Selling a property portfolio

There are a number of options when you’re selling a property portfolio – the pros and cons are considered in this guide.

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Your top questions when selling a property portfolio

✅ What is the definition of a property portfolio?

Property portfolios generally refer to situations where a person, people or company owns more than one home that they will not use as a residence, and instead see as an investment property. These are most typically buy-to-let properties that people pay you rent to live in. If you are the owner of several of these flats or houses, then you currently have a property portfolio.

✅ Will I have to pay capital gains tax when selling a property portfolio?

Yes, buy-to-let homes do not enjoy the same capital gains tax exemption as properties used as a private residence. Although the exact amount will depend on the sale price that you achieve for each home in the portfolio – be sure to consult your tax advisor.

✅ Why would someone consider selling their property portfolio?

LDN Properties has bought property portfolios since launching our quick home buying company in 2003, and we’ve heard many varied reasons for why someone wanted to sell. For example, the cost, time and stress involved with managing the homes might be too much. Or the owner might need to sell the homes in order to obtain funds for their retirement.

✅ How can I achieve a speedy sale for my property portfolio?

Your best option is to get in touch with a fast home buyer such as LDN Properties, because we can usually complete every step of the purchasing process – including paying you the sale proceeds and exchanging contract on the homes – within a handful of weeks. This is often much swifter than using alternative methods, for example with an auction or estate agent.

✅ What commission will I pay when selling a property portfolio to a fast buyer?

If the quick property buyer is legitimate and not a fraudulent business, you should not be required to pay any fees when selling your portfolio of buy-to-let homes. This means you are assured of receiving the entire proceeds from the final sale prices you get for the properties. By contrast, you’ll have to pay fees when selling via an estate agent or auctioneer.

✅ How can I trust a quick home buyer when selling my property portfolio?

You can trust fast home buyers that are registered with The Property Ombudsman (TPO), as this independent entity writes rules to shield owners from fraud in the speedy buying industry, and all TPO members must commit to following those regulations. You can check if a fast buyer is registered by visiting TPO’s website, and be wary of selling to a non-TPO member.

✅ Should I try to sell my property portfolio without any assistance?

Only if you have in-depth experience of selling homes, and are prepared to commit the time, money and energy necessary to find a buyer for a portfolio of properties. This is an incredibly stressful amount of work even for experts, with the only clear benefit of paying no fees – but you can get the same outcome, with zero stress, by selling your portfolio to a quick buyer.

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