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Exchange and complete on same day Coronavirus – Covid-19

Whilst there are risks associated with exchanging and completing on the same day, it is worth considering how these compere to the risks of a delay between exchange and completion during the Coronavirus pandemic. The main risk is from someone in the chain contracting Coronavirus Covid-19, which could delay or prevent the move. This could be you or one of the other people in the chain. But equally it could be your solicitor or another solicitor in the chain. If this were to happen it could cause a delay to the completion date and may have serious financial implications to you or to others in the chain.

How do companies that buy your house work

Companies that buy houses work well for those home owners who are looking for a quick sale and need cash fast. The process is normally very quick from accepting the offer through to completion and you receiving the funds. There are no chains to contend with, you don’t need to involve estate agents (so no estate agent fees), but you will need to be prepared to accept a lower than market value offer to sell your house in this way. Typically you’ll receive between 25-30% less for your property than if you were to sell it in the conventional way using an estate agent. You will need to weigh-up the pros vs the cons of selling your home in this way before making a decision.

Sell your house in 7 days to completion for decent money

If it’s your intention is to sell your house in 7 days to completion, then you’ll either need to take a hit on the price you accept of 25-30% discount. Or you need to be willing to accept alternative creative methods of sale. If you’re willing to be open to creative ways to selling your property, you may end up with the full asking price for your house or close to it.

How long does it take to sell a house from offer to completion?

How long it will take to sell your house from accepting an offer to completion is estimated to take between 8-10 weeks. But the time taken will be affected by a number of factors. These factors among others include how efficient your and your buyer’s solicitors are. How good your estate agent is at chasing the deal. How long it takes for the searches to be returned to your buyer’s solicitor. Plus how ready your buyer is to begin the buying process and whether or not they require a mortgage.

How do I sell my house in 5 days for a good price?

If you mean you want to sell your house in 5 days but subject to contract, then you need to find yourself a good local estate agent. Also, prepare your house for sale and fix up any low cost repairs, plus de-clutter each room in your house. But if your intention is to sell your house and complete within 5 days, then you may need to take a hit on the price you accept of 25-30% discount. Or you need to be willing to accept alternative creative methods of sale. These creative methods are completely legal, plus you may end up with the full asking price for your house or close to it.

What happens if you don’t complete after exchange of contracts?

The exchange of contracts on the sale or purchase of any property in the UK means that you’re entering into a legally binding contract. But if you don’t complete after you exchange contracts, which means that you’ve failed to complete the purchase of your new home on the agreed completion date, you could end up in a whole heap of trouble and additional costs. Most contracts for purchasing a house in the UK have standard conditions included in the contract. Within the standard contract it usually includes a clause whereby if the buyer fails to complete, after having served a notice to complete, the seller may rescind the contract. Where the the seller invokes this clause, the buyer may forfeit their deposit together with any accrued interest, which will be paid to the seller.

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