What should I check in a draft contract prepared by a property solicitor?
The contract is a written and signed agreement between the buyer and seller. The first contract prepared by your property solicitor should have the following details confirmed:
- The price you are paying for your property
- The deposit amount
- The address and description of the property
- What is included in the sale price (e.g. carpets/white goods) of your home
- Covenants i.e. what you are required to do as the property owner
Check that these items are correct and ask your property solicitor if you have any doubts.