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If you're thinking about selling your home, here are a few handy tips from us:


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> Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)

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> Legal advice - Extra Steps for Leasehold Properties

 

 

Checklist for Sellers

FIRST STEPS

Before we begin the process of selling your property, we ensure that:

  • Digital photographs of the house are taken by a professional photographer.

  • Floor plans of your property are professionally drawn up.

  • One of our distinctive For Sale boards is put up.

  • Our Negotiators view your property.

We'll send you the details of the property you are selling, so you can check and approve them before they are printed and posted online..

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Checklist for Sellers

ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATES (EPCs)

Current legislation requires you to obtain an EPC within seven days of us marketing your property as the information has to be distributed every time your property details are displayed or sent out. The purpose of an EPC is to display to potential purchasers how energy and carbon efficient your home is. An EPC contains information about a property's energy use, typical energy costs, recommendations about how to reduce energy use and save money. This is calculated using an energy efficiency rating from A (most efficient) to G (least efficient) and it is valid for 10 years.

 
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Checklist for Sellers

GUARANTEES

  • Find long-term warranties covering your property’s timber, damp-proofing, and roof.

  • Check shorter-term guarantees covering ongoing repairs to your property.

  • File ongoing service agreements for boiler repairs, central heating etc.

 
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Checklist for Sellers

SOLICITORS

  • Once the first steps on the checklist are complete, it’s vital that you get legal advice. Inform your solicitor in advance that you plan on selling your property.

  • Instruct your solicitor to apply for your title deeds, and be aware that this can take up to two weeks (the deeds to your property are usually kept by your mortgage lender).

  • Before you start the process of selling your property, discuss transaction protocol with your solicitor (this ensures buyers have comprehensive information about your property from the outset).

  • Complete any standard forms required.

 
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Checklist for Sellers

LEGAL ADVICE - EXTRA STEPS FOR LEASEHOLD
PROPERTIES

When selling a UK leasehold property, it is essential that your checklist include the following steps:

  • Gather written confirmation of when the lease for the property was granted and how long it is.

  • Locate documents confirming annual ground rent.

  • Collect service charge documents including details of annual amount, percentage share you pay and any accounts from recent years.

  • Make copies of freehold certificates.

  • Planning permission for roof terraces, loft spaces or internal changes to the property

 
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