There are plenty of everyday tasks to take care of, such as redirecting post, contacting energy companies, hiring a removal firm and packing all your belongings.
There are also important legal tasks to complete, including:
checking that there are proper planning permissions in place for any development works that have been carried out on the property;
making sure that the seller has the legal right to sell the house;
checking if there are any financial obligations that will have to be paid, such as service charges and ground rent;
preparing and agreeing contracts with the other party and then exchanging contracts.
Many people choose a lawyer to do the legal work – known as conveyancing – on their behalf.
ten helpful tips for using a conveyancing lawyer and here are some videos to help you understand the legal process of buying and selling a house.
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