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Alongside our standard estate agency services, we also offer a property search service for London buyers. Prime London Property sells fast. So if you are not familiar with the nuances of this fast moving market and/or do not have the time to conduct your own search and negotiations, we are here to help you.

Whether you are looking for your next home, a London base, a rental home, a commercial property to let or a residential or commercial investment our experienced Property Search team have extensive contacts with niche and larger developers, other established agents and private sellers across London.

In some cases we may be able to offer you ‘off market properties’ before they are widely available. As we are retained by you the buyer our advice is fully impartial and complete confidentiality is assured.

Steps Involved

Below is a brief guide of the steps involved during the process where we assist you in your purchase or rental of a property in the London.

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Consultation Meeting

We first conduct a detailed meeting with you to discuss your specific property requirements (area, size, type, condition, budget and any other important factors).

Agreeing Terms

We then agree our terms with you in writing and then get to work to find your ideal London property whilst keeping you updated on our progress at the timescales agreed.

Shortlisting Properties

Within our agreed timeframe, we will send you a shortlist of properties across London that we feel may suit your requirements. This shortlist will contain for each property the price data and trends for the area for similar properties sold or let, other local area information, rental yields (where applicable) and our advice on the pros and cons of each property.

Arranging a Tour

Once you have informed us which properties you would like more detail on or would like to view, we will then arrange a 1 or 2 day tour of your chosen properties (or alternatively send you comprehensive video tours if required).

Negotiating a Purchase or Rental

Once you have made your decision on the purchase or rental of a specific property we will agree our negotiating strategy with you and then commence the negotiating process of the price and the terms of the contract to the mutual benefit of both parties. Ultimately our aim is to convince the seller or his agent of your merits as a serious buyer or tenant who can move quickly - in our aim of securing the property for you at the best possible price.

Sale or Let Progressing

Once a sale or let is fully agreed between both parties we will regularly chase the respective solicitors or chase up the referencing process (for lettings) to conclude the transaction quickly to avoid the risk of a fall through.

Completion & Additional Work

Upon completion of your purchase or rental, we will email all relevant paperwork to you and arrange to pick up the keys on your behalf. Congratulations.

Our Range of Search Services

Our property search service covers the following key areas as shown below. If you would like to enquire about any of our property search services please feel free to call us on 0207 275 8000 or register with us.

Home Buying Search Service

We understand that buying a home as opposed to an investment are very different in many ways. To this end we place great emphasis on understanding the many important individual lifestyle factors specific to you which will ultimately determine your choice of a home. This detailed analysis will save you a lot of time and money.

Investment Search Service

We understand the real values of residential and commercial property investments across London. We are thus well placed to help you find the right residential or commercial investment property that will yield results in terms of regular income and capital appreciation upon exit.

We will provide you with an appraisal of likely rental prices, current and projected rental yields and projected re-sale prices for each property we send to you on the shortlist. This will save you time and also help you avoid making the wrong purchase.

Upon completion of your purchase our Commercial Letting Service or our Residential Letting Service will be well placed to secure professional and well vetted tenants for your new investment.

International Clients Service

London has long been seen as a desirable place internationally to invest in property. This is due to a number of factors to include:

  • The stable political and legal framework of the UK
  • The geographical and geopolitical location
  • The dynamic local economy
  • The high demand for rental and resale properties from a growing population
  • The financial and banking markets
  • The many historical connections the UK has with other countries
  • The many social activities on offer

Courtneys acts for overseas clients who are looking for a property in London. Whether it will be your prime residence, your temporary London base, a property for your extended family or simply an investment purchase, we can help you navigate through the complex and fast paced London property market.

Overseas clients are faced with many challenges when purchasing a property in the UK. These can range from lack of market knowledge, lack of time and the various important legal, financial and tax implications to consider when purchasing or upon the resale of your property. We are here to help you navigate safely through the buying process and we can also put you in touch with experts in the field of law, banking & finance and tax.

We have a growing database of overseas clients from Asia, The Middle East, Africa and Russia whom we have recently successfully represented in the purchase of a London home or investment. We would also like to extend our expertise and knowledge of the London market to assist you in your property purchase, wherever you are in the world.

Commercial Lettings Search Service

As your business grows you may be looking for new or additional premises within London. If you are too busy working on your business to set aside the time to search for your next premises we can help. Our proactive team will make contact with numerous commercial agents and directly with landlords across London on your behalf.

Once an ideal property is found we will manage some or all of the process (as agreed with you) from negotiating terms to organising your references, obtaining quotes for work, obtaining a change of use (if required) and following through to legal completion.

Rental Search Service

As an international city in demand, rental properties in prime areas of London get snapped up very quickly. Whether you are looking for a standard 12 month agreement or a short term let to suit your working time in London, our knowledge of the rental market, letting legislation and the referencing process will be invaluable in helping you find your ideal rental home. (Minimum rental prices apply for this service).

Additional Services

Upon completion of your purchase or moving into your rental property, you may require additional property services ranging from a full refurbishment to minor redecoration, furnishing, cleaning, plumbing, electrical, gardening or many other improvement related works.

Over the years we have established productive relationships with many property tradesmen who like us, offer a transparent and efficient service for our clients. More information on our links to various property related trades is on our Market Place page.

If you do not have the time to source reliable tradesmen and/or manage the works process we can help you in two main ways:

  • We can send you the details of our trusted relevant tradesmen and you can make contact directly with them regarding quotes or contract works.
  • For larger jobs, for a pre-agreed fee we can project manage any required works on your behalf from quotation through to completion and inspection.

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