When it comes to putting your house on the market, it is important you have the correct documents you need to sell your house, in place for a smooth process. “But what documents do I need to sell my house?” we hear you ask. Don’t worry, Betesh Middleton Law is here to help you gather everything you need for an easy sale!
Leasehold / shared freehold documents
You must provide either a lease or Share certificate, depending on the type of agreement you have.
Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)
An EPC is a crucial document that is needed before you sell, but you’d be surprised to know just how many people forget about it. It can be easy for people to lose these documents, but you can access a copy at the register by providing your address.
Property title deeds
You will likely need the property title deeds to sell your home. These will state the chain of ownership of your home, but you can check whether they are digitally registered with HM Land Registry under your name if you do not currently have them.
Management Info pack
This is crucial when you want to sell a property quickly as it contains important information that could affect the buyer’s decision to purchase your home. As this pack could take weeks to arrive, you should be sure to purchase it as soon as you can. Your solicitor can provide these documents, so check with them. Alternatively, check with the freeholder or your managing agent.
Proof of identity
Any documents that prove your address and appearance are also necessary. This would be documents such as a copy of your passport and bank statements.
Alterations and extension documentation
If you have added an extension or made any alterations to value to the property, you must provide proof that you followed the legal procedures to do so. Not all refurbishments require permission, but it is important to be in the know beforehand to prevent any sale delays.
FENSA certificates for windows and doors
This is a certificate given to those who have had replacement doors or windows since 2002. You must provide this certificate when selling your home. If you have not lived there since then, check the records of the home to see if this work has taken place. The previous owner will have likely left this certificate when they sold the property to you.
You must provide documentation if you or a prior owner has replaced the boiler. This included the gas safe certificate. Buyers may request an up to date service to take place if you cannot provide this.
You must provide all electrical certificates for any work that has been done around the home, such as requiring. An electrician should be able to provide these for you to pass on to the new homeowners.
Fittings and contents form (TA10)
This enables both parties of the property transaction to clearly agree on what will be included in the sale. This could be anything, from white goods to particular fixtures. The document will be detailed on a room-by-room structure to ensure no detail can be overlooked.
Property information form (TA6)
Though this may take long to complete, the property information form is necessary for selling a property. It covers everything, from any current tenants to ongoing issues with neighbours. Therefore, you should put aside some time to complete this form in an organised manner. If you don’t, your home may not sell in accordance with the average selling time in the UK.
Ensure a smooth property transaction with Betesh Middleton Law
Of course, with the best solicitor in your area, you can relax knowing you won’t forget any of these documents. If you are selling a property in Greater Manchester, Betesh Middleton Law is here to help. Get in touch to find out more.