Step five: Due diligence
Once you have made your offer, you will usually have between 30 and 60 days to ensure all is correct and in place before you move ahead with the purchase. It's always important to make sure that you have your trusted solicitor arrange a survey and building inspections on your property. Should any issues then be found, you will be able to pull out without incurring any financial damages. Providing all that is found is satisfactory to you, at this point, you will be able to move ahead with your purchase and move ahead to sign the deeds for your property.
Step six: Deposit
Once all of the above has been completed and you are happy to move ahead, you will sign the contract. This will confirm the date you expect to complete on the property, and it is at this point that you will need to pay the deposit for your new home.