Step 5 of 5

Exchange and complete

Once you exchange contracts the completion date is set. It’s time to book in that removal van and think about setting up those household bills for your new place.

Exchanging contracts and arranging a completion date

At the point of exchange, your purchase becomes legally binding, while at completion you become the legal owner of your new home and can move in.

Moving home

Whether you decide to scrape together those remaining pennies to pay for removals, or DIY it with a hired van, we take you through the pros and cons.

Home insurance and bills

You’re in! Once you’ve recovered with a cuppa, it’s time to start thinking about all those other niggly things, like bills, home insurance and utilities.