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Buying Guide

Why Buy Through April?

Whether you are a first time buyer or an experienced investor we understand the need for knowledgeable agents, with years of experience in the London property market we can offer you the best insight and knowledge into the on goings of the market. With our wide range of properties we will be certain to help you find the right property and make the best decision.

Our professional agents will guide you through the buying process and will be with you every step of the way through regular updates until the handover of keys.

Steps of buying:

Step 1: Finances

The first step to finding your ideal property is to know you budget. You can do this by speaking with your bank or with a broker. You will then need to obtain an agreement in principle which is usually valid for up to six months.

Step 2: Viewings

At April we aim to make the viewing process as easy and comfortable for you. Viewings are conducted up until 8:00 pm on weekdays and 5:00pm on Saturdays, so you can be sure to find a viewing slot that is most convenient for you. All viewings will be conducted by a member of the April team is well familiar with the property and is able to assist with any queries you may have.

Step 3: Offers

Once you have found your property, you will put in an offer, whereby we will keep you updated if your offer has been accepted or rejected and what are necessary next steps are to securing your property.

Step 4: Under offer

Once you are under offer you will be given a period of time to arrange any surveys you require and instruct your solicitors.

Step 5: Conveyancing

At April we understand the importance of having a reliable and smooth legal process. Hence we will do everything possible to work with your conveyancers to achieve this.

Step 6: Exchange

On exchange of contracts, you will be required to pay a deposit (usually 10% from the purchase price) to the Seller though their solicitors. If you are buying a Freehold property, you will also be required to insure the building.

Step 7: Completion

On completion day, your bank will send the mortgage advance to your solicitors and they will in turn transfer the funds to the Seller’s solicitor’s account. Once the latter receives the funds, they will get in touch with your solicitors, usually by telephoning them, and they date a document called a transfer deed. Thereafter, the seller releases the keys.

Step 8: Collect keys

Once the seller releases the key, you can collect them from our office.

Congratulations on your new acquisition!

Call us today on 020 8257 2100 or Click here to arrange a call back.