The Forbes Survival Guide To Moving House - Part 3
13 December, 2010
3. What do I need to do/What do you do for me?
If you are not sure, call us, that's what we are here for!
Home buyers report/survey
Arrange additional reports
Tell us if third parties lending money or occupying the property
Tell us if the property is tenanted
Tell us if things change eg. price re negotiated, fixtures and fittings negotiated, replies to forms or enquiries alter. There can be legal consequences for not doing so
Check paperwork we send to you carefully - plans / fixtures and fittings / covenants - if it's not what you have seen, or inaccurate in any way, covenants are in place eg. no pets and it causes you a problem do tell us
Check mortgage offer - if this is not what you agreed or the figures are incorrect do tell us, in particular - check special conditions and can you comply with them eg. repay current mortgage, credit cards or retention
Make sure your money is available
Arrange removal company
House insurance - make sure it complies and is on risk, give us details
Take meter readings and notify utility companies, council tax
Re-inspect prior to exchange on purchase - buyer beware