How To Buy
A simple step by step guide
TIP Don’t try to view too many properties in one day
An estate agent will require proof of your identity and full details of your financial arrangements, in particular the source of any cash used in whole or part (e.g. Deposit) of the purchase.
If your offer is accepted, subject to contract:
TIP Some reports are free, others will be charged for, especially gas/plumbing and electrics.
TIP If you have holidays booked, or if you are going away for any reason let your legal representative and the agents know the dates in advance. If possible provide both with contact numbers or an e mail address.
A free home moving checklist is available from Lucas Estate Agents
TIP Free change of address service at www.iammoving.com
TIP You can only have the keys when the sellers legal representative has received all of the purchase monies which can be anytime on completion day depending on the length of the chain.
TIP Check meter readings
Don’t worry about what is involved in buying. Lucas Estate Agents are with you every step of the way. You can let our experience guide you and simplify the whole process.
For your own peace of mind change the locks and alarm code (if installed). Check other security arrangements (window locks, door bolts etc). Join any organised neighbourhood watch scheme immediately. neighbourhood watch
More Helpful Tips for Buyers
Lawyers will not accept cash. The only way to be absolutely sure that the money is immediately available for use by your legal representative is to provide them with a bankers draft or have money TT’d (telegraphically transferred). We cannot emphasise too much that the monies used for the deposit to enable exchange of contracts must be given to your legal representative in good time.
Our office is open by appointment. For your safety and that of our colleagues, where possible please contact us by phone or e-mail. We are conducting viewings and valuations under Covid protocols where this is allowed. We are selling, letting and offering a full range of services. Our office is temporarily working slightly reduced hours: Monday to Saturday 9 - 5 You can email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org Stay safe and we look forward to speaking with you soon.