Process of London Property Buying

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If you are unfamiliar with buying in London, here is our quick guide to show you the way.

Register with us

Once you register with us, your dedicated Kay & Co property negotiator will send you property details based on your specific brief. These will include properties that are openly on the market and those which are not. Your property negotiator will be available to answer any questions you may have prior to viewing so that you make the most of your available time.

View the properties we find you

We will take you to view all of the properties that you feel might be suitable at a time that is convenient to you. Our offices are open Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm and Saturday’s 10am to 2pm. Appointments outside of these hours are also possible with prior notice.

Time to make an offer

When you find a suitable property we will guide you through making an offer. We can advise on similar sales that have taken place so that you have confidence that you are paying a fair market price. We always recommend that you have your finance in place prior to making an offer as this can have a significant bearing on the speed of a transaction. In a competitive market time is often of the essence.

Exchange Contacts

Once your offer is accepted you will need to instruct a reputable solicitor. If you do not have one you have worked with before, we are happy to make a recommendation. The lawyer will carry out local searches and look through all the legal paperwork for you. In the meantime you may organise a survey and your bank may wish to carry out a valuation of the property. We continually monitor the progress of your transaction ensuring that everything runs smoothly from start to finish.

Move in to your new home

Once your solicitor is satisfied that everything is in order and your bank has provided a written mortgage offer (if applicable) then you will be able to exchange contracts. At this point you will pay a deposit which is usually 10% of the purchase price and the sale becomes legally binding on both buyer and seller. At this point a date for completion of the sale (when you get the keys) is agreed. This can vary from days to months but it is standard practice for it to be 28 days following exchange of contracts.

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