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Selling Your House To Move Abroad?

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When relocating to a new town or country, you’ll often face a difficult choice: should you sell your home or keep it? Both options have their advantages, but making the wrong decision can have a big impact on your new life.

Many people feel hesitant to sell because the process can be complicated and time-consuming. But, as a cash buyer, we can make it quick and easy for you.

In this guide, we’ll look at why you might want to sell and why you might not. No matter your decision, you can rest assured that we’ll be there to make the process as smooth as possible.

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Should I Keep My Home Or Sell My Home?

It’s clear that many factors will affect your decision to keep or sell your home when relocating. Those who are financially secure or have a plan to rent out their property could benefit from keeping it.

However, most people who are moving would benefit from the extra money generated by selling their home. In some cases, it may even be necessary for the move.

If you don’t have to sell, you should still take into account the costs of upkeep and maintenance. Over time, this could drain funds that could have been used to improve your life in your new home.

Generally, selling your home is the best choice when relocating. If you’d like to discuss this further, one of our team members would be happy to help.

Moving abroad checklist

Moving can be a difficult process, especially if you’re relocating to a new country. To guarantee you don’t miss any essential steps, it’s important to create a checklist. Though each individual’s list may vary, the basic elements of moving abroad should include the following:

  • Find a moving company to take care of shipping your belongings;
  • Let subscription services know your new address;
  • Set up a post-redirection service;
  • Sell any items you don’t want to take with you, such as your car, furniture, or gadgets;
  • Buy new home insurance;
  • Gather all your documents and paperwork;
  • Notify your doctors, dentists, opticians, etc., that you are leaving their practice;
  • Establish a bank account in your new country;
  • Get a new currency.

You may have decided to sell your home, but you’re unsure if it’s best to do so before or after you move abroad. Both of these methods have their pros and cons, so you’ll need to decide which one is best for you.

Selling before moving abroad:

Selling after moving abroad:

You will have no commitments when you move

Means you will have a house right until moving

You will have a nice sum of money to get you started on your new adventure

If you change your mind soon after moving, you will have a house to come back to

You will be in full control of your sale

You will have to pay Capital Gains Tax when you sell it, as it will now be your second home

You may sell it a few weeks before moving, meaning you will have to rent/find somewhere to live before the moving date comes

You won’t be in full control of your sale

It will be added stress

Can I get a quick house sale when moving abroad from the UK?

If you’re located abroad and are looking to sell your UK property quickly, there are a few options open to you. Let’s take a look at them to help you decide which method would be best for you.

  • Auction: Selling your property at auction from abroad is doable, although it does require a lot of communication with the auction house. You may need to provide keys for them to show potential bidders around the property, although this isn’t always necessary.
  • Estate Agent: Choosing an estate agent from abroad can be tricky, as you need to have trust in them. They must be able to make a correct valuation of your property and make the most of its features when viewings are taking place. You’ll also need to make sure that they have the logistic capability to handle a long-distance property sale, including doing viewings on your behalf.
  • Quick House Sale: The alternative option is a quick house sale. We can buy your property quickly, taking care of all the solicitors’ fees, keeping in contact with you and making the process as simple as possible. We can buy the property in as little as 7 days.
Moving abroad and need to sell your house
If you don't have to sell, you should still take into account the costs of upkeep and maintenance.

Do I have to pay tax in the UK if I sell property abroad?

You must pay capital gains tax when you sell any overseas property if you are a UK resident. Special rules apply if you are a UK resident but your permanent home is in another country.

You may also need to pay taxes in the country in which the gain was made. If you are taxed twice, you may be able to claim relief.

Why are we the right choice?

At Property Saviour, we make it easy for you to sell your house and move abroad. We offer a quick cash sale, with a typical completion time of 2-3 weeks.

We’ll take care of all your fees, including solicitor’s costs, and we’ll work within your chosen timeframe.

Plus, we’re a genuine cash buyer you can count on.

There is no need to worry about viewings or lengthy negotiations with potential buyers. We take all the stress and hassle out of the process. If you’re looking for a fast sale before moving overseas, why not get a no-obligation cash offer from us?

We can buy your property even if you live abroad. We make the entire sale process as simple as possible, helping you along the way.

So, if you’re considering selling your home, call us or fill out our callback form to receive a no-obligation CASH offer.  We could have the money in your bank in as little as 10 days.

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Property Saviour Price Promise

  • The price we’ll offer is the price that you will receive with no hidden deductions.
  • Be careful with ‘cash buyers’ who require a valuation needed for a mortgage or bridging loan.
  • These valuations or surveys result in delays and price reductions later on.
  • We are cash buyers.  There are no surveys.
  • We always provide proof of funds with every formal offer issued.

We'll Pay £1,500 Towards Your Legal Fees

  • No long exclusivity agreement to sign because we are the buyers.
  • You are welcome to use your own solicitor. 
  • If you don’t have one, we can ask our solicitors for recommendations.
  • We share our solicitor’s details and issue a Memorandum of Sale. 

Sell With Certainty & Speed

  • Our approach is transparent and ethical, which is why sellers trust us.
  • 100% Discretion guaranteed. 
  • If you have another buyer, you can put us in a contracts race to see who completes first.
  • Complete in 10 days or at a timescale that works for you.  You are in control.

Sell with certainty & speed

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