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Freehold Selling Guide

Initial Steps

  • Receive details of your Buyer from your Estate Agent and contact the Buyer’s Lawyer
  • Obtain your Title Deeds
  • Obtain your responses to:
    • Property Information Form (A General Questionnaire about your property), Inventory of Fixtures, Fittings and Contents (which details the items you propose to leave at the property or sell separately)
    • Take your instructions on the buyer’s lawyer’s enquiries

The Draft Contract

  • Prepare and submit draft Contracts to the Buyer’s Lawyer
  • Reply to the Buyer’s Lawyer’s enquiries
  • Obtain approval of the draft Contract from Buyer’s Lawyer and send to you for signing in readiness for exchange of Contracts
  • Agree a completion date with you and your Buyer

Exchange of Contracts

  • Proceed to exchange of Contracts
  • Exchange of Contracts will commit the parties (make the transaction legally binding) to the Contract to complete the transaction on the completion date

Preparing for Completion

  • Receive the Transfer Deed from the Buyer’s Lawyer for you to sign
  • Obtain confirmation from your Lender of the amount outstanding on your mortgage
  • Prepare our financial statement and request funds for completion


  • An estimate time frame for a freehold sale is 2-3 months from your initial instructions to completion. 
  • This is the date by which you must vacate the property.

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