Getting ready to sell your property
Documents to gather for
The Sale of Your Home
Here are the documents and lists that are needed to complete the file on the sale of your home:
- List of items that you want to exclude from the sale. The rule is if it is attached to the home in a permanent way, it is assumed to be included.
- List of items that you are prepared to include in the sale (Fridge, Stove, Washer & Dryer, Furniture, Equipment, Tools...) These are left as gifts and without legal guarantee as to quality.
- Deed of Sale (or Acte de vente).
- Certificate of location (notaries now ask for a new one if the one you have is more than 5 years old or if you have made changes to the dimensions of structures on your property)
- If there is a mortgage or a secured line of credit on the property -mortgage documents.
- Municipal and tax school bills
- Energy costs (Hydro, gas, oil...)
- Documents on the septic installation - last inspection or pumping report.
- Well driller's certificate (if available).
- Potable water test.
- Private road and association fees if applicable.
- Copies of any previous building inspection.
- Copies of permits and receipts to substantiate any improvements made on the property (roof, windows, kitchen...).
- Rental agreements on equipment installed (Hot water tank, Furnace, A/C, Alarm System...).
- Maintenance contracts for installed equipment.
- Documents on the installation and maintenance of gas or wood-burning stove or fireplace.
- Documentation on pool or hot-tub installations.
Some of these may not apply but the idea is to gather a complete file ready for the notary and to be able to substantiate any answer to questions buyers will have as they are making the decision to buy your property.
Real Estate Broker
CENTURY 21 Macintyre Inc.