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Your Essential Home Selling Checklist

Tick your way to a stress-free sale with this house selling checklist in hand.

Faye deGavre

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Jan 12, 2022

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2 min read

Your Essential Home Selling Checklist

Selling your home can be daunting, made even more so if you’re looking to buy another property at the same time. The decisions you make along the way could save you – or cost you – money and time. With much to think about – where do you begin? Fortunately, you’ve landed on the right page. This quick checklist will help you tick off all you need to remember along the home selling journey. 

Home selling checklist

To start:
Prepare the paperwork:
  • Gather documents: proof of identity, proof of address, title deeds, forms TA6 (general questionnaire), TA10 (fittings) and TA13 (completion), Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) and mortgage details. Complete form TA7 if you’re selling a leasehold property or TA9 if it’s a commonhold property.
  • Begin budgeting for moving costs.
  • Contact your mortgage lender to understand the size of your outstanding mortgage and whether you’ll face any early redemption penalty fees.
Prepare your home:
  • Clear clutter and mess.
  • Remove or repair broken furniture.
  • Fix any loose fittings and make minor repairs where necessary. 
  • Remove personal items, such as photographs and certificates on the wall, to appear more neutral.
Almost there:
  • Research, choose and instruct a conveyancer or solicitor. Review their contract.
  • Once an offer comes through on your property, reject, negotiate or accept it. 
  • Work with your solicitor/conveyancer to draft a contract with a buyer.
  • Agree on a time and date to exchange the contract. Once exchanged, you should receive the buyer’s deposit. 
Misc admin:
  • Book a removal company and confirm the moving date.
  • Contact banks, credit cards and your employer to inform them of your change of address. Schedule a redirection of post.
  • Contact utility companies to inform them of your change of address and to give final meter readings.
  • Pack up your home and give the property a deep clean before you move out.
On completion:
  • Receive payment for your property from your buyer’s solicitor.
  • Cancel building insurance.
  • Vacate the property on the day of completion at an agreed time.

Happy selling! Print off a copy and keep track of your progress. 

Faye deGavre

Content Writer