Before you move…
Completion normally happens on a weekday because solicitors and conveyancers don’t usually work on weekends. It’s a good idea to now give some thought to your move, booking time off work and a removal van and starting to clear your house of anything you don’t want to take with you.
If you’re renting, check what notice you need to give your landlord and give notice to them – you don’t want to have to pay rent and a monthly mortgage payment! Make sure you close down any old utility and services accounts in your name and set up new ones for the new property.
Start packing and get friends and family lined up to help you move. Make sure you label your boxes, so you can find things when you're in your new home and keep a few essentials handy: a kettle, mugs and cleaning things for when you get to your new home.
On the day of completion, the property becomes yours!
You won’t be able to collect the keys for your new home until the money we’re lending you has been transferred to the seller’s solicitor/licensed conveyancer.
Normally you’d collect the keys from the estate agent dealing with the sale of the property. Once you’ve picked them up, you can start moving in.