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What are the fees to sell a house

What are the current fees to sell a house, e.g solicitors, surveyor, conveyancing, estate agents, stamp duty etc

Asked on Feb 13 2014, Selling in Huddersfield | Report content

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  • Solicitor, depends on how complicated things get, but don't expect much change from £500 Estate agent will be a percentage of sale price 1.25-2.5% Some agents may charge extra for EPC ~£50 Surveys and Stamp duty are the buyers problem.

    Answered on Feb 14 2014, Report content
  • Bare in mind that Stamp Duty is not a "selling" cost. Stamp Duty is paid by the buyer. The EA cost can be reduced by using an online estate agent (expect to pay £350-£450+VAT). You also need to take into account the cost of removals and potentially a mortgage redemption charge.

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    Answered on Feb 14 2014, Report content
  • In this industry, you very much get what you pay for. If you go for cut price estate agency and conveyancing, don't be surprised if you're left feeling like you are the only one that cares. Your best bet is usually and independent estate agent who's fees are usually 1.5% and ask them to recommend a local solicitor, after all, the agent deals with solicitors every day. As already pointed out, surveys and stamp duty don't apply unless of course you are also buying.

    Answered on Feb 21 2014, Report content
  • With Total Property Marketing you can sell your home for a fixed fee, from as little as £445+VAT and pay 0% commission! We are also proud sponsors of Cancer Research UK and donate regularly to this worthwhile cause. Tel: 01202 870460.

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    Answered on Feb 21 2014, Report content
  • "You get what you pay for" isn't always true - there are plenty of independent review sites out there to tell you what the estate agents are like as far as the customer is concerned such as trustpilot, reviewcentre and allagents. Some of the most expensive agents out there have some pretty poor feedback. Ask friends/family - a healthy percentange of my referrals are previous customers or friends/family of customers. Other than that, again get quotes for solicitors, check what's included and ask the agent who they are used to using. Other factors to consider are EPCs, but at least stamp duty has gone down a bit :)

    Answered on Dec 10 2014, Report content

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