Smooth Move Smooth Move

Here's How It Works

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We could help sell your current home

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We'll agree a selling price with you and instruct local estate agents to market your home

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We will give you feedback on viewings

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Once a buyer is found and you move into your new Linden home, we will pay the estate agents fees

So what's involved?

With our Smooth Move service we’ll make the whole process of selling your old property that much easier. Simply sit back and relax while we do most of the hard work for you. And with your old home sold, you’re free to make the move to the Linden Home of your choice.

What are the benefits?

  • We will arrange for one or more estate agents to value your existing property
  • We’ll instruct an estate agent on your behalf and deal with them during the marketing of your property
  • We’ll pay your estate agent’s fees upon completion of sale
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Frequently asked questions

Can I sell with Smooth Move and still get Help to Buy?

No, Help to Buy is now only available to first-time buyers.

Do I have to accept a lower offer?

No. You can withdraw from the scheme at any time, but your new home may no longer be reserved.

Does Smooth Move cost me anything?

No. We will pay all estate agent fees and marketing costs. You just pay the reservation fee.

Terms & Conditions

Smooth Move is available on selected new Linden homes only. Acceptance is at our sole discretion. We reserve the right to refuse to agree to Smooth Move and we are under no obligation to give reasons why. We will instruct local estate agents to undertake an independent valuation and marketing advice for your current home before we make you a proposal on a marketing price for your home. The realistic sale price may be lower than an initial marketing price and is based on a sale within a specified timescale fixed by us. You have the final say at the price at which the property is marketed, but Smooth Move will not be available if the price at which you wish to market your current home is higher than we think is realistic or the timescale is too long. You must complete an Smooth Move Agreement – a sample of our Smooth Move Agreement can be obtained from your local Linden Homes sales office. You must agree:

You may need to leave a full set of keys and agree to access accompanied viewings for potential buyers with the appointed estate agents. You agree that Linden Homes will determine which estate agent is instructed and the terms of that appointment. It is not guaranteed that a buyer will be found for your current home or that any buyer will be willing to pay the price you want. Linden Homes may continue to market your chosen Linden home and reserves the right to take a reservation on this home until the sale of your current home to a third party is agreed and you pay the reservation fee on your chosen Linden home in accordance with the Smooth Move Agreement. In this case, if available, an alternative home may be offered, but there is no obligation on either party to proceed with the Smooth Move Agreement. Any sale of your current home to a third-party buyer is at a price approved by you. A reservation fee is payable to Linden Homes for the purchase of your chosen Linden home at the agreed price, when you agree a sale on your current home. You agree only to confirm agreement of sale with a purchaser who can achieve an exchange within 28 days and who has been financially qualified to proceed with the purchase of your current home. On the simultaneous legal completion of the sale of your current home and the purchase of your new Linden home, we will pay the estate agents fees. Please note your buyer could cancel prior to legal exchange of contracts for the sale of your current home. In this instance, Linden Homes retains the right to cancel the purchase of your chosen home and retain the agreed proportion of the reservation fee in accordance with your reservation agreement. We reserve the right to end the Smooth Move Agreement if an acceptable buyer is not found within the specified period. Should we secure a purchaser for your current home on your behalf and you do not proceed to purchase a Linden home, you may be liable to pay all Estate Agent fees. Reservation fees may vary dependent upon the location of your new Linden home.

More ways we can help you move

Help to Buy

HTB

Exclusively for first time buyers! Buy a new home between £186,100 and £437,600 with just a 5% deposit!

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Help to Buy London

HTB

Exclusively for first time buyers! Buy any new home in London up to £600,000 with just a 5% deposit!

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Home Exchange

Home Exchange

Stuck in a chain or have a home to sell? We could buy your current home when you buy one of ours

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Smooth Move

Smooth Move

Have a home to sell? We could sell it for you so you can buy one of ours

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Forces Help to Buy

HTB

Offers forces personnel a loan of up to 50% salary, capped at £25,000

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All images are used for illustrative purposes only and are representative only. They may not be the same as the actual home you purchase and the specification may differ. Images may be of a slightly different model of home and may include optional upgrades and extras which involve additional cost. Individual features such as windows, brick, carpets, paint and other material colours may vary and also the specification of fittings may vary. Any furnishings and furniture are not included in any sale. Please check with our sales representatives for details of the exact specifications available at the development(s) for each type of home and the associated prices.