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Our useful guide to help you tick all the boxes to get you ready for moving home.
There is a lot to consider when thinking of moving home so we have put together 5 steps to help you get started.
The UK property market has changed dramatically over the last year or so and it has become clear that the 'traditional' house selling process is now generally accepted as no longer fit for purpose.
The legal process is hindered by too little information being gathered by sellers at the start of marketing. All sectors of the property market are now asking for more up front information to help speed up transaction times, reduce stress and minimise the number of sales falling through. Given that failed transaction levels have hit a 35% average in England and Wales something clearly needs to be done. By Comparison, where more up front information is provided in Scotland, the rate of failed transactions is far lower at just 11%.
Following these simple steps will help Home Movers 'Get Legally Prepared' by completing as much of the paperwork as possible even before finding a buyer. This helps eliminate many of the issues that can arise during the transaction before they become a problem and potentially put your sale at risk.
Instruct 'Your Business Name'
In this section you can write as much or as little about your business as you wish.
It is likely that the client looking at this page has already instructed you, however, this should cater for clients who are yet to do so. So you could include links to getting a valuation if you wished.
Importantly, this section needs to set the scene for your client. ie. there is a lot of work that you will be getting on with as their Estate Agent, and to enable you to deliver upon your service commitments, there is some work that you need your clients to do.
By following and completing the next fews steps, they will make the most of their time on the market by getting themselves ready for their sale, saving many weeks of otherwise wasted time.
Confirm your Identity
Everyone that you engage with is going to need to know who you are. It is best practice for businesses to complete Identification and Anti Money Laundering Checks (ID/AML) so don't be surprised.
We are no exception. We have made this process very straight forward. You can either arrange to meet me in person or use our remote solution utilising the Credas mobile app where we can verify your identity in under a minute with a simple and easy to use service.
If you have not already done so, please either contact me to arrange a meeting face to face or follow the link to the left to complete the ID/AML process remotely.
Order Your Searches
Get the Local Authority Search, Drainage & Water and Environmental reports ordered as soon as possible. These are bundled up as a Search Pack to save money.
These will alert you to any issues that might adversely affect your selling price or potentially delay your sale transaction. Your buyers will be able to satisfy their Mortgage Lenders requirements as well as provide vital information to their conveyancer at the very start of the transaction rather than weeks after the sale is agreed.
To order your Searches, please click on the 'Order Now' button. Use the code YOUR-UNIQUE-CODE when placing an order to identify you as one of our clients and to benefit from a discount.
The cost of Searches can either be borne by you and seen as an incentive for the buyer; alternatively the searches can be negotiated as part of the sale; or they can be purchased by your buyer for a 100% refund back to you thus rendering them cost neutral. Discuss your options with me before committing to buy them.
Access and complete your Legal Protocol Forms
Complete your Legal Protocol Forms without the need to print, as editable versions are available to download below. Invariably Home Movers do not have access to these forms until after they have instructed a Conveyancer to act for them. We provide them here for anyone wishing to get started.
Gather all useful documents such as boiler service agreements and double glazing guarantees etc. and keep them somewhere safe with your completed protocol forms, as they will all be needed when you instruct a conveyancer to act for you.
Only complete if selling a leasehold property
Instruct a Conveyancer
This section can feature the branding of your preferred conveyancing service, or simply suggest that your client should get in touch with you to discuss their conveyancing options.
By this stage, they will have amassed lots of completed paperwork that they will want to know what to do with. Ideally, they should look to give copies to a conveyancer with a view to getting Legally Ready. Some conveyancers will call it contract ready, simply meaning that when a sale is agreed, they are in a position to send out a contract to the buyers conveyancer immediately