To sell a house or an apartment in Sweden, you will need to follow a few steps. Here is some useful information to educate yourself if you are in the process of selling property in Sweden.
As a foreigner you can buy, own and of course sell property in Sweden.
It is possible to sell property on your own. But common practice is to involve a real estate agent. In almost all real estate transactions on the Swedish real estate market it is the seller who hire and pay the fees for real estate agents.
Decide if you are going to use an Real estate agent or not. To sell without an agent you really need to be fluent in the Swedish language and also be familiar with all the rules and regulations surrounding the process of selling real estate. If you decide to sell without an agent you can market your house or apartment through Blocket bostad or you can alse use the very popular for-sale listing website Booli throug the on-line real estate agent service Privatmäklaren. If you are prepared to do some of the selling work yourself you can hire an on-line agent or hybrid agent.
If you decide to go for a traditional agent. Look for a reputable agent who is familiar with the local market and can help you set the right price for your property.
In Sweden its legal demand on the real estate agents that they act impartial between seller and buyer. In case you feel that an agent acts in an improper way you can turn to Fastighetsmäklarinspektionen (The Swedish Estate Agents Inspectorate ).
An offer to buy is usually made through the agent, who will communicate between both parties.In brief, the process to sell your property is as follows
When you sell a house in Sweden you can be held financially responsible for hidden fault up to 10 years after you have bought the house. However the interpretation of the term hidden faults are very narrow. Most problems that are exposed after buying a house are the responsibility of the buyer.
Common practice when you buy a house in Sweden is therefore to hire an independent building surveyor. Since the Swedish legal system puts a large part of the responsibility of potential problems with the house on the buyer. In practice the buyer can´t make the seller responsible for faults that could have been found trough an thorough investigation of the house.
|Capital gain tax:||22% of the capital gain is paid in taxes. However you can deduct costs of selling and improvements on the property you have done during the time you have been the owner. Read more at the Swedish tax office
|Agent’s fees:||usually between 1,5% and 3% of the selling price. However there are on-line agents and hybrid agents with substantially lower fixed fees.|