Buying Guide

Nestons is one of the longest  established estate agents in West Hampstead

In addition, our cloud based software allows us instant  marketing of your property to buyers on the internet.  

Buying Process

Property Details

As a buyer you will find your desired property in our sales property section. We provide floor plans, photo’s and full descriptions.

Calculate your finances

There are many options such as:-
  • Repayment Mortgage
  • Interest Only Mortgage
  • Fixed Rate Mortgage
  • Capped Mortgage
It is important to have a solicitor in place that is based within easy reach and knows your target area. You should choose a solicitor with experience in property conveyancing.

Arrange a viewing

Before you arrange a viewing, you must be registered with us, with your full details filled in. Our negotiators do the majority of their own viewings however in some circumstances our vendors will undertake viewings and as we hope you understand they expect us to pre-qualify any potential buyers. When you find a property that you wish to view, simply contact us.

The viewing

Please make sure that if you have any problems in making your viewing that you give us as much notice as possible. We will generally ask for feedback so we can give this information to our Vendor.

Submitting an offer

If you like the property and wish to make an offer please ring or email us at the office as soon as possible.

Acceptance of offer

On acceptance of your offer we ask you to supply us with all your Solicitors details and mortgage broker. Terms of the agreed sale are then drafted by us and sent through to yourself, the vendor and both your solicitors and the vendors solicitors. (sales memorandum)


The solicitor will respond to enquiries raised within the 'Sellers Pack' which comprises: contract, vendors questionnaire form, fixtures and fittings form, planning consent, buildings regulations, guarantees and in the case of leasehold properties - Accounts, projected future works to the property etc. When the solicitor is satisfied with the purchase, a report is sent to you.

Local Authority Search

Instruct your solicitor to carry out the local authority search. This is submitted to the local council and establishes any current planning or other local issues such as drainage, roads and highways etc.