Prepare now to move tomorrow
Are you wondering what to do before putting your property on the market? Well, while you’ve been wondering, your dream house could have come and gone, bought by someone who was already on the market. So don’t delay, now is the perfect time to put your property on the market to secure your future dream home.
To give yourself the best chance to secure your next home, you need to get under offer quickly. This means having your property in a presentable state ASAP. Once under offer you will want your current house to sail through conveyancing. Getting your paperwork in order is an easy way to give yourself a leg-up.
First, if selling a leasehold property, locate your Management Information Pack. This pack contains vital information to ensure your sale goes through smoothly. These documents can be acquired through a solicitor, so get in contact with yours and request this pack as soon as possible. Next, make sure you have your own proof of identity on hand. You will need photo ID as well as either a utility bill or a bank statement as proof of address. Having these documents to hand is necessary to get the sale up and running, fast.
An up-to-date EPC is also a vital document on your checklist. Some property websites, including Rightmove display these on the house listing. They serve as a good, quick-glance information sheet for buyers and are vital when selling, so getting an up-to-date EPC in advance will stand you in good stead. If you have lost your EPC, you can access a copy easily at the register by providing your address. Ensure you have the property title deeds. Most deeds are digitally registered at HM Land Revenue under your name so can be easily accessed, this can speed up the conveyancing process.
Contact an electrician to supply the building regulations compliance certificate or an electrical safety certificate ready for you to pass on to the next homeowners. Finally, complete a TA10 Fittings and contents form. This enables both parties to reach a clear agreement over what is included in the sale of your home and prevents negotiations over contents later down the line which could delay your sale.
These documents are all easy to obtain and by following the checklist you can enter the market feeling prepared and ensure your house sale completes smoothly and without complications (hopefully!).
Many conveyancers will compile these documents for you, sorting out all the legalities on your behalf however, by having them ready you can speed up the process.
So, all you need to do is contact us today, for a FREE no obligation valuation to turn your dream home into reality.