Negative Factors When Selling A Home
You could forget selling 25 Cromwell Street the house of Fred and Rose West if it was still standing but other things that might seriously put off a prospective buyer would be the thought of traumatic death in the property or a situation where there had been a case hoarding in the property and could have well been insanitary and verminous to say the least so a buyer’s enthusiasm may be somewhat dampened by exaggerated second hand horror stories from nosy neighbours and gossips
Home Seller’s Disclosure
Unlike America there is no law to say that you have to disclose a death inside a home but neighbours and loose tongues can be worse than a written disclosure as it is purely gossip rather than fact. Here in the UK the history of our home is reasonably private apart from previous recorded sold figures unlike America where you can check to see if there has been a death in your home. DiedInHouse.com allows users to search any valid U.S. address to find out if it had a dark former life (or even accommodates the afterlife). From murders and suicides to meth activity and arson, DiedInHouse uses data from over 130 million police records, news reports, old death certificates and more to determine if your house has seen horrors.
Discrete House Clearance Service
Avery Associate regularly clear properties where there has been a death in side and let’s face it with the amount of homes her in UK at least 50% must have had somebody die inside at some point. A normal death in a house is acceptable to most buyers however when there has been a case of hoarding and a traumatic death inside the house buyer will be thinking about the risk of illness or infection along with worries about mice or rats still being president present under the floorboards or in the structure of the building. These risks are very unlikely and in fact mice will only live where there is something for them to eat i.e. food scattered in and tidy disorganised house. In fact mice leave very quickly when the property is professionally cleared and cleaned. Surprisingly they move very quickly to neighbouring properties even if those properties are clean and tidy. They may have been running wild and out of control in a hoarded property but unfortunately mice and vermin have no morals and live wherever there is food and somewhere for them to nest.
Mouse And Vermin Eradication
When Avery Associates clear a hoarded property the presence of mice or vermin is completely eliminated without a trace. The whole process is carried out efficiently and in the most discreet way, passers-by and neighbours are usually unaware of our presence or that the house is being cleared due to bereavement. They will have no idea that the house is being emptied so we can protect you from prying eyes and greedy property developers, and when the time is right the property will be ready for marketing as a normal property with just the need for refurbishment and modernisation
Negative Factors That Can Reduce A Homes Value
Other factors that might put off a potential buyer can be antisocial neighbours
When making changes to a home, building regulations must be adhered to and appropriate planning permission obtained. However some people bypass protocol and don’t bother. If the property has had illegal changes made to it a buyer will factor in the cost of rectifying the problem causing a lower offer.
If you’re selling a property that has being cleared it’s a good idea to freshen up the paintwork fix the guttering clean the windows otherwise this can wipe off 5% to 10% of the value of the property and diminish what’s called the “curb appeal” and it’s one of the cheapest measures you can take to retain your home’s value
It is also claimed that semi-permanent bad taste and workmanship, wipe between 5% and 10% off of the value of an otherwise perfectly good home. For instance stone cladding on the front of the house can look cheap while nasty looking conservatories will also put of new buyers
If you’re buying a property don’t rely solely on the local authority search this might only cover outstanding planning permissions with half a kilometre radius of the property while wider searches might uncover potential problems so take matters into your own hands by conducting your own personal search this can be carried out easily at the local council offices for a small fee if you make an appointment in advance
Around 39% of people in the UK have dogs or cats in which most cases will have no effect at all on the value of your home however if pets are smelly intimidating or simply too many number it can be very off-putting to potential buyers
Finally it is a real bonus for seller’s that have high-performance schools within their catchment area. It will have a dramatic and positive value on the property and according to the latest report from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors buyers will pay an average of 8% premium on a home that is located within the catchment area of a so-called good school
To find out more or if you need assistance please call 0208 640 0044
Author – Jeffrey Avery