Needless to say, buying a property is an exciting period in anybody’s life. If you are currently at this stage, you will have a lot to think about, and if you have never bought a property before you may be a bit confused and overwhelmed by the whole process. But don’t panic, as we have put together this easy guide with all of the most important details you need to know about.
First things first, you, of course, need to get your finances in order. Read up on when to open a new credit card account, what your credit score should be, how much money you need, whether you can secure a mortgage and so on.
Now, begin the house hunting process. You will no doubt have a list of requirements regarding what you want from your property, but it also imperative to ensure you choose a company with care. For instance, if you are interested in heritage developments, you will need a heritage developer specifically, and you will need to look for a company with a considerable amount of experience and a good reputation in the industry.
Of course, you will need to go on a few viewings, and if you are opting for a new development or any renovations, you will need to view the drawings. If you find something you have fallen in love with, you will need to reserve the property, which will require a fee. More often than not, this fee will be part of your deposit, and, therefore, when it comes to paying the deposit it will be deducted from the full amount.
After this, the process of completing everything will begin, and you are advised to seek legal assistance so that everything is handled above board. If you use the services of a solicitor, they will make sure you understand everything that is involved in the process, and they will also ensure the transition is a smooth one without any complexities are issues.
Your legal advisor will also be able to give you advice so you can get the most from the move. They will draw up the contracts for exchange too. You may also need help with funding, such as a mortgage, and this will be handled during this stage as well. Once your reservation has been approved, you will then need to apply for a mortgage or any loans, if necessary, as you will need approval before you can continue with the process.
After this, you’re almost at the finishing line. The contracts need to be exchanged, and this is when your deposit will be required. After this has been done, the moving dates will be arranged, and you will then need to sort out everything else that comes with moving into a new property, such as the services of a removal company and alike. It is vital to factor in the cost of removal services and legal advice when budgeting for your entire move.
Hopefully, you now have a better understanding of the general process that is entailed when moving to a new property. This doesn’t have to be a complex procedure, so long as you handle everything correctly and have quality legal assistance.