Buyers Checklist

At Castles Estate Agency, we understand buying a property can be a life-changing decision. Our team of local London-based agents can guide you through the process of purchasing a home or rental with transparent, honest advice, and will ensure you are informed every step of the way.

Budget For The Right Property

Take the time to review your current financial situation to make sure you won’t be out of pocket once you’ve signed the dotted line. You can use our simple Mortgage Calculator to see what you’re likely to be able to afford. While it can be tempting to dream, it’s also important to be realistic about what you can afford to avoid disappointment.

Find The Right Mortgage Advisor And Legal Company

If you can, we recommend you find a mortgage broker to guide you through the process of obtaining a mortgage. Castles Estate Agency works closely with our preferred mortgage advisors, who will look at available lenders, rates and schemes to find the right solution for you.

It’s also important to find a trusted solicitor to handle the contracts. Before selecting your lawyer, make sure you’ve done your due diligence by researching as much as possible.

Learn About The Local Market

At Castles, our team pride ourselves on offering transparent, realistic advice to our diverse client base. Our job is to provide you with the right information about where you are choosing to buy, so don’t be afraid to ask the team detailed questions about the area, schools, transport links, favourite restaurants, current property prices (including lettings), and any other burning questions you have about your preferred neighbourhood.

Find A Property

Pop over to the Castles property page to see our current selection of available properties in your preferred area. It’s also important to widen your search to surrounding areas so you know exactly what’s on the market and at what price.

Register With One Of Our Team

At Castles, we love to meet new potential clients. Our team would love to meet you and show you some of the exceptional properties we currently have available. Firstly however, we will need your details. Simply fill out your details on our registration page and one of our friendly team will be in touch as soon as possible.

Carry Out Viewings

Once you’ve met one of our team, we can take you around your preferred area to view any properties of interest from our seven offices. Our experienced team can arrange multiple viewings in a day.

Once you’ve got your heart set on a property, make sure you visit it more than once to ensure it’s right for you. At Castles, we have an independent team of chartered surveyors who can meet with if you’d like any advice on your chosen home.

Make An Offer

One of the most important steps to becoming a homeowner is offering the right price. Make sure you do your research into the local market and remember not to go over your budget.

Manage The Purchase Process And Exchange

You’ll need to stick closely with your chosen agency and your solicitor to ensure all the paperwork is completed and returned in time for the key exchange. Make sure you have the deposit and paperwork ready to go on the day. Your legal company will be able to guide you through this process.

Organise Your Removalist And Move In

Once you have the keys to your new dream home, you can arrange to move in and transfer over all your utility bills. Don’t forget to change your address. You’ll want to let everyone know about your new abode!


Ben and the team were lovely in the purchase of my new home. So happy with it. Prompt in their…

Palmers Green Office


Stuart was efficient, knowledgeable and thorough throughout. He went over and above what was expected from an estate agent. Highly…

Edmonton Office

E Costello

Great experience, from the viewings up until the offers/sale process, communication was key especially as my parents are retired and…

Enfield Office

Silvio Vaccaro

From the outset Castles were brilliant to work with and after viewing houses with countless other estate agents we could…

Hackney Office


I wasn’t using castles directly, but they were the agent at the bottom of our chain. I got in touch…

Hackney Office

Poppy Jarrett

A massive thank you to Tom and Daniel for being absolutely brilliant. Very professional and supported us throughout the whole…

Waltham Abbey Office

Gul Tin

Really good service. Sold a flat with Castles and the support was outstanding. Strongly recommend!

Enfield Office

Pixie Pebbles

I’ve dealt with many estate agents over the years, however Castles (Hertford Road) stand out from the rest, and in…

Enfield Office


I was very happy with the service provided by Castle Estate Agents. My Sale was somewhat problematic and Josh was…

Hackney Office

Red 263

Outstanding customer service.James and the team were absolutely amazing in helping us sell our property. They really did go over…

Palmers Green Office


I found working with Castles on my purchase really straight forward. Daniel and Tom were upfront, communicative, responsive and professional…

Waltham Abbey Office

Lucy-Anne Wartnaby

Working with David and Max was a pleasure: it was clear they knew the area and the market, had a…

Hackney Office


Very professional and helpful service! Just moved into my dream flat thanks to these guys. Jay is very experienced and…

Palmers Green Office

Guven Kemal

Castles estate agent Oliver has helped me move into my new studio & his service and professionalism towards me was…

Edmonton Office


Abraham was a total pleasure to deal with from start to finish with our house purchase. He was straightforward, reliable…

Crouch End Office

Emma Simmonds