The process of selling your home can seem daunting, especially if it is your first time doing so. It may at first seem overwhelming, especially when you are trying to do everything on your own with little experience or knowledge in the matter. Luckily there are legal professionals in the form of conveyancing Solicitors Portsmouth who are experienced in dealing with such matters to ensure a smooth and hassle free process for all those involved.
So if you are looking to sell your home but are unsure of what to do, by instructing a team of conveyancing solicitors you can expect a professional and efficient service which will make selling your home a positive and stress free experience.
How do I ensure my property is ready for sale?
Prior to selling your property, it is important that you ensure your house is at its best for the new owners. In order to do this, you will want to ensure that your property is clean and all repairs are carried out prior to viewings. Decluttering all excess items is also a great way to prepare your property for viewing and also ensuring that the outside your property is just as clean and taken care of as the inside.
How a conveyancing solicitor can help sell your home
The term conveyancing refers to the process in which home ownership is transferred from a seller to a buyer. Within this process, there are important steps which must be carried out in order for the sale to progress. By instructing a conveyancing solicitor, they will be able to act on your behalf throughout the whole process, whilst keeping you fully informed at every stage of the transaction and also maintaining regular communication with all parties involved to ensure a smooth and efficient experience.
The process of selling your home can take between two to three months however in some cases, this transaction can take longer depending on how many parties are involved.
Firstly, if you have planned to sell your home it is required that you provide an energy performance certificate (EPC). This is the rating scheme which summarises the energy efficiency of your property.
If you have decided to instruct a conveyancing solicitor, once you have accepted an offer, your lawyer will begin the conveyancing process. Your solicitor will carry out necessary tasks such as instructing local searches, reviewing survey reports and drafting the contracts which will be exchanged between yourself and the buyer.
The exchange of contracts is the most important part of the conveyancing process and your conveyancing solicitor will be able to do this for you. At this point you will be in a legally binding contract to sell your property which means if either you or the buyer decide to pull out of the transaction, you can be sued.
Following the exchange of contracts you should also receive the deposit from the buyer and in what is known as the ‘completion day’, you will then hand over the keys of the property to the buyer.
How much does it cost to instruct a conveyancing solicitor?
If you are worried about the fees associated in getting yourself help from a good solicitor’s firm, you may want to have a free consultation with the conveyancing team at a legal practice where you will be provided with further information.