Lane & Bennett's understand how daunting buying a property can be and this is why with over 24 years experience, we ensure we provide the best service possible to transform this stress into an exciting and memorable experience. Our buying service is designed to take you through the process step-by-step, providing a property service to suit all your needs.
We work hard to ensure that you are able to locate and purchase your dream house at a price suited to your specific budget.
We have an experienced, fully qualified & independent financial advisor to help you find exactly how much you can borrow, and how much it's all going to cost.
Lane & Bennett's also provide top property-buying tips to provide you with some key purchasing points. Alternatively, you can scroll through our recommended properties to find the perfect home for you.
Lane & Bennetts have built an enviable reputation in the areas of land, new homes and developments.
Land & Development
When you are buying or selling land with planning persmission or with the potential for development, contact Lane & Bennetts. Our professional staff are experts in sales, purchase and acquisition and can advise on any size of site, from an individual plot to large acreage.
New homes & part-exchange services
Successfully marketing a development of new homes takes a great deal more luck. Atrracting the right purchasers is a skill and you must ensure you choose a team of dedicated sales people who understand the market and use professional techniques.
Lane & Bennetts has years of experience in the sale of new home developments, from small properties to large developments. Each require a different style of approach, dictated by price and location. Developments are marketed using a combination of media, from local newspapers to dedicated pages on the internet. Colour brochures incorporate artwork to give an accurate reflection of the proposed completed layout and include details of local amenities and attractions, which are all too often the deciding factor in a purchase.
We offer a complete service to all developers, whether you are selling five or fifty home; from initial brief to completion of the last sale, our staff will take a proactive role to ensure the success of the project. Regular reporting keeps you informed of progress.
Through partnerships with Move with Us and other prominent asset management companies, we provide a speedy, expert part exchange valuation service for the major UK housebuilders such as Taylor Wimpey, Crest Nicholson, Persimmon, Charles Church and Kier Living group. A great number of homes taken in part exchange for their new homes are offered for sale at competitive prices through Lane & Bennetts.
Why not contact our directors David Lindley or Michael Delaney to discuss how we may assist your next building project, in a confidential and no obligation meeting either at our offices or on site?
Before you buy, make sure you remember the following:
Be prepared to view as soon as possible - the best properties in the market generate the most interest, so don't waste time when it comes to buying your new home.
Put yourself in a position to buy - qualify yourself for a mortgage as soon as possible. When buying a property it is worth providing your estate agent with as much information as possible, from your property being chain free to your readiness to proceed with the purchase.
Multiple viewings - try and view the property more than once at different times of the day especially at weekends, when everyone is at home and at rush hour to check how local roads may be affected by congestion. If this property is to be yours, then you need to have as much information as possible about not only the house but also the surrounding area.
Look beneath the surface - when buying a house it is important to make an impartial judgement based on every aspect of the property. Make sure you distinguish between major work and 'cosmetic' work. Don't let your judgment be clouded.
Protect yourself - property surveys maybe expensive but they can uncover any major defects which may help you renegotiate on price or even reconsider the purchase.
Location, location, location - research the local schools, shops, parking, transport and neighbours to get a good feel of what it will be like to live there. Your dream house may not be so idyllic upon further investigation.
Don't rule out offering the full asking price - if you find your ideal home and it is priced correctly, consider offering the full asking price to avoid losing out. By bidding correctly and accurately for your desired property you stand a much greater chance of securing the house without being outbid or rivaled.
Ask lots of direct questions about the property - if this is going to be the property of your dreams then ask as many questions as you can about it. Remember to ask about any previous building work that has been undertaken, as well as any major faults that have been highlighted.
Remember, the estate agent works for the vendor - the agent is working on behalf of the seller so be willing and eager to view properties so that you’re top of the agent’s list to call. Stay in regular contact so they are aware of your interest in their properties.
Don't be put off by a property that is on the market at a low price compared to others in the area - in this housing market some of the best deals are sold on behalf of developers and lenders and are priced to sell quickly. These properties include some of the best value houses around, so remember to give these your consideration.