What is the difference between exchange and completion? Conveyancing and Property

When buying or selling property exchange of contracts is when you have agreed a moving date and your solicitor and the other party’s solicitor swap contracts. This is a binding commitment. At this stage the buyer pays a 10 per cent deposit.

Completion is the day that monies are transferred and you get the keys to your new home! This usually happens a couple of weeks after the exchange of contracts.

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