Selling a house with problem neighbours

Problem neighbours can potentially create hurdles to selling your house or flat. But there are some steps you can take to alleviate the situation when selling a house with problem neighbours.

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Your questions answered when selling property with problem neighbours

✅ Do I need to resolve a problem with my neighbours before selling my home?

No. There are no rules requiring that you resolve a negative situation with your neighbours before trying to sell your home. But it might be more difficult to find a buyer depending on the method you choose for selling your property. For example, if you sell via an estate agent then buyers might hear noisy neighbours during viewings and lose interest in your home.

✅ What's the fastest way to sell my house or flat even with noisy neighbours?

Of the three traditional methods for selling your home -using an estate agent, using a property auction, or using a fast cash buyer – we believe that the latter can often be a speedy way to sell your house or flat. Indeed, LDN Properties is typically able to complete the purchase of each home within just a few weeks, and that includes exchanging contracts and paying you the proceeds.

✅ What is my duty to disclose problem neighbours when selling my home?

There are no strict rules for what you must disclose about problems with neighbours when selling your home, but major disputes do have to be declared on property information forms once you’ve decided to sell your home. Minor verbal fights from years ago can probably be left off, but ongoing battles over land boundaries must be declared.

✅ What happens if I fail to declare a problem with neighbours that I should have disclosed?

If there has been a significant issue you’ve had with a problem neighbour – for example a dispute over repairs at a shared building that required a third party, such as the local council, to get involved – then failing to disclose that could subject you to litigation in the future from the person that buys your house, if they suffer any damages as a result of the dispute.

✅ If I sell my home for a lower price than I wanted, can I sue my problem neighbours?

Possibly, but it’s very unlikely and it might require more time and money than it’s worth. If you believe that a problem with your neighbours led to you having to sell your home for a lower price than you actually were looking for, you could try suing the neighbours for damages to cover the loss, but the burden of evidence you’ll have to provide is often difficult to meet.

✅ Will I always have to pay commission when selling my house or flat?

No, it depends on which option you choose for selling your property. Estate agents and home auctioneers will charge you commission to buy your home, even those with problem neighbours. But a fast cash home buying company like LDN Properties can purchase all types of houses and flats without charging any fees, so you get to keep all of the cash profit from selling.

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