Buying Property in the UK

Buying a property in the UK is safe and simple. Once you have negotiated and agreed a price with the vendor and secured your finances you will then instruct a Conveyancing Solicitor to commence the legal proceedings involved around your purchase.

The time between your offer and completion of the sale can take as little as 6 weeks depending on the circumstances of the sale. Assuming you have the monies in place and there are no complications after a survey of the property, it is a straightforward process which is handled between your solicitor and the vendor's solicitor. Contracts will be exchanged once all the checks are done and a 10% security deposit is paid by you, the purchaser. This deposit is non returnable should you wish to withdraw from the sale after this time. After the exchange has taken place, final monies are put in place and deeds prepared - the completion of the sale is the next and final step. The process is simple and protected and all monetary exchanges are done electronically.

EXPENSES for the Buyer

Expenses related to the acquisition of property include:

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  • Stamp duty varies depending on the purchase price of the property. If you are a 'Buy to Let' purchaser please note that the duties are higher. Your solicitor will handle the payment of your stamp duty as part of their service.

  • £0 - £125,000  - 0% 

  • £125,001 - £250,000  - 2%  

  • £250,001 - £925,000  - 5%  

  • £925,001 - £1.5 million - 10% 

  • £1,500,001+ - 12%

  • Solicitors fees can vary so we are happy to recommend some of the best in the UK.Conveyancing Solicitors will charge from around £500 upwards depending on the work involved.

  • Building Surveys (via a Chartered Surveyor) are highly recommended and a legal requirement for mortgage lenders.  

 

Please contact us below for more information:

Our Property Services

Property Search and Acquisition

  • Our service starts with a free consultation to get to know you and fully understand your search requirements. 

  • ​We then search the market on your behalf - previewing suitable properties on and off the market. Each viewing is appraised and a report made up for you.

  • ​When you have chosen the best properties from our reports we view them together. 

  • Following agreement on the offer we will help you negotiate the very best price for your property.

  • When the offer is accepted we will oversee the sale to completion.

  • When you are ready to move we can assist with relocation.

Rental Search 

  • Our service starts with a free consultation (by phone or in person) so we understand exactly what you need from your rented property.

  • We search and assess properties for you to consider. After you have chosen the most suitable properties we arrange your viewings at a convenient time for you.

  • We will help you negotiate your rent and other conditions you might want from the property.​

 

Negotiation Service

  • This service is useful for buyers or renters who want a professional to handle the negotiation of the purchase price. Our expertise on current market values and negotiating skills ensure you get the best price for your new property.

Relocation Service

  • Once you have purchased or rented your property we can help you with moving across the country or from abroad. Please get in touch with us if you would like to know more.

​Schools and Colleges

  • We can offer excellent advice and make recommendations on private independent schools. The UK offers some of the best private schooling across the globe - we'd be delighted to help.

Benefits of Our Services

Buying a property, particularly from far away, can be difficult, time consuming and stressful. We work hard to ensure that your property search and acquisition run smoothly and that your experience of buying property is both positive and successful.

We look after YOU!

We chase, handle and manage all the estate agents and vendors so you only have to deal with one contact - that's us!  We always stay in close contact with you - so you know what's going on at all times.  We also visit potential properties before you view them - and make a thorough inspection to make sure it's right for you. Estate Agents' information is important and their property details useful but they don't always paint the 'whole picture' - all the 'nuts and bolts' (as we like to say!). This part of our service is a real time-saver and highly valued by our clients.

 

We save you money

We help and advise our clients on current market prices. We are experienced negotiators and are happy to negotiate on our clients' behalf. We also have some excellent contacts with Conveyancing Solicitors, Surveyors etc who will offer a good rate to our clients.

We're know the market

Our team works within the UK property market every day. Most of our clients lare moving long distances and this makes it very difficult for them to take action quickly when a new property comes to market. Customers using our property-finding service get a clear advantage when house-hunting and avoid missing out on potential properties.

 

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