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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After my partner and I tried several estate agents who brought us the wrong clientele, misinformed us and generally wasted our time, we were fortunate to see one of Leslie & Co's sale boards, so we..."

Chris Robb

Leslie & Co were outstanding from the start. Their communication was brilliant, providing a really personal approach. I was really impressed with how quickly they were able to get our flat on the..."

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I recently bought a house through Leslie & Co and I couldn't be more impressed with them. From start to finish, they guided me through the process seamlessly, ensuring every detail was taken care &..."


A fantastic professional team resulting in a quick sale . Great communicators dealing with any problems or worries quickly. With 40 viewings in two weeks, resulting in great offers and sale. Thank you..."


Moving house can be somewhat daunting, not just because of the cost, legislation and uncertainty, but also the emotional shift it encompasses.Leslie & Co did not just manage the process..."

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