Understanding the Sale Process

Vendor Guide

Once an offer is accepted on your property (subject to contract), we recommend that if your property is registered with other agents to inform them that your property is now under offer and that all viewings should be suspended unless told otherwise.

You should promptly make your agent aware of the name and contact details of the Solicitor you have instructed to act on your behalf for the sale of your property.

Livingroom will send both the purchaser and your Solicitor a letter of instruction, notifying all parties to the details of the sale with a suggested completion date. Your Solicitor will draw up the contract and release the deeds to the purchaser’s solicitor.

Livingroom will stay in close contact with the purchaser to ensure they are going through the lending applications (if applicable) in a timely manner to avoid any delays. It is likely that your purchaser/their lender will instruct a surveyor, who would arrange access to your property via Livingroom to provide the purchaser/lender with a valuation report, which could be upgraded to a home buyer report or full structural survey of your property.

Please have any approved plans and relevant certifications available for inspection by the purchasers, their advocates and surveyors if your property has undergone any building works. If you have any doubts please speak to Livingroom now and we will be happy to advise you.

Please be aware that your property must remain in the condition as seen when the offer was made. Any damage or alterations to the property that have occurred after the offer was accepted will need to be accepted by all parties.

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Any literature or information regarding the day to day workings of your home and appliances would be greatly appreciated by your purchaser.

Once a final completion date has been agreed you should consider arranging final meter readings for gas, water, electricity and telephone.

Let people know you are moving. You should also take advantage of re-directing your mail with Jersey Post but also contact those who need to find you or update ether records. We would suggest the following:

  • Electricity
  • Oil
  • Water
  • Gas
  • Telephone
  • TV Licensing
  • Cable/Satellite and Internet providers
  • Your employer
  • House Insurance
  • Car insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Income Tax Department
  • Social Security Department
  • Newsagent
  • Milkman
  • Clubs
  • Library
  • Schools/Colleges
  • Doctor
  • Dentist
  • Optician
  • Vehicle Registration
  • Licensing Subscriptions

We would also recommend that you stay in close contact with your Solicitor to understand any possible delays or problems which may appear. Please do communicate with your agent at Livingroom if there are any likely delays or issues and we can be sure to keep all parties informed throughout the process.

If you have any further queries, please contact Livingroom where we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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