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Moving house in time for Christmas

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The stamp duty property deadline might have led to a flurry of people moving house in September, but in its wake comes a number of clients who now want to complete in time for Christmas.

Buying a house before Christmas

Conveyancing solicitors at Pearson are advising all clients to get organised, be ready to move quickly and issue instructions to the best conveyancing solicitors as soon as they have secured the right property to help make the festive deadline.

As the nights draw in and we get set for winter our homes become different places, the garden, so sought after in the post pandemic marketplace, now takes a back seat in favour of cosy firesides, but one thing we often see at this time of year is that clients set a ‘before Christmas’ deadline.

“Stamp duty rates returned to normal on October 1st and despite an exceptionally busy September I’m happy to say we met as many expectations and deadlines set by clients as was possible, but now we face the next deadline, that’s clients wanting to move into their new homes in time for Christmas,” said Pearson Solicitors Conveyancing Executive, Gillian Hawley.

The housing market appears to be holding its momentum and mortgage rates remain low but if clients want to be in for Christmas they need to literally and figuratively move quickly to complete before the 22nd December deadline.

Once an offer has been accepted and a conveyancing solicitor has been instructed we advise booking dates in the diary for surveys, mortgage brokers and or lenders and looking at packing and removals companies.

“In the run up to Christmas there is always more demand for services, especially now with driver shortages and it would be a shame to miss a deadline and Christmas dinner in your new home because you could not get a removal company,” added Gillian.

Take advice from your solicitor on moving timescales as these can change at the last minute, for example if someone involved in the chain tested positive for COVID-19.  The pandemic halted all house moves earlier in the year but we are all now more prepared and ready to deal with unexpected delays.

Contact our Conveyancing Solicitors for advice on moving house

Pearson Solicitors have a step by step guide to make moving house that little bit easier and help those clients who may be buying or selling a house for the first time know what is involved in the moving house process.

For advice on moving house move contact our Conveyancing Solicitors on 0161 785 3500 or email

Please note that the information and opinions contained in this article are not intended to be comprehensive, nor to provide legal advice. No responsibility for its accuracy or correctness is assumed by Pearson Solicitors and Financial Advisers Ltd or any of its members or employees. Professional legal advice should be obtained before taking, or refraining from taking, any action as a result of this article.

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