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14 Jan 2015

23% of house sales fall through, according to conveyancers

Author: Vincent Courtney

Poor communication between estate agents, lawyers and lenders has resulted in 23% of transactions falling through, according to a survey commissioned by the Conveyancing Association.

47% of the 1,500 respondents said the various parties involved in the sale of their house could have communicated with each other better, and 46% said better communication would have significantly speeded up the home buying or selling process.

With over 20 years’ industry experience, Move Manager, Natalie Boyd, has worked with local estate agents, Romans, for seven years, and understands more than most the unforeseen delays that can occur in the moving process: “90% of the time delays are not caused through fault of the buyer or seller, with so many different parties involved the smallest hang up along the way can cause delays of days, weeks or even months to the process of moving.”

Experienced in both the legal process and dedicated to delivering first class customer service, the main part of the Move Managers role is to keep the communication succinct between all parties, including the lawyer, lender, buyer, seller and the estate agent.

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Natalie adds: “No house purchase is the same and I’m sure everyone has their own troublesome tale about the time they moved house. However, with my colleagues and I in place we handle all of the enquiries from third parties and aim to resolve any delays as quickly as possible, leaving the buyers as stress-free as possible.”

Dedicated Move Managers are provided to all of Romans’ customers free of charge, whether you’re buying or selling, and although they provide a lot of support in holding a house sale together, there are other ways in which sellers can help to keep a sale moving quickly:

  • Instruct your solicitor as early as possible so they can begin some of the procedures and prepare some of the documentation. This saves valuable time once a buyer has been found for your home.
  • Advise your solicitor of your mortgage lender and mortgage account number as soon as you can, so they can obtain the deeds in advance; this can save weeks at a later stage.
  • Complete the fixtures and fittings enquiry form provided and return it to your solicitor promptly.
  • If the property is jointly owned, ensure both parties agree to it being sold and that the price is acceptable and let your solicitor know the details of any agreements that you have.
  • If the property you are selling is a flat or leasehold, ensure that your ground rent and management service charges are up to date.

Request a property valuation today, or talk to the team at your local Romans branch to find out more about how we can help you successfully sell or buy property in the local area.

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