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Kerb Appeal Matters In Selling Your Melksham Home

It stands to reason that if you want to sell your home, you need to make it attractive to possible to buyers. Even when there is a heightened level of demand for homes in the marketplace, vendors still need to engage buyers, and make their home appealing.

If you can ensure your home stands out for all the right reasons, you enhance your chances of selling your home. At Lock & Key, we are pleased to say we have helped many local vendors connect with buyers, and we are keen to help you.

We appreciate kerb appeal is an important factor for buyers when they consider a home. However, the term “legal kerb appeal” isn’t as commonly recognised. However, when you enhance the legal kerb appeal of your property, you increase your chances of engaging likely buyers, and selling your home in a timely fashion.

What is legal kerb appeal?

Legal kerb appeal, in the words of Chris Salmon, who is a co-founder and Director of Quittance Legal Services, is; “Simply, legal kerb appeal is the strengths of the property when considered from a legal perspective. Legal kerb appeal could also involve proactively addressing any potential legal issues before a buyer is found.”

Chris spoke to the Property Road website about the importance of legal kerb appeal, and what homeowners should do to ensure their home is presentable to likely buyers. He said; “If you are on or are thinking of going on the market, we’re pushing the concept of ‘legal kerb appeal’. Sellers will be entering a buyers’ market, and must do everything they can to improve their chances not only of finding a buyer, but also completing the sale.”

Chris provided an example of the impact legal kerb appeal has on buyers, saying; “For example, if the property has a roof terrace without planning permission, the buyer’s solicitor will pick this up. Instead, the seller’s solicitor can identify a suitable indemnity policy and offer it as part of the sale. This proactive approach will reassure buyers and avoid delays later in the process.”

Steps in managing legal kerb appeal

If you are a vendor who is proactive and willing to take additional steps to enhance your chances of connecting with buyers, you can carry out work which boosts the legal kerb appeal of your property. Please follow these steps to enhance your chances of selling your home.

  • Complete all property transaction forms
  • Anticipate which problems are likely to occur, and resolve them
  • Involve external parties and management agents as quickly as possible
  • Collate all documents as early as possible
  • Start the process of recovering or replacing missing documents as early as possible
  • Agents, vendors and legal professionals should work together to find solutions

If you are looking to make a move in the Melksham property market, and you would like to speak with local experts, please get in touch. If you would like to arrange a property valuation, contact us and we will set this up for you. You can phone Lock & Key on 01225 707 342 or why not come and visit us at 5 Church Street, Melksham.

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