Buy


Buying a new home should be an exciting time but the search for that perfect property can quickly become both stressful and extremely time consuming. Our aim is to manage your search for you relieving you of stress and giving you back that valuable time. 

How do we do this?

By taking the time to listen to you and your requirements. Furnished with all the details necessary we will search and find you that perfect property.

How do we do that?

By taking a proactive approach, we use our extensive network of property contacts and when potential properties are due to go on the market we will inform you immediately, giving you the opportunity to be first through the door.

How much does this service cost?

Nothing. 

How do you apply for this service?

For the more personal touch simply call us on 0208 504 2440 or sales@william-rose.com If you prefer, fill out the form below and by ticking the consent box we will add you to our property matching database.

How are we qualified to provide this service?

Being professional with a friendly approach has been very successful for us but you also need to know that we are fully qualified members of the bodies below:

  • The National Association of Estate Agents
  • The Property Ombudsman
  • The Association of Residential Lettings Agents

All of the above have strict guidelines that we follow. 

How else can we help you?

We have a large network of mortgage advisors, solicitors and surveyors who provide the high standard of service that we expect and you deserve. 

Buying Guide

Arranging your finances

In the thrill of looking for that perfect property it’s very easy to get carried away and start viewing properties which could be out of your price range. It’s worthwhile speaking to a mortgage advisor initially to check how much you can afford.  

Top tip: Obtain a mortgage in principle from a broker, it will give you a head start in front of any other potential buyers.

Registering with william rose

Once registered with us you will receive regular updates with suitable properties coming on to the market. So easy, simply give us a call on 0208 504 2440 or register your details below. 

Don’t just rely on property alerts from the various portal, register with us. We have the personal touch and may have just come back from you dream home.  

Viewing – exciting times!

When you receive a property, or properties, that you like the look of it’s time to view. We offer personal accompanied viewings which means we can advise and answer all of your questions on the spot. With years of local knowledge and a likeness to chat ask away! We know your busy lifestyles can make it hard to view during working hours so we are very flexible on our viewing times – just give us a call. 

Top tip: Try to view in the daylight and give enough time to look at the local area and amenities. 

Making an offer – nerve wracking!

Before making an offer it is important to do your research beforehand and don’t forget to account for all the other fees involved such as your mortgage, stamp duty land tax, solicitors, surveyors and moving costs etc. Once we receive your offer we will contact the owner both verbally and in writing. 

Top tip: While there is no legal obligation at this stage it makes sense to list any special conditions that you wish to be tied in to your offer.

Offer accepted – great news!

Once your offer is accepted you need to instruct a solicitor/conveyancer furnished with their details we send a memorandum of sale out to all parties stipulating the agreement.

Top tip: Don’t compromise on the quality of your solicitor/conveyancer, it will make the whole process much smoother and easier for you. We can recommend a local solicitor with whom we have an excellent working relationship and will provide a quality service to you.

Survey, mortgage offer and conveyancing – boring BUT necessary!

Your solicitor will carry out all the legal work such as local searches, raising enquires and agreeing on an exchange of contracts date with the seller’s solicitor. In conjunction with the legal work your mortgage lender will need to carry out a survey/valuation, a report of which will be sent to your solicitor along with your mortgage offer.

Top tip: The survey/valuation is a vital condition of your mortgage so it’s important not to delay this stage of the process.

Exchange of contracts – nearly there! 

Once your solicitor has results to all his searches etc and received your mortgage offer it will be time for you and the seller to sign contacts. At this time you will need to transfer your deposit to your solicitor, usually 10% of the purchase price. Contracts won’t be exchanged until you have agreed a completion date with the seller.  

Top tip: It is worth mentioning to your solicitor a preferred completion date at the start of the process.  

Completion – congratulations!

On the day of completion your mortgage lender will transfer the outstanding balance to your solicitor who will then transfer, on the same day, monies owing to the seller’s solicitor. With a call from your solicitor confirming that all monetary transfers have gone through you are now the proud owner of your perfect property. We will also be informed so will have your keys ready for you. 

Top tip: Don’t forget to take meter readings and carry out a general check of your new property to ensure all is as you expected.