Selling your home as a shared owner

 

 

If you own your home outright (100% ownership) you can sell your home without any restrictions. You don't need to contact us before the sale. 

If you are a shared owner who owns less than 100% of your home, you must inform us in writing of your intention to sell your property. The Sales and Marketing Team will then guide you through the process of selling your home. 

 

Are there any restrictions on selling?

There may be a number of restrictions associated with selling your home. If there are any, you should be able to find them in your lease. Alternatively, you can contact us directly to find out.

 

What are the costs involved?

As with all property sales you will have expenses to pay. Some of the expenses you will have to pay are:

  • marketing fee - we will charge a fee of 1.5% of the value of your share plus VAT. Also, we charge a non-refundable marketing fee of £350, which will then be deducted from the final invoice once the sale goes through.
  • valuation fee - to establish how much your property should be sold for you will need to have your home valued. You can either use our own panel of valuers or choose your own valuer - provided they are  RICS-qualified. We will need to approve them and we must instruct them and receive a satisfactory valuation report. Also, it is important to remember that valuation is only valid for 3 months. If you cannot make a sale within this time, you will need to have the property valued again. 
  • legal fees -  selling your home will involve changes to your existing lease which will require the professional services of  a solicitor. The solicitor will have disbursements and professional fees for acting for you. 
  • Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) - an  EPC will normally cost in the region of £50-£100. We can recommend an EPC provider or you can visit the domestic EPC register and choose one yourself. 
  • assignment fees - a fee we charge for dealing with your purchaser's solicitor's queries.

 

You may also be required to pay mortgage fees or  pay penalty charges to your existing lender if you sell your home before the end of the product end date. 

Also, if you have any arrears these must be cleared before completion of the sale.

 

What if you cannot sell my property?

After you've told us that you would like to sell your home, we have eight weeks to market it. If we can't sell during that time, you can choose an estate agent to find a buyer. 

The initial £350 marketing fee covers the eight-week marketing period and is non-refundable. 

If you use an estate agent, you will be fully responsible for the fees the estate agent charges for their services.