First Things First

You will need to let potential buyers know that your property is available for them to buy.

Whilst it’s perfectly possible for you to sell your home without employing an estate agent the vast majority of people choose to get an estate agent involved because it means that their property will reach as wide an audience as possible.

You should ensure that your chosen agent will place your property not only in the local press and in their shop window but also on Internet sites such as Rightmove or Zoopla.

If you do decide to sell your home without involving an estate agent then the Moneywise website contains some useful information. You can also use Google as a research tool.

Whichever route you decide, you will need to have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)  in place before you can sell the property – failure to do so is an offence which Trading Standards deal with and which is punishable by a fine.

If you instruct an estate agent then the agent will usually organise the EPC for you but if you would rather not use the Energy Inspector recommended by the agent then talk to us and we can make other recommendations for you.