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Before you begin your property search, it is advisable to arrange your finances and, if required, have a mortgage agreed in principle. This will confirm how much money you will have to fund the purchase, which will ultimately influence your property search. We have a number of financial advisors who can help find the right mortgage for you.
Once you have identified a suitable property, we will put your offer forward to the seller both verbally and in writing stating any special conditions of the offer. You may need to demonstrate, if requested, that you are able to proceed (e.g. provide evidence of your mortgage agreed in principle). There are no legal obligations on either side until contracts are signed.
Once your offer is accepted we will do the following:
The successful purchase of a property can be reliant on the instruction of an efficient and experienced solicitor. It is a good idea to use a solicitor who knows the area that you’re moving to and specialises in conveyancing. We have a selection of tried and tested solicitors that are experts in property who we would be happy to recommend.
As part of the conveyancing process your solicitor will do the following:
We will assist your solicitor and negotiate throughout the process, keeping you informed every step of the way.
A survey of the property will be booked by a surveyor on behalf of the mortgage lender to identify any structural problems and advise on the property’s value. After the mortgage valuation report is received, a formal mortgage offer will be sent to you and your solicitor which you will need to sign before it is returned. There are no legal obligations until contracts are signed.
Exchange of contracts occurs when all enquiries have been confirmed and agreed. Once the contract has been signed by both parties the deposit (usually 10% of the purchase price) will be telegraphically transferred or paid in the form of a banker’s draft from your solicitor to the seller’s solicitor. The completion date is then set by mutual agreement.
Completion is when the residual monies (usually 90%) are transferred from your solicitor to the seller’s solicitor’s account. We will release the keys once the money has cleared in the seller’s account. Congratulations, you are now the legal owner of your new home!
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