BISCOES: Get sale ready this Spring

Springtime is generally agreed by those in the housing industry to be the best time to sell. As well as some practical tips for getting the sale ready this spring, you may be interested in a new approach we are offering to speed your sale through by reducing avoidable delays.
From a practical perspective, we would recommend that you spring clean, focusing on decluttering and doing the odd jobs that have been on the list for a while. First impressions and kerb appeal really do count, with some sources suggesting properties, with high kerb appeal, sell for 10 per cent more than homes without it.
We are now offering a ‘Get sale ready service’ to help you get ahead of any issues which may otherwise cause delay when you accept an offer. This service includes:
• Checking your title – We will review your property’s title and advise you about any steps you may wish to take to get ready for the conveyancing process.
• Completing initial forms – We can assist you to complete the forms required by buyers such as the Property Information Form and Fittings & Contents Form. We can then review your answers to highlight where buyers may require further information and/or documents.
• Assisting compliance with material information requirements – The National Trading Standards roll out of mandatory upfront information in property transactions is well under way. Current legislation already states that estate agents and property portals have a legal obligation not to omit information that is material to the consumer decision making process. We are able to assist your estate agent to comply with the material information requirements to get you to the right buyers quickly, reducing fall throughs and price renegotiations. Sellers are being urged to bring a conveyancer on board at an early stage to validate the information that is being used in the marketing process, so don’t delay and take advantage of our Get sale ready service today.
• Checking your Energy Performance (EPC) is valid – EPCs are valid for 10 years and required on most properties. We can check the status of your EPC and recommend a provider if a new certificate is required.
Please contact our friendly property team today on 01983 533938 or via our website www.biscoes-law.co.uk.