Buying A Property With Homeworks

Buying a property is considered one of the most stressful tasks in life but, it should not be so. At Homeworks we have put together two guides to help you buy your home as smoothly as possible.

As Estate Agents, we understand your needs and understand your expectations when looking for that new home/property. We will help guide you through the process every step of the way.

If you are unsure of anything, just ask!

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Buying Process

We have created a Buying Process for you to view the stages of buying a property.

  • Register with Homeworks

    You can either register via our website, call us or just drop into our office in Dereham with your details.

  • Find A Property For Sale

    Go to to view properties in our database from this site.

  • Viewings

    Viewings can be arranged by appointment to suit you and the seller.

  • Making your offer

    Once you've found a suitable property, Homeworks will put your offer forward to the seller, both verbally and writing. Any offer is "subject to contract''.

  • Legal

    A solicitor or qualified conveyancer will be required to handle the legal paperwork.

  • Sale Agreed

    When the offer is accepted, you will need to instruct your solicitor to process the stages of the purchase. If you have already arranged your mortgage, the broker will need to be notified to start processing this too.

  • Draft Contract

    The seller's solicitor will prepare this and send it to your solicitor, who will make the necessary enquiries and make a Land Registry search.

  • Local authority searches

    This process will raise any issues regarding the property, it's immediate neighbours and local future plans.

  • Survey

    The purpose of the survey is to identify any structural problems and advise on the property's value.

  • Contract approval

    Your solicitor prepares this for approval once all enquiries have been completed with bodies such as the Land Registry.

  • Mortgage

    Where applicable is now confirmed so that the purchase can move to exchange of contracts.

  • Exchange of contracts

    A completion date is set. You and the seller sign the contracts. A 10% deposit is then transferred to the sellers solicitor.

  • Completion

    The completion date is set for the near future and on a day when all final monies can be transferred to the sellers solicitor.

Buyers Checklist

We have created a Buyers Checklist which may help you find your ideal property listing & other key information. This is free to safely download as a PDF in the link below.

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