Our conveyancing team has provided their 5 top tips for moving house this autumn…
Smarten up your home and make it look more appealing to potential buyers. Where
necessary, declutter and redecorate – a deep clean or fresh coat of paint can
work wonders when selling a property.
When communicating with your estate agent and solicitor, be clear on your timescales. If you are in a long chain, sometimes things may shift and you may have to sit tight, but that does not stop you from making it clear you would like to move in during autumn.
Once you have found your perfect home, one of the most important things to do is to choose the right solicitor for you. Obtain quotes, compare the costs, and check for any hidden additional fees. When narrowing down your shortlist, you should research the reputation of your solicitor by checking what their existing clients say.
Moving to a new house can be a stressful process. If you are doing it yourself,
we would recommend starting the boxing up process two weeks before your moving date.
If you have a lot of furniture to transport, you may want to think about hiring
a removal company. Like choosing the right solicitor, it is important to check
their prices, locality and what their existing clients say.
Once contracts have been exchanged, you should inform any utility companies that you are moving and have all your mail forwarded to your new address. Now that you’re settled in time for Christmas, why not write your Christmas cards and post them with your new address pre-printed inside to save some extra time and money!