With soaring house prices and rife competition, buying a property in the capital can seem like a daunting prospect.
When you are looking for a new home or property, there are a couple of huge considerations you must make before going in with an offer, to ensure that you get the best value for money on your property purchase.
When it comes to negotiating property prices, preparation is key; before you enter any prospective residence, make sure you have completed enough research so that you can confidently make an offer based on the true value of the house.
Remember, buying a property is most probably the biggest financial commitment you will make, so negotiating the best deal for you is vital. You know your budget and all the extra expense which comes with completing a house purchase, so do not feel pushed into making a decision by an estate agent who may be in a rush to complete.
Ashleigh Harman writes for Affirmative Finance, a mainstay lender who specialise in providing bridging and development loans to the property sector.