There are five critical processes in the acquisition of prime residential property in London or the UK countryside by Middleton.
Finding the perfect property is not the art of persuasion – the Middleton way is the art of understanding. Understanding your aspirations and lifestyle now and in the future. Understanding practical factors such as timescales, geography and the balance between buying and investing.
Some clients give us the most unambiguous brief – right down to pinpoint location, precise architectural style and specific features. Others are interested to know what’s out there that corresponds broadly to their aspiration. Whatever you are looking for, we’ll be following your agenda, not ours.
This is the fun part. We’ll take you round a short-list of properties – that might be a short-list of one, or of several – with an in-depth analysis of pros and cons for the house, the land, the location and the seller’s mind-set.
When you’re ready to move, we’ll develop a strategy, negotiate and manage the acquisition. Typically, we save our clients 3.5 times as much as our fee on guide prices.
Exchanging contracts is just the start. We want you to enjoy your new home, to the full, from the moment you move in. We’ll give you a comprehensive completion book with instructions and information on broadband, utilities, security and other systems within the property. And we can introduce you to any other professionals you may need – from IT, WiFi and HiFi gurus to architects, planning and listed building specialists to renewable heat experts, security advisors, interior designers and agricultural grant consultants.
And a note on selling.
We do not sell houses as we know this would compromise our independence. But, having established longstanding relationships, many clients consult with us on a range of property matters. Our impartial advice has often proved to be invaluable when it comes to identifying an appropriate selling agent and for other processes once a sale is agreed.
“Getting the bid right when buying a country property on a ‘best and final bid' basis is exceptionally difficult. Middleton got the price spot on.”