This Conveyancers, the Deeds Office or the City Council are often blamed for the delays in transferring properties. This criticism is well founded, however, delays can often be prevented if sellers take certain steps before selling their property.
Paul Stevens, CEO of Just Property, says that sellers must check that these steps have been taken and prepare themselves accordingly before they become an issue. The idea that they can somehow be sorted as the sale progresses is invariably wrong – going ahead without observing these essential issues can delay and jeopardise the sale agreement.
Just Property has provided these six steps to prevent property transfer delays:
These steps are also not applicable to all sellers in every situation. A prepared seller is an essential ingredient to a smooth and successful transfer process.
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