Normally for small amounts we will send you a client account cheque, amounts over £5,000 will have to be electronically transferred to our client's UK High Street bank or building society account and the cost of this included in your final account. Cash payments will not be made. A word of caution, however - if we are repaying a mortgage for you, please do not expect to receive your proceeds on the day of completion. A few days must be allowed for accounting and for your Mortgage Company to confirm receipt and advise us of closure of the account or any late adjustments to it. Where we account to you by cheque and unless you instruct to the contrary we will use ordinary post for amounts less than £1,000. For security reasons cheques for £1,000 or more may be forwarded using the Royal Mail Special Delivery Service, with the small additional cost being included in your final account
Please note that any money due to you following completion will only be sent to a UK account in our client's name (not a third party's). If you are selling as executor/administrator for a deceased's estate, payment will only be sent to the executor's estate account. Likewise, if a transaction does not proceed and we need to refund monies you have paid to us on account, we can only return this to the same account from which it was sent and will require from you a copy of your bank statement/transmission sheet evidencing the payment to us and showing the account holder's name, sort code and account number.