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Services For Home Buyers

We have a selection of trusted, highly skilled advisors who can help you with buying a property in Leicester. Whether it’s your first property or your fifth, we offer a range of services to take the hassle out of your property journey. 

Property Services for Home Buyers


As a home buyer, you will certainly need a survey of the property, not to be confused with a “mortgage valuation” which will be carried out by your lender. It is one of the services for home buyers that you should consider carefully.

There are three types of survey you might need, depending on the type of property:

  • Condition Report which describes the condition of the property and summarises risks and potential legal issues. The condition is displayed using a simple “traffic light” rating. Choose this report if you are looking at a newer home.
  • Homebuyer Report which is more detailed than the Condition Report. It includes everything in the condition report, a market valuation, plus extra advice on any defects that may affect the value of the property. Choose this if you are buying a conventional house, flat or bungalow in a reasonable condition.
  • Building Survey which is comprehensive and provides information about the fabric and condition of a property, as well as defects, repair and maintenance advice. You need this if you are dealing with larger, older, run-down properties, or you are planning major works.
  • We can recommend local surveyors that cover Leicestershire.


Whether you are a first-time buyer, remortgaging, buying an additional home or want a Buy To Let Mortgage, you need to take care in your choice of mortgage provider.

To ensure that you can get the best possible mortgage, unlike other local agents we don’t insist on speaking to our “in house mortgage adviser”. Instead, we are happy to recommend some trusted local “whole of market” independent mortgage brokers – they are not tied to any specific lender and will be able to offer you the best deal.

Residential Conveyancing in Leicester

We appreciate that buying a new home, at the same time as selling a property can be an extremely stressful process, at Open House Estate Agents Leicester We work with trusted local law firms that specialise in conveyancing, the legal process of buying and selling. We will only ever recommend conveyancing solicitors that we trust to act in our clients’ best interest and deal with the process promptly and smoothly. We promise to keep you updated throughout the process and help make your move as smooth as possible, and we will always use straightforward communication and use jargon-free legal explanations, so you can understand what is happening.

We take the stress out of buying and selling a property.