The documents you will need to provide for your conveyancing solicitor Your conveyancing solicitor will ask you to do the following: 1. Provide original copies of the ID that you provided for your estate agent to fulfil money laundering requirements (see page 9). 2. Complete a detailed questionnaire on the property, covering things like who owns the boundaries and whether you have had any disputes with neighbours. You must answer these questions truthfully. 3. Answer any further queries or provide any other requested supporting documents as quickly as possible. It is best to hand deliver these documents or alternatively send them by registered post. 4. Complete a fixtures and fittings form. Fixtures and Fittings There is no law that specifies what should be left in your home and what should be removed. Legally you are not obliged to leave any fixtures and fittings in the house, but you must clarify what will be taken as it could relate to the value of the property; fittings can add up to thousands of pounds in value and will make a big difference to the worth of a property. If you do not provide an inventory upfront, it is generally assumed that fixtures will be left and fittings will be removed. Below is a list of items that we recommend for each category: Fixtures: • Light fitments • Boilers and radiators • Built-in wardrobes • Bathroom suites • Kitchen units Fittings: • Paintings and mirrors • Carpets • Curtains and curtain rails • Free-standing ovens, fridges, dishwashers and washing machines • Beds, sofas, other free-standing items • Lampshades • Television aerials and satellite dishes 16