Please find below our buyer’s checklist/guide with approximate timescales
on what you should do after agreeing to purchase a property.
Choose your solicitor
We can recommend a reputable firm for you to use if you do not have your own solicitor organised.
Instruct your solicitor to proceed
Inform your solicitor of the property address and ask them for a list of things they need from you, this will include :
If you require a mortgage, book an appointment
You should book an appointment with our mortgage advisor or your own as soon as possible as the seller will be expecting a survey to be carried out within 10 days or so.
If you are a cash buyer
We would still recommend you commission your own private survey, we can recommend reputable firms to do this for you.
Make sure all of Day 1 Tasks are complete
At this point you should be ready for exchange of contracts, with a firm date or a good indication of your move date
Always keep in regular contact with your solicitor and us!
The Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is a charge placed on all property purchases over £125,000 in England. From April 2016 the SDLT payable on the purchase of any second home or buy to let property increased by 3%.
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