How long does the process take?

Posted on Monday, July 13th, 2015 in Buying Advice

We’re tempted to say “how long is a piece of string” as each property transaction is unique but on average 8-10 weeks is what you should expect unless there are complications. The best way to ensure that the process doesn’t drag on and on is to choose a good solicitor, have your mortgage arranged in principle before making an offer, return all paperwork as quickly as possible, keep in touch with your lender, solicitor and estate agent making sure they all understand your timescales. But most of all be realistic this is a big event and allow yourself enough time to get everything done. Finally if you have holidays or other important events arranged make sure you let everyone know well in advance and where possible leave the holiday until after you have moved (you’ll enjoy it more and probably need it!)