Buying with Us
Before you start the buying process, you need to establish whether you can borrow
the amount you need from a mortgage lender, in addition to your deposit, unless
of course you are fortunate to be a cash buyer.
Please note that the buying process may include the following expenses:
- Sale of your current property
- Stamp duty
- Mortgage lender arrangement fee
- Solicitor's fees
- Surveyor's fees
- Moving Costs
The Right Property from Us
When your mortgage has been approved in principle, we suggest that you register
your details with JAC Strattons and provide us with full details of your requirements.
It is important to clarify which areas you would be prepared to compromise on, in
order for your sales consultant to source the maximum number of suitable properties
that meet your criteria.
Your local consultant will arrange viewings to suit you and will give their professional
opinion after each viewing regarding the suitability of the property for your needs
and future resale prospects. Please ensure that you check any additional costs which
may be involved in owning the property, such as service charges and ground rent
for leasehold properties. Our consultants can explain these to you further.
Once you have found a property to suit you, JAC Strattons will advise you on making
an appropriate offer and will negotiate between you and the seller to agree the
price. Thereafter JAC Strattons will continue to assist you following the acceptance
of an offer by the seller.
Once an offer has been accepted, a solicitor must be appointed to handle the purchase.
You will also need to arrange a survey of the property. JAC Strattons can help you
with this by recommending reputable legal representatives and chartered surveyors.
Provided the survey and all the legal documentation of the property are satisfactory,
you will be required to pay a deposit (usually between 5-10% of the purchase price)
and a completion date will be set and agreed by all parties. Contracts can then
be exchanged with completion due on the agreed date. Congratulations, then the property
is legally yours.
More Help from Us
If you are looking for a buy to let investment property, then our sales and lettings
teams can advise you on everything from rental yields to ensuring there are no void
rental periods. In addition, our in-house design team, JAC Interex, can provide
you with full design and refurbishment services.
Why Use Us To Buy Your Home?
Our multi-lingual teams of experienced professional consultants are renowned for
their ability to provide you with exactly what you are looking for. Not only are
our sales staff equipped with extensive knowledge of estate agency and their local
markets, they have also been carefully selected for their ability to provide the
highest quality of service to you.
The Personal Touch
At JAC Strattons we know that buying a property can be one of the biggest decisions
you make in life. We therefore recognise the value of the personal service. Throughout
the buying process, you will have your own dedicated consultant who will do their
best to fully understand your needs and strive to find the best property for you.
JAC Strattons guarantees that your consultant will maintain a good level of communication
with you and will keep you in touch at every stage of the buying process
From our extensive database of properties we ensure that at any one time there are
many options to choose from that meet your buying criteria, including detached and
semi-detached homes, town and terraced houses, cottages, bungalows, flats, maisonettes,
lofts and penthouse apartments. With branches currently in Notting Hill Gate, Victoria
& Pimlico, Regents Park, Golders Green, Finchley Central and Ealing, JAC Strattons
have offices in many of London's prime suburban and central property locations.
JAC Strattons offers additional comprehensive services to fulfil any further needs
you may have in relation to your new property purchase including:
- JAC Interex in-house designers offering property design and refurbishment services
- JAC Lettings providing lettings and property management services for buy to let
Top Buying Tips
When looking to buy a property, you may like to bear in mind the following points;
- Set a realistic budget to avoid disappointment.
- Get an agreement in principle from a mortgate lender.
- Have a clear idea on the type of property you wish to buy including number of rooms,
size, location, amenities and transport links etc. Whilst it can pay to be flexible,
if we are aware of your specific criteria and needs we will only show you the most
- Develop a close relationship with your consultant. The more feedback you give, the
easier it is for us to understand and meet your needs.
- When you find a property that feels right, listen to your instincts.