see that many analysts have observed housing prices continuining to soar throughout London and other portions of the country. What are some of the best methods to adopt if you are set on selling a London home quickly?

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Quick House Sale Company: good practice in the industry

Quick house sale companies do have a place in the market. Perhaps you have just learned that you owe a massive amount in back taxes. You may not be able to afford mandatory major works that will soon be carried out or you could simply wish to liquidate the estate of a recently departed family member. These are a few examples of when a quick house sale company is advantageous. What are some of the positive attributes of these firms and which policies should be avoided?

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Do I Need an EPC?

What is an EPC?

The EPC is a certificate which will rate on a scale of A-G:

  • How energy-efficient the property is, and
  • The impact the property has on the environment.

The most efficient property with the lowest running costs will come into band A. Recommendations are included in the certificate about ways to improve energy-efficiency, to save costs and environmental impact. Your estate agent is obliged to include these two ratings in the property’s sales particulars.

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Quick London House Sale Without the Use of an Estate Agent

If you need a quick London house sale, you may be disappointed with what is in store should you choose to employ the services of a traditional estate agent. To be sure, those who are in no rush to liquidate their property may very well be willing to wait for a considerable amount of time. It is nonetheless a fact that rapid sales and estate agents rarely go hand in hand. In fact, a recent study has found that nearly two-thirds of sellers have been unhappy with the results produced by estate agencies. Some of the complaints stated included:

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Quick House Sale Companies – good or bad?

There are many families and individuals that may be looking for a quick house sale in London. A professional property buying company will provide you with such a service and allow you to liquidate your property asset in a quick and efficient manner. Typically, they will offer to buy the property at between 70-80% of the true market value of the property in return for the service they provide.  Unfortunately, all that glitters is certainly not gold in terms of quick house sale companies. Let’s take a look at some of the worst practices to avoid as well as a handful of tips to select the right agency.

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Relocating? How to Enjoy a Fast Property Sale in London

Life sometimes throws us an unexpected change from time to time. Some Londoners will find that a sudden situation has caused them to relocate to a different part of the country or even to move abroad. In many cases, there is only a limited amount of time to settle outstanding financial obligations before the move. This can prove quite frustrating for those who are looking for a fast property sale in London. Why is it much better to choose our third-party services as opposed to relying upon a traditional estate agent?

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Divorcing? Selling Your London Property Quickly

We are all aware that a divorce can be one of the most difficult times in life. This Is particularly the case should a couple find themselves in the need to put the past behind them and move on. Unfortunately, this can be easier said than done in terms of the typical estate agency. This is to say nothing when referring to the need of a property solicitor or a conveyancer. These professionals will cost a great deal of money and when we consider than many couples have already spent a decent amount on their divorce proceedings, a quick house sale in London is anything but easy.

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Are You Moving Home? How to Sell Your London House Quickly

Life sometimes presents us with unexpected circumstances. Perhaps you have just found employment overseas. Or, you could suddenly need liquidity if your budget is already strained or perhaps you have an investment opportunity not to be missed. These are some of the countless reasons why selling a home quickly is a valuable asset to have at your disposal.

Unfortunately, the sales process can be tricky. Not only is it difficult to understand the steps that need to be taken, but being provided with an accurate valuation on such short notice is normally not possible with a traditional estate agent. This is when the services offered at Molae Properties can come in quite handy. What can you expect to enjoy when working with our trained professionals?

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In need of a quick house sale?

In need of a quick house sale?

Selling your property at auction V selling to a professional property cash buying company

In theory both offer the immediate sale that many people are so keen to secure. In practice the results can be very different. The route chosen will depend on individual’s priorities and the circumstances necessitating a quick house sale. A quick summary of considerations are:

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Finding a Property Cash Buyer – and dealing with them

You have decided that you want a quick sale of your property. In this market you are not prepared to “wait and see” what will happen by using a traditional estate agent. You are therefore thinking about finding a property cash buyer.

Who do you target and what do you need to think about?

The term “cash buyer” covers a huge range of individuals or companies. Essentially it is a purchaser who is not mortgage funded. This could be a private individual or a property company, developer or property investor.

Property cash buying companies have grown in number significantly over the past 5 years. Like all industries there is a cross section of companies operating in this space and you need to select carefully who you want to deal with. This is particularly true as the industry is to a large extent unregulated.

By simply tapping various search terms in to Google or the other search engines it will reveal a number of property cash buying companies that will offer “a quick sale”, and buy your house in a matter of days. However, what else are they offering you, what is their track record on delivering on an offer and what should you expect from them in terms of approach and terms?

These companies will generally offer to purchase your house quickly but for a discount on the “market value” of the property and/or other flexible terms such as quick exchanges and delayed completion dates.

What you are weighing up is how quickly you need to sell your home, what your financial position is and whether you can take a “hit” on the perceived market value of the property.  An upfront hit may be easier to swallow if you factor in the costs of professional fees, extra mortgage payments etc whilst waiting for a sale to happen through a traditional estate agent.

We would strongly advise you to research a number of cash buying property companies and to talk to the individuals to get a flavour of the approach they practice.  A few questions we would recommend asking would be:

  • How long has the property cash buyer been established?
  • Who in the company will you be dealing with?
  • Are there any fees to pay? If there are would these be upfront or at the end of the process?
  • How will they value your house?
  • How does the process work and what is the time line?
  • Do they need a mortgage or can they really offer a cash purchase and exchange and complete in a few days?
  • What do their testimonials say about the service?
  • Are the company based locally to you?
  • Do they have a Code of Practice or Code of Conduct that details what you can expect from them?
  • What type of contract are you to sign with them?
  • Will you be advised to seek legal advice? -NB they may offer the use of their recommended solicitor. This solicitor is obliged by law to act on YOUR behalf even if the bill is paid by the cash buyer.

Once you have the answers to the above it is down to judgement as to whether you want a quick sale and to engage with a cash property buyer and who that will be.

Molae Properties are specialists in property cash buying. Our clients situations range from those simply looking for a quick house sale to those who are, relocating or facing repossession. We are able to buy your house quickly. Plus we can offer flexible terms to suit your needs such as delayed completion dates.

Visit our testimonials page and the FAQ’s to see how our service works in practice.

Alternatively please call freephone number 0800 634 5892 to discuss, without obligation.

“Just a few short words to thank you for looking after me in the sale of my flat. It was a refreshing to deal with a no nonsense company that told me all the facts and figures from the start. Having dealt with a previous company that lied and tried to rip me off just so they could get my flat cheaply Julien came round and talked me through and assisted me all the way right down to turning off the light. Although you don’t get market value I got a good deal with no hassle and it certainly saved me a lot of time and headaches. And helped me into my new flat a lot quicker. Once again many thanks.” R. Kimbell, Feltham


Facing repossession? Don’t stick your head in the sand.

With interest rates static at 5%, living costs and fuel prices rocketing increasing numbers of people are struggling to keep pace with mortgage payments, and other debts secured on property.

The Ministry of Justice said 28,658 house repossession orders were made by the courts in England and Wales in the second quarter of 2008. This was up 24% on the same period in 2007 and 4% higher than the first quarter of 2008. Records show that 1.5 million people have current mortgage deals which are about to expire.

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The London Property market

If you are looking to sell your property in London then the hardest decision is to decide at what level to market the property.  Estate Agents are clearly desperate for business and some will place a value on a property to secure the property on their books in the hope of then selling it.

However, the shrewd estate agents will not operate in this way as they need sellers to be realistic as to the value of property.  Some estate agents are now simply refusing to market property outside of the valuation they are providing as nobody wants to work hard to secure an impossible sale! 

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Quick House Sale Guide

Selling your house can be very stressful – the process can take a long time, and there is always the risk of getting stuck in a chain, meaning that you are dependant on your buyer selling their own house before they can complete the purchase of yours.  There is also the risk of a chain breaking down at the last minute because their own property sale has fallen through, which means you have to start all over again.

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House repossessions rise again

House repossessions rose in the first half of the year, by 30% on the same period in 2006, indicating that some homeowners are struggling with the five recent interest rate rises.

The figures are from the Council of Mortgage Lenders, the industry body, which laid the blame on two factors:

An increase in sub-prime mortgage lending, where the higher risks from lending to people with poor credit histories means those arrears more often lead to repossessions.

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Tips on dealing with debt

How you deal with your debt problems depends a lot on both the size of the debt, and the extent to which the problem has been allowed to build up. For smaller debts, making a few cutbacks may be enough, but more serious debt problems require more drastic action.

Do the maths

To start to deal with the problem, you will first need to sit down and work out exactly how much you owe. Not facing up to the problem means that you will start getting County Court Judgements and worse. As a rule of thumb, if your debt repayments take up more than a fifth of your budget, then you are in the danger zone.

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Quick house sales hide the true extent of repossessions

Repossession figures do not give a true picture of the extent of the national debt problems, as many homeowners with debt problems are opting for fast house sales in order to avoid repossession.

This is the verdict of litigation specialists Moore Blatch. They say that, while the numbers of homes that are repossessed often hits the news, this fails to account for the hidden majority that are sold before the repossession process reaches its conclusion.

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Tips for a quick house sale

With more properties on the market at the moment, as sellers try to beat the deadline for the introduction of Home Information Packs, it is vital to make your house as appealing as you can to buyers, so you can sell it as quickly as possible.

Here are some tips to help you sell your property fast:

1. Catch-up with maintenance

Sort out any jobs you have been putting off for a while this means oiling door hinges, sorting out creaky floorboards, dripping taps, and any other minor jobs that need doing.

2. Make the outside as appealing as you can

Many house buyers will be attracted or put off by first impressions, and others may well drive by your house for a look before a viewing, so it is important to pay attention to the outside of your house.

Make your house appealing by painting the doors and window frames, adding window boxes or pots full of colourful flowers will increase the appeal.

3. Get rid of clutter

This can be distracting to people, who will try to visualise themselves living in your home. Get some bin liners and clear out any junk.

4. Improve views

Clean the window panes and woodwork with a good detergent. This improves the view out of the windows, lets in natural daylight and improves the look of the room.

5. Window dressings

Cleaning the curtains can lift the room, as well as removing built-up odours. Also, removing nets and curtains and replacing them with blinds opens up the room and gives the house a more modern look.

6. Tidy up walls

Wash down emulsioned walls with a soft cloth and a little detergent and touch up any damaged areas. If you need to repaint walls, use neutral light colours like cream and white.

7. Floors

Viewers will notice carpets and floorboards. Carpets are seen as a large outlay for the new homeowner and that could cost you the sale if yours aren’t up to scratch. Make sure carpets are clean or, if they are too worn, you may be better displaying the house with bare floorboards and a rug.

8. Provide appealing photographs

Buyers may judge from the photographs you provide before even arranging a viewing, so it is important they show your house in the best possible light. Many house hunters will research on the internet, so this makes good photography even more important if you want to sell quickly.


Why are debt conscious homeowners facing repossession?

With the UK increasingly faced with a mountain of debt, last month the Bank of England announced that the country’s consumer debt had reached a massive £1trillion many are inclined to blame people not managing their money properly, or being shopaholics.

In addition, some point the finger at householders who have overstretched themselves to get a mortgage the Council of Mortgage Lenders said banks will lend an extraordinary £360billion in mortgages before the end of 2007.

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Homeowners face increased mortgage payments

Many UK homeowners could experience rises of up to 30% in their monthly mortgage repayments over the next year, as they reach the end of discounted mortgage deals.

Up to a million households are nearing the end of two- and three-year fixed-rate mortgages taken out in 2005, and these policies will shift to more expensive rates. Many fixed rate deals were around in 2005 after an interest rate cut in that year.

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Legal aid changes could increase risk of repossessions

Proposed changes to the legal aid system may mean that solicitors will be reluctant to take on cases for clients who are threatened by repossession.

Greenwich Housing Rights, a charity which provides free legal advice for people with housing problems, has expressed concern that new government legislation will mean that solicitors will be reluctant to take on such cases in future.

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Is sell and rent back the right option for you?

If you find yourself in severe financial troubles, the only solution to the problems may well be to sell your assets. For most people, the main asset of any significant value will be a house or flat.

When this property is your family home, this can be a very difficult decision to have to make. The thought of having to give up your biggest asset is bad enough, but when that asset is your home as well this makes the decision even more difficult.

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Quick House Sale Tips

With the recent interest rate rise, and credit card bills from Christmas arriving through people’s letterboxes, the first few months of the year often see a hangover from Christmas spending, mortgage repayments are expected to suffer the most.

Research shows that more than 430,000 personal loans will be taken out by the end of March to help consolidate debts.

In addition, it is predicted that 30,000 will become insolvent in the first three months of this year, with a third of these going bankrupt or entering Individual Voluntary Arrangements (IVAs) by April.

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Latest testimonial

The sale of my property was well managed with regular communication and advice and support provided throughout the process.  The company also provided legal support through one of their panel solicitors which was professional friendly and reassuring during what was a complex sale.  They are trustworthy and reliable and I would recommend this company to anyone looking to sell their property.  Thank you for making this a much easier process.
R. Mangal, Leyton, London, E10

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