How can I speed up my solicitors?

In this day and age, the process of buying and selling a house is certainly much faster than it was in the past. Nevertheless, there certainly still may be delays in the pipeline due to your solicitor which you want to prevent and speed up. In this article, we will be giving you our top tips for how to speed up the transaction, whether you are on the buying or selling side of the coin.

How can I speed up the sale of my house?

Tip one: sort out documentation

First and foremost, the most useful tip we can give you is to complete your forms as soon as the property goes onto the market. Your solicitor will provide you with a property information form to complete and return to them. These documents are integral to be sent to your buyer’s solicitor. The more efficient you are with completing these forms, the sooner the buyer’s solicitor will have a full pack of information to work through and the quicker they may raise any enquiries they have.

Tip two: make alterations

When you fill out the property alterations form you will have to provide copies of the relevant planning permissions if you have carried out any alterations to your property. This includes Building Regulation completion certificates, electrical and gas installation certificates. In the long hall, this will pay back because it will reduce the number of enquiries which must be raised by your buyer’s solicitor.

Tip three: guarantees

On the property information form, you will be asked if there are any guarantees for the property. If this is the case, then ensure that these are provided to your solicitor with the completed forms.

The most important take away from the seller’s perspective is to organise your paperwork at the beginning of the sale, or better still, from the moment the property goes onto the market. In the long run, this forward thinking will pay off due to the time saved once the lawyers get involved.

How can I speed up the buying of my house?

Tip one: get a survey

At FastCash4Houses, we can give you a valuation for your property. You can tell us about your property by simply giving our team a call and we will collect information at this stage, but you do not need to do anything else. From there, our expert team of surveyors, real estate agents, and lawyers will assess your property’s value fairly, using the information you provided. Within 24 hours, we will provide each of our clients with an obligation-free offer for their property. We aim to make this process as easy as possible to you and our team are more than happy to help you out with this at this stage.

Tip two: mortgage offer

We advise that in almost all cases that you should not exchange contracts without a mortgage offer in place. It is vital that you provide your lender with all of the documents that they require if you choose to pursue this route, including ID documents, evidence of income etc. This will make a great deal of difference owing to lending requirements recently becoming stricter and we have noticed an increase in delays.

Whether you are looking to buy or sell your home, FastCash4Houses is here to facilitate every step of the way. Get in contact today to find out how we can help and make the process just that little bit easier.