The Property Buying Process - Explained

Welcome to the start of your purchase journey. It may look complicated but don’t worry, you’ll be in your new home before you know it.

This is just a summary of what’s involved in the buying process so don’t worry if things don’t quite make sense; they’ll be explained in more detail later on. And remember, you can call us if you have any questions.

Purchase Milestones

  • Send Us Your Case

    You can send us your purchase through your lender, financial adviser, broker or directly to us by getting in touch. We're here to help.

  • Get The Contract

    We'll arrange to get the contract from the seller's solicitor or conveyancer.

  • Check The Title

    We'll check the title of the property and advise you if we need to make any changes.

  • Apply For Searches

    We'll apply for searches inc. Local Authority Search and raise any enquiries with the seller's solicitor or conveyancer.

  • Send The Contract

    We'll send you the contract to look over and sign and give you a full report on our enquiries.

  • Sign The Contract

    If you're happy with everything please sign the contract and send it back to us.

  • Check Searches And Enquiries

    We'll ensure searches and enquiry answers are checked and approved.

  • Mortgage Offer

    We'll acknowledge your mortgage offer and bring any special conditions we find to your attention.

  • Sign Mortgage Documents

    We'll send you the mortgage documents to check, sign and return to us.

  • Exchange

    We'll check contracts are exchanged, completion date is confirmed and the transfer deed has been signed by the seller.

  • Request Funds

    We'll request the mortgage funds and balance of purchase monies.

  • Mortgage Advance

    We'll ensure the mortgage advance and balance of purchase monies are received.

  • Land Registry Searches

    We'll carry out final Land Registry searches.

  • Completion

    We'll complete your purchase - you're ready to move in!

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