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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!

Reviews

Due to covid and other delays (not Castle's fault!) it took quite a while to sell my property, but throughout…

Enfield Office

5

Bruno at Castles was very helpful and diligent throughout the entire process of buying a house. Thank you so much!

Tottenham Office

5

Daniel and Tom helped us immeasurably as we sold and bought properties, with Castles as our estate agents. They are…

Waltham Abbey Office

5

Like to say a thank you to Stewart & gentian for selling my two flats it was a rollercoaster of…

Edmonton Office

5

We had the privilege of using Tom to support with the purchase of our 1st home and had the luck…

Waltham Abbey Office

5

Castle's estate agents have provided an excellent service credit goes to Tom Reynolds who has been a star. Very efficient…

Waltham Abbey Office

5

The whole team were very helpful and it was easy to contact them. They helped me with completing forms and…

Enfield Office

5

I recently visited a lot of letting agents recently as i was searching for a property to rent and was…

Edmonton Office

5

My partner and I just bought our flat through Castles Enfield, and it was a very positive experience. Franco really…

Enfield Office

5

I would just like to say that the service that we received from Colin was above and beyond. I can…

Crouch End Office

5

We very much enjoyed our experience with Castles, and specifically with Max. He was super amenable and responsive, and helped…

Hackney Office

5

Abraham Rawat of Castles stepped into the breach in a difficult situation I found myself in. Things were looking desperate…

Crouch End Office

5

Abraham at Castles is basically part of the family now. Having moved a number of times and at difficult times,…

Crouch End Office

5

Very professional but friendly approach. No hard sell, just genuine and helpful information.

Enfield Office

5

I bought the property through Castles and was so pleased with the care and attention I received as a purchaser…

Tottenham Office

5