First time buyer guide
Making an offer in England and Wales
If any of the following applies, be sure and let the agent know. It could make the difference between whether your offer or someone else's being accepted!
You have a pre-arranged mortgage offer
On the other hand, a seller who is in no hurry to move may be more prepared to hold out for a higher price.
If you viewed the property and loved it, it’s time to request the Home Report from the seller. A Home Report (which is provided free of charge to the buyer) contains three elements:
If you want to proceed after seeing the Home Report, it is usual to ask your solicitor to note your interest to the seller’s estate agent. Once this has been done your interest will be noted and you will be advised if a closing date is arranged.
If the seller accepts your offer, their solicitor will send a qualified acceptance letter to the buyer's solicitor.