A guide to selling due to a divorce or separation - Estate & Lettings Agents - Worthing & Sussex

A guide to selling due to a divorce or separation

Preparing for Divorce: A Comprehensive Guide

Divorce can be a complex and challenging process, but with clear communication and careful planning, it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Here are the basic steps to follow to ensure a smooth and hassle-free transaction:

  • Both parties should be in agreement and provide full contact details and identification.
  • Our team can provide a market appraisal of your property, either together or separately, based on your convenience. After agreeing on an asking price, we will prepare sales particulars and arrange for one of our valuation experts to visit your home before launching it in the marketplace. All viewings will be accompanied by a member of our sales team, and any feedback will be shared with both parties.
  • It is important to let us know about your onward plans as soon as possible to avoid any complications. Your Conveyancing solicitor will handle the sale of the property, and we will assist you by contacting local solicitors who will provide you with a quote for the sale transaction. Your conveyancing solicitor will need to be given joint instructions regarding the distribution of the proceeds from the sale.
  • Administrative tasks play a significant role in the process, so addressing these important considerations early on can help make the process smoother.

From family finances to property and even pets, there are many factors to consider when going through a divorce. Our team is here to help you navigate the process with ease.

Tips for a Successful Property Sale

Selling a property can be an overwhelming experience, with numerous legal and financial considerations to factor in. 

To help simplify the process and guarantee a successful outcome, here are some useful guidelines to keep in mind:

  • Seek legal advice: It’s crucial to understand the legal implications that may arise throughout the process. A qualified solicitor can guide you through financial settlements and offer support in negotiations.
  • Mortgage Provider: If you have a mortgage, consider informing your provider of the situation. They may be able to provide assistance or offer options to temporarily reduce your mortgage payments while you sell the property.
  • Contact us: Once you’ve hired a solicitor, it’s time to contact Jacobs Steel.
  • Sales Agreement: Ensure that both parties sign the sales agreement, even though only one is legally required. This will help create a smoother process for everyone involved.
  • Communication is Key: Regular updates about viewings, feedback, offers, and progress are essential to reduce the risk of sales falling through. In case of conflicts, mediators can be used to help maintain transparency and keep the process on track.

Remember, selling a property can be an emotional experience, but by following these guidelines, you can ensure a successful outcome.

As one of the longest-established estate agents in the region, with six branches in Worthing Town Centre, West Worthing, Lancing, Shoreham, Findon Valley and Hove, we’re perfectly placed to match the right properties to the right people, particularly in these changing times.

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