Are You Selling Property? (Get a Quotation)
There are many things which a vendor (the person selling property) can do in order to facilitate a smooth and quick sale of their property. The first thing that you should do if you are placing a property on the market is to contact your solicitor. The quotation which you will receive from your solicitor in relation to the sale of property will include your consultation for preliminary advice in relation to the Sale. Your solicitor will require the following;
- Details of the location of title documents. If your title documents have been returned to your financial institution it will be necessary for your solicitor to get your authority to collect them. This should be done in advance of any sale so that your solicitor is in a position to issue contracts for sale immediately upon a purchaser for your property being secured.
- You should indicate to your solicitor the time-frame for the sale i.e. when you will be in a position to give vacant possession of the property.
- Your solicitor will also be anxious to deal with any potential title difficulties which may arise. For example, if you have built an extension to your property without obtaining planning permission or consents under the Building Regulations it will be necessary for you to make an application for retention permission to your local authority. Given the length of time involved in any such application, it would be advisable to seek retention permission either prior to the property going on the market or immediately thereafter. It is unlikely that the sale of your property will complete until such time as you have obtained the retention permission.
- Your solicitor will also take a list of any contents that are to be included in the sale.
- You should also be furnished with an estimate of the total costs and expenses which you are likely to incur in relation to the sale of your property.
Documentation which you will be required to bring with you to your appointment with your solicitor includes the following:-
- Copy of your State Marriage Certificate if you are married,
- Copy Separation Agreement, Judicial Separation or Divorce Order if you are separated or divorced.
- Your PPS Number (formally known as your PRSI number)
- Your Mortgage Account Number.
- Your Title Deeds if they are in your possession.
- A recent utility bill verifying your address
- Passport/driving licence verifying identity.
By having your "house in order" before you place it on the market, you can avoid risking delays and difficulties in the course of the sale of your property and also avoid incurring unnecessary additional expense.
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