The best way to find a reliable removal company is through personal recommendation – ask your friends, estate agent or solicitor. If you use a British Association of Removers (BAR) member you will benefit from some extra protection, as they will take up any complaint on your behalf.
Once you’ve found your home and had an offer accepted, the next thing you must do is arrange a survey. There are three types of survey, and Anthony Flint Estate Agents can arrange one for you (View our services). A survey will help avoid any unwanted surprises, so spend as much as you can for the best survey.
We all like to haggle, but if you find your ideal home and it seems well priced, consider offering the full asking price. You’ll be taken seriously, there won’t be any time-wasting, and it will reduce the chances of another party stepping in or gazumping you.
View properties as soon as possible. Make time in a lunch break or view at weekends if you can’t go in the week. Don’t be frightened to make repeated viewings or to bring tradesmen with you if you need opinions on condition or any works that may need doing.