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Frequently Asked Questions
Why are Check 4 Houses so much cheaper than high street agents?
We provide the same service as offered by expensive high street based organisations. As an online company we have lower overheads and therefore offer an efficient service without the need to charge high prices.
What is the difference between the Check 4 Houses service and my local estate agent?
Check 4 Houses offers the same service as your local estate agent, on the whole. They both conform to the Code of Practice of the Property Ombudsman. However, Check 4 Houses offers greater flexibility to its customers and with far less fixed overheads and far more competitive rates. 90% of all potential buyers can be reached through the internet and local advertising. Why pay for expensive high street premises?
Does having no shop mean you miss out on potential buyers?
No because almost all serious buyers will look on the internet, most will visit 'Rightmove'. 75% of house buyers now look at the internet when searching for property. Rightmove has six times the traffic of its nearest competitor. All our properties are listed on Rightmove.
Where will my property be advertised?
If you choose to advertise your property through Check 4 Houses you will find your house listed on the UK's leading property websites. These include; Rightmove, Prime Location, Zoopla, Homes & Property, Mail Online, Facebook and The Independent.
How do I sell my property on Rightmove?
In order to advertise a house on Rightmove you must be a registered estate agent covered by the Estate Agency Act 1979 and the Property Misdescriptions Act 1991. Check 4 Houses list all of their properties on Rightmove, along with Prime Location, Zoopla, Homes & Property, Mail Online, Facebook and The Independent.
What about buyers who do not have access to the internet?
Potential buyers can call us on our local telephone number. Like all reputable agents we post full colour details of your property and follow up all enquires.
Do I get tied into long term contracts?
No, our two packages do not tie you into any sole agency agreements like other agents, you are free to list with other agents at no additional cost. We have confidence in our services and we work hard to keep your custom.
Do I get a 'For Sale' board outside my house?
Yes like most agents we recommend placing one of our distinctive signs outside your home to assist in the marketing of your property. This can be purchased for £35.
What about Government Home Information Packs?
Following changes in 2010 Government Home Information Packs are no longer required. However an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is still an EU regulation requirement and therefore is required to sell your property. Unlike HIPS, EPC's are valid for 10 years. Therefore your property may already have a valid EPC, please check.
Can you arrange our Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)?
We can arrange your Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) at market leading rates. An EPC costs £85.00 + VAT and is valid for 10 years.
Do you offer mortgage services?
We can recommend professional advisors who can advise on mortgages and other financial matters, just ask for more information.
Can you give advice on any legal implications?
Check 4 Houses recommend lawyers and surveyors and liaise with the solicitors and mortgage brokers for you.
Is there any small print?
There is no nasty small print; our agreements are all in plain English please just ask for a copy.
What happens when I want to proceed?
We aim to contact you within 24 hours of submitting your details and then we arrange a suitable time for the property viewing and assessment. Once your EPC is ready your property will be uploaded to all the property portals for continuous advertising. Simple.