A List of Documents You Need to Sell Your Home

Posted by Gurpreet Ghatehora on Monday, April 18th, 2016 at 9:03am.

When it comes to selling a home, most people think there’s only one piece of paper that needs to get signed when an agreement to sell has been made. This is simply not the case. In fact, there are lots of different documents that the seller must provide and sign with every real estate sale. Knowing which ones you need, and how to get your hands on them, can be a challenge, which is why it’s a good idea to use the right professionals when selling a home. But if you’re selling a home, be sure to double-check you have the following pieces of paper. It will help your home sale go much more smoothly and keep you in compliance with local laws.

1. The Land Title Certificate

This document is can be found at your local registries office or Service Alberta Online.

2. Municipal Tax Assessment or Bill

This document is available at your local municipal office. Paperwork may need to be filed to gain access, but it is usually a fairly simple and quick process.

3. Utilities Statements for the Year Previous

As utilities are rising in price, especially concerning gas and electricity, many people will request your utilities bills for the past year. Having that information is an important aspect of the home buying process and, if your home has been outfitted to be energy efficient, it can be quite the bragging point.

4. Real Property Report or Property Survey.

You will need this document either from when you purchased the property, or you will have to order a current one from a local surveyor company.

5. Complete Condo Purchaser Package

Many condo buildings have a document package outlining rules, meetings, board members, and other important information for purchasers.

Selling your home is a complicated process, from the beginning right down to the very end. Since it’s such a complex proceeding, many professionals are required to get the job done right, from lawyers to real estate agents, and they can help you sell your home properly. An important aspect of those sales is the documents that are necessary for the sale, some of which are mandatory and some of which are a good idea for a smoother sale. With those documents, you’ll be able to sell your home properly, which will come in handy later, both during tax season and when you need access to those funds.

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