Having an offer accepted is a great feeling and means you can get excited about moving into your new home.
Upon acceptance, there are still a few steps you have to take before settling in.
Tell your financial advisor.
They will be able to advise you on which lender to use and how much your repayments will be.
Contact your solicitor.
Let them know that the estate agent will be in touch soon. The solicitor will send you the relevant forms to complete; it’s important you read and return the forms as soon as you can in order for the sale to get underway.
We’ll be in touch
If you’re buying a home with Move Revolution, one of our friendly Sales Progressors will be in touch to discuss and confirm timescales and ensure the sale runs smoothly through completion.
Consider a survey.
Depending on the property’s age, you might wish to have a survey carried out. The mortgage lender will carry out their own valuation, but you will need to decide whether you want an additional HomeBuyer survey or building survey carried out.
Your solicitor will submit searches and raise enquiries with the seller’s solicitor. Once they’re happy with the answers, they’ll write you a report, which you’ll need to read, sign and return.
Get a removal quote.
Removal companies will ask for a move in date, so if you don’t have one, give them an approximate. Remember, Fridays are likely to be their busiest, so if another day is an option, it’s worth considering.
Exchange of contracts
Assuming the deposit has been transferred and a completion date is agreed, the solicitor will then exchange on your behalf. The transaction is now legally binding; so relax, and look forward to the move.
On the day of completion your solicitor will send the balance to the seller’s solicitor. Once that’s received, you’ll be notified that you can collect your keys and move into your new home (normally from around 12 noon to 2pm).