Want to be in your new home by Christmas? Read our experts’ advice!October 30, 2014
Research conducted by My Home Move, the UK’s largest provider of mover conveyancing services, has shown that the best advice for ensuring a less stressful and smoother move is to be aware of the impact that the enquiry process has on completion times.*
With Christmas less than two months away, the experts have given their top tips for avoiding additional stress, particularly in the pre-Christmas rush to complete. The biggest piece of advice is for movers to be aware that every additional enquiry raised regarding their new property can have a knock-on effect on the time it takes for the move to complete. 32% of the experts surveyed believe that frustration over completion times are often a result of movers being unaware of the time it takes for enquiries to be answered by the sellers and their lawyers.
Rob Gurney, Head of Legal Practice at My Home Move, explains, “Homebuyer enquiries are an important part of the conveyancing process; however, buyers need to be aware that each additional set of enquiries can take a few weeks to get a reply to. An enquiry will often go through several channels before an answer is given, with a large portion of the process being outside the control of the conveyancers. To ensure a smoother completion, homebuyers should ideally prioritise and proactively list the information they wish to know about the property they are buying at the outset of the transaction.”
The survey also revealed additional tips for a smoother completion:
Paula Higgins, Chief Executive of HomeOwners Alliance says, “People planning to move into a new home don’t realise what a frustrating and slow process buying and selling homes can be, taking longer than everyone wants. If you want to move by Christmas or a set date, you will need to take control and employ every trick of the trade.”
For more information on the HomeOwners Alliance, please visit www.hoa.org.uk