5 Documents you will need to sell your house￼
If you are thinking of selling a property, you are surely wondering what documents you need to have; here we are going to give you a summary of the most important ones so that you can start preparing them.
Once you have decided to sell your house, it is the moment when doubts begin to assail you: What am I going to need? Which is the correct price? How long will it take?... Today we are going to solve one of them, we are going to explain 5 documents that you will have to have on hand to put your property up for sale.
Property title or deed of the house: as you surely already know, this is the document that proves that you are legally the owner of the house, therefore it is essential.
Energy certificate: since 2013 this document is mandatory, with some exceptions, if you are going to rent or sell a property. Selling without having an energy certificate can lead to several sanctions.
Simple note: you can request it at the property registry and it gives the buyer the information about the property. It also indicates if the property has any charge, mortgage or limitation of use. It tells the buyer if the property can be sold without any legal impediment.
Certificate of occupancy: this document is the one that certifies that the house has the minimum conditions to be inhabited. It is needed to be able to contract any supplied service as well as to be able to obtain a tourist license.
The document that proves that the owner of the home has no pending debts: the last receipt of the IBI (Real Estate Tax), the last invoices of the supplies paid, as well as the certificate of debts of the community of owners, must be provided, if there is, specifying that you are up to date with all community payments.
These are the main 5 documents that you will need to be able to put your house up for sale (or your real estate agent will need), but we are going to leave you some more documents that even though they are not mandatory it is recommended that you also have in your possession.
Appraisal: it will help you set the correct selling price in addition to serving you for a possible negotiation with the buyer. It is always good to have it prepared so get in touch with a real estate agent to prepare it for you.
Plans: it may seem to you that it is necessary to have the plans of the property for a sale process, but you should know that they are important both to add them to the advertisement of the house and to deliver them to future buyers.
Statutes of the community of owners: If your home has a community of owners, it is convenient that you get a copy of the statutes since many buyers will ask you for this information.
With this summary, you can already get an idea of what you are going to need but if you need more help and advice, stop by any of our agencies, and our real estate agents will gladly help you as well as advise you on documents that your particular property may need.
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