The Selling Process With JGL

JGL’s step by step guide will ease you through the process of selling your property

    1. Register With JGL

      Register with JGL by calling 01253 795900, by completing the Email Registration Form on this site, or by visiting our office.

    2. Accurate Property Valuation

      JGL’s experts carry out valuations on a daily basis and have an in depth knowledge of property values across the North West.

    3. Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Arrangement

      Since December 2007, all properties must have a valid Energy Performance Certificate (EPC), prior to marketing as “for sale”. JGL will arrange for this to be undertaken on your behalf.

    4. Instruct A Solicitor

      We recommend that you instruct a solicitor at the same time as you sign your sole agency agreement with JGL. This will avoid delays and allow time to prepare the paper work required to transfer ownership of your property to the purchaser (conveyancing). Many of these documents will already be included in your HIP.

    5. Maximum Exposure

      When you instruct JGL to sell your property you will benefit from our high quality, comprehensive marketing. At JGL we ensure every property is presented to its best possible effect. All new to market properties, accompanied by colour photos, will be live on JGL’s website and www.rightmove.co.uk within 24 hours! Local information, location maps, aerial views and a fully printable colour brochure of your property will also be available. JGL will proactively contact buyers whose requirements match your property specifications by phone and or by Emailing your property’s brochure.

    6. Accompanied Viewings

      JGL’s offices and phone lines are open from 8:45am to 5:15pm Monday to Friday and on Saturday between 10.00am and 1.00pm. In order to offer maximum opportunities to view your property, we regularly carry out accompanied viewings outside office hours.

    7. Receiving An Offer

      As soon as an offer is received we will notify you immediately, both verbally and in writing.

    8. Agreeing To Sell

      Once you have accepted an offer it is important that the following details are agreed:

      Details of any extras included or excluded from the purchase
      Date for buyer’s / lender’s survey on your property
      Date for exchange of contracts
      Date for completion

      JGL will advise you and negotiate on your behalf throughout this process and keep you fully informed for peace of mind. Until the contract is signed, there are no legal obligations for you or the seller.

    9. Drafting Contract & Supporting Paperwork

      Once an offer has been agreed, your solicitor will send out a draft contract and the HIP for your property to the purchaser’s solicitor. The preliminary enquiries will then be carried out by the purchaser’s solicitor.

      Your solicitor will collate all the supporting paperwork (where applicable), including the title deeds, a copy of the lease, the fixtures and fittings list, the seller’s questionnaire, the planning consent forms, the guarantees, a copy of the building regulations and the share of freehold certificate. Most of this information will be contained in your HIP.

    10. Exchange Of Contracts

      The contract needs to be signed by you and the buyer. The deposit (usually 10% of the purchase price) will be transferred electronically to your solicitor, or paid in the form of a banker’s draft. The completion date will then be set.

      At this stage, you will need to begin making practical arrangements for moving, including booking a removal firm, contacting the utility companies, informing the Council Tax authority and instructing Royal Mail to re-direct your post.

    11. Completion

      The completion date is agreed between you and the buyer. It can be any date after exchange of contracts, to suit each party’s personal requirements. The outstanding money (usually 90% of the purchase price) will be transferred to your solicitor from the buyer’s solicitor’s account upon completion.

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