Selling an Eco home

Eco homes, also known as green properties, can be great for the environment but may have some challenges when the time comes to sell an eco home.

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Your top questions when selling an eco house

✅ How are eco properties defined?

Eco houses are also known as green homes, Passivhaus properties and other titles but they all share the common aspect of using environmentally friendly and innovative construction designs in order to significantly reduce the amount of energy that the home needs. Some of these properties can reduce energy usage by roughly 90 percent compared to conventional houses.

✅ What benefits of eco homes might help to attract buyers?

The huge potential reduction in electricity consumption is one of the main reasons why potential buyers are attracted to eco homes, because this in turn means significantly reducing their monthly energy bills at a time of very high power prices. Other buyers might be looking for the most environmentally friendly home possible, and eco homes fit that description.

✅ Do eco homes have any features that make them harder to sell?

Yes, they can present some challenges to owners in that they can be more difficult to maintain, requiring you to learn how the various eco-friendly aspects of the property work and ways to keep them in their ideal condition. If you have a noisy household already, you may find that the tight insulation at an eco home also amplifies sound indoors, which can be a nuisance.

✅ If my eco home has a structural problem should I repair it before selling?

It’s your decision and you should only pursue any major repair work if you have the resources available to do this work, which can take many months and therefore delay a sale by a long time. It’s perfectly fine to try selling your home as is without making any fixes, and you can still sell it for a competitive price if you contact a quick home buyer like LDN Properties.

✅ How much Capital Gains Tax will I owe on the sale of my eco home?

You might not own any Capital Gains Tax if you sell the property at a loss compared to what you originally paid for it, or if the sale price is close to the amount at which you bought it. Should you be required to pay a share of Capital Gains Tax on the sale of your eco property, the amount will typically be assessed based on how much profit you might make from the proceeds. Make sure you liaise with a tax professional before making any decisions.

✅ How can I identify the quickest way to sell my eco house?

Look to a quick home buyer such as LDN Properties, because these companies are able to finalise the entire process of purchasing any type of home within a handful of weeks. That’s much speedier than the alternative options of selling on your own or using an estate agent or auctioneer to sell your property, because these methods can all take at least several months.

✅ Which options for selling an eco home won't require that I pay commission?

You will not have to pay any fees to a third party if you sell your eco house to a quick home buying company or you sell on your own without any help. But if you decide to use an auctioneer or estate agent for selling your property then you will have to pay them commission, and this fee will add to your costs because it’ll be taken out of the final sale proceeds.

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