Selling House With Single Skin Wall
Single skin walls are a type of construction that can present some complications when you’re trying to sell, but getting a fast and fair offer can still be achievable.
Your top questions when selling a house with a single skin wall
✅ How do I know whether my property has a single skin wall?
You own a single skin wall property if it has a wall that was built using just one layer of bricks, compared to the present-day standard of using a cavity wall with two layers. Single skin walls were popular during the Victorian era but they are no longer considered to meet current building regulations, and therefore this type of home is seen as a non-standard construction property.
✅ Why might potential buyers not want a home with a single skin wall?
There are several reasons why someone could be hesitant to make an offer on your property that has a skin wall, all relating to potential structural problems that might already exist or could occur in the future. For example, this type of home is known to be less energy efficient than other properties, and there’s also an increased risk of damp problems happening.
✅ Could a buyer get a mortgage to purchase a house that has a single skin wall?
It’s possible, but home loan providers might be reluctant to approve a mortgage for buying a property with a single skin wall because of the structural concerns associated with such houses. Lenders may worry that they will struggle to be able to resell the house and recoup any outstanding loan owed to them if the buyer ends up defaulting on the mortgage agreement.
✅ Should I make any changes to my single skin wall before selling my home?
There are certain improvements that you can make to try addressing buyers’ issues with a single skin wall, in particular adding insulation that helps with increasing the property’s energy efficiency status. But this type of work could be quite expensive and take a long time, so it may not be an option for those owners trying to sell fast or without spending any more funds.
✅ Which options are available for selling my property with a single skin wall?
As with selling almost any type of home, there are four typical choices to find a buyer for your house with a single skin wall. You can try your luck with a property auction, enlist the support of an estate agent, try selling without any assistance or sell to a quick home buyer like LDN Properties, and you will find that each of these methods have their own pros and cons.
✅ Which of the four property selling methods will require that I pay commission?
If you choose to sell your house with a single skin wall using an estate agent or a property auctioneer, then they will make you pay them commission if they’re able to sell your home, and this will be subtracted instantly from the sale proceeds. But if you decide to sell without any help from these third parties, or you sell to a zero-commission quick buyer, you won’t pay any fees.
✅ What's the speediest way to sell a home from the four standard options?
Your best option for a fast sale can be to contact LDN Properties or another quick buyer, because these companies have plenty of experience with buying non-standard homes, and they can finalise the process in just a few short weeks. The three other top methods for selling – using an estate agent, an auction or selling solo – can all take at least several months.
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