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Act quickly but carefully to secure house sale or purchase

12/10/20Act quickly but carefully to secure house sale or purchase

The temporary Stamp Duty holiday on the first £500,000 of property sales in England and Northern Ireland comes to an end in March next year. With an average saving of £4,500, many buyers and sellers are hoping to cash in on this incentive and are pushing to complete a sale as soon as possible.

Benefit from Stamp Duty holiday

With the current high levels of activity in the housing market, it is important to act quickly if you find a house you want to buy. Any delay may mean you miss out on a great opportunity to another purchaser, who is quicker off the mark.

With this added time pressure, it is important to still take great care when it comes to buying a new home, whether it is a modern house or older property. With or without this saving, a house purchase is one of the most expensive and important financial decisions you will make and it is vital to be as fully informed as possible as to the condition of the property before you take the plunge.

Protecting your investment

As a buyer, knowing about any issues concerning a property means you can take the decision to walk away or, if you still want to make the purchase, to negotiate a fairer price, taking into consideration any remedial work that may need doing.

As a seller, a survey can help you secure the price you are after or alternatively get any problems put right before you put the property on the market.

Instant quote for home buyer’s reports

Forge Property Consultants can offer a particularly swift turnaround of any one of the three types of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) property condition report. Find out how much it will cost you immediately by getting an online quote here for a Home Buyer’s Survey or a Building Survey:

Our membership of the RICS means you can be assured that we have the expertise and qualifications required to provide you with a detailed and accurate ‘health check’ on the condition of a property. We will provide you with an account of the property’s condition, highlighting any problem areas in an easy to understand report. Contact us today [to find out how we can help you: 

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