Buying Guide

Start your search

Start your search

  • Decide to buy a property – there are many different ways to start your search online; on our website or on our portal partner websites Rightmove & Zoopla.
  • Register with us
  • Contact one of our consultants to tailor your search
  • We know you are busy so let us do the work
Arrange a mortgage

Arrange a mortgage

  • Before beginning your search we recommend that you arrange your finances and have a mortgage arranged in principle. This will determine the funds you can have available and will be the principal guide your property search.
  • We are working alongside Stonehouse Financial.
Instruct a solicitor

Instruct a solicitor

  • Choose the right solicitor who will provide professional support and make sure the entire conveyancing process runs smoothly.
Arrange Viewing

Arrange Viewing

  • We suggest you view a number of properties to be able to to get a good feel for the area and types of property.
  • We offer accompanied appointments, viewing tours. Appointments are arranged at times to suit you.
  • When you find a property to view simply contact us
The viewing

The viewing

  • Provide full property details to read before and after the visit.
  • We will guide you to and round the property.
  • We highlight the advantages and the disadvantages and always give you our honest opinion.
  • We will ask for your detailed feedback.
Submitting an offer

Submitting an offer

  • Any offer must be submitted in writing, at which point it which will be discussed with the vendor.
  • You may need to show your ability to proceed (documentation of your mortgage agreement in principle)
  • Please note there are no legal obligations on either party until exchange of contracts.
Acceptance of offer

Acceptance of offer

  • You must now give us the details of your solicitor and your mortgage broker.
  • We will send Terms of Memorandum of Sale to all parties to begin the process.
Conveyancing

Conveyancing

  • Request local searches and agree a date for Exchange of Contracts.
  • We assist your conveyancer throughout the process and keep you updated at every step of the way.
Survey and mortgage offer

Survey and mortgage offer

  • Your lender will arrange for a survey through your mortgage broker.
  • The surveyor will advise on the property’s value and structural condition.
  • Your lender will issue you with a mortgage offer once the valuation report has been received.
  • If you are cash buyer, please note that you should arrange for your own survey.
Exchange of contracts

Exchange of contracts

  • You will transfer your Deposit through the vendor’s solicitor. A Deposit is usually 10% of the total purchase price.
  • You will then set a mutually convenient completion date.
Completion

Completion

  • Completion is when the outstanding funds are transferred from your solicitor to the vendor’s solicitor.
  • As soon as the vendor’s solicitor informs us that the funds has cleared, we will give you the keys.
  • Congratulations you are now the legal owner of your new home.


Services

Property Valuations
We offer a free, no obligation valuation service. We prepare and research thoroughly before we visit your property - always by appointment. We know the correct valuation for your property because we are local experts and, in any case, the more valuations we do, the better our guide will be. Please contact us to see how we can help you.
Quality Marketing
Marketing your property starts with appealing visual imagery. Our main goal is to add a personal touch to our property photos. We have our own in-house photographer who does all our photoshoots and allows us to truly represent our vision. We make sure you get the highest possible quality so that your property stands out from the crowd.
Property Management
Let us take the strain and anxiety out of managing your property with our hands-on approach. Our landlords can be assured that we will act on their behalf and with their best interests at heart. To ensure a fast, efficient and informative service for our landlords, we have installed the latest computer technology so that clients' payments can be made by electronic transfer, followed up with a detailed statement of accounts.
Legal and financial advice
Moving house can be one of the most stressful times of your life. However we know that by using our friendly, recommended law firm, Curry Popeck, that your conveyancing work will be dealt with speedily and efficiently. Stonehouse Financial is our recommended partner for mortgages & Enra Group for second charges, investment funding or bridging.
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Relocation Assistance
We are proud to be affiliated with Aussie Man & Van removals who are a market leading relocation firm covering the whole of the UK. They provide reliable relocation services and are fully insured by the BAR to give you the utmost peace of mind while your belongings are being moved.
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Maintenance
Our maintenance partner is APS Maintenance Ltd (APS) who have many years’ experience in residential property maintenance and building. With fully certified employees on call 24 hours a day, they provide an unparalleled service and speedy response to all maintenance issues.
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