Buying

What happens when you’ve had an offer accepted on a property? This is your quick guide to who does what and when.

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With you all the way to completion

There’s a lot going on when you’re buying a property. It’s our mission to make the whole process as personal, simple and stress-free as possible. We’ll be with you each step of the way until your sale is completed. If you have any questions or concerns at all at any stage, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with your Alexander & Co team.

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Appointing a solicitor or conveyancer

We advise appointing a solicitor or conveyancer as early in the process as possible. By appointing a solicitor and confirming instructions promptly, you can make sure things like proof of identity have been taken care of, meaning there’s less for you to think about further down the line. It will allow you to be 'legally prepared' and this could save you up to two weeks once a sale is agreed. We’re on hand to recommend good quality, proven solicitors or conveyancers if you need us to.

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Finances & cover

Your Alexander & Co team can recommend advice through our own Financial Services business ahead of your sale being agreed, should you need it. As part of the Mortgage Advice Bureau network, we can provide you with expert mortgage advice and access to over 12,000 mortgages from more than 90 lenders. We’re also on hand to help you get the life cover you need to help protect your loved ones.

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Buying your next home in 8 simple steps

  • Step 1: Calculate your budget

    Working alongside an experienced mortgage advisor helps you organise your finances and determine your budget. Speak to one of our expert mortgage advisors today.

  • Step 2: Find a property

    Register with your local branch and set up property alerts to hear when a suitable property comes on the market.

  • Step 3: View the properties you like

    Book appointments to view properties in person.

  • Step 4: Instruct your conveyancer

    Your conveyancer will oversee legal work involved in buying a house – we can help you find one.

  • Step 5: Make an offer

    When you’ve found your ideal home, consider the competition between buyers, and make the most appropriate offer.

  • Step 6: Arrange a survey

    Mortgage lenders will insist on a mortgage valuation, but we also suggest a survey from a RICS surveyor, so you know what you are buying.

  • Step 7: Settle your mortgage arrangements

    Check your mortgage offer carefully and arrange building and life insurance to cover the loan if needed.

  • Step 8: Exchange and complete

    You’re legally bound to finalise the purchase after you exchange contracts. Organise a completion date for the property, and get ready to move!

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