Five crucial steps to moving home

When it comes to selling and moving homes, there are a number of key steps that you must take. We’ve compiled a list of five of these below, so check it out if you have a move scheduled in the near future.

1. Be clear on finances

Create a budget outlining all costs involved in the home-selling and buying process. This should include stamp duty fees, solicitors’ fees, estate agent charges and surveyor fees, as well as the cost of hiring a removal company. It is also important to consider if your new home requires any additional expenses such as furniture or renovation work.

If you have not yet found a new property but require a mortgage, it would be easier to obtain an “agreement in principle” from a mortgage lender which will help determine what you can afford for your new property.

2. Choose an Estate Agent

Look for an estate agent who values your property realistically rather than just going for one with the highest valuation, as overvalued properties can be difficult to sell.

3. Arrange for an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)

An energy performance certificate is essential when selling any home. This can either be arranged by your estate agent or done independently which may save you some money.

4. Find a solicitor

You will need good conveyancing solicitors to handle all legal aspects of the sale and purchase process. Select one based on service quality rather than the cheapest one.

5. Book A Reliable Removal Company

Finally, once everything has been finalised, hire reliable removal professionals. For removals in areas such as Liverpool or Chester, talk to our team at Merseyside Movers & Storers. We offer competitive quotes and guarantee efficient services.