My boiler broke down, can I still sell my home?

No law states you can’t sell your home with a broken boiler. However, selling a house without a working heating system is a lot harder and can lead to potential buyers offering lower than the asking price. Selling a home that doesn’t need any boiler repairs increases its value and is more attractive to potential buyers. 

If you’re concerned about selling your home with a broken boiler, it may be worth getting it repaired. At JS Gas & Oil Ltd, we offer boiler repair services across Bolton, Bury, Burnley, and Rossendale. 

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Can You Sell Your Home With a Broken Boiler?

Is It Illegal To Sell a Home With a Broken Boiler?

If a boiler repair is needed, you can still legally sell your home. Whilst it may not be illegal, it can decrease the value of your property. Potential buyers may also be put off from buying your home if they see it has a boiler that doesn’t work. It can lead them to think that you haven’t maintained the house well in other areas. 

Should You Fix a Broken Boiler Before Selling the House?

Ideally, yes. This is because it sends a better message to potential buyers and gives them peace of mind that when they move in, they’ll have working hot water and gas. This is especially the case if you’re trying to sell your home in winter.

People want to know that they can move in and be comfortable and warm. Legally, people can buy a home with a broken boiler, but it’s unlikely that they’ll want to take on that added cost and stress without asking for a much lower price. 

Do New Boilers Increase Property Value?

If you plan to get a new boiler to replace your old one, you could see a significant increase in the property’s value. Some homeowners have been able to increase the value of their property by up to £9,000 with an investment of £3,000 spent on a new boiler.

So, if your home has an old boiler, it could be worth spending the money on getting it replaced with a new one as you could add more value to the property before putting it up on the market. If you would like to know more, get in touch with us today.

Speak to a heating engineer

You can contact us at JS Oil & Gas Ltd for boiler services by calling us on 07791 802791 or emailing us at We also have a contact form which you may prefer to use. Our heating engineers will help you with any questions you may have.