Home Buyers Guide includes the following sections.
The Buying Process: A Step-by-Step Guide; Note: Before You Begin...
Work Out How Much You Can Afford
Introduction; Calculating Your Price Range; How Much Should You Borrow?; The One-Off Costs
Choose Your Home
Introduction; The Neighbourhood; The House; Viewing the Property; Leasehold or Freehold; Registered or Unregistered Property; Buying at Auction Introduction; Buying at Auction Step by Step Guide; Buying at Auction Pitfalls
- Making An Offer & Negotiating
Pre-Offer Checklist; How Much Should I Offer?; Negotiating Tips; Negotiating in a House Price Slump; Negotiating in a House Price Boom; The Offer
- Valuation & Surveys
Is a Survey Really Necessary?; Survey & Valuation Types; Basic Valuation; Homebuyer's Report; Building Survey (Structural Survey); How Do I Find A Surveyor?
What Is Conveyancing?; Who Does the Conveyancing?; DIY Conveyancing: Pros & Cons; How Do I Choose a Solicitor or Conveyancer?; What Does the Conveyancing Process Actually Involve?; Stage One; Stage Two; Stage Three
- Insurance & Other Legal Matters
Introduction; Buildings Insurance; Contents Insurance; Which Insurance Policy?; Protection In The Case Of Unemployment Or Illness; Life Insurance; Removals Insurance; Legal Protection Insurance; Wills & Inheritance Tax
Gazumping And Other Problems
What Is Gazumping?; How Can I Avoid Being Gazumped?; Other Potential Problems To Look Out For
- Making Complaints
Introduction; What If I Am Not Satisfied With My Estate Agent; Surveyor; Solicitor; Conveyancer?
- Useful Contacts
Addresses, telephone numbers and websites for the professional and trade bodies
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