Buying Process

Buying Process

Register with Cameo Properties
The first step is to register with us either by calling us on 01322555412 where you can discuss with our experienced agents about the type of the property you are looking for and helping you to find your ideal home..
 
The search begins
With a clear picture of your requirements in a mind, we will search for the properties that match your criteria and keep you informed.
In order to secure a property, we recommend an early viewing.
 
Mortgage
We advise you to get a mortgage agreed in principle as early as possible, as this will make up your mortgage application quicker. Our recommended broker, Clifford Clegg Private Clients Ltd based in the Docklands, London, has access to every mortgage in the market provide advice and quotation absolutely free.
 
Viewings
We're open at times to suit you, convenient for viewing after work and at weekends.
Viewings can be conducted by appointment between 9am - 8pm Monday to Friday and 9am - 5pm on Saturdays.
Appointments can be booked 8am - 8pm, 7 days a week.
 
Making an offer
When youíve found a best property, then itís a time to make an offer .we will make an offer on belhaf of you to seller-verbally and written, setting some ground rules that will help you in your negotiations .Any offer is subject to a contract being signed. There are no legal obligations on either side until the contract is signed.
 
Legal
Buying and selling process is always carried out with the help of solicitor who handle the legal paperwork involved (conveyance). It is advisable to use a solicitor who is experienced  and specialise in dealing with the property buying process. Cameo Properties recommend Singhania & Co, London who have extensive experience of all types of property transaction and understand the need to progress all transaction efficiently and speedily.
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Sale agreed
Once your offer is accepted, you will need to instruct your solicitor to proceed immediately. At this stage always ensure that exchange and completion dates are agreed. This is also the time to instruct your mortgage broker to proceed with your mortgage application and make arrangements for a survey.
 
Draft Contract
This is drawn up by the seller's solicitor and sent to your solicitor, who will raise some preliminary enquiries and make a Land Registry search.
 
Local Authority Search
Your solicitor will submit a local authority search to the local borough council. This will reveal, for example, planning consents granted for the property and any local issues.
 
Survey
A survey is carried out on the property by a surveyor on behalf of the mortgage lender to identify any structural problems and advise on the property's value.
 
Contract approval
Once results of the local search and answers to the preliminary enquiries are received, the draft contract is approved by your solicitor providing there are no further enquiries.
 
Formal mortgage offer
This document will be sent to your solicitor for you to sign. Once signed and returned your mortgage is in place and you are ready to exchange contracts..
 
Exchange of contracts
The contract is signed by you and the seller. The deposit (usually 10% of the purchase price) is telegraphically transferred or paid by the buyer's solicitor in the form of a banker's draft. The completion date is set..
 
Completion
This is generally set a few days to a few weeks after exchange of contracts, depending on each parties' personal requirements. Residual monies (usually 90%) are now transferred from your solicitor to the seller's solicitor's account.
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Congratulations, you are now the legal owner of your new home!