Will my solicitor do an ID check?

Short Answer:

Yes - your solicitor will ask you for photo ID (passport or driving license), and proof of address (council tax bill, utility bill etc).

All solicitors do this to help prevent money laundering and identity theft.

Long Answer:

Proof of Identify and Anti-Money-Laundering (AML) Checks

Your solicitor will ask you for photo ID (such as passport or driving license), and some proof of address (for example utility bill, bank statement, council tax bill etc).

What if I don't have those documents?

If you don't have photo ID or proof of your address for genuine reasons (for example you've never had a driving license, and your passport has expired), then the solicitor can talk you through alternative steps.

Discuss this with our team and we can help guide you through the process and try to avoid any hold-ups.

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How long will it take after I accept your offer?

Short answer:

It usually takes 14-21 days between when you accept our offer, and completion taking place. (Much less than the 2-3 months it usually takes)

If you'd like more time (or if you need your sale faster than 14-21 days) then speak with our team. Our job is to complete on a date to suit you.

Many customers want longer in between to get their other plans in place - this is absolutely fine. And some customers want a faster sale. Speak with us if you do need a very fast sale - we can probably speed up our usual process if you really need.

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After I accept your offer will I deal with one person, or a call centre?

Short answer:

You'll have a single point of contact. It's their job to oversee the sale and make sure it happens in your timeframes. They'll keep you updated throughout, and you can call or email them any time.

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Do I need a solicitor?

Short answer:

Yes, you'll have a solicitor who acts for you. This won’t cost you anything though, as we cover your legal fees.

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Selling your home to Yes Homebuyers

  • We buy your home directly from you so you can sell your house fast and avoid waiting around to find a buyer on the regular market. 
  • You can get a "ballpark" offer from us within 5 minutes, a formal offer within 24 hours, and we can complete on the purchase of your home in as little as 2 weeks.
  • Our quickest purchase was made within six days.
  • We guarantee the price we will pay, unlike some buying platforms who reduce their offer shortly before completion.
  • There are no fees or costs involved and we cover all legal fees involved.
  • There are no contracts or tie-ins even if you accept an offer, and no viewings to take care of.

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