Stress-Free Completion

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One of the frustrations with the system of property transfer in this country is that moving day invariably coincides with the formal completion of a sale.

Generally, the buyer cannot move out, and the seller cannot move in, until such time as the completion monies have been received by the seller’s bank, or in most cases, their solicitor’s client account. A delay to any link in a chain will have a knock-on effect which can mean that buyers are waiting with a removal truck full of their worldly possessions outside their new home, with no right to enter it.

Such delays can be caused by any number of reasons – even as apparently insignificant as a solicitor being out to lunch. If confirmation is not received until late afternoon, there may not be enough time for the removers to unload before they have to go home! They may not be able to return the following day as they might already be booked on another job!

So why not arrange to move out a day or two before completion and move in a couple of days afterwards? This can considerably de-stress the situation, and has the benefit of giving you time to clean the property you are leaving for the next people, and do any bits and pieces on your new home before your furniture moves in. Perfect if you are re-carpeting or want to do some minor redecoration. And the cost of staying somewhere locally is relatively insignificant in the context of the whole move.

A critical component of this idea is to use a removal company which will pack into pallet boxes (usually about three to a truck) which can be stored in their warehouse and then delivered to your door a few days later.

Aaah – that’s better! And if you need any other moving advice, be it practical, creative marketing or regulatory, then please feel free to get in touch. We’d love to hear from you.

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George Tatham-Losh

Since forming the business in 2009, our founder, George Tatham-Losh, has become highly regarded as the local go to expert for advice on maximising property values and getting the most out of property investments, regularly speaking at events and holding well attended seminars. Born and raised in Cheltenham, George knows the town and County like no other and knows what works in the area. Alongside George is a specialist team of agents with a wealth of experience to help you sell, buy, let or rent property in Gloucestershire.

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