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I want to sell and have a leaking garage which needs demolishing.

Is it worth building a new garage and will this increase the sale price significantly? Is it better to : * leave as it is * demolish * build a new one?

Asked on Sep 23 2011, House Prices in Leicester | Report content

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  • If you can't fit a car in it, then demolish it or market it as storage space. Some people use them to put their most prized possessions in, but that is usually a car isn't it! lol they do have such sentimental value. lol

    Answered on Sep 23 2011, Report content
  • Repair the leak, and sell it as it is. Don't forget that if you re-build a garage you will have to apply for planning permission to demolish and re-build, which will cost usually a few hundred pounds, plus the cost of the drawings for the new garage, then you will have the expense of building, the new one, of which is both costly and time consuming, in all a new garage could cost £8 - £10,000 Average. Will you get your money back? Will you of added extra value? I doubt it in this current market. The most important thing is you have the space for a garage, thats were the value is. O.k a buyer might try and "knock" your asking price, to reflect the repairs needed, but hey, if they offer you £3k to £5k less, you have still achieved what you wanted to. Good Luck

    Answered on Sep 23 2011, Report content
  • Hi, I work for a sectional building company. You do not usually need planning permision if your existing building is being replaced with a like for like product. The average cost of a garage which measures 8'6" W x 14'3" L will cost you around £1800.00 and a concrete base is approx £900.00 including fitting. It may be cheaper to have it patched up. If you would like a new garage brochure or some details on repairing your garage please contact me. Thanks.

    Answered on Oct 10 2011, Report content
  • I would repair the roof etc as you will get more for a property with a garage than with out one. Ask your agent what he thinks.

    Answered on Dec 25 2011, Report content
  • I would get a quote from a qualified builder to see if they can repair this or not, to see whether repair or replace is the answer. A good builder will be able to answer both questions. also there is more of a market for properties with garages than not I have found.

    Answered on May 2 2012, Report content
  • I sold mine complete with a massive leaking garage and the buyer said they would demolish it themselves, but it was situated in the back garden which would give a huge extra patio. It did not affect my ability to sell but may have affected the price a bit.

    Answered on Jun 1 2014, Report content

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