Selling a Property
Selling a property usually takes 2-3 months depending on whether there is a chain, the buyer requires a mortgage or if they are a cash buyer.
When selling your home you must provide an Energy Performance Certificate for the property. Your estate agent will advise you on this.
If you are instructing an Estate Agent then all offers must be made through the Estate Agent. Once an offer is accepted then your Solicitor will draw up a legal Contract to transfer ownership of the property. Offers are not legally binding until Exchange of Contracts.
When instructing your Solicitor you should tell them when you would like to Exchange Contracts and Complete.
You will need to provide us with:
- Your Mortgage Roll number
- Photo ID
- A detailed questionnaire on the property, covering boundary walls, any disputes with the neighbours etc – We will provide you with this questionnaire.
- A form detailing what fixtures and fittings are included in the sale – We will provide you with this questionnaire.
A date for Completion will usually be set for around 2 weeks after the Exchange, which will give you time to arrange for removals of your furniture. However, if you or another party are in a chain then the date is usually arranged so that everyone completes on the same day.