The reality is your property is only worth what someone is prepared to pay. A free valuation is an excellent way of gauging the current property prices in your area. However you need to be aware that many estate agents offer a free valuation as a marketing tool so they will insist you sign a contract, either appointing them as your sole agent or tying you into a finance agreement. Be aware of this and don’t sign anything.
We recommend you visit the land registry website to view the property prices sold in your area. Every home is unique so the best person to decide how much your property is worth is you. Do your research, consider all your options and if you decide to advertise your property with OkayLah we recommend you display the minimum price above which you would consider offers and display as Offers Over.
Land registry website: http://landregistry.data.gov.uk/app/ppd/
Our Property experts are here if you need them. We can supply Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs), floor plans, good quality photography, videos and many other services.
Our prices are the most competitive in the market; we’ve achieved this by allocating a fixed call-out fee of £25 (including VAT) and have reduced the cost of ALL additional services accordingly. You will pay in advance but your property expert will only be paid once you are fully satisfied with the service that he or she has provided, they will then be paid the same day. Our goal is to maintain competitive prices and deliver a superior level of service. You may be asked to leave a review by the property expert to help them attract more business in the future.
In England and Wales it is a legal requirement for all home owner to provide an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) showing the energy efficiency of the property.
However you can advertise your property without an EPC providing you intend to do so within a reasonable time but you will need an EPC to complete the sale or rent of the property by UK Law. You may already have one in place as they remain valid for ten years from the date of issue, so it’s well worth checking using the link below:
To check if your property has an EPC, click here (England and Wales):
To check if your property has an EPC, click here (Scotland):
No, the likes or Rightmove and Zoopla have been created for estate agents to stop you from advertising your property online. We have invested in the state of the art technology to give you the opportunity to promote your property online via Google and Social Media whilst using Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) technology to secure high ranking placements.
You have as long as it takes to sell or let your property. You can remove your listing at any time and can relist whenever you like. You have full control of your property page, 24/7.
If you select the Premium Listing you will receive your For Sale or To Let board showing your personal telephone number delivered free of charge complete with post and fixings.
Free Or Standard Listings do not include a For Sale or To Let Board.
Note: If you would prefer to have the board erected professionally we can arrange this once you have registered.
You will be contacted by potential buyers via your private OkayLah message board, or they may contact you by telephone if they have taken your details from your For Sale or To Let board. You communicate directly and agree a mutually convenient date and time for the viewing.
We provide further advice on viewing techniques within the ‘Dos and Don’ts guide in your personal account once you register.
We recommend that you contact the viewer within 48 hours to obtain feedback on your property and find out whether or not they’d like to make an offer. You can do this using your private OkayLah message board.
We provide further advice on this in the ‘Dos and Don’ts guide in your personal account once you register.
When you receive an offer which is acceptable in writing (subject to contract) you will need to instruct a conveyancing solicitor who will provide the documentation needed to progress through to completion.
We provide further advice on accepting an offer within the Help and Advice section in your personal account once you register.
A Scottish Home Report is a pack of three documents that give buyers a clear picture of the condition of the property for sale. It comprises:
The Energy Report: This shows the energy efficiency of the property and assesses its environmental impact. It will also give recommendations on how to make the property more energy efficient.
The Property Questionnaire: This is completed by the seller to give an overview of useful information, such as the property’s Council Tax band and details of any alterations that have been made.
The Single Survey: This includes a report on the condition of property, a valuation of the property and an accessibility audit for people with particular needs.
A valuation for mortgage purposes is valid for a period of three months, after which it needs to be refreshed to satisfy the lender’s criteria. The fees are based on price bands and we can arrange for these to be completed anywhere in Scotland using a panel of surveyors approved by all major lenders.
There are a number of costs and fees associated with selling a house that you will need to factor into your budget. If you are also buying a new house at the same time then you also need to consider the buying costs.
Estate agent’s fees - Free - £35 or £65 if you advertise with OkayLah.co.uk.
Energy Performance Certificate (England and Wales) - £45.+ £25 call out.
Home Reports – Only required in Scotland. For more information, click here.
Conveyancing fees - A solicitor or legal conveyancer will deal with the legal aspects of selling your property. The cost will depend on the sale value but estimated between £300 - £600 inc vat
Removal costs: The cost will vary depending on how much you are moving and how far you are moving. Get three quotes and look at customer reviews to choose the most suitable removal firm for your needs.