Selling a Link Detached House

You can find link-detached houses throughout the UK, and getting a fair and fast offer from a buyer could be more challenging than with other types of properties.

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Your top questions when selling a link detached property

✅ How do I know if my freehold or leasehold house is link-detached?

You have a link-detached house if the building is connected to another house by a shared garage, although in some cases the link can be in the foundations that are not visible at street level. This type of home is freehold if you own the building and land outright, and it’s leasehold if you pay a leaseholder ground rent and own the home for a determined number of years.

✅ Why might a buyer be looking to own a link-detached property?

There are a few reasons why someone could be interested in purchasing a link-detached house, such as there being less of a connection with the neighbouring property compared to a semi-detached house, because only the garage is shared. This can help in several ways to improve the owner’s quality of life, including reduced noise and increased privacy.

✅ Are there any drawbacks with buying a link-detached home?

Whilst there are some advantages that buyers might associate with a freehold or leasehold link-detached property, a number of drawbacks also exist. These include the potential for disputes with the neighbour over the upkeep of the shared garage, the fact that the home is still technically attached to another property, and other facts that may complicate a sale.

✅ How can I best prepare my link-detached property for sale?

The main action you can take is cleaning the interior and exterior of the property, which will give it a more inviting appearance to buyers and hopefully make them think the home is worth a higher selling price. If you have major structural problems at your house, you can also assess whether it’s worth your money, effort and time to fix the issue before attempting to sell.

✅ How much will I need to pay in fees when selling a link-detached house?

If you opt for using an auctioneer or an estate agent to sell your leasehold or freehold property, you will be required to pay them commission, which will be taken out of the sale proceeds and charged as a percentage of the final sale price. But if you sell your home to a no-fee quick buyer like LDN Properties, or you sell without any third party help, you won’t pay any commission.

✅ How can I identify the quickest method for selling my link-detached home?

Your fastest choice for selling a link-detached house or any other category of property will usually be contacting a quick home buyer such as LDN Properties, as the timeline is only a few weeks from start to end. The other typical methods – selling at an auction, selling with an estate agent or selling without any assistance – often take several months to complete at least.

✅ Are there tips for selecting the right quick buyer for a link-detached house?

One useful question to ask quick buyers is to prove whether they are registered with a third party entity called The Property Ombudsman (TPO), which writes policies to shield owners from scams in the quick buying sector, and all TPO members must comply with these rules. If a quick buyer can show they are a genuine member of TPO then this should give you peace of mind.

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