The simpler alternative to private treaty
You set the price you would like and we will aim to find you a buyer who will commit to purchasing your property with a non-refundable deposit. Selecting this sales method you have the option to sell without paying any estate agency commission, unless you are already under contract to another agent, meaning you keep nearly all of your sales proceeds.
Why use Secure Now compared to standard private treaty sales?
0% Estate Agency commission*
We collect our fees from the buyer meaning that you are free to put your property on the market at the price you want almost completely risk free. (*Unless you are under contract to another agent. See full terms & conditions)
Set your own asking price
With Secure Now you set the purchase price but we will of course give you the advice you need to make sure this price is competitive and realistic. This means that you have almost total control over the sale and the peace of mind that your property will not sell for less than you wanted to sell it for.
Fixed timeframes to plan ahead
Property transactions made through TMS with our partners, Under The Hammer are the most secure on the market thanks to their platform. Thanks to exclusivity deposits to secure the property, they provide a legally-binding agreement between buyers and sellers to secure the property transaction for everyone.
Secured property transactions
After a property is secured and an exclusivity deposit is paid by the buyer, exchange is fixed to occur within 28 days and completion within 28 days after that (unless otherwise agreed) giving you the peace of mind to move forward. At this point the sale becomes secure and binding to both the buyer and seller. If you, as the seller, fail to meet these timescales you will have to cover the cost of the fees and “Secure Now” deposit paid by your buyer, the administration costs incurred by our partner agent and any other related costs incurred by your buyer. Full terms and conditions available on request.
Selling via Secure Now in 5 simple steps
Here is a comparison of the traditional method of selling via private treaty versus Secure Now
|Private Treaty Sales||Secure Now Sale|
|Full Legal Pack|||||
|Legally Binding Commitment||?|||
|Days to Exchange||?||28|
|Days to Complete After Exchange||?||28|
|Days from Sale to Completion||?||56|
|Deposit Required from Buyer||0%||1.75%|
( = All worldwide & finance buyers)
Once a sale is agreed you can move forward with financial commitments knowing the buyer cannot withdraw without being in breach of the legally binding agreement to buy from you. You will know your buyer is able and committed to purchasing and that your sale is not dependent on a hundred variables from a lengthy chain that you have no control over.
Buyers Guide (Click to expand)
Join the property revolution online.
We have chosen the Secure Now service from Under The Hammer because their mission is to revolutionise the property market and make buying and selling properties easier and more secure for everyone.
We know that when you are looking to buy a property, you want the transaction to be as smooth, secure and quick as possible, with minimal fees and minible fuss.
That's why we like the online platform created by Under The Hammer that values speed, clarity and security with fixed time frames for completion, secure transactions and minimum fees and transparency.
The faster, more secure alternative to private treaty property transactions
Security and speed are two of the most important parts of a property transaction.
Through Secure Now we offer buyers the opportunity to secure a property with the click of a button. With that click your purchase is legally binding and guaranteed* through an exclusivity deposit. (*subject to circumstances beyond our control)
What’s more with fixed time scales to exchange and complete, contracts are exchanged within 28 days and transactions are completed 28 days after meaning a complete transaction in just 8 weeks.
How to buy through the Secure Now service
Search for property
Once you know what you want, visit our website and search through all our available Secure Now properties. Our Secure Now properties can be found through our website.
Arrange a viewing
Once you have found a suitable property we can assist you with finding out as much information about the property as possible. However viewing the property is advised. To do this contact us to arrange a suitable time to view the property or check the dates for open house/ block viewings.
Register an account and watch
Before being able to secure a property you must first register an account on our partner website by clicking here. You can do this either online or by visiting us in branch.
Legal Pack & Terms of Sale
Once you have registered and your account is active you will be able to download and view the legal pack. This has been compiled by the seller’s solicitor and generally contains copies of the title deeds, special conditions of sale, land registry search, leases (if applicable) and other appropriate documents.
These are available to download via the property details page on our partner website here.
It is important that you inspect the paperwork before placing a bid and view the terms of sale associated with the property.
Select your property and click Secure Now
Before clicking Secure Now and purchasing the property you must first complete the anti-money laundering check in your account area. The check is instant and once your anti-money laundering check is complete you'll be ready to purchase a property with us.
Once this is done click Secure Now on your requested property to purchase the property through an exclusivity deposit.
Secure the property
After clicking Secure Now you will need to pay a 1.75% exclusivity deposit to secure the purchase (minimum of £2250) and an administration fee of £1000. (All fees & charges are plus VAT)
Any buyer via Secure Now will have up to 28 days to exchange contracts and up to a further 28 days in which to complete the sale. At this point the sale becomes secure and binding to both the buyer and seller. The seller cannot accept a further offer once the Secure Now deposit has been paid.
If you, as the buyer, fail to meet these timescales you may lose your exclusivity rights, your “Secure Now” deposit and the administration fees you paid up front and any other related costs incurred by the seller. Full terms and conditions available on request.
No one is allowed to gazump you and you can move forward with financial commitments knowing the seller cannot withdraw without being in breach of the legally binding agreement to sell to you. You will know your seller is motivated and committed to selling and that your purchase is not dependent on a hundred variables from a lengthy chain that you have no control over.
As you will need to exchange contracts within 28 days and complete within 28 days after that we advise you to have a solicitor ready to act on your behalf. We strongly advise using Under the Hammer’s recommended conveyancing team as they are familiar with the Secure Now timescales and can work to the required deadlines. Your sale will be dealt with by Under The Hammer’s sales progression team who will keep all parties up-to-date with progress of the sale. During this period we advise you to act swiftly and liaise with your conveyancer to ensure deadlines for completion are met.