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How antisocial neighbours can affect your house sale

If you have troublesome residents living next door or on your street, it can be so stressful that you decide to move elsewhere – but first you need to sell your home; and noisy or antisocial behaviour from neighbours can make this much harder.

In some cases, a personal dispute between two particular neighbours might make living alongside each other uncomfortable, which wouldn’t necessarily have an impact on a new resident. However, some streets are blighted with people who have no consideration for anyone else, creating an unreasonable amount of noise or other disruption.

As a seller, it’s often impossible to ignore this problem, as there may be visible or audible evidence when potential buyers visit – and it’s actually illegal to attempt to hide the issue. Agreed sales prices are often reduced once it becomes apparent that the house next door is problematic; and sometimes buyers decide to pull out of a sale altogether.

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Even if the buyers themselves don’t ask about antisocial neighbours, if they appoint a surveyor to check the property before their purchase, the surveyor may notice things that they don’t. He or she may also visit at a different time of day compared with when viewings were conducted, thus discovering an issue that wasn’t previously observed.

If you suspect it will be difficult to sell your home to an individual buyer due to inconsiderate and noisy neighbours, there are other options you can consider. A UK house buying expert or professional property buying agency can make you a cash offer for your property and won’t be put off by issues such as noise or other antisocial behaviour nearby.

Do you have difficulties with your neighbours that are making you worried about selling? Ask National Homebuyers for advice, as we buy any house. Call 08000 443 911 or request a call back to find out how much you could get for your property.

 

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