Matthew Sabine, head of residential conveyancing at Hughes Solicitors in Heathfield shares his three top tips for selling your house:
Collect all the paperwork about your property together to ensure that no important documents are missing, for example, permissions or certificates for works that have been carried out. Your solicitor can advise you on this if you are not sure and also provide you with the information forms you need to complete for the conveyancing process.
Speak to your solicitor if there may be problems with the title of your property and seek advice on how these can be rectified. This will help save time later on once a buyer has been found as dealing with these issues in the conveyancing process can often cause delay.
Use a local estate agent who knows the area well and is best placed to advise on marketing your property. Ask them to cast a critical eye over your property and advise if they think any maintenance or improvement work is worthwhile for the sale. Remember, most buyers will have a professional survey carried out so it can be beneficial to have work done before the property is marketed.