It is helpful if you can provide us with as any relevant paperwork you hold for the property as soon as possible. Particularly any guarantees for work done at the property, Planning Permissions, Building Regulations Approval or title deeds. In most sales there are two main forms which you will be required to complete to provide information to the buyer’s solicitor.
The Fittings and Contents Form
This is a tick box form in which you must indicate everything that will be left at the property and everything which you will remove on completion.
Completing the form is a good way for you to really take stock of what is at the property and what you need to arrange to take with you. This form will become part of the contract and so you must stick to the answers you give. You are required to give vacant possession of the property to the buyer on completion which includes removing everything you have indicated you will take together with all rubbish from the property including from the loft and garden.
There may be certain items that you would like to offer to the buyer at an additional cost and it is important that you indicate this as soon as possible so this can be agreed.
The Property Information Form
This is another standard form and often regarded as tedious by sellers. However, it is essential that this is completed fully and honestly as the buyer’s solicitor will rely on the information you provide. We recommend that you complete the form as fully as possible, letting us assist you with any questions you are unsure of before returning the form. This allows us to provide all of the information required to the buyer’s solicitor as quickly as possible and prevents any delays in the transaction.