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Frequently asked questions from our sellers

Frequently asked questions from our sellers

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0207 987 8887, or email us at info@rubiconestates.co.uk

How much will it cost to sell my property?

The costs which incur will be EPC, Sales Fee & legal fees for conveyancing

Are there any additional costs that may occur?

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.

What are the most common fees?

The most common fees are legal fees, agency fees and if you don’t have one, an EPC.

Do I need to be present for the viewings?

At first, a buyer will always feel more comfortable looking around on their own with the agent. On the second viewing however, it might be a good time to meet the potential buyer.

Who will conduct the viewings and when will they occur?

We will accompany all viewings during our office hours, 9.00am- 6pm, Monday to Friday. We also conduct viewings on a Saturday 10am-4pm

Where will my property be advertised?

We use our website, social media, direct marketing and all the main property portals including Rightmove, Zoopla and Primelocation to ensure that your property has the greatest possible exposure. We also have a database of applicants ready to look at your property as soon as it is on the market.

Do I have to pay stamp duty?

The buyer is responsible for paying stamp duty.

Do I have to pay capital gain?

If you are selling your main home you do not usually liable to pay Capital Gains Tax, if the property is not your main home you may need to pay Capital Gains Tax

Do I have to accept an offer?

No, we are obliged to put forward to you any offer that is made, but you are in charge of whether to accept an offer or not. Whenever we discuss offers with you we will have further information from the purchaser about their own financial position, and proposed moving dates, so you can make an informed decision.

Where are my title deeds?

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.

What if I have a leasehold property?

If you have a leasehold property you will be required to provide your buyer’s solicitor  with a management pack, which range in cost from £100 – £500. Sometimes you may be asked further down the line for a retention by the buyer’s solicitor that could lead to additional costs.

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