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Guide To Buying

Buying Your Home – The Process

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How much can you afford?

Before you begin searching it is advisable to arrange your finances and, if required, have a mortgage agreed in principle.

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The Offer

The exciting bit! All our Sales Consultants are trained to negotiate the best possible price for you and are always on call for you should you need advice when considering your offers.

Sale Agreed

A lot of Agents switch off at this point but we understand that this is only half the battle and we will be on hand every step of the way through the Conveyancing process.

Instruct Solicitors

Both the seller and buyer instruct Solicitors and this should be done as soon as possible. Should you need recommendations – speak to a member of staff at your local branch.

Draft Contract

issued to the buyers solicitor.

Survey

At this point your buyer should already

be sorting or starting to organise their finances for the purchase. If buying with a mortgage, the Lender (Bank) will likely instruct a Surveyor to survey your property. (Some Lenders will first wait for the mortgage to be approved before instructing survey) Generally the Survey should happen within the first 2-3 weeks.

Searches

Your buyers solicitors will apply for their searches – water, drainage, local authority and environmental (to name but a few).

Enquiries

This is where any questions raised will be answered by your solicitor, often using information supplied by you.

Exchange of Contract

Once all enquiries are satisfied the final contract is drafted and approved and at this point the buyers finances will be arranged and they will put down their deposit. Upon Exchange of contracts the contract becomes binding between you and your buyer and a Completion date is set.

Completion

Hurrah! This is the final step and on day of completion the monies are transferred between parties and the keys are handed over – You’ve sold your house!

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