What documents are needed when selling your home?

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You need to carefully plan out the selling process of your home if you want to avoid unnecessary delays. You should gather the majority documents before you find a buyer. This will help save time and speed up the conveyancing process. Generally, you will require the following documents:

Proof of identity

Your conveyancer will request you to provide a proof of address such as a utility bill and for a Photo ID.

Title deeds

Title deeds are proof of ownership. It would help if you kept them handy.

You can also download a copy of your title deeds from the Land Registry website for a few pounds.

Seller’s Property Information Form (TA6)

The Seller’s Property Information Form (TA6) is quite lengthy. You will be required to complete it and forward it to the buyer’s conveyancer. Click here if you want to know more about the kind of question the Seller’s Property Information Form (TA6) includes.

Usually, your conveyancer will provide you with a copy of the Seller’s Property Information Form (TA6). However, it will be beneficial for you if you take a look at it in advance. This will reduce delays when you find a buyer.

Download a specimen copy of the Seller’s Property Information Form (TA6) here.

Shared freehold documentation

If you own a share of the freehold, then you will be required to provide documents relating to the freehold structure. Similarly, if your home is a leasehold, then you will need to provide a copy of the lease.

Leasehold Information Form (TA7)

Leasehold Information Form (TA7) is another lengthy form which you will have to complete.

To avoid any delays, it would be best f you can complete this before you find a buyer.

Download a specimen copy of the Leasehold Information Form (TA7) here.

Management Information Pack

Management Information Pack contains documents provided by the managing agent or the freeholder such as those relating to service charges and disputes.

Filling out this form is one of the biggest causes of delay in the conveyancing process.

Fittings and content form (TA10)

You will be required to fill out the Fittings and content form (TA10). This will identify which fixtures and fittings in your home will be included in and excluded from the sale price.

It will be highly beneficial if you take a look at a specimen of the Fittings and content form (TA10).

Energy Performance Certificate

EPC is a document which provides information regarding the energy consumption of the property. Further, it includes information as to the cost of energy being consumed, highlights the inefficiencies and provides recommendations which will make the property more efficient in energy consumption.

You must have applied for one before you put your home on the market.

Mortgage details

You will need to provide details of your mortgage lender in addition to your mortgage account number. Further, your conveyancer will also need the outstanding balance on your mortgage. For this, your conveyancer will request your mortgage lender for an exact mortgage statement.

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