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What documents do I need when selling my house?

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When selling your house there are several pieces of documentation and information required.

Firstly your estate agent will need proof of identity and proof of address for anti-money laundering purposes.

A copy of a valid Building Energy Rating Certificate will also be needed.

it’s also a good idea to get all your receipts, guarantees and certificates ready for the solicitors.

Your solicitor will require the following documents:

Documents needed when selling your house

1. Details of where your title documents are (if your title deeds are with a bank, provide the name of the bank and the account number),

2. Local Property Tax printout showing local property tax paid to current year end (,

3. Receipt or Certificate of Discharge showing that the Household Charge has been discharged ( (if payable),

4. Certificate of Exemption or Discharge for NPPR (applied from 2009 to 2013) (,

5. Details of your water and drainage supply,

6. If you have a septic tank on the property, evidence of its registration (,

7. If you are or ever have been married, a copy of your state marriage or civil partnership certificate (and copy separation agreement or divorce, if applicable),

8. BER Certificate showing the energy rating on your home,

9. Details of any building work you have done with copies of any planning permissions and architects’ certificates of compliance,

10. If your property is in a managed development, contact details for the management company/managing agents, and receipts for service charges,

11. If the property is let, copy letting agreement,

12. Details of any contents included in sale,

13. PPS Number(s) – needed for proof of identity,

14. Photographic identification such as passport(s),

15. Utility bill / bank statement (within the last 3 months) to prove your address.

Preparation is key for a speedy sale of your house

By gathering the above documents for your estate agent and solicitor, it will speed up the conveyancing system which means that the sale of your property will close faster.

If you are thinking about selling your home and unsure of the process,

Contact DNG Galvin estate agents and we will guide you through the process.

Give us a call on 023 8844958 or email

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