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17 September 2014
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Buying checklist

You've found the place of your dreams, your offer has been accepted and you're waiting for the legal paperwork to be cleared. Although most of the work is carried out by solicitors and estate agents, it pays to keep a track of each stage of the purchase.

    Tick:     Date:
View house
Offer made
Offer accepted
Property taken off market
Obtain offer from mortgage lender in writing
Appoint solicitor/conveyancer
Arrange survey and set date for it to take place
Agree on an exchange date
Organise funds for deposit and bills
Organise buildings and contents insurance from exchange date
Exchange contracts and set a completion date
Arrange to pick up the keys to your new home!
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