Scottish Estate Agent Sentiment
Posted 09 January 2012 - 12:05 PM
Place lacks full double glazing and teh bathroom needs replaced. I was told to do nothing as the money would be wasted. Ordered home report survey, so we'll see what happens
Posted 09 January 2012 - 01:03 PM
I suspect the estate agent is right--you won't get your money back. But you will have a better chance of selling. I wouldn't suggest full double glazing or a new bathroom, both of which might be quite pricey (though you could buy and install a new bathroom set pretty cheaply if it doesn't require relaying flooring or rerouting plumbing etc?), but I wouldn't sell a property in this market without substantial redecoration. A fresh coat of magnolia walls and white woodwork (it sells!) will be cheap and may be the difference between selling and not. Dingey won't sell. I think it's worth investing a couple of thousand to ensure the place shifts--there are buyers out there, but you're competing with other sellers, and unless your property is bigger/nicer/better-located/cheaper than the competition, you'll join the growing list of 'same-olds' that appear on buyers weekly property searches.
Posted 16 January 2012 - 11:15 AM
Posted 16 January 2012 - 11:41 AM
It's not just the hassle, it's the legal obligations.....
Pop over to the House Buying, Renting forum at moneysavingexpert.co.uk and browse a few 'new/reluctant landlord' threads .....
Posted 18 May 2012 - 09:13 AM