Thinking of buying a property?

Buying a home can be one of the biggest commitments you will make in life so you need to make sure that everything is done correctly and smoothly.

We strive towards delivering a top class service which we believe is second to none. When buying a new home, we offer help and assistance with all aspects of the process and aim to deliver the service that every home owner desires.

Please feel free to call us so we discuss your requirements but below are some basic tips to help prepare towards buying your new home.  Rest assured that we are always here to help you and are only a phone call away.

1. Finances

Get your finances organised on time and bear in mind all the additional costs of buying a house: 

  • Mortgage arrangement fee
  • Mortgage indemnity fee
  • Lender's valuation fee
  • Conveyancing
  • Land Registry fee
  • Surveys
  • Stamp duty land tax
  • Removals (unwanted things on the property)
  • Contingency fund (there are always unexpected costs along the way)
  • Building and contents insurance

2. Property finding

When looking for properties don"t be shy and ask questions.

You may be looking to ask: 

  • Where are the local transport links?
  • How far are the local parks?
  • Where are the closest shops?
  • When was the property previously sold?
  • What is the council tax band of the property?
  • Does the property have; double glazing, modernised insulation, fully fitted central heating etc?
  • How long is left on the lease?
  • How much is the service charge and ground rent if any?

3. Offers

Don't delay in making any offers; in today's market you could lose your potential house in the blink of an eye. Don't be surprised if your first offer is rejected, property buying is all about negotiation.

4. Agents & Solicitors

Get yourself a good and efficient solicitor to make sure the sale process goes smoothly throughout the entire sale. Keep in touch with your agents and solicitors to get continuous updates from them. 

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With many years property experience and specific London knowledge, Sherwoods International Property would be happy to provide you with a realistic valuation of your property. Contact us today to discover your property value.


What Our Customers Say...

With years of experience, we have met many people who we have let and sold property for, here is what a few of them have to say about the service they have received from Sherwoods International Property.

Excellent service from Sherwoods International Property, from start to finish. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to sell their home in the future.

R. Morgan, Seller

Kept me informed during every process, very professional, couldn't have asked for more. Will defo be using again.

L. Hart, Seller

As a landlord, it's important I have a reliable agent that knows what they're doing, Sherwoods International Property ticks all the boxes.

S. Hussain, Landlord

An excellent level of service at all times, wouldn't hesitate to use again. Helpful, knowledgeable and professional.

C. Taylor, Seller

When selling our house with Sherwoods International Property, we found them to be very friendly and helpful, would definitely use again.

R. Kinsey,Seller

Always on hand to offer help and advice. Found us the perfect place for our family to rent. Great service at all times.

C. Harwood, Tenant

Our elderly mother was looking to move to a more suitable property, we approached Sherwoods for a valuation, instructed them and the property was sold within a couple of weeks. Awesome...

R. Franklin, Seller

After using other agents to let my property, I wanted a change. Someone recommended Sherwoods International Property to me and I'm so glad they did. A truly knowledgeable company, glad I switched.

A. Alexander, Landlord