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Moving House Glossary



Common words or phrases you will come across when moving house ..



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  • Sale Agreed - A verbal agreement from the seller.
  • Searches - Checks of local council records for planning applications and restrictions, etc.
  • Sole Agency - The choice of a single estate agent to act on the seller's behalf, incurring a lower fee than multi-agency.
  • Solicitor - Legal expert handling all documentation for the sale and purchase of a property.
  • Stamp Duty - A tax paid to the Government by the buyer upon completion.
  • Subject to Contract - Words used to indicate that an agreement is not yet legally Binding.
  • Survey - An inspection made by a qualified surveyor. There are three main types of survey. Valuation report, Homebuyers report and Full Structural survey.