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    • MarcoM
    • By MarcoM 16th Apr 19, 3:34 PM
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    agreeing exchange completion day
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    • 16th Apr 19, 3:34 PM
    agreeing exchange completion day 16th Apr 19 at 3:34 PM

    How is an exchange / completion date agreed?

    Is it something the solicitors deal with in terms of correponding with each other regarding a date or is it a date coordinated via the estate agent?
    I am asking as our solicitor asked me if I had spoken to the seller solicitor about possible dates.

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    • kingstreet
    • By kingstreet 16th Apr 19, 3:44 PM
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    Your solicitor asks you for your preferred completion dates.

    The other solicitors in the chain do the same.

    The solicitors then discuss among themselves.

    Once a date has been agreed between all the parties, contracts can be exchanged and the date becomes legally binding on all.
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    • pinkteapot
    • By pinkteapot 16th Apr 19, 3:45 PM
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    Solicitors in theory, but in every chain I've been in the EA has done some ringing round to coordinate the conversation and speed things up a bit.
    • datlex
    • By datlex 16th Apr 19, 9:12 PM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 9:12 PM
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    For me it was a case of me telling them a date I wanted and them agreeing to it. I was in a very fortunate position of buying from local council who were selling property to pay care home fees. Suggest some dates that work for you.
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