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Decide how to sell

Whether you’re choosing the traditional route with an estate agent or going off piste with a property auction, we’ve got all the info you’ll need to help you choose the best way for you.

Ways of selling

Whether your home is freehold, leasehold or was bought through a government buying scheme, here’s everything you’ll need to know about selling it.

  • How do you sell a house at auction?

    Thinking of putting your home under the hammer? Selling your house at auction could help you shift it quickly. Let’s take a look at how auctions work, the pros and cons, and if it could be right for you.

  • How do you sell a leasehold property?

    As long as your lease is long, selling a leasehold home is pretty similar to selling a freehold home. There'll be some extra paperwork involved, so you'll want a solicitor with leasehold expertise.

  • How to sell a Help to Buy property

    When you sell a Help to Buy property, you’ll also need to repay the equity loan you borrowed to buy it. That means there are a few extra hoops to jump through in the selling process.

  • How to sell a Shared Ownership property

    When you sell a Shared Ownership property, your housing association or trust will be there to guide you through the process. Here's how it works.

Reasons for selling

Sometimes the reasons for selling a home aren’t always straightforward. We’ll guide you through it all.

  • What happens to our home if we break up?

    The laws around dividing a home change according to whether you were married or in a civil partnership, were cohabiting or if children are involved. Let's take a look.

  • Can I give my home to my children?

    Giving your home to your children can help you avoid paying inheritance tax. But it’s a decision that requires careful thought and planning.

  • What happens to our home if my partner dies?

    From the legal differences between those married or cohabiting, to probate and inheritance tax, here's what you need to know about what happens to your home if one of you dies.

  • Should I release equity from my home?

    If you can’t face the upheaval of downsizing, then getting a lump sum out of your property while still living there can seem like a good idea. But there are important pros and cons to weigh up first.