Pre –Contractual Stage
Once you have accepted an offer for your property, the legal documents then need to be prepared to transfer ownership from you to the buyer.
The contract contains details including:
Your conveyancer will do the following on your behalf:
Exchange of Contracts
When the seller and buyer are happy with its contents, they sign final copies of the contract and send them to each other - this is the ‘exchange of contracts’. Once contracts are exchanged, the agreement to sell and buy is legally binding and usually neither party can pull out without paying compensation.
Your conveyancer will liaise with the buyer’s conveyancer. The buyer’s conveyancer will prepare the legal documents to transfer ownership. You will need to check with the buyer who will be responsible for the insurance of the property once contracts are exchanged.
Once contracts have been exchanged and any remaining checks by the buyer have been completed:
Finding the right conveyancing firm
There are many options when deciding upon the right company to assist with the sale of your home. With years of experience we have teamed up with two of the very best Conveyancing firms, who offer us a dedicated telephone line to assist us in getting your sale completed, which gives you complete peace of mind that your sale is in safe hands.
Energy Performance Certificates
Energy Performance Certificates (EPC’s) give information on how to make your home more energy efficient and reduce carbon dioxide emissions. All homes bought, sold or rented require an EPC by law.
All EPC’s are valid for 10 years. Ask us how we can provide your home with an EPC.
"THE TEAM AT BARKER & SMART HAVE BEEN FANTASTIC. THEY HELPED ME SELL MY PROPERTY IN A MATTER OF WEEKS AND ASSISTED ME THE ENTIRE WAY THROUGH THE SALE "
- JILL HALES