Tips to speed up your home move
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Tips to speed up your home move

There are some elements of a home move that may be out of your hands. That said, if you're prepared and communicative, you can certainly have an influence on the overall process and reduce any additional delays.

Respond in a timely manner

This might be an obvious tip, but it’s not uncommon for buyers or sellers to take their time when responding to something simple or keep putting off doing the paperwork that looks more daunting.

When you receive documents to fill out, it’s important that you don’t dwell on the task for too long. It can be tempting to leave the paperwork to the last possible minute, but if possible, you should set aside time within a couple of days of receiving them.

Be flexible

Right now, there are many things that could force you to compromise and deviate from the initial plan. For example, if you’re scheduled to move in the next two weeks, but the buyer would like this to be earlier, are you able to compromise?

It might be worth considering outlining your limitations from the beginning so everyone can plan accordingly. This will avoid any surprises later on.

Organise your questions beforehand

If you need to make an urgent call regarding your home move, write down all the questions you might need to ask before you pick up the phone. This will allow you to get the answers you need in just one call, instead of having to go back multiple times as and when you think of new queries or concerns.

Ask away when choosing your solicitor

Whether you've been recommended a solicitor or you've found one for yourself, it's always a good idea to call them before making your choice, as you need to determine if they're the right fit for you and your property.

If you’re unsure about what you could ask, use some of the following questions:

- What should I expect from the process?

- How will I know when tasks are completed?

- How will you communicate with me?

- Are you aware of any delays which might occur?

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