Selling your property with Juno
When you sell a property, a lawyer helps you to:
- submit official documents
- respond to questions from the buyer
- make sure you get paid
That’s what we do at Juno. The whole process normally takes between 10 to 12 weeks. Here’s a short guide to how it works.
1. Getting started
Getting started with Juno takes just five minutes. You can do it online, at a time that works for you.
We’ll ask you some questions about you, your property and about the other people involved in the sale. You can do this before you’ve accepted an offer (in fact, it makes everything faster if you do).
You can also do your ID check online in minutes, right from your sofa. You just need to send us photos of you and your valid passport or driving licence.
2. Drafting your contract
Your sale will be looked after by a small team of Juno staff, including at least one solicitor. There’s always someone ready to pick up the phone, answer your questions, or work on your sale as new documents and messages arrive.
Once we’ve checked your ID, we’ll draft your contract, get official documents from the Land Registry, and send your papers to the buyer’s lawyer. We’ll do all this in one day so the buyer’s lawyer can order their searches as soon as possible – many firms take over a week to get to this point.
We’ll also send you some forms to fill in which give the buyer and their lawyer important information about your property. If you have a mortgage, we’ll ask your bank for official confirmation of how much you owe them.
The buyer’s lawyer will review the searches and all the information we’ve provided. After that, they’ll usually ask a number of questions about the property (lawyers call these ‘additional enquiries’).
We’ll answer as many as we can on your behalf, and work with you to answer the rest. This process can take a few weeks, another reason to sign up with a lawyer as soon as possible.
4. Exchanging contracts
On exchange day, we will swap signed contracts with the buyer’s lawyer and confirm their deposit is in place. At this point the completion date is fixed, so you can book your removals and transfer your utilities.
We’ll work with your bank (and, if you’re selling a leasehold property, the freeholder) to make sure everything is lined up for a smooth sale.
We’ll also send you a completion statement, which tells you exactly where the money will be sent once you sell your property.
5. Completing the sale
On completion day, the buyers’ lawyers will send us the money to buy your property.
If you have a mortgage, we make sure it’s paid off.
Then we’ll send the rest of the money to you and transfer the property to the buyer. Once that’s wrapped up, you’re done!