I just bought a house. Can I sell it?

With all the excitement that comes with buying a home, there are some cases where selling it becomes necessary right away. Whether through financial struggles or dealing with bothersome neighbours – you can actually sell your newly acquired property in no time! Even though this surprises some people, UK law doesn’t restrict homeowners from reselling shortly after purchase; however certain guidelines must be followed for an easy transaction.

Do I need to tell my mortgage company when I sell my house?

If you’re thinking about selling your property, it’s important to keep in mind that the mortgage lender will have a claim on it. This means they should be one of the first people you notify and discuss matters with. When selling, remember that any outstanding balance against your current mortgage must be taken into consideration – meaning whatever price is set for sale needs to cover what was initially paid for or even more! Doing research beforehand can help make sure everything goes as expected when closing this transaction; consulting both professionals such as a solicitor and/or talking directly with your lender are key steps not to miss out on!

Are there any laws preventing me from selling my house?

Selling a home requires careful consideration of your mortgage provider’s terms and conditions. It is worth double-checking for any restrictions on selling that may not be obvious, as there are no legal requirements to own a house before putting it up for sale – though some mortgages might include clauses mandating how long you must keep the property prior to resale.

The Six month rule

Many mortgage companies have “six-month rules” in place, meaning the current owner needs to wait at least six months before attempting to sell their home – or else they must meet additional conditions levied by lenders for approval. In order to protect yourself from any issues during your purchase or sale transactions, be sure you fully understand all clauses set forth by both parties prior to signing off on anything!

What could prevent you from selling your property so quickly?

Selling your home again right after buying it can be a challenge. Questions and assumptions may arise, but one way to tackle this is by reaffirming the condition of your property; let buyers know that there are no issues or damage, so they won’t be put off from making an offer! This will give you greater confidence in the sale process and help ensure a smooth transaction for both yourself and any potential purchasers.

Despite being wary, buyers may still try to negotiate with you for a lower price, where they will point out minor faults in the house as an argument. However, if there’s something bigger at play such as structural damage or issues with the neighbourhood and surroundings of your home – it could potentially prolong selling time significantly.

Selling for cash

Cash buyers offer a unique advantage when it comes to selling your property- speed. Property ownership is not required for any set period of time, meaning you can keep the process in your own hands without involving mortgage lenders or brokers.

Just bear in mind that although there’s nothing stopping it from being sold quickly, potential buyers may find any quick flip suspicious so just be honest with your situation.

Will I need to pay Capital Gains Tax if I sell a house I just bought?

When it comes to selling a house, you may be subject to Capital Gains Tax – but only if the property isn’t your primary residence. If held for less than 12 months, any profit generated from sale is classified as a short-term capital gain and will still fall under ordinary income tax rates.

Thank you for reading.


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Mark Associate Director Bayzos
Associate Director
Working within the property industry for over twenty years there is a genuine pleasure in handing the keys and congratulating my clients and customers on their journey. Positivity, good health & exercise, happy families and really appreciating the world we live in certainly keep the smile on my face and energy flowing!