Selling Property With A Broken Boiler
It’s legal to sell a house or flat that does not have a boiler, or that has a broken boiler, but you might find some hurdles.
Your top questions when selling property with a broken boiler
✅ What does it mean to have a home without a boiler or with a broken boiler?
Many leasehold and freehold properties throughout the UK have heating systems that rely on gas boilers. There can be many reasons for why a house or flat might not have a boiler in place or has a broken boiler, including situations where the property is only half-built before the owner needs to sell it, or where the home has a boiler but it broke just before trying to sell it.
✅ Does a broken boiler or no boiler make it harder to sell a house or flat?
If your home lacks a boiler entirely or has a broken boiler than this is a factor that could make it harder to sell the home. Potential buyers might be concerned about the safety of the home’s gas pipes as well as over the boiler, and they could also be reluctant to buy the property because they might be worried about their future costs with installing a new boiler.
✅ Should I invest in a new boiler for my property before I try to sell it?
Installing a new boiler at your property to replace a missing boiler or a broken boiler is one way that you can potentially increase the number of people that might be interested in making an offer to buy your home. But many owners will not be able to spend the time or money needed on installing a new boiler, and if that’s your case there are still options for finding a buyer.
✅ What is my duty to tell potential buyers about no boiler or a broken boiler at my home?
There is no specific mandate to disclose the condition of your boiler when trying to sell your property, but this is not absolute and you must tell potential buyers about the lack of a boiler or any problems with your boiler when asked about this in the conveyancing process. You should not hide any negative issues about your boiler as this can result in legal action against you.
✅ What is the best way to avoid paying fees when selling my property?
You should consider getting in touch with a zero-fee quick home buyer such as LDN Properties, because they never charge owners any commission when purchasing their properties. You can also avoid fees by selling without any third party help, but you will be required to pay commission if you decide to sell your property either at an auction or with an estate agent.
✅ What is the swiftest method available for selling a home with no boiler or a broken boiler?
The fastest way to sell a property that might be considered a problem home, such as one that has a broken boiler or lacks a boiler completely, is contacting a quick buyer like LDN Properties, as they can complete the process of buying your home in just a few short weeks. Selling on your own, via an estate agent or at a property auction can all take many months at least.
✅ What assurances do I have that it's safe to sell my home to a quick buyer?
You can ask individual quick buyers whether they belong to a third party entity known as The Property Ombudsman (TPO). TPO publishes rules to guard homeowners against fraud in the quick buying industry, and all true members must stick to these rules. Never sell your home to a quick buyer that can’t prove they belong to TPO, because it might be a scam company.
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