SELLING YOUR HOME
Now you have received an offer for your house, what should you do next? Call us as soon as you decide to put your property on the
market so we can start to get your deeds and contract papers ready to help avoid delays later on. At this time we will also
send you a questionnaire asking for information about the property. It will help to speed things up if you complete and return
this to us as quickly as you can.
The contract papers will be prepared and sent to the buyer’s solicitor for agreement. When agreed we will forward one copy of the
contract for you to sign.
We will send to you a questionnaire which includes a checklist to make it easy for you to decide what is included and what is not.
Only when both you and the buyer have signed and the contracts have been exchanged does the sale become legally binding on you
When exchanging contracts we will also ask the buyer’s solicitor for a deposit. The amount is usually 10% of the purchase price
but this may be negotiable. If buying simultaneously this can be used towards the deposit on your purchase.
When contracts are exchanged, the completion date is also agreed. This is the day when the balance of the purchase money is paid
and you must move out of the house.
ESTATE AGENT’S FEES
If you are selling through an agent the fees will be due on completion of the sale. There is no need for you to worry about this
as we will pay these fees from the proceeds of the sale unless instructed otherwise.