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Step 1 : Register Your Interest

The first step is to register with us either by telephone, you can visit our office or register by e-mail.

Step 2 : The Search Begins

Once we have an understanding of your requirements we will go through with you and send you a selection of properties that match your criteria.

Step 3: Finances/Mortgages

Once you have identified some properties to view we will arrange viewings to suit your availability and we also aim to accompany you, where possible, to enable us to get honest feedback which will help us find you the right property.

Step 4: Viewing

Once you have identified some properties to view we will arrange viewings to suit your availability and we also aim to accompany you, where possible, to enable us to get honest feedback which will help us find you the right property.

Step 5: Making an Offer

Once you have found a suitable property we will put your offer forward to the seller both verbally and in writing.

We will also need to find out how you intend to fund the purchase.  There is no legal obligation on either side until contracts are exchanged.

Step 6: Sale Agreed

Once your offer is accepted you will need to instruct a solicitor.  If a mortgage is required you will need to proceed with your application and also consider whether you need a survey.

Step 7: Legal Process

A solicitor will be required to handle the legal paperwork involved and we can recommend one if required.  Once a solicitor has been instructed a draft contract is drawn up by the sellers solicitor which is then sent to your solicitor who will raise some enquiries.  The solicitor will use the information provided and request further searches if necessary.

Step 8: Exchange Contracts

Once the result of the local searches are received and also any answers to preliminary enquiries, a draft contract is approved by your solicitor, and if required, a formal mortgage offer will need to be in place.

Once the mortgage offer and the contracts have been signed by you the contract then also needs to be signed by the seller.  The deposit is then lodged with your solicitor and is telegraphically transferred or paid by the solicitor in the form of a bank draft.  A completion date is then set, which is normally a few days or more after exchange of contracts.

Step 9: Completion

On the completion day the rest of the monies are transferred from your solicitor to the sellers solicitor.  Once the sellers solicitor receives the money, completion has now taken place and we will then release the keys to you when you come into our office - Congratulations!