This is quite straightforward. You’ll need to prove your identity and your address to your solicitor, your estate agent and your mortgage lender (if applicable). In order to do this you’ll need:
Title deeds are documents showing the chain of ownership for land and property including:
Not everyone has the property title deeds to their home at hand by the time they want to sell – so don’t worry if you haven’t got yours. They could be with the solicitor who acted for you when you bought the property or with the mortgage company if you have a mortgage.
If the property was already registered when you bought it, the seller may not have handed over the original deeds – it’s not a legal requirement – but this can make it difficult.
If you can’t get hold of the documents, you will have to apply to the Land Registry. If your house has not been sold since 1986, the Land Registry is unlikely to have a copy of the title deeds so you’ll have to apply for the ‘title absolute.’ Your solicitor will be able to assist. During the application, you’ll have to prove that:
You will need to provide either a lease or Share Certificate depending on whether your property is leasehold or a shared freehold home.
If your property is leasehold, you’ll need to provide your estate agent/buyer and your solicitor with the following:
Your freeholder or management company will probably charge for providing this information.
Anyone selling a home is required to fill in this form which provide a detailed account of the property. This is a key document that the buyer relies on in deciding whether to proceed with the purchase of your home. It’s important to complete the form to the best of your knowledge, provide all supporting evidence in relation to your home, include all the information requested and make sure all information is correct:
For a sample TA6 form, please visit www.lawsociety.org.uk/topics/property/transaction-forms
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