Buying London Property with Currell

Here at Currell Estate Agents, we make the often complicated process of buying a London property as easy and as seamless as possible. Take a look at our step-by-step guide.

Why buy property with Currell? 

With Currell you get:

  • Local knowledge – most of our staff live locally and will tell you everything you need to know about the area
  • Choice – with five offices plus a New Homes department you get access to the best properties on the market
  • Peace of mind – our experienced staff will guide you through your purchase from start to finish

12-step guide to buying your new home

If you've been through the process you know that buying a London property is not easy. Even if you have done it before, it is useful to have a checklist to hand to see what stage you are at.

This is our 12-step guide to buying your new home:

  1. Work out your budget - this will depend on how much cash you have available to put into the property and how much you can borrow (if you are getting a mortgage). It is worth speaking to a mortgage broker at this stage so you can get a ‘mortgage offer in principle’. This will allow you to move quickly once you find something to buy.
  2. Set your criteria - are you after a flat or a house, how many bedrooms do you want, is a garden or balcony a necessity?
  3. Choose the area you want to live in - view properties through Currell and find one you like.
  4. Make an offer through Currell and have it accepted.
  5. Finalise your mortgage (if you need one).
  6. Arrange a survey to check the condition of the property
  7. Instruct a solicitor to do all the paperwork - this can sometimes take a few days as they will need to do Money Laundering checks on you. You can save time by instructing your solicitor before your offer has been accepted. It will also help if you have your Money Laundering documents ready – passport or driving licence, and a utility bill or bank statement not more than six months’ old.  
  8. Exchange contracts
  9. Pay your deposit
  10. Book removers or hire a van
  11. Legal completion - the property is now yours
  12. Move in!

What should you do now?

The first step is to register with us by calling, or pop in to one of our sales offices. When you register, we will find out from you what sort of London property you are looking for and what your budget is. We will then arrange for you to view any avialabe properties.

If you want to make an offer to buy a property you have seen, we will put it forward to the seller. Once a sale is agreed, we can help you find a solicitor and mortgage adviser. We will keep in touch with you throughout the whole process until the home is yours and you can move in. 

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