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First-time seller’s guide

Mortgage Solicitor in London

If you are preparing to sell your home, then you have almost certainly been through the home buying process at least once before. No longer are you the wide-eyed first-time buyer learning everything anew. You now know what it takes and what processes are involved.

However, you may be a first-time seller, and if this is the case, our mortgage solicitor in London at Saracens Solicitors is only too happy to help guide you through the sale. Although moving to a new home is a cause for excitement, it can be a stressful time, and having an experienced guide on hand is invaluable.

Step 1: sell your home

Have a buyer lined up before you contact our mortgage solicitor in London. There is no need to engage our services before you have an offer in place. Once you do, give us a call and we’ll take you through the next step.

Step 2: property information forms

Our mortgage solicitor in London will send you the property information forms. These contain the essential details of your home, including:

  • the boundaries of the home and what you are responsible for maintaining
  • disputes with your neighbours over problems such as parking or noise, including whether you made the complaint or whether it was made against you
  • shared facilities such as a shared driveway or drain
  • informal arrangements to share access or other facilities with a neighbour
  • current occupants of the property, confirming tenants have been given notice to leave, otherwise they have the legal right to remain even after  the sale
  • any changes or alterations made to the property during your stay.

Step 3: the seller’s pack

When you have sent us back your property information forms, our mortgage solicitor in London uses this to form part of the seller’s pack that is sent to the buyer’s solicitor. It also contains a contract, the title deeds of your home and a list of fixtures and fittings.

Step 4: completion

Once we have received a signed copy of the contract from your buyer’s solicitor, and the funds from the sale, we’ll settle your outstanding mortgage and the estate agent’s fees, before sending you the remainder of the money from the sale.

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