It is up to the sellers and their solicitors to provide certain information to purchasers and their solicitors at the outset of the transaction. Once an offer has been made, we will need to know where you store the title deeds for the property. If you have a current mortgage on the property we will also need to know your mortgage account number and the name of your building society/bank. In addition, we will ask you to complete a property fixtures and fittings list.
When you return the completed enquiry forms, we will also need you to send any planning permissions and building regulation and bye-law approvals as well as copies of any guarantees such as damp proof course, woodworm treatment and cavity wall insulation. If your property is leasehold, we will require full details of the ground landlord and collectors of ground rent as well as the ground landlord's consent to any extension where applicable.
Making sure that you provide all the necessary information speeds up the transaction for everyone involved. Once this information is received we will send a copy of your deeds and a sales agreement to your buyers solicitors for them to approve. The buyer's solicitors will then carry out various searches against the property.