Going through a divorce can be very difficult and emotions can run high. Not only are you breaking up with the person you were planning on being with for the rest of your life, you also have to deal with unwanted legal issues including filing paperwork and dividing assets. Perhaps the most heart-breaking is having to sell your family home if you both agree to move house. Although it can be upsetting to leave the home you built a life in, selling after a divorce can help you to move on; you can have a clean break, free up cash and truly begin the new phase of your life.
Selling your home on the open market can be difficult during a divorce, as it can often take a number of months, which might be distressing if the separation isn’t amicable. You will need to seriously consider whether you and your ex-partner can work together on the sale of your house, keeping in mind that achieving a sale could potentially drag on for 6 months or more.
Choosing an estate agency, deciding on an asking price, agreeing on an acceptable sale price, preparing the house for viewings, giving access to potential buyers, reviewing offers, dealing with negotiations etc – are just a few of the aspects you will need to be able to discuss/decide with your ex-partner.
In addition, whilst trying to sell your house you need to keep in mind the costs of your monthly mortgage payments, utility bills, divorce lawyer fees and any new accommodation. There are no guarantees when selling a house on the open market, and due to the unknown timescales, you could be left out of pocket and unable to move on.
If any of the above is making you apprehensive about selling on the open market, you might want to consider selling to a property buyer like us. Nothing can make divorce any less upsetting, but we could help to make the process easier by buying your house quickly and discreetly, so you don’t have to spend any longer on it than necessary. As well as this, we pay for the survey, legal fees and any other costs related to the sale, meaning you have more time and funds to focus on getting your new life organised.
Along with this, unlike estate agencies there will be no viewings and no “for sale” sign outside your home, allowing you to maintain discretion.
If you would like more advice on how to sell your house while going through a divorce and which route is best for you, please give us a call on 0800 773 4922. Alternatively, if selling to a property buyer sounds like the most suitable option for you and your ex-partner, feel free to fill in our form below.