Despite house prices slipping back from their record highs in September, we are still seeing a buoyant housing market in the UK.
Last year one of the most popular New Years resolutions was to move house, and this year is no different, as we’ve seen another increase of clients looking forward to bringing in the New Year in their new home.
If you have a similar resolution this year then we recommend you start preparing as early as possible to ensure that all paperwork is completed well in advance – even if you’ve yet to find the house of your dreams!
Timescales when moving house can vary depending on a great number of factors, however the average process should take between eight and twelve weeks so it’s helpful to be prepared in order to ensure everything is conducted as swiftly and agreeably as possible.
If you’re planning on selling a property in the New Year there is plenty you can do in preparation for an offer. Your house could face being on the market for months, so once you find a buyer you will want to get the conveyancing process moving as quickly as possible. Did you know that you and your solicitor could prepare for your sale before an offer is even agreed? This could take a number of weeks off the process.
Sellers are usually more inclined to go with a buyer who already has everything in order, so do yourself a favour and be as prepared as possible to avoid disappointment. Read our conveyancing checklist for buyers to ensure you don’t overlook anything important during the home moving process.
It’s definitely worth taking the time to find a good conveyancing solicitor. Take the extra effort to locate a professional and experienced provider to ensure your conveyancing is conducted professionally.
Unfortunately there are some less-than-reputable providers out there, but with the right knowledge it’s easy to avoid them. Ask for recommendations when choosing a conveyancer by talking to friends or family who have bought a property in the area.
So if you fancy spending 2015 in a brand new home, move quickly and make sure you plan ahead.
If you are feeling overwhelmed or in need of some advice, trust Peter Robinson & Co. to help make your purchase as simple and stress free as possible.