What are the steps in selling a property?

It is not uncommon for property transactions to take 10-12 weeks, but delays can occur. We believe in transparency, meaning that our account managers will keep you informed throughout your house selling process.

  1. Get a rough idea of how much your property is worth. Don’t forget when calculating your costs to check with your lender if there are any fees for early repayment costs payable on your existing mortgage. You may also need to confirm if it can be moved to your new home.
  2. Choose an estate agent to sell your property and agree on fees.
  3. Ensure you have standardised documents for your property, including an energy performance certificate (EPC).
  4. Decide on how much to sell your property for.
  5. Start getting your home ready for sale. The more ‘staged’ it looks, the more likely you are to sell.
  6. Get a conveyancer to handle the legal side of selling your property. It’s best to decide on the conveyancing firm before you agree on the sale – you just can’t formally work with them until an offer is agreed.
  7. Fill out property questionnaires provided by your conveyancer. This will help ensure everything is clear to both parties during the sale.
  8. Your conveyancers will now work on your behalf to get everything ready for exchanging contracts with your buyers. The next and final stage is then completion – when you’ve fully sold your property and can hand over the keys!

Please note that all information provided in this FAQ is for general reference only. It should not be used as a sole or definitive source, nor is it intended to be used for decision making in place of appropriate advice from a qualified legal professional. As such the information is provided as-is and Brevis cannot accept any responsibility or liability for any loss or damage resulting from any errors or ommission in, or any reliance on, information contained in this guide.