Get your Home Sale Ready

Date Published 02 April 2020

Before you begin to think about putting your property on the market, you should spend some time getting your paperwork together and making your Home ‘Sale ready'.

If you gather the relevant documents at this stage, you can avoid future delays and provide your Estate Agent and Conveyancer with key information they will need.

Get the documentation that you will need together now to help speed up the process.

ID
Estate Agents, Legal representatives and Mortgage lenders are required by law to check your Identity in order to protect against money laundering. You will need to provide them with Proof of Identity and Proof of Address.
•Proof of Identity document – e.g. passport or driving licence.
•Proof of address – e.g. driving licence, bank statement, or utility bill (no more than 3 months old).

Leasehold Properties
Copy of the Lease,
Leasehold Information Pack,
Terms and Length of Lease,
Documents that you have relating to Service and Management charges.

Energy Performance Certificate
An Energy Performance Certificate is required by Law when selling your property.
An EPC contains:
•Information about a property's energy use and typical energy costs.
•Recommendations about how to reduce energy use and save money.
An EPC gives a property an energy efficiency rating from A (most efficient) to G (least efficient) and is valid for 10 years.
THINK estate agents can organise this for you 😊


Other Documents
Mortgage Details.
HM Land Registry Title Documents.
Gas Safety and Installation Certificates.
Electrical Safety Certificates.
Fensa Certificates for Windows.
Planning Permission for any works carried out.
Building Regulation Certificates.
Damp Proof Guarantees, Warranties.

If you need any advice getting the documents together or want to chat about putting your home up for sale please give one of our friendly advisors a call on 01925 290290 or 01744 371371