There are several reasons why you may be selling your property; you may be downsizing in readiness for your retirement, moving to a larger family home or you are selling the home of a loved one.
No matter the reason, we know that you will be looking for a practical and efficient service from your Residential Property Conveyancing team who will keep you updated on the progress of your move so you can make the necessary plans.
While you will have bought the property and therefore will be familiar with the Conveyancing process, there are other considerations now that you are selling. Here, we have answered some of the most common questions that you may have now that you are selling your home. If you wish to discuss these in further detail, we would invite you to contact our Conveyancing Solicitors at your local office.
Once you have decided to sell your home, there are various deliberations before you put it on the market:
Selling your home is a legal process and so a Property Solicitor or Conveyancer is required in order to prepare the relevant legal documents, review the documents received from the buyer’s Conveyancing Solicitor and ensure everything is above board in selling your home.
Once you have accepted an offer, there will be several stages along the way, including:
When you are selling your home, you will need to keep in mind that there will be several necessary payments to budget for:
This can be a difficult question to answer as it will be dependent on multiple factors, for example the size of the chain, if there are any delays to answering queries or returning paperwork, or if a buyer pulls out. It can also take several months to secure a buyer, but typically the legal process of selling your property takes 8 to 12 weeks.
Once you have sold your home and moved, you will need to update your address with the relevant organisations such as the DVLA, doctors, local authority, your bank and other utility providers. Depending on your situation, you should also consider updating your Will.
To discuss the sale of your property and how we can help you, or to have a quote on our fees for selling your home, you can contact a member of our Residential Property Conveyancing team or use our Conveyancing Calculator.