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According to NAEA Propertymark, the UK’s leading professional body for estate agency personnel, "if you want to take advantage of the stamp duty holiday, you may think you have plenty of time to sell your property before the 31 March 2021 deadline. But when you factor in the average time it takes to complete on a property once an offer is accepted, 12 weeks, the March deadline doesn’t seem too far away. Even more so when you consider that figure doesn’t include time for your own property search or any of the common hurdles along the way".

Using data sourced from Land Registry and their own NAEA Propertymark Housing Market Report, they recommend placing your property on the market by 
26th September to realistically sell it in time for 31st March 2021.  The process of selling a property can be very complicated, with multiple people involved and several key stages throughout the transaction.  For estate agents, often finding a buyer for the property is the easier task, it is keeping the transaction on track that proves challenging.  With buyers, sellers, solicitors, surveyors, mortgage brokers and other professionals having an interest in the sale, it is the job of the estate agent to keep the momentum going from the point of acceptance of offer to completion and all parties communicating with each other, and this process takes time.

With this in mind, you should give yourself plenty of time to sell your property so that you have the best possible chance to take advantage of the stamp duty holiday. By getting your property on the market by 26 September, NAEA Propertymark think you will do just that.

If you're needing to sell your property to fund your onward purchase before 31st March 2021, call us today and we will talk you through the steps and how we can get your property on the market and find you a buyer.  The team at Langford Rae Property Agents in Windsor Drive, Chelsfield, have a wealth of experience and we have been helping people buy and sell in Chelsfield, Orpington, Sevenoaks and further afield since 1986.

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Telephone us today and one of our experienced agents will be delighted to help you - 01689862770.