Selling Property Near HS2

HS2, also known as the High Speed 2 project, is a planned rail network connect north and south England, and you may find it is harder to sell a property located close to the train’s route.

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Your top questions when selling property near HS2

✅ What is the HS2 rail project?

Known as either High Speed 2 or just HS2, it’s an ambitious and highly expensive rail project designed to connects parts of the north and south of England with a zero-carbon, high speed rail system. The network has faced a number of delays since the initial announcement of tentative work to assess the viability of the project by the UK government in 2009.

✅ Are there any benefits to selling a home close to HS2?

Yes, you will find that some potential buyers will be more interested in your property because of its proximity to the HS2 route, as the rail network will be convenient for their work and other travel plans. There is also a specific group of buyers that like to watch trains pass by from their home and are looking to live close to a railway line, including the planned HS2 route.

✅ What are the cons of selling a property near to HS2?

There are several possible drawbacks of owning a home close to HS2 that could make it harder to sell the property. The main concern for many prospective buyers will be the noise that could be generated both from the work involved in building the route, and also from the train once it is operating. Another concern is about how vibrations from the train may affect the property.

✅ Should I invest in noise reduction measures before selling my home by HS2?

In order to address buyers’ concerns about noise pollution from being located so close to the HS2 route, you could spend money, effort and time on efforts to mitigate or eliminate that noise. For the interior of your home this can include double glazed windows and soundproof curtains, and for the exterior for the property you could plant fences or trees to reduce the noise.

✅ What is the fastest way to sell a property close to HS2?

Your speediest option will usually be getting in touch with LDN Properties or another quick home buying company, because they can complete the process of purchasing a freehold or leasehold house or flat in just a few short weeks. By contrast, it can take many months at least to sell a home when you do so without any help, via an estate agent or using an auctioneer.

✅ How can I avoid fees when selling my house or flat that is located near HS2?

You could sell your home without any third party assistance, which would remove the need to pay an estate agent or auctioneer any commission. Or you could sell to an honest no-fee quick buying company as another way to avoid this extra expense. Just remember that estate agents and auctioneers will always charge fees and they’ll be deducted from the home sale proceeds.

✅ How do I know that I can trust a quick buyer with the sale of home by HS2?

Legitimate quick home buyers are registered with The Property Ombudsman (TPO), a third party organisation that publishes regulations to protect owners against scams in the industry. If you visit TPO’s website you can enter a company’s name and, if they are a TPO member, you’ll see their registration details and have peace of mind knowing they follow those rules.

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