Posted by Vivo_Team on January 23rd, 2019

Are you currently stuck in a sluggish property chain which is preventing you from moving forward in your life? You’re not alone. With an estimated 300,000 house sales each year breaking down due to complications involving property chains, we can imagine that you’ve had enough of waiting and want to break free.

It’s a demanding, frustrating and expensive experience and being stuck in a chain can cost on average up to £3,000 with legal costs and fees.

Right now, you may be seeking a swifter and simpler resolution to selling on the open market, avoiding the pitfalls that come with it. On average it takes five months to sell via this route, and it’s been revealed that the outlook for the UK’s property market in the first three months of 2019 is the worst since 1998 – making things even tougher. With confidence in the market low, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has estimated that 28% of house sales will fail.

Why are more house sales falling through?

One of the most common reasons for house sales falling through is the unreliability of property chains. As the success of each property transaction on the chain is influenced by activity further along the chain, if something goes awry, it can affect your sale – from grinding progress to a halt, to causing a complete collapse.

Right now, the property market is very diffident with banks tightening their lending criteria due to property prices falling and buyers biding their time before committing to a purchase – particularly with Brexit looming. This has directly impacted the efficiency of the property chain. Furthermore, according to This Is Money’s research, 8% of all failed deals were a direct result of property chain problems while almost half of concerned buyers either changing their mind or sellers feeling their deal isn’t progressing quickly enough:

Cause of sale falling through
% of cases
Buyer changed mind/seller felt sale is not progressing quickly enough 46%
Buyer or seller wanted to renegotiate after initial deal had been agreed 23%
Buyer unable to secure sufficient funding from mortgage provider 12%
Property survey highlighted issues that caused buyer to pull out 11%
Collapse in property chain 8%

Whether you’ve found your dream house and can’t complete the transaction until you’ve sold or are keen to sell to free up some funds, it can be tough to sell in these current conditions. However, it can be equally frustrating just waiting for the increasingly unlikely to happen. Fortunately, the inefficiencies of the property chain have led to several alternatives for home-sellers.

As specialist fast property buyers, we can buy your home in as little as 7 days. No more waiting on the chain, just clarity and peace of mind that comes with a guaranteed sale from chain-free buyers. But how are we able to do this?

  1. We buy with our own money – this means there will be no delays from investors or lenders
  2. We buy sold as seen – you do not need to spend time and money organising lots of viewings and redecorating the house
  3. We’re a small and flexible organisation – you’ll be in direct contact with your buyer (Vivo) and we’re available 24/7
  4. We’re not part of any property chain and are in a proceedable position to buy

We’re happy to offer sellers an escape route from their chain, allowing them the chance to move on with the next stage of their life. If you’d like a chain-free resolution to your house sale, get a free, no-obligation offer from Vivo in just 24 hours. Perhaps, you’d just like some friendly advice from us on your situation, and we’d be happy to help too, just call our freephone number 0800 773 4922. We look forward to hearing from you.

As the number one rated fast property buying company on Trustpilot, check out our reviews below and discover how we’ve helped people in a similar position, such as Roberta below:

I needed to sell my property quickly as 2 chains had fallen apart and I had already moved in to another house so was paying double costs. After doing a lot of research on line as I was obviously cautious about using a property company, I contacted Vivo which turned out to be the best thing I could have done and wish I had chosen this option sooner. They are completely professional and most importantly, honest. A surveyor came and gave an accurate valuation, a realistic offer was put forward and at no time did they ever look at reducing this price or try to renegotiate. The whole process took under 3 weeks and I was kept informed the whole way through. I would (and have) happily recommend Vivo. Thank you.

Roberta Pozzoli

Happy Vivo customer

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