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Monday-Thursday: 9:00am to 6:30pm Friday: 9:00am to 6:00pm Saturday: Viewings and valuations by appointment Sunday: Closed

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Looking to buy in London? Let's make it happen.

We know all there is to know about buying in London and our expert team are dedicated to guiding you through every step of the process and finding you the perfect property.

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Why choose Fisks London?

Our experienced and knowledgeable Property Consultants will assist you with your property search. All of our viewings are accompanied, so we can answer questions about the property and the local area. We are open every Saturday and until 6:30pm on week days and often accompany viewings up to 8:00pm. Generally we can arrange appointments at your convenience.

Fisks London have partnered with Zing Mortgages, a provider of quality mortgage advice backed by award winning customer service. Their advice will be specifically tailored to your needs and circumstances. Zing are able to service overseas clients wishing to purchase in London. We often refer buyers and sellers to Zing Mortgages. It is your decision whether you choose to deal with Zing Mortgages. Should you decide to use their services, we will receive a commission.

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Meet the team

Our friendly and knowledgeable team are focused on treating every client as an individual. We will apply our experience and expertise to provide the best possible level of service and get the best results every single time.

James Pring

Director
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James has over twenty five years’ experience in commerce. Initially working in the City specialising in executive search for the investment banking industry, James started his Estate Agency Career in 2002 opening Fisks London in 2004.  A member of ARLA (Association of Residential Letting Agents) and the NAEA (National Association of Estate Agents) since 2007. James is passionate about delivering the highest levels of customer service.

Lubna Bashir

Property Manager
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Having started her career in retail banking Lubna joined Fisks London in 2008. A member of ARLA (Association of Residential Lettings Agents) for over a decade. Lubna is a conscientious and effective Property Manager. Lubna is often found at her desk after office hours resolving maintenance issues rather than delaying to the next day.

Martin Boylan

Property Consultant
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Martin joined Fisks in 2014 as a Trainee Property Consultant. During his first month he soon proved his potential by deftly negotiating a tenancy with an annual rent of £36,400 on a prestigious Wapping river front property. Martin is a highly effective and driven lettings and sales negotiator.

Hugh Ollard

Assistant Property Consultant and Administrator
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A modern languages graduate Hugh joined Fisks in the summer of 2020, to assist on a part -time basis whilst undertaking a master’s degree. With a calm and confident manner and efficient and diligent work ethic, Hugh immediately established himself as an asset to the team.

The Conveyance Process

Estate agents are required by law to check the identity of vendors and purchaser’s to prevent money laundering and fraud.

Vendors have to provide ID on instruction and buyers must do the same on acceptance of an offer.

Proof of identity can be verified by – passport, driving licence, or an EEA member state identity card.

Proof of address can be verified by – driving licence, bank or credit card statement, utility bill (not more than 3 months old). Mobile phone bills are not a valid proof of address.

You will need to provide us with solicitor details so we can work with the vendors’ solicitor to progress your property purchase; we will issue a Memorandum of Sale which records the purchase price along with details of the seller, buyer, and respective solicitors, plus any conditions to the sale.

The seller’s solicitors will send a draft contract to the purchaser’s solicitor which will detail the names of the parties, the price and evidence of title.  At this stage the purchasers solicitor will also raise preliminary enquiries for example, responsibility for boundary fences, which fixtures and fittings are included in the purchase price and whether the property has N.H.B.C. cover.

Vendors of leasehold property will need to instruct their solicitor to request a leasehold pack from the managing agents containing information about the freehold management, ground rent and service charges. This will need to be provided to the buyer’s solicitor.

As soon as the purchaser has received a draft contract pack from the seller’s solicitor, they will request funds from the purchaser in order to commence the local searches to include a Local, Environment and Water Authority search. Searches reveal details such as; the grant of planning permission, whether the road fronting the property has been adopted by the highway authority, whether there is  a tree preservation orders and  whether the property is listed or in a conservation area. In some cases, the solicitor may decide that a Chancel search is also necessary.

A mortgage valuation survey is commissioned by the lender in order to establish whether the property being purchased will be adequate security for the amount of the loan

Purchasers may choose to commission a full structural survey of the property.

When the searches and enquiries have been completed and the purchaser’s solicitor has received a formal mortgage offer, the purchaser’s solicitor will arrange to discuss the transaction. It is at this stage that solicitors will invite their clients to sign the contract, however please be aware that this will not be binding until the contract has been exchanged.

Purchasers usually pay 10% of the purchase price on exchange of contracts.

Prior to exchanging contracts the solicitors will agree a completion date. Mortgage companies engaged in the transaction, may require a specific number of days between exchange and completion.

Final searches are carried out and the form of transfer or conveyance agreed between all solicitors. If you are selling, a mortgage redemption figure will be obtained and details of any estate agent commissions to be paid on completion will be checked with the vendor.

Vendors must notify the appropriate authorities of the change of ownership. It is the vendor’s responsibility to contact the gas, telephone and electricity and any other utility providers.

It is normal practice to leave keys with the selling agents to be handed to the buyer only when they have confirmation of completion. If the vendor holds the keys they should not be released to the purchaser until the solicitors have confirmed completion.

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