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Is it safe to sell your house privately?

Asked on Sep 3 2010, Selling in Dewsbury | Report content

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  • As long as you are careful, it should be as safe as marketing through an agent. Just don't let anyone view without checking a few details first. If someone is genuinely interested in viewing your property for the right reasons, they will have no cause to feel offended by you being careful and checking details. Read through the link I have provided and be as cautious as you feel is necessary.

    Web reference: http://www.houseweb.co.uk/house/sell/howto/safety.html

    Answered on Sep 4 2010, Report content
  • If by ‘privately’ you mean without using the services of an estate agent, then yes. You’ll still need to use a solicitor who is employed to protect your interests so from a legal stand point, you should be fine. As long as your happy to negotiate the purchase price and finer details, then there is no reason why not.

    Answered on Sep 6 2010, Report content
  • If your concerned about if your safe selling your home look at the website below They can also get a competitively priced conveyancing quote for you, for about £400 on a £100,000 property

    Web reference: http://www.mousesale.co.uk

    Answered on Sep 9 2010, Report content
  • Yes like anything as long as you are sensible, get viewers details address land line etc, let someone else know who and when people are viewing. Once someone offers check the chain via there estate agent and make sure that it is complete with a nothing to sell buyer at the bottom. Put your solicitor and you buyers solicitor in touch with each other, make sure you buyer has a mortgage in place.

    Answered on Sep 20 2010, Report content
  • Its perfectly safe to sell a house directly without an estate agent . The agent does not handle the legal transfer of the property this is done by the solicitor or conveyancing company. Never try and do the conveyancing yourself. When you show buyers around your home you need to use common sense. Some good tips can be found on the provided links.

    Web reference: http://thelittlehousecompany.com/page/Private-House-Sales...

    Answered on Jan 13 2013, Report content

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