Buying A House | Everything You Need To Know

Buying A House | Everything You Need To Know


Find Your Perfect Property

The best way to start the search for your perfect property is online. In fact, 95% of people looking for a property now search on the internet.

With second-generation property search engines, such as Nestoria, you can now search from all the properties listed online in the UK. This is a distinct advantage over the older first-generation sites, which only list properties on a subscription basis.

By driving around
Around 90% of buyers move to a property that is within 10 miles of where they’re moving from. So for most people a drive around the area they plan to move to is another great way to look for property.

And, despite 95% of buyers now searching on the internet, the trusty old “For Sale” sign still has an important role. It’s estimated that between 30-50% of all enquiries are generated as by “For Sale” signs.


  1. Find your perfect property and Timing the market
  2. Mortgage in principle
  3. Stamp duty
  4. Surveys, lender’s valuation, homebuyer’s survey
  5. building survey, home condition report
  6. Viewings, sellers’ tricks
  7. valuation, getting a bargain, what sellers don’t have to tell you
  8. questions to ask, take notes,
  9. Negotiations, Offer, exchange and completion
  10. gazumping, gazundering, offer, exchange and completion

Part of the service of a good Estate Agent and Financial advisers is to be in tune with UK market trends and relay accurate and up to date information and advice to their clients.

Conveyancing solicitor

Your conveyancing solicitor plays a crucial part in ensuring the purchase of your property goes smoothly and to plan. Whether you are buying a residential or commercial property or possibly looking at buy to let or purchasing a property overseas, this is a summary of the type of work your conveyancing solicitor will undertake for you.

Estate Agents

Unrivalled local expertise and service:

  1. Full-colour computer-enhanced sales
  2. Unbeatable home matching and mailing list service
  3. Accompanied viewings / Free advertising / Free floorplans / Free conveyancing
  4. Free monthly property guide available
  5. Connection to the UK’s largest and busiest relocation network – over 700 offices nationwide, each judged ‘Best in Class’ in their area
  6. Access to fully independent financial/mortgage advice with no ties to banks, building societies or insurance companies, no hard sell and no obligation!


Buying a House


  1. Valuations – open market, probate, matrimonial, insurance, rental, rating appeals etc
  2. Surveys – private and secure, eg banks, building societies etc, and structural surveys
  3. Development land and buildings – valuation, marketing and sales
  4. Agricultural land and buildings – valuation, marketing and sales

Alternatives to buying a property is to build a property. Companies to speak to include like Hunter Finance. They have lend to a range of homne builders; see case studies (South East).

They attempt to anticipate future trends enabling clients to make informed decisions regarding marketing, price, offers and interest rates.

Property Management:

  • Residential property available to rent – list always available
  • Comprehensive management service is undertaken at competitive rates (details on request)
  • Valuations, marketing and sales and acquisition of investment property