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  • The process of establishing a property condition prior to marketing for sale or even letting.
  • The idea is to avoid a negative survey report listing a number of faults which then holds up or even thwarts the sale.
  • Pre-listing enables a seller to rectify anticipated faults ahead of the buyers surveyor (the lender usually insists on this).
  • This involves two surveys as opposed to one but expedites the sale and avoids renegotiation post listing.  I.e the buyer has less ammunition with which to negotiate a better price due to the list of defects and is less inclined to withdraw from the purchase.
  • A let property might attract a higher rent following a pre-list which recommends improvements and alterations.
Published: 11 November 2013 Last Updated: 17 November 2021