You have just placed your house on the market or are about to make or accept an offer.
Buying or selling a home can be a daunting prospect, but don’t worry, we will help you manage the process effectively and most importantly, with as little stress as possible.
Follow our simple top tips and you won’t go far wrong.
1. Start Early
Instruct your Solicitor early to make sure you are legally prepared for sale. If you instruct your Solicitor as soon as your property comes onto the market, your Solicitor can undertake all the necessary anti-money laundering checks. For sellers, they will also send you a Property Information Questionnaire and a Fixtures & Fittings form to complete and check the Title. Completing and returning these forms early can save up to two weeks and help prevent sale breakdowns.
2. No sale No Fee
Always use a No Sale No Fee service for legal fees. Unfortunately some sales can fall through and you could be left with abortive sale costs if you don’t check this.
3. Go In-House
Using an in-house Conveyancing service can help reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your house sale. This is because of the excellent working relationships Conveyancers have with the Estate Agency Team. Together they make great things happen!
4. What Can You Do?
Always return documentation and forms as quickly as possible to your Solicitor. It might be the last thing you want to do after a hard day at work but it is really important to do this to keep the process moving. A small delay in returning documents can sometimes result in a much longer delay further down the chain.
5. If the Property is Leasehold
If selling a Leasehold property, it is really important that you speak to your management agent to obtain the Leasehold Information Pack as soon as possible. Management companies can sometimes take between 4-6 weeks to process your request. If you wait until the property is sold, this can cause unnecessarily long delays.
The Process for Buyers & Sellers
The conveyancing journey from start to finish
What are Property Reports and How do They Benefit Me?
What are Property Reports?
Property Reports provide vital information about a property to a buyer before they make an offer. This allows them to make an informed decision and reduces the risk of them changing their mind later.
- Easy to complete sections, in bite size chunks.
- Property Reports provide more information to buyers upfront, reducing the time taken to sell.
- Property Reports reduce the chance of your sale falling through.
- Property Reports allow buyers to offer confidently.
The information provided will include:
- Fixtures And Fittings Included
- Boundaries Of The Property
- Services & Drainage
- Environmental Matters
- Notices & Proposals
- Rights & Informal Arrangements
- Disputes & Complaints
- Notifications, Alterations & Planning Control
- Transactional Information
DID YOU KNOW…?
Under the Consumer Protection Regulations 2008, sellers must provide buyers with all the information that could affect their transactional decision. An Open House Property Report covers your obligations under these regulations so you don’t need to worry.