Once your Contract has become uncondtiional it is time to start packing. It is important for a Buyer and a Seller to keep in touch with their Solicitor through this time to ensure nothing gets missed in the preparation for settlement and all documents are completed in a timely manner.
Buyer's are encouraged to arrange a pre-settlement inspection with the Agent to ensure that everything is per the contract conditions once the Seller (or Occupants) have vacated the property.
It is normal for both Buyer & Seller's Solicitior or their settlement agent to attend settlement on your behalf and they will both nofity the Agent that settlement has taken place. Only after both Solicitors notifications have been received can the Agent release keys to the new owner.
Once you have the keys and your purchase is complete, you can move in and enjoy your new home.