House Move Efficiency: Expert Tips for a Streamlined Transition

Congratulations on your upcoming move! While exciting, navigating the property market can be overwhelming. Here at Maclaren Warner, we understand the importance of efficiency. That's why we've asked our Lisa Johnson , to share her top tips for a smooth and streamlined house move.

1. Scrutinise Your Conveyancing Quote:

Conveyancing, the legal transfer of property ownership, is a crucial step handled by solicitors. Don't settle for generic quotes. Ensure a detailed breakdown of services included is provided. This transparency avoids confusion and ensures you understand your legal obligations for associated fees like mortgage transfer fees and land transaction taxes.

2. Pre-empt Delays: Gather Documents Early

Once you've chosen a solicitor and reviewed their quote, act swiftly! Instructing them before making an offer can expedite the process by weeks. Solicitors are legally required to verify your identity and financial standing before proceeding. Be prepared to provide bank statements demonstrating your deposit source (savings, inheritance, parental gifts, etc.) alongside your mortgage offer. Additionally, gather identification documents like passports or driving licenses, and utility bills as proof of address.

3. Prioritise Reports and Enquiries

For your new home, prioritize reviewing all reports and ordering surveys promptly. Flagging potential property issues early allows you to raise inquiries and receive timely responses from the vendor.

4. Management Packs: Don't Get Caught Waiting

If you're selling a leasehold property, typically flats or new builds, request the management pack immediately upon accepting an offer. Leasehold properties often involve management companies responsible for shared areas, funded by homeowner service fees. Delays can arise if these packs are not readily available. By requesting them early, you can minimize the wait time before receiving the keys to your new home.

By following these expert tips, you can significantly increase the efficiency of your house move, allowing you to focus on the exciting aspects of settling into your new place.

For conveyancing advice, get in touch with us – you can find us in Eastwood and Ilkeston.

This content does not constitute legal advice and is provided for general information purposes only.

Published May 28, 2024

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