How to keep your home moving in uncertain times

Homes in Yorkshire and the Humber are taking on average up to 25 weeks from the time they are put on the market to completion.

Months of uncertainty and the implications that may or may not follow in the coming weeks, months and years as a result, has left the property market moving at a much slower pace than normal.

Homes in Yorkshire are currently taking up to 25 weeks from being put on the market to completion – which means if you want to be in your new home by Easter, now is the time to get the process started.

While the market may have slowed, it is not at a complete stand still. As a property sale or purchase can be a complex, lengthy and often stressful process, choosing the right team to make your sale or purchase happen is crucial to ensure the move keeps moving in the right direction (and doesn’t take as long as the Brexit negotiation).

The legal side of any property sale or purchase – conveyancing – is one important aspect that, if not kept moving, can really slow the process of a move down.

Director of Conveyancing Operations at Enact, Charlotte Local, said: “The autumn housing market is usually buoyant, with many people coming out of the summer ready to make a move, before a natural lull at Christmas time. However, this year the market is slower than normal and with the sale of homes in Yorkshire and the Humber now taking an average of 25 weeks to complete, it’s really important for those looking to move home to choose a team that can maintain the move’s momentum.

“Conveyancing is a necessary process in both buying or selling property and every home mover will need someone to handle this legal side of their move. Who you choose and how they work can have a huge impact on the speed and efficiency of a move.”

With offices in Leeds and Hull, we use innovative new tools to make the legal process for home movers smoother, hassle-free and moving in the right direction. Our clients can track progress using the company’s market-leading online Case Tracker portal, which enables them to complete paperwork online, upload and share documents and communicate with their dedicated case handler through secure messaging, or even Skype, at a convenient time.

Renowned within the industry for having one of the most comprehensive and complete conveyancing training programmes, our staff members are experts in their field, offering efficient communication and a courteous, fast and high-quality service.

Since opening our doors in 2000, we have helped over 1.2 million customers, providing a client-tailored service that goes beyond the norm.

If you would like to find out more about our services please drop us a line, we would love to have a chat about how we can help to get you moving.

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