Smooth Move

 

We could help sell your current home so you can buy one of ours with Smooth Move

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.

HOW IT WORKS

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Sell your home in four easy steps

1

Once you choose your new Linden Home all you have to do is register with our Smooth Move service †

2

We arrange for one or more estate agents to value your existing property and agree a selling price

3

We'll instruct the estate agent and deal with them on your behalf during the marketing of your property

4

Once a buyer is found you can reserve your new Linden Home, and on legal completion we'll pay the estate agent's fees

So what's involved?

If you’ve found your perfect new Linden Home, but still need to sell your current property, we could help find you the right buyer.

Smooth Move is designed to help sell your old property quickly so you can make the move to your brand new home.

  • 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, potentially saving you thousands of pounds!
 

Selling price of
your property

This is what you could save on agent's fees with Smooth Move

£100,000

£2,100

£200,000

£4,200

£300,000

£6,300

£400,000

£8,400

£500,000

£10,500

Calculation based on typical estate agent's fees of 1.25% plus VAT at 20%

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.

Do Linden Homes deal with all aspects of my property sale?

We will arrange for an estate agent(s) to value your property, and agree a selling price. We’ll then instruct an estate agent to market and sell your current property for you, and deal with them on your behalf. Once a buyer for your current property is found, you can then reserve your new Linden Home. On legal completion, we will even pay the estate agents’ fees.

More ways we can help you move

Help to Buy

Exclusively for first-time buyers! Your move could be more affordable than you think - buy a new home between £186,100 and £437,600, depending where you live, with just a 5% deposit!

Home Exchange

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

Introduce a friend

Introduce your friends to Linden Homes and if they buy from us we’ll give you £500* to say thank you.

Help to Buy

Exclusively for first-time buyers! Your move could be more affordable than you think - buy a new home between £186,100 and £437,600, depending where you live, with just a 5% deposit!

Home Exchange

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

Introduce a friend

Introduce your friends to Linden Homes and if they buy from us we’ll give you £500* to say thank you.

Still haven't found what you're looking for?

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 agree:

No party is currently negotiating to purchase your current home

No introduction has already been made by another party

Not to instruct another estate agent to sell your current home

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 this case, if available, an alternative home may be offered, but there is no obligation on either party to proceed with Smooth Move. 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 35 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 withdraw Smooth Move 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. An upfront fee of £500 is required, all of which is refundable against the reservation fee and purchase price of your new Vistry Home. If you choose not to purchase, Vistry Group will retain up to fifty percent of the fee to cover reasonable administrative and other costs incurred in processing and holding the reservation. Smooth Move is available on selected plots only.

YOUR HOME MAY BE REPOSSESSED IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP PAYMENTS ON A MORTGAGE OR ANY OTHER DEBT SECURED ON IT.

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 consultants for details of the exact specifications available at the development(s) for each type of home and the associated prices.