Most people begin their property search online, but if you want to get ahead of the crowd it is worth registering your requirements with your local Jackson-Stops’ office. We can then alert you to suitable properties before they are published on property websites to ensure you don’t miss out. A number of houses and flats are sold before appearing online, particularly where sellers want a low-key sale with little or no publicity.

Getting to know the key agents who are likely to be selling the type of property you are interested in can be hugely advantageous. Our branches are run by highly experienced people who have an in-depth knowledge of their areas, with experience they have amassed over many years and, in certain cases, decades. Our primary objective is to assist in finding you the right property.

Although you may begin looking in a specific price bracket and location, our experience shows us that many purchasers buy outside that initial search area. By speaking to us we can help you find the right property and possibly broaden your search without taking up more of your time. This is particularly true when it comes to a specific type, style or period of property.

The banking crisis in 2008 resulted in most of the high street banks and building societies tightening their lending criteria. You need to make sure your funding arrangements are up to date. For more unusual properties or if you are self-employed it may be necessary to approach a specialist lender. If you need help speak to us and we can put you in touch with independent private financial advisers who are used to helping clients and those looking to purchase houses that do not fit the new lending criteria.

If you are considering a leasehold property you would need to make sure you check whether the annual payments, in particular ground rent, could escalate in years to come. If you are thinking of buying a leasehold property in London, a National Trust property or perhaps one from the Crown Estate, and are concerned about the length of the lease, a member of our team who specialises in leasehold property may well be able to help.

At Jackson-Stops many of our buyers eventually become our sellers as they know we provide both buyer and seller with a level of service and expertise that takes away much of the stress from property buying and selling. For further help or advice please contact us.