Preparation for sale
We recommend that you appoint your solicitor at an early stage so that any potential issues can be identified and dealt with at the beginning. This will prevent delays in exchanging contracts and could even prevent the sale falling through. Additionally, having your solicitor on board from the start will ensure that you have all title, planning and building documents in order.
The Buildings Energy Rating should be carried out in advance of the property being advertised. We can arrange this for you.
Under the Criminal Justice Act 1994, estate agents and auctioneers are obliged to secure proof of identity and proof of address from our clients. We will need you to supply photographic identification and a utility bill (proof of address) to us in advance of the sale.
Under the Property Services (Regulation Act) 2011, it is now standard procedure to sign a Services Agreement with your agent and we will forward this to you upon instruction.