Selling a Rural Country Property
A home in the countryside has pros and cons for buyers, and you could secure a quick and fair offer when selling your home if you follow some simple tips.
Your top questions when selling a rural/country property
✅ How do I know if my property is located in a rural or country area?
As a general guideline, the UK government uses a rural-urban classification to distinguish rural locations from urban areas, which generally include large towns and cities. Your freehold or leasehold property is in a rural area if the town, hamlet, village or other country location where you live is outside of an urban community that has more than 10,000 residents.
✅ What reasons might a buyer want a home that's in a country or rural location?
Properties in rural locations can be older and have more unique features, such as a thatched roof, compared to homes built in cities and other areas, and this can be appealing to some buyers. Other people might be interested in living in the countryside for reasons such as a reduced noise, less traffic, better air quality and possibly lower overall crime rates.
✅ Could buyers see disadvantages with owning a rural property?
Yes, there are several reasons why a potential buyer could be wary about making an offer on your leasehold or freehold country home. These issues can include concerns about the property being older and having problems like old and faulty wiring, as well as worries about the reduced access to important amenities and services like a doctor’s office, shops and more.
✅ What steps should I take to prepare my country house or flat for sale?
Buyers will likely see your home as more valuable if you pursue some simple actions that can improve its appearance. Inside the property this includes tasks like cleaning every room and removing as much clutter as you can. Outside the property these steps can include weeding and mowing any green space that you, and replacing broken glass or missing roof tiles.
✅ Will I need to pay commission when selling my rural or country home?
No, you’ll only need to pay fees if you sell your property using the services of a property auctioneer or an estate agent. You will not have to pay any commission if you decide to sell your leasehold or freehold rural home without any third party assistance, or if you opt for selling it to a zero-commission quick home buying company such as LDN Properties.
✅ What is the fastest choice to find a buyer for a property in a rural location?
Typically, the speediest method for selling a rural home or any other type of leasehold or freehold property is selling to LDN Properties or another quick buyer, because the timeline is usually just a few short weeks. The other methods of selling via an estate agent, using a property auction or selling on your own might all take many months at least to complete.
✅ How do I know to trust a quick buyer with the sale of my country home?
You can ask quick buyers if they are members of an independent organisation called The Property Ombudsman (TPO). This entity writes rules, which all members must follow, that protect homeowners against fraud in the quick buying industry. Genuine TPO members like LDN Properties adhere to these regulations, which should give you extra peace of mind.
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