Step by Step Guide to Buying and Selling a Home

Seller

  • Instruct solicitor
  • House deeds obtained
  • Draft contract submitted to buyer's solicitor with other relevant information
  • Contract signed by sellers and buyers
  • Contracts exchanged, deposit paid and completion date agreed
  • On completion buyer pays balance of purchase price to seller's solicitor who hands over the house deeds and the keys are released to the buyer

Buyer

  • Instruct solicitor
  • Make mortgage application
  • Arrange survey/valuation
  • Searches carried out and enquiries raised
  • Draft contract received and information regarding the property checked
  • Contract signed by sellers and buyers
  • Contracts exchanged, deposit paid and completion date agreed
  • On completion buyer pays balance of purchase price to seller's solicitor who hands over the house deeds and the keys are released to the buyer
  • Stamp duty paid if applicable and the land registry is notified of the new owners' details.

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Buying and selling your home

15 Feb 2017

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