Buyers Guide

Purchasing a property can be an exciting and sometimes daunting proposition as it's traditionally one of the largest transactions you will make. Whether you have bought and sold multiple times or are taking your first step on the property ladder, good preparation for the move is key.

Ideally you will be in an enhanced buying position and ready to proceed with offers you make for potential new homes. Any dependent property sale will be underway, required finance will already be agreed in principle and you will have a conveyancing solicitor in mind.

Our experienced sales staff endeavour to make purchasing property a simple experience with minimal stress, from finding your ideal home to collecting your keys on completion day.

The Alex Neil website coupled with online search portals have simplified the process of finding property to view and furthermore once you have registered your requirements with us, you will receive matched selections of properties via email, SMS and regular telephone updates. Desirable properties create plenty of interest and we recommend taking prompt action when organising viewings and submitting formal offers.

Property viewings can be organised at times convenient for you including evenings and weekends. Often you will be accompanied by an experienced member of our sales team who can offer advice on local amenities, schools and transport connections. They will also seek a clearer understanding of your needs enabling them to match you with other suitable homes as soon as they become available.

Once a suitable property has been found and successful offer negotiations concluded we issue a memorandum detailing all parties involved, appointed solicitors are then instructed formally and financial applications such as mortgages can proceed.

Your solicitor will manage the legal issues and ensure that all vital checks including the required land and local authority searches are completed. They examine the legal documentation, freehold or leasehold title documents for the property, raising questions in order to approve the contract of the sale. They advise and guide you through the whole process, explaining the paperwork and forms ensuring that your purchase is as it should be.

When mortgage finance is being arranged, your lender will instruct an independent valuation report to be undertaken which establishes that the subject property is good security for the value of the loan. Subsequently when the mortgage lender is in receipt of a satisfactory valuation report, alongside all other required mortgage documents, a formal mortgage offer will be issued to your solicitors.

On receipt of the formal mortgage offer and instructions, all required legal documentation, your deposit, signed contract and a mutually agreeable completion date, your solicitor will be able to formally exchange contracts. This finalises the terms of the purchase and makes the transaction legally binding for both you and the seller.

During completion day, monies are transferred via the banking system to the seller's solicitors. Once they provide confirmation to us that the transaction is complete, the property becomes yours and arrangements are made for you to collect the keys, usually by early afternoon that day.

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Buyers Guide
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Priscilla was incredibly helpful in organising the preparation of my flat for the new tenants. Nothing was too much trouble for her. Her response to all that needed to be done and her professional attitude was amazing. Thank you very much.
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Mrs Bacon
8th October 2017
selling and letting property since 1984