Selling your property

1. Instructions

WE WILL:

  • Send you a questionnaire and some property Information forms.
  • Ask you for money on account.
  • Request your title deeds.

YOU SHOULD:

  • Complete the questionnaire and forms as quickly as possible and return them with your cheque.
  • Let us have your title deeds if you are holding them.

2. Contract

WE WILL:

  • Prepare a contract package.
  • Send it to your buyer’s solicitor.
  • Deal with any additional enquiries they may raise (checking replies with you).
  • Arrange for the contract to be signed (once approved by your buyer’s solicitors).

YOU SHOULD:

  • Check your survey report and let us know of any queries.
  • Chase up your lender if the mortgage offer is delayed.
  • Return the signed contact and provide the deposit promptly (cleared funds).
  • Read our report carefully and ask any questions now (it will be too late once contracts are exchanged).

3. Exchange

WE WILL:

  • Agree a completion date.
  • Exchange contracts

YOU SHOULD:

  • Let us know any dates to avoid.
  • Try and be flexible (especially is there is a chain).

4. Pre-Completion

WE WILL:

  • Approve the sale document.
  • Send them to you for signature.
  • Obtain the estate agent’s account.
  • Obtain mortgage redemption figures and prepare a financial statement.

YOU SHOULD:

  • Sign the sale document and return it before completion.
  • Notify the council and water/drainage authorities.
  • Let us have any balance of monies (cleared funds only).
  • Arrange removals and final meter readings.

5. Completion Day

WE WILL:

  • Receive completion monies from your buyer’s solicitor.
  • Authorise the release of keys when the money is received.
  • Redeem your mortgagees.
  • Obtain the release of any life policies held by your lender.
  • Pay the estate agents.
  • Send deeds to buyer’s solicitors.
  • Send the balance of monies (if any) to you by cheque unless otherwise instructed.

YOU SHOULD:

  • Move out by midday if possible.
  • Leave the keys with the estate agents.
  • Check with us before handing over any keys direct to your buyers.
  • Let us have your contact phone number and new address.
What to budget

We will always provide you with a detailed, bespoke quotation at the beginning of any transaction.

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