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5 Tips to Avoid Delays When Moving House

On October 31, 2014

5 Tips to Avoid Delays When Moving House

Moving house can be one of the most exciting yet stressful days of your life.

Unnecessary delays can only add to your frustration on moving day so take a look at our top tips for ensuring your move goes as smooth as possible.

1 – Communication

Research of 1,500 home movers carried out by the Conveyancing Association revealed that over the last five years, 23% believed their transaction had fallen through due to delays caused by poor communication.

Many people who opt to use cheap ‘conveyor belt’ conveyancing services may find they are constantly passed around from person to person which slows down the process, adding unnecessary worry to your already stressful move.

A dedicated, personal conveyancer will look after you throughout the moving process and be available to answer any queries you should have straight away.

2 – Avoid same day exchange & complete

Most house sales involve a chain of people moving, and if one person changes their mind then it could spell disaster for your plans. Most people now complete within 14 days of exchange.

3 – Ensure funds are ready

Make sure your Conveyancing Solicitor has all the funds required to close on completion day. It’s also a good idea to transfer one working day before completion to ensure there is no delay on completion day.

4 – Pack early

If you’re tackling all the packing yourself then start well in advance to save any last minute panic. Be ruthless to ensure you aren’t moving clutter with you – recycle or take anything you no longer need to a charity shop. Pack a few boxes each night, ensuring you carefully label, wrap and pad all items – this will be a huge time saver on move day.

5 – Book removal company

While it might be tempting to cut costs and attempt to move things yourself, a professional removal service will save you a lot of valuable time and hassle on moving day. Gather estimates for a removal or ask friends and family for a recommendation before you book well in advance.

Seeking assistance from a conveyancing solicitor early on tends to mean you will enjoy a fast exchange without needless delays. Seeking legal advice is quick and easy but leaving it until the last minute can lead to unnecessary delays, potentially costing you your dream home.

With 30 years experience in the Conveyancing business and with a dedicated team of friendly experts, Peter Robinson & Co will ensure your purchase is as simple and stress free as possible – so make use of us!

Get in touch now on: 0161 678 7996.


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