Every solicitor and conveyancer requires you to complete a Welcome Pack. This is the first piece of correspondence you receive and the rest of the conveyancing process cannot start until this vital form is completed and returned.
The Welcome Pack includes:
You must sign and date this document before Moving-Buddies and your solicitor can start the next steps.
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Searches are enquiries that find out more about the property you are purchasing. Our search packs are made up of a number of different searches:
Local Authority: information about the property and surrounding area and discovers information like,
Often the Local Authority search is the slowest to return.
Drainage & Water: who owns and maintains the sewers, drains and pipes.
Environmental: highlights risk of subsidence, contaminated land, flood risk and landslips
Chancel: if the property sits in a parish that is liable to contribute to repairs to the church.
Coal: postcode dependent and may be needed for coal mining areas to check if there is a risk of unstable ground
Quite simply we need to check your identity and the source of your money, so we can be sure there are no ill-gotten gains or money laundering. Purchasing property is a quick way criminals can ‘clean’ money, so I'm just making sure everything is above board.
Have everything ready for your digital ID check. Documents to get ready are
It’s one of the quickest things you need to do but so important so get it done as soon as you can.
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Protocol / TA Forms
If you are a seller there are a number of forms you must fill in to supply detailed information about your property; they are called protocol or TA forms. Traditionally sellers complete these forms once an offer has been accepted solicitor appointed. Moving-Buddies enables you to get started on these forms in advance and even before you have accepted an offer.
These can take some time to complete but our easy to use online forms make it as simple and as quick as possible. These forms will ask in-depth questions about your property. For example if it is leasehold you need to supply all details about the lease and any management company involved. If you have made any improvements to the property you will need to disclose them and provide any evidence i.e. planning permission.
There is also a fixtures and fittings form where you can detail what you will and won’t leave behind. Plus any items that you are prepared to sell with your property. Our Moving-Buddies system enables you to photograph these items on your phone and upload them with a £value. This makes it much easier for the buyer who might have forgotten what the items look like after their viewing.