Buying a new home is a big decision to make.

There are so many things to think about.

And of course, it can be stressful.

There are usually mortgage providers involved, always solicitors playing a part and often a property chain of other home sellers.

One of the biggest stresses buyers across West London endure is the fear of being gazumped.

Gazumping occurs when a seller accepts a verbal offer on the property from one potential buyer, but then accepts a higher offer from someone else.

There’s also the risk that a seller pulls out because they’ve simply changed their mind.

The good news is we have dramatically reduced the risk of these two things happening.

Years of experience have taught us the concerns buyers feel and that’s why we use something called Reservation Agreements.

For a small, refundable one-off payment, sellers and buyers can guarantee a meaningful financial commitment to each other at the start of the sale.

This provides both parties peace of mind that they are dealing with people who are serious about moving and committed to making it happen as smoothly as possible.

At Leslie & Co, we feel strongly that this is something all estate agents should be offering their buyers and sellers. Sadly, not many agents do.

We can also help with recommendations for conveyancing solicitors we work with and know to be professional, capable and efficient.

For more information about Reservation Agreements or any aspect of buying a home in West London, get in touch.

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Like most people selling their home, we were very daunted by the prospect. Not least because the last time my husband and I moved home was way back in the mists of time. (44 years to be exact.)..."

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Leslie and Co have been amazing to work with and I would highly recommend them without any hesitation. I was looking for an estate agent to work with, to help me find suitable tenants for my property..."

Clare Duberley

To be honest at first we were reluctant to appoint Leslie & Co, as we had never heard of them before and they are not a high street name. However, when Paul and Rachel came to our home, noticed all..."

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Leslie & Co. are simply first class. From holding our dream home for us for three months whilst we found a buyer for our flat, being so professional and reassuring throughout the whole process, and..."

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