The Legal Paperwork

Selling your home can be stressful and the legalities confusing. We know exactly what’s what- and we’ll smooth the way for you.

Estate Agency Agreement

The estate agency agreement is a legal document and will clearly state the initial asking price of the property, our fees and when they are payable and the duration of the agency term.

If you are in any doubt over the contents of the agency agreement please do not hesitate to contact us. We use our own agency agreement except when a company or relocation  agency  stipulate the use of their own.

We require a signed agency agreement before we can commence the marketing of your property.

Energy Performance certificate (EPC)

All properties which are marketed for sale in England are required by law to have an EPC,  this is a short document which gives the property a rating of how efficient it is run and what it’s CO2 emissions are likely to be.

The EPC must be paid for and ordered when the property is first marketed , it is valid with any Estate agent or Letting agent and lasts for ten years.

The cost for ordering an EPC through Preferential is £75 +VAT.

The contract process:

Once you have accepted an offer on your property it is down to solicitors to draw up contracts and progress the matter to legal completion. We aim to facilitate the communication by speaking to yourselves, your buyer and both solicitors on a regular basis and ensure that everything is progressing as it should.

For a brief synopsis of the steps from instruction to legal complation, click here to download our flowchart