Buying a house can be a stressful experience.
Once you have found the house you want there are a number of things that need to be done, before you can exchange contracts, to make sure your new property is a good investment. We will help you through the process from beginning to end and will discuss your plans and concerns.
Ultimately, our aim is to provide you with peace of mind and provide the best quality service you can find.
1. Mortgage Offer
The first thing you might need is a mortgage offer. You have most probably heard that in recent times securing a mortgage on a house has become much more difficult, so you should talk to an experienced mortgage broker about what you can afford and the best deal for you. We would recommend getting this sorted out sooner rather than later – don’t assume anything at the moment and make sure you have an offer in principle before you spend any money on a solicitor or surveyor. All too often recently sales have progressed right up until the point where finance has been refused, wasting time and money.
2. Find a suitable solicitor or conveyancer
The next thing you need to do is speak to a solicitor or experienced conveyancer. They will help with all the legal aspects of buying the house, from the legal title to rights of way. We will also assist you and your legal adviser by highlighting legal aspects we see during the survey. We will work with your legal adviser to make sure you get all the information you need. As your legal adviser won’t be visiting the property we will be their ‘eyes and ears on the ground’, finding such things as rights of way and the possible need to access neighbouring land to carry out improvements and maintenance. This way, no legal or access concerns will be missed.
3. Get a detailed survey
Now you are ready to make sure the house is sound and worth the price you have agreed. We won’t try and put you off unnecessarily or bombard you with caveats. We will help you buy the house, fully informed and at the right price. We will give the property a thorough inspection and help you with repair costs, timescales etc. to make sure you know exactly what you are taking on.
Find out more about our surveying services.
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