What Happens On Completion Day When Moving House

Hip hip hurry Its Completion day, the final day in your old home is here. However there are many things to be aware of on completion day. Following our guide will help to minimize your delays and expenses when moving home.

So what exactly is Completion day

Completion day is the point at which your solicitor will transfer all monies to the new home buyers solicitor. Once all monies have been successfully exchanged, you’ll then be handed over the new house keys by your estate agents, until the completion  process is complete you will not legally be able to off load any of your items into your new home.  Your completion date is the day you can finally move into your new house and start making it your home.

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Completion Day What You Should Expect

Completion day can cause long delays during the moving process. No two moves or completions will be the same, alot of factors will contribute to how smoothly your completion goes. Some of these factors could include:

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[icon icon=”info” size=”small” style=”simple” shape=”inherit” text_color=”#000000″ bg_color=”#f48a00″]How quickly monies are transferred between parties.
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[icon icon=”info” size=”small” style=”simple” shape=”inherit” text_color=”#000000″ bg_color=”#f48a00″]Circumstances and delays of others in the moving chain.
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How to avoid complications on the day of completion

Being aware of all the possible factors that could contribute to a delay on completion day will allow you to pre plan and prepare for all possible scenarios. Some of these scenarios are completely out of your control, however there are a few precautions you could take before hand to help to minimize complications on completion day.

  1. Whenever possible you should try to avoid moving home on a Friday. This is because many Solicitors, Estate Agents and Banks that will play a vital role in the completion process will have earlier closing times on a Friday. Some may even only open for half a day. The last thing you want on the day of your removal is to have all of your belongings packed in the removal van ready to go, only to find that the paperwork isn’t complete or the money has not transferred on time and the Solicitor has gone home for the weekend.
  2. Being upfront and honest with your removal company is always the best and most cost effective thing to do. If you are expecting delays or if you are unsure of the time your keys may be released, letting the removal company know in advance will allow them to allocate their time more effectively. You wouldn’t want everything you owned packed into the van only to be told by the Estate Agents that your keys to the new house will be delayed in being released. This is not only time consuming for the removal men who will be sitting around waiting, it could also turn out to be very costly for yourself as many removal companies will charge for waiting times and delays.
  3. Establishing contact with the other people in your moving chain may help towards making the moving process run more smoothly. Keeping each other up to date with any possible or expected delays will allow the other parties to prepare and relay the information to the relevant people including Removal company, Estate Agents and Solicitors.

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Now you have completed you can choose a Removal Company

Now you understand exactly what happens on completion day when moving house you can start your search for the perfect house removal company to assist with your removal. Asking family and friends for recommendations of companies that they have previously used is a great way to get a first hand opinion of how the removal company operates. Don’t be afraid to ask your prospective removal company any questions that you may have and remember to be honest regarding the details of your completion.

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If you are planning on moving house and require some assistance