Sellers Advice

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We live and breath property so our valuations, backed up by our expert knowledge of the area, are accurate and designed to generate immediate interest. We search for comparable information from our extensive internal database of properties and create a relevant statistics report of estimated and actual prices of properties in your area or nearby which allows to advise you on a suitable asking price.

Book an appointment with one of our team and we’ll visit to discuss your moving story and see your property firsthand.

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Once you decide to instruct us to sell your property you will be required to sign our terms of Business.

You are legally required to have a current EPC (Energy Performance Certificate). We also highly recommend a Floor Plan as buyers like to see a visual layout of the property and potential it holds. If you do not have EPC or Floor Plan we can easily organise them for you.

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We offer a free professional photography which means your property will stand out with first class presentation and professionally edited pictures. We aim for a 24 Hour turn-around time from shooting to marketing. We can have you live on our website and portals almost immediately.

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Your dedicated Jason Oliver negotiator will handle all viewings on your behalf and arrange them to suit both parties.

During the sales process we provide you with regular feedback on your property including: the number of viewings and any feedback received from the viewers together with helpful tips on ways to make your property more attractive.

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All buyers will be requested to submit offers in writing. All those offers will also be forwarded to you in writing advising the applicant’s position; whether they are in a chain, an investor or a cash or first time buyer and their timescales. We will vet all information provided by the buyer by contacting their broker, estate agent & solicitor to confirm information provided by the buyer and discus it with you. Depending on your decision, we will take your instruction and promptly inform the applicant of the outcome.

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Once an offer is accepted there is a flurry of activity between estate agents, solicitors and mortgage lenders. We acknowledge that this stage can make sellers anxious but your dedicated negotiator will oversee this process from start to finish. We will be assisting all the parties to keep up the momentum and we will keep you informed at every step of the way.

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Once solicitors have been instructed, your buyer, or his lender will appoint a surveyor, usually via the mortgage broker. Be warned that depending on the surveyor’s findings the purchaser may revise their offer. Mortgage offers will be issued once lender requirements are satisfied.

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This is the point that all the negotiations are settled, final purchase price, fixtures and fittings included in the sale and the length of time between exchange and completion and any other pertinent points are agreed between the parties.

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Once negotiations are complete and agreed, both parties’ solicitors will sign and exchange the contracts and the purchaser will pay the deposit. From this point on, both parties are now tied into the sale. If the purchaser withdraws they will forfeit their deposit.

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By now, you should have commenced your onward move and vacated the property in readiness for completion of the sale. Take final meter readings and leave all your house keys with your Jason Oliver negotiator so they can release them to the new owners. We’ll let you know once completion has taken place and the funds have been safely received.


Letting Fee Information

Tenant charges

VAT is charged @ 20%, where applicable

To be paid when making an offer for an AST
Holding deposit *per tenancy - equal to one week's rent

To be paid when making an offer for a non-AST
Holding deposit *per tenancy - £500
Referencing charge:
- per individual applicant (including 'right to rent' check) and/or guarantor - £180 (inc. VAT)
- per company applicant and/or guarantor - £180 (inc. VAT)
Preparation of tenancy agreement, per tenancy - £300 (inc. VAT)
Inventory check-in, per tenancy - £150 (inc. VAT)
*Please ask to see the conditions on the holding deposit receipt form as to whether all or part of the above will be refunded should the tenancy not proceed.

To be paid prior to tenancy starting
Initial rent (less holding deposit** above) as per tenancy agreement
Tenancy deposit:
- For ASTs with an annual rent of under £50,000 - equivalent of 5 weeks' rent
- For ASTs with an annual rent above £50,000 - equivalent of 6 weeks' rent
¿ All other tenancies - as agreed between parties
**The holding deposit will be offset against the initial rental payment if the application is successful.

Rechecking 'right to rent' ID verification
To be carried out as and when necessary during an initial Tenancy, renewal or periodic tenancy, per tenant or adult occupant (other than for AST tenants) - £30 (inc. VAT)

Change or amendment to terms during tenancy, requested by tenant (ASTs) - £50 (inc. VAT) or reasonable costs
Change or amendment to terms during tenancy, requested by tenant (all other tenancies) - £150 (inc. VAT)

Change of sharer during a tenancy (ASTs)
(this is subject to landlord agreeing and treated as a new letting)
For new tenancy (ASTs) - £50 (inc. VAT) or reasonable costs

Change of sharer during a tenancy (all other tenancies)
Referencing charge per individual applicant and/or guarantor - £180 (inc. VAT)
Preparation of tenancy agreement, per tenancy - £300 (inc. VAT)
Inventory check (if required by the landlord), per tenancy - £150 (inc. VAT)
Tenancy deposit protection administration, per tenancy - £150 (inc. VAT)

Late rental payments
Arrears charged at 3% above Bank of England Base Rate
(levied from 14th day of arrears period but charged from 1st day of arrears period)

Visit our website at for further details of the above charges and of any penalties you may incur should you break the terms of your contract.

Jason Oliver Properties is a member of the Propertymark Client Money Protection Scheme, and also a member of the Property Ombudsman, which is a redress scheme. More details can be found at or by contacting your local branch directly.