Buying a Property

Buying Property

Buying a property can be one of the biggest financial outlays in your lifetime, so think hard about what you can afford. You will need to consider the savings you currently have as well as the money going in and out on a monthly basis. It is a good idea to sit down and work out your in-comings and your outgoings, take time to make a note of all the things you spend money on throughout the year, and budget for what you can afford to borrow.

Finding the ideal property

Make a list of the most important things you would like in a property

Number of bedrooms/bathrooms

Gardens/off street parking

Location/town centre/schools.

Getting the most out of viewings

Use our property search to find out as much as you can about a property you like using the photographs, floor plans, online brochures and other information. As soon as you have found a property that is of interest to you, book a viewing. Our team will help you with any additional questions you may have at the viewing.

Negotiating and making an offer

Once you have found the right property for you, the next step is to make an offer. Before you make an offer you need to consider your situation. If you are a first time buyer or have no chain, you are in a potentially stronger position to make an offer and have it accepted than if you have a property to sell or have a long chain below you. A property with vacant possession is more likely to accept an offer than those with a long chain above them or with vendors who have not found a property yet. It is a good idea to tell us the maximum you are willing to pay for the property, this way we can negotiate on your behalf knowing the limits that we have.

Frequently asked questions

What areas do you cover?

Arron James’ main office is based in Hillingdon Village, covering the whole of the Hillingdon borough and surrounding areas including West Drayton, Uxbridge, Hillingdon, Hayes, Iver, Langley and Slough although we have successfully sold properties in Denham, Maidenhead, Watford, Stanmore and Wembley.

Where can I get advice on arranging a mortgage and Solicitors?

We currently have an arrangement with a specialist mortgage broker who can give you advice on all mortgages and various types of lending options. As an independent broker, he is able to search a wide variation of offers and work towards securing you the best deal available at the present time.

Solicitors are a vital part of your property journey and a smooth running is essential to any property purchase. When selecting your solicitor of choice, try reading through testimonials or recommendations for guidance. We do have our own recommended solicitor that we can introduce you to and they work on a ‘no sale, no fee’ basis. We have worked quite some time with these Solicitors and have a strong relationship with them therefore making your purchasing experience an easier one.