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Finding better homes

Finding better homes

Finding better homes

Finding better homes

Buying your next property with Lawlors

Matching people with property is not only our passion but something we take great delight in. It helps that we always have an excellent selection of available homes in Chigwell, Loughton, Woodford and surrounding areas.

We know that sometimes life being what it is that might not have that one special property you’re looking for but here's why we think you should look to buy with us.

We are always well prepared and will know a lot about the homes we are marketing when we meet you. Plus we can help you with a wealth of useful tips and advice about moving generally. We can also help you get prepared for the move both legally, with Lawlors Conveyancing, and financially by introducing you to Embrace Financial Services who can assist with your mortgage and associated protection requirements, and whose advisers can see you in our branches.

One more thing, there will always be homes we are preparing to market which are not yet available on this site. 

Buyers Guide

Getting started

Our top tip for buyers even before starting to look for property is to get clear on finances. If a mortgage is involved it's worth meeting with a financial adviser who can get a mortgage agreed in principle for you and discuss the costs of moving. 

Book a no-obligation free initial consultation with our expert mortgage partner Embrace Financial Services

Find out more about mortgages


Finding a property

Whilst there is a wealth of information available on popular property websites such as Rightmove and Zoopla, registering with us so that we understand your requirements and can advise you of new properties as soon as they are available is important too.


Making an offer

Once you have found your possible new home make an offer and we will put this forward to the owner in writing as well as verbally. The owner may require evidence of your ability to proceed with the transaction. Having a mortgage agreed in principle may help at this stage. 

The legal process

Once the offer is agreed we will prepare a notification of sale and write to all parties outlining the agreed price, special conditions and broad timescales. You will need to appoint a conveyancer, Lawlors can help you with this if you don't already have one in mind.

Find out more Lawlors Conveyancing

Sales progress

Open and honest communication between everyone at this stage is the key to a successful transaction so it's important to talk to us about any issues that may come up. We will allocate a dedicated sales progressor who will liaise with you and pass on any relevant information, please feel free to call them at anytime.

Exchange and completion

When the finances are available, all enquiries have been agreed and the contract has been signed we are ready to exchange. At this point a completion date is agreed and the buyer will put down a deposit which is normally 10%. On completion day the balance is transferred and you can come and pick up your keys.

Get financially prepared

Budget Planner

The Lawlors Budget Planner will help you to get an idea of how much disposable income you could have


Stamp Duty calculator

Find out how much Stamp Duty you will need to pay on your property purchase

Stamp Duty calculator

Property purchase costs calculator

Calculate the full costs of purchasing a property

Property purchase calculator