Move home by Christmas


With less than six weeks to go, the Christmas countdown has officially begun. Guildford is participating in the festivities this week, when the town’s Christmas lights will be switched on by 96.4 Eagle Radio's Peter Gordon and the stars of the Yvonne Arnaud's pantomime, Aladdin.


If all you want for Christmas is a new home, Chris Dean, Partner at Chantries, offers some sound advice to help make your Yuletide wish come true (and you may have spotted his words of wisdom in this week’s Sunday Express).




“While it is possible to start and complete a property transaction within six weeks, buyers should remember that you can only go as fast as the slowest link in the chain.




“My advice is to choose a respected solicitor, one that is prepared to work with your timescale and that is willing to liaise directly with your estate agent. Many of them are not, which can cause frustration. You’ll also need a lender who is also happy to work within a timeframe. While this can be difficult to judge, a financial adviser should be able to tell you which lenders can perform more quickly.




“Finally, it is most important that the expectations of everyone in the buying chain are understood from the outset. Agree on realistic targets throughout the transaction - this way you will know whether you are on track, what is outstanding and ways you may be able to help.”




If you’re looking to settle into a new ho-ho-home in time for Santa’s visit, ‘yule’ not want to miss these chain-free homes:




New Road, Milford, Godalming, Surrey


Four-bedroom house (guide price £900,000)


This stunning period home has recently been extended and refurbished. Perfect for families, the property is situated near Rodborough School.








50 Addison Road, Guildford, Surrey


Three-bedroom house (guide price £599,950)


A superb three storey townhouse conveniently situated in the highly regarded area of Charlotteville, just a short walk of Guildford’s town centre.




Glenthorne, 4 West Road, Guildford, Surrey


Two-bedroom apartment (guide price £650,000)


This brand-new luxury apartment is ideal for the convenience of town living, just a short walk from Guildford’s High Street.




For more information on any of these homes or to book a private viewing call Chantries on 01483 405222.



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