Selling House Near A Cliff
There are pros and cons involved with trying to sell a house located near a cliff, but if you follow certain steps then you can make it more likely to get a fast and fair offer from a buyer.
Your top questions when selling a house near a cliff
✅ What are properties located near a cliff?
As the description suggests, these are freehold or leasehold houses that are situated often just a few hundred metres from a cliffside. They can be found throughout the UK, and they can range from single dwellings that are remote from other homes, or they might be one of several properties that are built near cliffs in very popular tourist destinations like coastal towns.
✅ Is my cliffside property freehold or leasehold?
Your property is considered freehold if you own the building and the land on which it was constructed outright. By contrast, your cliffside house is deemed leasehold if you pay the freeholder an annual ground rent and in exchange you have legal ownership of the property for a set number of years as specified in the lease agreement you sign with the freeholder.
✅ What can make a home near a cliff harder to sell?
There are several factors that can complicate the sale of a house near a cliff, including the threat of coastal erosion, which in a worst case scenario could cause the property to fall into the sea. The danger of frequent storm damage can also deter some buyers from making an offer, and you could also find it harder to sell a house that has very few amenities nearby.
✅ Are there any factors that make it easier to sell a cliffside house?
Yes, the great views that your property has will be a top draw for several buyers and that could make it easier to attract offers on the home. Similarly, some people might consider a cliffside house to be their dream property and this will make them want to make an offer on yours. The potential resale value of the house can be another reason why you are able to sell it.
✅ What is the quickest method for selling a home near a cliff?
Selling your house to a no-fee quick buyer like LDN Properties is often the speediest option, because they can usually finalise the process of buying a home in just a handful of weeks, and that includes exchanging contracts and paying the proceeds to you. The other methods of selling via an auctioneer, estate agent or on your own can all at least several months.
✅ Will I need to pay commission when selling my property by a cliff?
Not necessarily, although if you sell your home using an estate agent or an auctioneer then you will have to pay them commission and this will add to your selling expenses because the fee will be deducted right away from the sale proceeds. But if you sell the property using a no-fee quick buyer or you sell without any assistance then you won’t have to pay any commission.
✅ How can I know a quick buyer is legitimate when selling my home near a cliff?
You can ask them if they are members of The Property Ombudsman (TPO), which is an independent entity that writes rules to guard homeowners against falling for scams in the quick buying industry – and all genuine TPO members must adhere to these regulations, which should give you additional peace of mind when selling your property to them.
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