The Completion Date

This is the date on which you are required to move out of your home (whether or not the buyer is planning to move in the same day).

This date will have been agreed with you prior to exchange of contracts.

In some cases, it is possible to exchange contracts and complete on the same day, as long as all necessary arrangements for removals, and the amount required to repay your mortgage (if you have one) have been dealt with well in advance.

Usually, though, exchange of contracts and the completion date will be a few days apart.