FAQ

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Do I get a For Sale or To Let sign?

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You can purchase one of our Privvymove for sale or rent boards through our shopping cart with payment made through the secure payment service of paypal. Privvymove Signs can produce a lot more interest and we would recommend a for sale/let sign which increases your chances of selling or renting and helps sponsor our website.  Also your sign if looked after can be re-used if required.
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How much does it cost to advertise my property?

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Privvymove does not charge you to advertise your property for sale or rent, we will never email or message you asking for payment or payment details.
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Are you an online estate agent?

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Privvymove is not an estate agent but an advertising portal for private sellers or landlords. We do not negotiate nor do we do photographs, descriptions etc. This is down to the private owner or landlord to arrange themselves along with the negotiation of the sale or rental fee.
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I am a developer can I advertise on your site?

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Privvymove is for private home owners and landlords, if you are a property developer you can book one of our sponsored ads to be shown in your town/city.  Privvymove ads are designed to be geographically placed allowing you to advertise locally or nationally across our platform.  To find out more visit www.privvymove.com/advertise if you wish to contact us to please feel free to fill out the form within this page.

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I have sold/bought my property and no longer need my account

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You can delete your online account at any time, we will only hold the data for as long as legally required by law.  Once your account has been deleted you will have to re-register to upload property details or contact home owners. If you have sold a property you can de-activate your advertisement without having to delete your account.  This means you can still access the website and upload any future properties without having to re-register.

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Do you advertise on Rightmove and Zoopla

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No, your property will not be advertised on these websites as Rightmove and Zoopla are currently for Estate/Letting agents only. We hope Privvymove will become the number 1 website for private homeowners but it will take people power and word of mouth from our users. Some of the very big sites we know today only became popular when people speak about them. So lets get talking.

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Landlord registration

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Should you need to register in your area for landlord’s registration you must display this in your advert. Before advertising your property for let it is good practice to get legal advice or check out the relevant websites:

https://www.gov.uk/renting-out-a-property

https://www.landlordregistrationscotland.gov.uk/

https://www.mygov.scot/tenancy-deposits-landlords/

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Can I use one of your solicitors

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Privvymove does not endorse nor recommend any third party company including solicitors or any other legal representative, any third party advertisement on our website is a paid sponsored ad only and you contact these companies at your own risk.

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I wish to make an offer

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If you are ready to make an offer do this through your legal representative (solicitor), if you don’t have a solicitor get family and friends recommendation on good legal representation. Your legal representative will check all paperwork and documents relating to the sale of the property including proof of ownership.

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I see the same property advertised more than once

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An individual property should be only advertised once, if you see a duplicate property please let us know at dublicate@privvymove.com

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The property for sale/rent is being advertised REALLY cheap?

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If the property for sale/rent sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Most sellers and landlords will advertise their property at current market rate, there may be some variations to attract tenants or buyers but if it is really cheap and sticks out we would recommend avoiding the property or getting further legal advice.

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The owner/landlord has asked for a deposit or monies upfront?

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Never hand over money to a seller/landlord before, during or after a viewing, if anyone asks you for monies refuse and seek professional legal advice.

If you are a landlord/home owner never accept money from a potential buyer or tenant until legal representation and advice has been sought.

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Can I arrange a second viewing?

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Most sellers and landlords will have no issues on you arranging a second viewing as this shows them you are interested in the property.

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How long should the viewing last?

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Viewings are approximately 20 minutes long however this can be a lot shorter or longer depending on the property and the amount of rooms etc. Never judge someone’s interest on the time it takes for a viewing, it has been known for potential buyers/tenants to be in a property only a few minutes and submit an offer the following day.

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How should I conduct myself at a viewing?

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ALWAYS be courteous and polite, never be rude or insulting. It doesn’t matter if you are the viewer or property owner no one likes to feel uncomfortable.

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How do I prepare for a viewing?

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First and for most ensure the property is shown in its best possible condition, presentation is key and a cluttered or untidy house can and may put off potential purchasers/tenants. We would also recommend having lights and all lamps on and if you have a wood burner/fire etc why not put it on to show how cosy your home is.

If you are viewing the property take a list of questions to ask the landlord/seller, here are some examples:

How old are the windows?

When was the boiler services?

Has the roof been checked?

Any timber reports or guarantees?

Parking issues?

When was it last rewired?

In Scotland you can should have access to the Home Report carried out by a qualified surveyor, the seller questionnaire should provide you with basic information along with a report on the condition of the property. Always get a second opinion or qualified trades person if you feel that something needs further investigation.

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Should I take a friend or family member?

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For security reasons we would always recommend that you take a friend or family member with you to any viewing, plus it’s good to get a second opinion.

If you are selling/renting a property we always recommend that you tell a family member or inform your next-door neighbour that you are conducting viewings, if you are uncomfortable doing the viewing yourself invite a family member or friend to potter about while the viewing is being conducted, this could be in the garden or inside.

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How do I arrange a viewing?

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Once registered you can request an appointment through your privvmove account or contact the seller direct (we always recommend to arrange viewings through the privvymove internal system). Once confirmed you will receive confirmation the appointment has been made or if the seller rejects the viewing an alternative can be made.

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I want to advertise my property but have conditions?

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When placing your ad make sure it doesn’t discriminate against potential tenants or buyers based on age, race, disability, gender, religion or belief or sexual orientation. As a property owner you are still bound by the Equality Act 2010 and information can be found here: https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2010/15/contents

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I am with an estate agent can I still advertise my property?

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Of course, as we don’t charge you a fee to advertise or sell your property there is no additional cost to you. However, you may still get charged a sales/rental fee by your estate/letting agent even if they don’t sell/rent the property so always check and look at your contract.

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Why do I have to register?

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You must register on the Privvymove website for either advertising your property or arranging viewings and communicating with landlords or sellers. This ensures that the email addresses or confirmed and any suspicious or threatening messages can be reported.