How to Sell a House

What is conveyancing?

29th July 2022

Property ownership is often considered to be one of the greatest achievements – but there is a lot to think about before you sign that contract. When you are purchasing a home, you need to consider the legal process of buying, and you may hear many technical terms being used, such as conveyancing. But what […]

What Legal Documents & Paperwork do I Need to Sell My House?

26th July 2022

So, you have decided to sell your property; there’s a lot to consider and get into order, including the documents needed to sell a house. We have compiled a list that might help to get your essential paperwork organised as a starting point.  Contact Mark King Properties today if you are selling a house in […]

Everything you need to know about solicitor fees when selling a house in Wales, UK

26th July 2022

When you’re selling a house in Wales, it’s important to factor in solicitor fees.  There can be a lot of variation in what different solicitors charge, so it’s important to know what to expect.  In this blog post, we’ll take a look at the most common fee structures and what they cover. We’ll also give […]

Estate agent fees: How much does it cost to hire an estate agent?

26th July 2022

Estate agent fees vary from one agent to another, but you can expect to pay around 1.5% – 3% of the sale price of your home. This includes VAT and any other charges. Estate agent selling fees are typically paid by the seller to the estate agent for their services. These services include listing your […]

A Complete Guide to The Cost of Moving House

26th July 2022

Moving house is an exciting prospect, but it is rarely anyone’s favourite thing to do. It entails a lot of work, breaking social ties, looking for new schools for the kids, and such. Among those concerns is the cost of moving house. This article looks into the estimated cost of moving house and how best […]

How long does a mortgage application take?

25th July 2022

A question often asked by first-time buyers is ‘How long does a mortgage application take in the UK?‘  The length of time it takes to get a mortgage varies from lender to lender, but the average is 4-6 weeks. Some lenders can process your application in as little as 24 hours, but that is very […]

How much does a house survey cost?

25th July 2022

The question of “how much is a house survey?” is one that we get a lot. There isn’t a definitive answer, at least not one that works for every situation. There are a lot of variables that go into determining the cost of your house survey. The two main factors are the size of your […]

What to do when your house won’t sell

25th July 2022

Selling your home is a big decision, and even the most straightforward house sales can be stressful. Things can feel even more difficult if you struggle to sell the property. If all you’re thinking is “I can’t sell my house”, it might be worth looking at strategies to move things forward. There are many different […]

Buying Or Selling A Leasehold Property

30th July 2021

The main things both buyer and seller need to be aware of when buying or selling a leasehold property Buying or selling a Leasehold property is not without its challenges, and we know first-hand the complications that can arise when dealing with this type of transaction. This post shares considerations for both the buyer and […]

The Modern Method of Property Auction Explained

30th June 2021

What is the Modern Method of Property Auction? The Modern Method of Property Auction has been a very popular topic of interest in the property market over the past few months, but for all the wrong reasons. After being asked many questions on this subject, I have decided that a blog post could be useful, […]

Benefits of Selling Your House to a Property Cash Buyer

24th June 2021

When it comes to selling a house fast, the golden ticket has to be when a Professional Property Cash Buyer comes along and makes you a fair, guaranteed, cash offer with minimal fuss. That is exactly what I do here at Mark King Properties, unlike an “amateur” property cash buyer who can offer no certainty, […]

Common Reasons a House Sale can Fall Through in 2021

16th June 2021

When a house sale falls through, it can be soul-destroying for all parties involved. Sadly, statistics show that for one reason or another, one out of three house sales does not reach completion, leaving many disappointed and out of pocket.  As this is so incredibly common, we thought it would be helpful to write a […]

How Much is My House Really Worth?

31st December 2020

Selling a house or a home is a big step for anyone to make. If you’re considering putting your property on the local market here in South Wales, the first thing you’ll want to understand is exactly how much your home is worth. Maybe you purchased your property a long time ago, and you’re not […]

When is the best time to sell my house?

08th December 2020

If you’re planning on selling your property, whether it’s the family home or a house that you rent out, the best way to ensure you get a good deal on house sales is to pick the right time of year. While many other factors can affect what happens when you put your house on the […]

How much does a fire-damaged house sell for?

22nd June 2020

Selling a house that has been damaged in a fire can be daunting to the owner. There are usually, two options in dealing with a fire damaged house: either to repair it or sell it as it is. Often the choice is made depending on the extent of the damage and whether there are prospects […]

How to sell a house with sitting tenants

22nd June 2020

What is a “sitting tenant”? A ‘Sitting tenant’ is a person(s) who rents a property from a landlord that is intended for selling. There are many reasons for a landlord wanting to sell a house with sitting tenants, they might be excellent tenants, elderly or have a good relationship with the landlord. Other times it […]

Selling a Concrete House

11th December 2019

If you’ve tried selling your concrete construction house through an estate agent, you might have found that sales fall through due to mortgage companies not being prepared to lend on the property. These types of houses are sometimes called Cornish houses. In this article in how to sell a concreate house we look at: Why […]

Quick Guide to our Assisted House Sale

02nd May 2019

Selling your home can be a daunting process – how buoyant is the marketplace? Will you get the price you want? How long will it take to find a buyer? These can all be worrying questions. There is, however, a way to get a fair price for your home, quickly and totally hassle-free – irrespective […]

What Is a Property Cash Buyer?

08th April 2019

“Property cash buyer” This is a term used for individuals and companies which can deliver a fast sale on your house by paying you cash for your property. A reputable property cash buyer will buy any home in the UK for cash and generally speaking, can complete the purchase very quickly. Property cash buyers can sometimes […]

Tips for first-time property sellers

02nd March 2019

When it comes to property purchases, there’s plenty of help available to first-time buyers. Whilst new buyers may need additional advice and support, first-time sellers may also need extra assistance to ensure that they get a fair price for their property. If you’re considering selling a property or are advertising your home for sale, there’s […]

A guide to selling your house privately

21st October 2018

There may be several reasons why people choose to sell their properties privately. One of the most common reason is to avoid costly estate agent fees. If you are considering selling your house privately read this first. Selling a house privately can be slightly more challenging than putting it on the open market via an […]

Property Auctions – The Good, The Bad & The Outrageously Expensive

05th October 2018

Each February, property auction houses send out their catalogues ready for the first sales of the year. All part takers with the same objective in mind, that being to sell their house fast. Last year was far from smooth sailing, with the introduction of additional stamp duty for investors making “flipping” properties less attractive, particularly […]

Capital Gains Tax on Inherited Property

22nd August 2018

Capital gains tax when selling an inherited property Selling an inherited property can be one of the most stressful experiences of any person’s life. Along with the usual stress that is associated with selling a property, putting an inherited property on the market will likely conjure up many additional emotions. On top of all this, […]

Sell Your Home Quickly – What Can Delay A Sale

22nd June 2018

There are many reasons why you may want to sell your home quickly. Unfortunately, there are also countless ways in which this may not prove possible. It is often a daunting prospect to plan the sale of a property, especially if you need to sell quickly. So let’s go through some of the problems you […]

Why can’t I get a remortgage?

30th May 2018

When you need cash in a hurry, accessing the money tied up in your South Wales property can be an ideal solution and a remortgage can be the answer to your cash flow problems. If you are struggling to remortgage your South Wales property, there could be a number of reasons this is happening, and […]


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