Forced Sale Value (FSV)

What is Forced Sale Value (FSV)?

Forced Sale Value (FSV) is credit slang term for what mortgage lenders expect a property to reach if sold after repossession. As a rule of thumb, this is around 70% of the market value.

It can also be referred to as Forced Liquidation and it is usually only taken as the last resort for a lender to collect on the money they are owed.


Q: Why is the forced sale value lower than the market value?

A: There are a number of variables at play when it comes to determining the market value of a property, but in essence they are more expensive because they are exposed to a wide selection of consumers over a long period. FSV properties aren’t advertised alongside standard house sales and are intended to be sold quickly.

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