Man and Vans moving house

A Research Report on Moving House & Making It Easier

Man and Vans moving house

Research is a vital component of our society, one that enables us to not only learn more about the current state of affairs, but also find a way to improve things. At Man and Vans, we’re dedicated to making the moving of your house into a process that is not only less stressful, but simpler too.

For this reason, we’ve decided to provide you with some information on a recent research report that look at when you ought to talk to solicitor about selling your old home. By providing this information, we hope you’ll be able to make informed decisions when it comes to moving house, without having to add to your list of worries.

What’s the problem?

The research we’re referring to suggests that one of the biggest problems that can delay a move comes from the failure of the homeowner to contact the solicitor well enough in advance  of the removal date. In fact, the study found that 84% of the people they reviewed only contacted their solicitor once they’d already received an offer on their house. Leaving it so late often resulted then in the sale being delayed, while adding additional hurdles to what ought to be a simple process.

When is the right time?

The study suggested that homeowners ought to contact their solicitor at one of two points: when they first put their house up for sale, or when they first start looking for a new home to buy. On average, the research stated, those who did so were able to move up to 11-days more quickly than those who did not – a large amount of time that could wreak havoc with everything from the moving costs to occupation dates. Either way, when it comes to moving house, the research shows that the early bird really does get the worm.

Current state of things

The market itself is one that is gathering momentum, and some industry experts believe that this will see more houses put on the market to sell than there will be buyers looking to purchase. This creates difficulty in that there is no guarantee that you will have a buyer for your old house in the time you need one. You can avoid this by contacting your solicitor at the earliest possible moment, to make sure that when the opportunity to sell your house does arise, you can quickly react in such a way that won’t’ see you lose out on the potential buyer.

With increasing competition for house sales in the property market, it makes sense to be legally prepared with the help of your solicitor. In this way, you will not only demonstrate how reliable and serious you are about the sale, but you will also stand out from the competing house-sellers. Additionally you also reduce the chance of the sale falling through, making it the smart choice and the easiest option.

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