Selling my property in the UK when living abroad
If you’ve moved to live abroad and want to sell your house or flat in the UK, it is possible but there are certain crucial factors you must know about the process.
A trio of important questions, with answers, about selling your UK home from abroad
Having worked with many former UK residents to buy their houses and flats after they moved abroad, we know the top questions and answers about managing such sales:
✅ Do I have to come back to the UK to sell my house if I live overseas?
No. In fact, you never have to be physically in the UK at any time from initially seeking buyers through to final completion of the sale. Be sure to get strong legal representation from a conveyancer in the UK who will be able to handle all of the various paperwork for you and send it to you electronically or by courier for you to sign in your country.
✅ Do I need to consider Capital Gains Tax if I sell my UK home when living abroad?
We recommend you seek professional tax advice, however even though you’re no longer considered a UK resident for the purposes of the tax system, you will still be liable to pay Capital Gains Tax on any profit that you make from selling your house or flat in the UK.
✅ Is it quicker to sell my UK house through an estate agent or to a fast buyer?
You’ll typically find it’s much quicker to sell your home through a fast buyer because their speciality is making accelerated cash offers to buy houses and flats. In contrast, selling through an estate agent can take many weeks, or months, or even longer and there’s no guarantee of a definitive final date for when you will secure a buyer.
Selling your UK home from abroad is quick and easy when you sell to LDN Properties
In the many years that we’ve been in business, we’ve developed plenty of experience working with former UK residents to quickly buy their past homes for competitive cash sums. Talk to our friendly experts about selling your property by calling them at 020 7183 3022. Or you can get in touch by clicking the "Request Offer" button below and we’ll contact you.
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