Stress Free Completion

Stress Free Completion

“Stress Free Completion”

Simply Frustrating

Property transfer in the UK can be extremely frustrating.  The reason is that ‘Moving Day’ invariably coincides with the formal completion of a sale.  Believe you me, I’ve completed on many properties over the years.  I can’t remember a single one which hasn’t been simply frustrating.  I say this as we’ve moved home with young children, then teenagers, dogs, bikes and all the paraphernalia that accompanies a growing family!  The question is, how can you achieve a stress free completion?

Generally, moving-in and moving-out cannot take place until such time as the completion monies have been received by the seller’s bank.  In most cases, this means their solicitor’s client account. A delay to any link in the chain will have a knock-on effect.  This can mean that buyers are waiting with a removal truck full of their worldly possessions outside their new home.  Until monies have been received, you have no right of entry.

Any number of reasons can cause delays – even as apparently insignificant as a solicitor in the chain being out to lunch. If confirmation is not received until late afternoon, there may not be enough time for the removers to unload before they have to go home! They may not be able to return the following day as they might already be booked on another job!

Plan for Completion

So why not arrange to move out a day or two before completion?  Then, move in to your new home a couple of days later!

This can considerably de-stress the situation.  It has the benefit of giving you time to clean the property you are leaving for the new home-owners.  Also, you can do any bits and pieces on your new home before your furniture moves in.  Perfect if you are re-carpeting or want to do some minor redecoration.  And the cost of staying somewhere locally is relatively insignificant in the context of the whole move.

A critical component of this idea is to use a removal company which will pack into pallet boxes (usually about three to a truck) which can be stored in their warehouse and then delivered to your door a few days later.

Aaah – that’s better! And if you need any other moving advice, be it practical, creative marketing or regulatory, then please feel free to get in touch. We’d love to hear from you.

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