After Completion

As a Purchaser…

Once completion has happened and they keys have been released, the property is legally yours! Post-completion, your solicitor will tie up some loose ends:

  • Pay Stamp Duty Land Tax on your behalf they will require a form to be signed and sent back by a certain date to prevent you incurring 'late charges'
  • Send a copy of the title deeds to your mortgage lender. Your lender will hold their copy until you pay your loan off
  • Notify the freeholder if the property is leasehold
  • Give you a bill for their payment

You will receive your legal documents about 20 days after completion after your solicitor has sent them to the Land Registry.

As a Seller…

Once you have had a call the completion has happened and you have vacated the property, keys will have to be exchanged between yourself and the new owner. This can be done in person or via Parker Hall and you will have most likely received a call to discuss the arrangements beforehand.

There may be some minor questions post completion regarding the inner workings of the property - it is an idea to leave out heating & boiler manuals and any instructions for integral/included appliances.

Helpful Hint: It is an idea to keep all documentation together (your copy of the Property Information Form, estate agents particulars and any other related paperwork) ready for when you sell again!

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