the day, specified in the contract between buyer and seller, when the buyer gets actual possession of the property. Any moving date that you suggest or agree with other buyers/sellers is not guaranteed until contracts have been exchanged.
The completion date is the date when the property becomes the Buyer's and the Buyer can arrange to move into the property. This date is normally agreed between both Seller and Buyer prior to exchange of Contracts. Once a date has been agreed both parties should notify their solicitors once this date is known. It is only when Contracts are exchanged that a fixed completion date is known and therefore you should not make any commitments in respect of arranging removals etc. Please note that if you are proposing to buy a new built property most developers insist that completion is on Notice which means that once the Developer's Solicitors have received notice that the property is completed from the site office, their solicitors will issue a Notice to the Buyer's solicitors stating that they have a certain number of days in which to arrange for completion to take place. Please note that most developers insist on completion taking place within 7/14 working days of notice being served.
This is the date that the balance of the purchase price is paid, the ownership of the property is transferred and the keys are released by the seller to the buyer. The date is not fixed as agreed until Exchange of Contracts.
This is the day that ownership of the property passes from the seller to the buyer. The seller and buyer should discuss dates between themselves and then notify their respective solicitors - who will try to fit in with the suggested date. If there are unforeseen delays, such as, if the buyer does not receive a search or mortgage offer in time, or the "cash buyer" turns out to have a related sale then the completion date may have to be revised. For this reason you should not make any firm arrangements such as giving notice on a job, arranging removals etc without first contacting the referral solicitor. Only when contracts are exchanged and a completion date is fixed can you be virtually guaranteed that the completion date will be met. It is not essential for you to be present on the completion date but if you are going to be away, then you should let the solicitor know so that, maybe, one of your relatives (or friends) can act for you through a Power of Attorney.
This is the date on which the balance of the purchase price must be paid together with all fees and the title deeds are signed over to the new owner(s). This date should be set when signing the reservation/holding agreement. (note that with a new property 40% of the purchase price must be paid four weeks after signing the reservation contract and the balance on completion)
The completion date is the date of insertion for removable prosthetic appliances. The completion date for fixed partial dentures and crowns, onlays, and inlays is the cementation date regardless of the type of cement utilized.
The estimated date assigned to an active project by which Conformity Assessment Services reasonably anticipates completion of investigation of the product and release of the published results to the Applicant. Completion dates are subject to extension based upon all applicable circumstances.