Q. Can a house be sold before probate is granted?
The property can be marketed and a buyer sourced, a price agreed but ultimately the contacts cannot be exchanged and therefore technically sold prior to the probate having been granted.
Q. How long does it take to get probate granted?
This will vary according to the complexity of the estate. A very brief guide will be 6 weeks for a simple estate whereas it could be more like 12-14 weeks where the estate exceeds the inheritance tax threshold.
Q. We want to ensure we are achieving the best price for the property, how can we be sure this will happen?
It is a difficult question to answer about any property sale but we feel the modern method of auction is the perfect way to sell a probate property. We market the property extensively, it will be priced to gain as much interest as possible and therefore during the agreed marketing period it will gain the maximum number of viewings in a concentrated period that will in turn gain the highest sale price in the market conditions at that time.
Q. We don’t want to show anyone around the house, are you able to do all the viewings?
This is completely understandable and generally we look to undertake all viewings for all our properties regardless. We never allow buyers to have a key and show themselves around and have many security procedures in place to ensure the keys are held securely.
Q. Would it be easier to sell the property to one of the quick sale companies I have seen advertising to buy a property quickly?
The simple answer is probably not. Of course we do not know your situation in detail however there are reasons why the ‘quick sale’ companies make lots of money. To find out more about these types of companies then read the article to explain further: www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/articles/quick-house-sales
We are able to provide you with a quick and easy way of selling a property with a fixed timescale so you know when the property will complete and any outstanding monies will be paid into your account.
If you said yes to even one of the three questions above then we could have the perfect answer for the sale your property; the modern method of selling! With years of experience of selling properties via the modern method of selling regardless of the circumstance, we have established a successful formula to provide you with the greatest chance of success.
This proven method of sale will typically secure a buyer within 28 days of marketing the property where the purchaser will then provide a non-refundable payment to gain their commitment with an exchange
of contracts following within the following 28 day period. Just prior to the exchange of contracts an agreed completion date will be set.
Before we go into any greater detail, it is essential that we inspect the property in question to ensure the suitability and also provide you with an accurate value that you should be looking to achieve. Please complete the below form and we will contact you to arrange our visit and get your property that bit closer to being sold.