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First time sellers guide

So you want to sell your home? Your Move has put together this five part guide to selling your house. Follow the links to see each section in detail.


Step 1

Costs of selling a house

There are a number of costs and fees associated with selling a house that you will need to factor into your budget. Do this now so that there are no nasty surprises further down the line. Your Move has a team of Financial Consultants who can help you calculate these costs.

If you are also buying a house at the same time as selling, then also review the buying costs.

Estate Agent fees

Estate Agency fees include advertising your property and conducting viewings, as well as liaising with other parties involved to get the sale to completion.

Energy Performance Certificate

In England and Wales it is necessary for a seller to provide an EPC for the property to potential buyers. This document sets out the energy efficiency of the home, "A" being the most efficient and "G" being the least efficient. Your Move can organise this for you.

Read about what an EPC is and how to get one.

Home Reports

In Scotland sellers are required to provide a Home Report to buyers. The Home Report includes three separate reports; a Property Questionnaire; a Single Survey; and an Energy Report.

Find out about Scottish Home Reports.

Conveyancing fees

A solicitor or legal conveyancer will deal with the legal aspects of selling your property. The cost will depend on the sale value of your property, but is considerably lower than fees involved when buying a property.

Find out more about Conveyancing for sellers.

Removal costs

If you are moving to a new home don’t forget to factor in moving costs. The cost will vary depending on how much you are moving and how far you are moving. Get two or three quotes and look at customer reviews to choose the most suitable removal firm for your needs.


Create a Sellers account


Take control of your sale with a My Move account.

- Property stats
- Save your favourites
- Track your viewings

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Selling your property?


Find out how much your home is worth with a FREE valuation

With the UK's biggest estate agency network our local property experts come with thousands of potential buyers.

Free Valuation

Create a Sellers account


Take control of your sale with a My Move account.

- Property stats
- Save your favourites
- Track your viewings

Register Now

Selling your property?


Find out how much your home is worth with a FREE valuation

With the UK's biggest estate agency network our local property experts come with thousands of potential buyers.

Free Valuation