How to sell your house with noisy Neighbours

There is nothing more frustrating when selling a house where you have your buyers ready, solicitors sorted, and your house doesn’t sell because of your noisy neighbours. However, the good news is, selling your house is not impossible and there are a couple of ways in which you can do this.

How do I sell my house with a noisy neighbour?

This is one of the most common reasons why a someone would want to sell their home. A recent poll revealed that as much as 60% of us have experienced some sort of dispute with our neighbours. Now before the covid pandemic, strategic timing meant you were able to book viewings when they were at work or out of the house and they could be avoided, but this has now made it more difficult with people now being at home more than usual.

Online viewings have now become a norm, but this can really work in your favour as potential buyers are more likely to experience life inside your house without having to run into your neighbours. Potential buyers are likely to do their own research, and noisy neighbours are often an issue that they won’t find out about, but there are things which will inevitably arise like disputes over boundaries etc, so you must inform a buyer of before you agree the sale, otherwise it could backfire.

Do I have to disclose the issues with my neighbour?

The long and short answer is, yes. It is in fact a legal requirement for you to disclose noisy neighbours or any other forms of dispute when selling a house or you could later be subjected to legal action. Buyers can claim misrepresentation, which generally means that you have mis-sold the property and you could be liable to pay them a form of compensation. You should always be open and honest with your buyer about any issues with your neighbours so nothing can come back to haunt you.

Help! I can’t sell my house because of my neighbours. What are my options?

Selling a house is not an easy task, never mind selling a house with noisy neighbours. There are a few tips below to consider which could potentially make it a less painful experience for you.

  • Stay on the market for as long as you can. By doing this, you may find your perseverance pays off.
  • Drop the price. This could help gain interest in the property and find a buyer who is not bothered about a nuisance neighbour, like a property investor.
  • Go to auction. This is a very popular option to sell a property, as bidders already know they are buying blind.
  • Try a cash buying service. At Fast Cash 4 Houses we will buy your property fast for cash, meaning you would no longer have to deal with your noisy neighbours!
  • You could make a complaint to the Environmental Health Department who investigate the noise complaints. They could issue your neighbours a warning notice and even penalty fines.
  • Contact their landlord, if they are renting as they may be in breach of the terms of their tenancy agreement.

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