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  1. How much will it cost to sell my property?

    The costs involved in selling your property consist of:

    Energy Performance Certificate
    It is a legal requirement to have commissioned an EPC before marketing can start. Foxtons can organise this on your behalf at a cost of £150.00.

    Legal fees for the conveyancing process
    These vary depending on the solicitor you choose, but our preferred conveyancing partner, Conveyan, offers a fixed legal fee and you will be able to check the progress of your sale online through My Foxtons.

    Estate agent commission
    Commission fees are only payable once we sell your property and contracts are signed.

    This is charged as a percentage of the sale price + VAT. Our fees & terms.

  2. Are there any additional marketing costs?

    No. With Foxtons you get a premium marketing plan. As standard.

    We proactively market your property to our database of around 85,000 qualified buyers. Plus...

    • Cutting-edge digital marketing, from Facebook to Google
    • Advertised on the most visited estate agency website [Source]
    • Featured listing on Rightmove and Zoopla

    See what else is included

  3. Do I have to pay Stamp Duty?

    No, the buyer is responsible for paying Stamp Duty.

  4. Do I have to pay Capital Gains Tax?

    If you are selling a property that is your main home, you won't have to pay tax on it as long as you satisfy certain conditions.

    However, if you are selling a property that is not your main home, it is likely you may have to pay Capital Gains Tax.

Compliance & regulations
  1. Do I need an EPC?

    It is a legal requirement for sellers to have a valid EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) before their property is advertised for sale.

    An EPC measures the energy efficiency of a property using a scale of A-G and is valid for 10 years.

    We can arrange an EPC for you.

  2. Where are my Title Deeds?

    Your Title Deeds are proof of ownership of your property.

    They will be held by your bank or building society if you have a mortgage and your solicitor will obtain the deeds and let the buyer's solicitor have a copy.

  3. How can I protect myself from property fraud?

    There are a couple of very simple measures which are recommended by both the Land Registry and Action Fraud that you can take to safeguard your property. More about Property Fraud.

Managing your sale
  1. Do I need to redecorate before I put my property on the market?

    It is not essential to redecorate your property before placing it on the market.

    However, if an area is in need of a lick of paint this will appeal to potential buyers. More tips and guidance on presenting your property.

  2. Can I track my sale online?

    Yes, every step for you and your buyer can be completed and tracked online, helping speed up the sale of your home.

    See the features of My Foxtons.

  3. Do I need to be present for viewings?

    No. Because buyers often feel more relaxed when the owner are not present Foxtons will ask you to supply any keys and access codes required to enter your property so we can conduct viewings independently.

    We ensure all viewings are accompanied by one of our highly-trained Property Negotiators, even in the evenings and on Saturdays.

  4. If I accept an offer will my property still be viewed?

    This depends on the conditions of the offer and what your preferences are.

  5. When do I have to move out?

    On the completion date, which is mutually agreed by yourself and the buyer.

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