Selling a house solicitors fees, mortgage fees, stamp duty, the deposit… the costs of moving all add up. So if there is a way to save money through this process, it is always a good idea to do so. Comparing conveyancing costs is just one of those ways – it could save you hundreds.
But when is the worst time to sell your house?
Experts including conveyancing solicitors have long said that the winter is the time of year to avoid if possible, but why is this? Firstly, the climate is not conducive to house hunting. People don’t like to go out unless they really have to when it’s bitterly cold; and when they do go to look at houses, the weather can make it difficult to see the exteriors properly. On top of this, the surroundings aren’t easy to see either – what somewhere looks like in the winter is entirely different to how it is in the summer. And since people won’t be outside, it will also be hard to tell how noisy the area will be when the weather warms up.
Christmas is another concern. In winter, Christmas is what most people will be focusing on and that takes a lot of preparation. It doesn’t really leave much time for house hunting. If you do sell your house in the winter then it may take longer to complete – or even exchange – because Christmas is a long holiday when combined with New Year, and many conveyancing firms may shut down completely.
At Conveyancing Index (https://www.conveyancingindex.co.uk), you can compare costs and services and see details of exactly what you will get for the amount you pay in solicitor fees for selling a house.
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