Step-by-Step Buyer’s Guide

Buying your first property can be daunting, but with the right help, your journey to finding the perfect home can be much simpler. At Square Space Property we take your needs seriously, spending time understanding your requirements and ensuring that any property we show you stands a good chance of being your future home.


Know your budget

Before anything else you should be familiar with how much you can spend. We recommend speaking with our expert mortgage broker whose details can be found below. As a first-time buyer, remember that the Help to Buy scheme is also open to you.

Once you have your agreement in principle (AIP) from a lender, you can begin your search. Reach out to us over the phone or via email and we’ll work together to find what you’re looking for. It’s important that we understand which areas you’re interested in, and what size accommodation would suit your lifestyle.


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Have a look around

Book your viewings and start searching for your ideal home. Our best advice is to shortlist no more than 7-9 properties to view across a couple of different areas. If you fall into the trap of considering too many properties, then you’re likely to struggle choosing and might miss out on a good deal.

You’ve found your ideal home, so now it’s time to negotiate the purchase price. You may find yourself competing with other buyers and stuck in a bidding war. Our advice is to decide upon a final offer (sometimes called a ‘Best & Final’), submit the bid, sit tight, and hope for the best. If you are buying with us, then fear not – we are always available to help put you at ease.


Submit an offer


The legal process

Congratulations! Your offer has been accepted. It’s time to instruct a solicitor and begin the formalities. We exclusively recommend The Partnership Limited – more information about them can be found below.

The timescale for this is generally between 9 and 11 weeks, but it can vary depending on both your own and the seller’s circumstances. Congratulations on your new home!


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See, it’s not as complicated as you might think.

Why not take the first steps towards property ownership today?

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