Selling a Mews House

Learn about the steps involved with selling mews houses, which are unique properties found primarily in London that were built behind large mansions in desirable parts of the city.

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Your top questions when selling a mews house

✅ What is the history of mews houses in the UK?

Starting in the 18th century and continuing through part of the 19th century, owners of mansions in London built stable and carriage house space behind their properties in secluded courtyards, with living room for their staff, known as mews houses. These structures were ultimately converted into full private residences and are often seen as an in-demand property.

✅ How are mews houses different from other types of properties?

Mews houses are a distinct type of property that primarily share the unique aspect of having enviable central city locations, whether that’s in London or elsewhere. They are usually located down secluded, cobbled streets and have a courtyard with parking for residents. Mews houses often also don’t have any garden or other green space because of where they’re situated.

✅ Why might a buyer not want to own a mews house?

Whilst mews houses are often seen as a popular type of property, buyers might nevertheless have a number of concerns about owning such a home. These include the fact that mews houses often lack any type of garden or other green space, along with these properties usually having reduced natural light compared to properties not tucked down secluded streets.

✅ Which factors make mews homes appealing to buyers?

Your mews house has several attributes that could make it much more enticing to certain buyers, including its prime city centre location, the fact that it likely has a parking space within the courtyard or a converted part of the property, increased privacy because the home is located away from busy streets, and other benefits that can help with getting an offer.

✅ What are the options available to sell a mews house?

If you are looking to sell your mews house then you generally will have four approaches available to choose from. These are selling to a quick home buyer like LDN Properties, selling with an estate agent, selling with a property auctioneer or selling without any assistance. You should review the pros and cons of each option before making a final decision.

✅ Will I pay commission when selling my mews home?

Only if you decide to sell using the services of an auctioneer or an estate agent, and this will cause your selling expenses to rise because the fee is debited immediately from the final sale proceeds. But you can avoid to having pay any fees at all if you choose to sell your home without any third-party help, or sell to LDN Properties or another no-commission quick buyer.

✅ How fast will I be able to find a buyer for my mews house?

This depends on which method you use for selling the property, because you can expect to wait many months at least before exchange of contracts when using an estate agent, a property auctioneer or selling without any help. By contrast, it should only take a handful of weeks to complete the sale when you get in touch with an honest quick buyer like LDN Properties.

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