Good question. It’s pretty simple really:
We believe that our option agreement is both generous and attractive:
We’re no quick-sell company. At the end of the day, adding value takes time. Ensuring the very best possible planning outcome for our vendors takes time. Once you’ve contacted us, we’ll need 2 working weeks to do our research and carefully assess the potential in your property. We will need a further 3 weeks for our design and planning team to develop concrete plans before we can give you a final offer.
If you like what you hear, then the legal progress can take as little as 2 weeks, although to be honest, this can often take longer. Once that side of things is all sewn up, the planning process can take up to 12 months, but you’ll be able to stay in your home until completion. You’ll be kept fully up to date during the process so you will have ample notice of when to start looking for your next home.
With our skills as planning specialists and house builders, we have the experience needed to unlock the value in your home, making the sell a good deal for everyone involved. No doubt you’ll have heard from ‘easy sell’ companies before, but we really believe that our process is unique.
For one, we aren’t promising to sell your house in a week or a month. In fact, that’s one of the many benefits: you’ll have time and autonomy to move home at your own pace.
Our targeted approach and experienced team means we are experts at achieving planning permission. In the rare event that we are not able to secure planning permission, we will notify you as soon as possible. Any initial payment or monthly instalments that you would have already received would be yours to keep. The options agreement would be voided, and we would part ways, leaving you free to do whatever you wished with your property.
None. There will be no estate agent fees, and part of our offer to you is to pay your associated legal fees up to £3,000 using a pre-agreed legal team. We take care of all planning fees too.
We sometimes speak with homeowners that have already received letters from other companies interested in purchasing either part of their garden or their entire property. Lumière Property strives to offer a unique proposal to our clients. Unlike our competitors we focus on balancing the risk between each of the parties involved.
We do this through financial assurance as well as aiming to make a zero (£0) financial outlay for the homeowner throughout the process. We are professionals, we only present an offer if the property or land meets our risk profile by passing a series of diligent checks.
We did consider other developers but it was the end-to-end service that Lumière Property provides and the fact that we are being paid along the way. In essence, you put your money where your mouth is; you're taking risks, we're taking risks, together.Kevin - Spelthorn