Selling a Garden Flat

Garden flats are a unique type of flat at ground level or below that features direct access to a green space, and buyers may view this category of home as having both pros and cons.

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Your top questions when selling a garden flat

✅ What exactly is a garden flat when referring to a home?

Generally, a garden flat refers to a residential property that is “on or below the ground level of a building and has a door to the yard,” as defined by the Cambridge Dictionary. This differs from other flats that may be on higher floors yet still have access to the garden, with the key distinction being the fact that the garden flat is at ground level or beneath it.

✅ What factors might make my garden flat more attractive to buyers?

Whether located in London or elsewhere, garden flats are desirable to many buyers because having some green space attached to a home is seen as beneficial to one without this feature. If you or any relatives have mobility issues, garden flats eliminate concerns about having to take many stairs. And there is no fear about damage from a leaking roof during a storm.

✅ Are there reasons why a buyer could be wary about owning a garden flat?

Garden flats that are built below ground level can sometimes develop problems with mould, which might be enough of a concern to discourage certain people from wanting to make an offer on your property. The upkeep of the garden could also be too much hassle for certain people, and there is also the risk of garden access disputes with people living in the same building.

✅ What steps can I take to make my garden flat more appealing to buyers?

Inside the home you should tidy up and remove all the clutter you can from rooms because this will create the impression that the property is larger and more valuable. Outside you can repaint window ledges, fix broken windows and other small improvements. If you have a major problem at your flat, such as dry rot, you’ll need to consider whether to fix it before seeking a buyer.

✅ What are my options for trying to find a buyer for my garden flat?

When attempting to sell your property you will be able to choose from trying your luck with an auction, enlisting the help of an estate agent, selling without any assistance from these third parties or selling to a quick home buyer like LDN Properties. There are pros and cons with each of these methods so you should review those before making a final decision on how to sell.

✅ Will I need to pay commission when I manage to sell my garden flat?

You will only need to pay commission on the sale of your garden flat if you decide to sell through an auctioneer or an estate agent, and this fee will be subtracted from the eventual sale proceeds right away. Selling on your own or selling to a genuine no-fee quick home buyer such as LDN Properties will help you to avoid commission, in turn reducing your expenses.

✅ What will the timeline be for completing the sale of my garden flat?

The different selling methods have varying schedules, and selling through an estate agent or on your own will usually be the slowest as this can sometimes take more than a full year. Selling via an auction may take at least several months, whilst selling to a quick buyer is the speediest choice because the entire process should only take a handful of weeks to complete.

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