Buyers

When the deal has been agreed, it's advisable to stop looking elsewhere, even though other agents are going to continue to send through properties for you to browse through. Try and concentrate on the deal in hand, and work on your list and getting ready for one of your most memorable days, when the next transaction is your new home.

Vendors

When a deal has been agreed and the chain is in place, you can't 'take your foot off the gas'. Because the buyer's might come back with their family or friends, and almost certainly with a surveyor.

It's important to keep the house to the same exacting standard, don't let your buyer regret their decision and look elsewhere? If there was a change in circumstances and your current buyer couldn't complete, you will need to have the house in 'tip top' condition for the next viewer through the door, which could the very same day.

Important information / Check List

Advice for both buyers and vendors:

Instruct a conveyancer that you are confident they will work for you.

Speak to your mortgage adviser/bank to inform them you either have a buyer for your house or you have found a new home.

Contact a reputable removal firm and reserve a date.

Before you move, you must inform, in some cases it is a legal requirement.

Parish Hall, for the electoral register, parish rates and driving licence

DVLA for your vehicle log book

Vehicle insurance company

House and contents insurance company

Telecoms, fibre/broadband and mobile providers with your new address.

Jersey Water

Jersey Electricity 

Jersey Gas

Oil suppliers

Banks and credit cards companies

Private pension and health insurance policies

Tax office and Social Security

Doctors, dentist and opticians

Your employer

Window cleaners

Jersey Post redirection of mail