There are a number of important steps you should take before selling your home. When you decide to put your home on the market there are a number of people you should contact, we are here to give you useful tips on how to start the selling process. We want to help you kick start the legal process.
Get a property valuation
Once you have decided you want to sell your home you can instruct an estate agent to value your property, this will ensure you know what you can expect to achieve.
Contact a solicitor
If you do not already have a solicitor now would be a good time to find the right one to suit your needs. In order to sell your property and kick start the legal process you will need a solicitor to carry out the conveyancing. Your solicitor will check over your title deeds. They will also inform you if there are other authorities you need to contact about the sale of your home. A solicitor is also important after you have sold your property as this is when majority of the conveyancing takes place. If you need a solicitor and are not sure where to turn contact our sister company Lanarkshire Law Practice. They offer a 5 star service and have experts available to ensure the sale of your home is stress free.
One of the first things you must do before putting your property on the market is get a home report. A home report is there to give not only potential buyers, but yourself as a seller more information about the condition of your home.
The Home Report has three documents: The property questionnaire, and the single survey are completed by yourself (the seller). The energy report and full Home report are prepared by a chartered surveyor.
Things to consider
Before putting your home up for sale you should:
Contact a mortgage lender to see how much money is needed to pay off your current mortgage. A mortgage advisor can also advise you of your affordability when buying a new home.
Read over your home report carefully and consider whether it’s worth doing any repairs, maintenance or redecorating
Make sure your solicitor knows about any changes you’ve ever made to the house. If you have previously added onto your home then it is important to notify your solicitor and give proof of your planning permission.
Check out more tips on how to sell your home here: https://lanarkshireestateagents.co.uk/how-to-sell-your-home