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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We have just sold our house in Ealing through Leslie and Co. and found them most efficient. Rachel and Paul were most attentive to our needs and were always available to deal with our enquiries. They..."

Rod Dean

Leslie and Co were brilliant agents from start to finish. From showing us around the flat that's now our home, up to completion date and beyond, they were communicative, friendly and supportive. They..."

Lucy Walling

Leslie & Co recently sold our house in West London and were absolutely brilliant from start to end. From the first meeting with Rachel and Paul we just knew we would rather deal with them than the..."

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We bought a House in Hanwell via Leslie & Co. They obviously had a good rapport with the vendors and as buyers, we also found them very helpful and friendly. We wanted to let the house; Leslie & Co..."

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I contacted Paul when we were badly let down by another estate agent. Paul helped us enormously, going above and beyond every time. He offered guidance and support in dealing with a very complicated..."

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