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  • Step 3c - Buy the Property: Moving House

    3rd October 2017

    Moving house is the final part of the process and usually happens on the same day as completion. Once the seller’s conveyancer has received your funds the property is yours and the seller has to vacate. You can collect the keys from the estate agent (if they sold through one) and start moving in!


    Things you need to do after moving in:

    • Notify your bank, DVLA and update other companies (e.g. mobile phone provider)
    • Inform utilities suppliers – you don’t want to pay for any usage from the previous owner
    • Get locks changed – for security as there is no way of knowing who has other keys
    • Start mortgage repayments
    • DIY
    • Have a house warming!


    Things your conveyancer needs to do in the first 30 days:

    • Pay stamp duty to HMRC
    • Register the transfer with the Land Registry
    • Notify your mortgage lender of completion
    • Notify the freeholder if a leasehold property


    Download the full 3 step guide here.

    Progress: 100% complete!