guide to buying

Here is an easy step-by-step guide which has been designed to walk you through the process of buying a property

  • arranging your mortgage

      Before you begin your property search, it is advisable to arrange your finances and, if required, have a mortgage agreed in principle. This will confirm how much money you will have to fund the purchase, which will ultimately influence your property search. We would be delighted to recommend our in house independent brokers.

    Step 1

  • finding a property

      The first step to finding the right property is to register with alexandra park by calling, or visiting one of our offices, where you can discuss your property requirements with one of our agents. Once we have a clear understanding of your requirements you will receive a selection of properties that match your criteria. Our agents can also keep you constantly up-to-date via email when the latest properties become available.

    Step 2

  • viewings

      Viewings are accompanied with a alexandra park trained member of staff to ensure you're provided with the details of the property and the local area

    Step 3

  • making an offer

      Once you have identified a suitable property we will request you to speak with our in house FS advisors (unless already done in step 1) before putting your offer forward to the seller. This will ensure we get as much information from you as possible to put your offer forward to our client in the best light at the possible.

    Step 4

  • offer agreed

    once your offer is accepted, e will do the following:

      Prepare a memorandum of sale

      Write to all parties to confirm agreed price

      Ask you to confirm your solicitors and mortgage broker’s details

     You will now need to instruct your solicitor to proceed with the conveyancing process and your mortgage broker to proceed with your application.

    Step 5

  • conveyancing

    As part of the conveyancing process your solicitor will do the following:

      Raise any enquiries on receipt of the draft contract from the seller's solicitor

      Request their own local searches

      Agree on a date for exchange of contracts

     We will assist your solicitor and negotiate throughout the process, keeping you informed every step of the way.

    Step 6

  • survey and mortgage offer

      A survey of the property will be booked by a surveyor on behalf of the mortgage lender to identify any structural problems and advise on the property's value.

      After the mortgage valuation report is received, a formal mortgage offer will be sent to you and your solicitor who you will need to sign before it is returned.

    Step 7

  • exchange of contracts

      Exchange of contracts occurs when all enquiries have been confirmed and agreed.

      Once the contract has been signed by both parties the deposit (usually 10% of the purchase price) will be telegraphically transferred or paid in the form of a banker's draft from your solicitor to the seller's solicitor.

      The completion date is then set by mutual agreement.

    Step 8

  • completion

      completion is when the funds are transferred from your solicitor to the seller's solicitor's account. We will release the keys once the money has cleared in the seller's account.

      congratulations, you are now the legal owner of your new home!

    Step 9