Davies White & Perry regularly utilise over 200 years experience to hold property auctions which are typically held when the vendor/estate wishes a quick sale. To buy at auction the purchaser would require a 10% deposit in cleared funds on the day of sale, completion is normally 28 days thereafter. Contracts are available to be viewed at our offices in Newport and Shifnal, and at those of the acting solicitor, normally 10 days prior to the auction date.
As for sale by private treaty, properties that are due to be sold by auction require an EPC. The responsibility for the arrangement of a survey remains that of the potential purchaser and should be done prior to the auction date.
If you are considering selling your home we would be pleased to arrange a visit to carry out a free, no obligation, pre-sale valuation and discuss a marketing plan.
Marketing your property
Davies White & Perry will produce, distribute, and display sales particulars at our offices in Newport & Shifnal, on our own website, and on leading property websites.
In addition to this we have an extensive mailing list of people looking for property and local advertising can be carried out in the Newport & Market Drayton Advertiser, Telford Journal, Express and Star, Stafford Newsletter and Bridgnorth Journal at the agents’ discretion.
Additional advertising in regional and national newspapers and glossy colour magazines will be undertaken subject to discussion with the vendor at additional costs.
Davies White & Perry will take your instruction regarding viewings. Some clients like to meet prospective purchasers themselves, however DAVIES White & Perry are happy to undertake accompanied viewings.
Davies White & Perry understands that no two properties are the same and therefore we will work with you to tailor make a service and marketing package that suits every budget. Typically our fees will include:
- ‘For Sale’ Board
- Full colour sales particulars with photographs (Standard)
- Floor plan
- Display of your property in our offices at Newport & Shifnal
- Display of the property on the internet
- Advertising in local and/or regional publications will be subject to a budget agreed at the time of marketing.
Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)
All residential properties that become available for Sale or Rent are required to have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). Davies White & Perry will be pleased to arrange for an accredited Domestic Energy Assessor to visit your property and prepare an EPC.
What is an EPC?
EPCs look similar to the energy labels found on domestic appliances such as fridges and washing machines. The energy efficiency and environmental impact of your property will be rated on a scale from A-G (where A is the most efficient and G the least efficient). Current running costs for heating, hot water and lighting will also be shown on the certificate, together with a list of recommended energy saving improvements. If you don’t have a valid EPC you could be fined. The EPC will remain valid for 10 years.
What can I do to make my energy rating as good as possible?
- Insulating your property is the most cost effective measure you can take. In most cases cavity wall insulation is straightforward, inexpensive and hassle-free. Installing new loft insulation in most properties is an easy DIY job and should be done to a depth of 270mm.
- If your boiler is over 15 years old it’s probably time to replace it and you’ll get a better rating if you combine it with modern heating controls. If you need to save space, buy a combi boiler, which does not store hot water in a tank but heats water directly from the cold water mains as it is used.
- Fit a hot water tank jacket.
- While double glazing can be fairly expensive, it will reduce noise and lower heating bills.
- When purchasing new appliances look out for the Energy Saving Recommended logo, and choose the most energy efficient in their category.