How you can help to speed up the house buying process! 🏠

You have found a buyer for your house, and have found the ideal house to purchase. You are keen to proceed as soon as possible and start to put your stamp on your new home. So why does it not happen more quickly?!

We understand that there are number of obstacles or challenges that can hold up the conveyancing process, but clients can be frustrated because they do not always know what is going on behind the scenes.

Delays can be caused by:
❌Local Authority searches taking longer than anticipated
❌Answers to enquires throwing up unforeseen issues
❌Delays with valuations, leading to delayed mortgage offers
❌Long chains and reliance on other transactions

Delays can also be caused by the seller not having all of the necessary documentation or information in place to complete Pre-Contract Enquires. Therefore if you are selling, you can help by ensuring that you get together all your key documents – even before you have found a buyer. These might include:

✔Planning permissions
✔Building Regulations consents
✔NHBC or New Build warranty documentation
✔Certificate relating to replacement windows, rewiring, gas safety, boilers, wood burners etc
✔Any guarantees or warranties
✔Septic tank reports and certification
✔If leasehold – management company information and service charge documents.

You can help by not being the party that causes any unnecessary hold ups. This will help to save you time, money and stress!