Buying a property


Whether you’re searching houses for sale in West Hull, East Hull or the villages and towns in the East Riding of Yorkshire, Whitakers are here to help.

Buying a home can be stressful, but you’re not on your own. From start to finish, our teams will guide you through the buying process, with expert advice and clear communication at every stage:

  • Getting started – understand your mortgage options with our partner financial services team

  • Property search – register on our database to stay up to date with new properties that match your criteria

  • Book a viewing – call, email or pop in to your local high street Whitakers branch

  • Make an offer – if you’re unsure of anything, just ask our professional teams

  • Instruct a solicitor – you’ll need to instruct a conveyancing solicitor once an offer has been accepted; ask about our panel of local solicitors

  • Answer any queries – from structural concerns to local schools, a good estate agency is there to support buyers right through until moving day

  • Key handover – leaving a lasting impression on moving day because we recognise how special it is to buy a new home

If you prefer to speak to someone with questions about buying a property, call or pop in to your local Whitakers Estate Agents branch today.

Help choosing a solicitor

If you’re buying or selling a property you will need to choose a solicitor. They’ll draw up your contract, arrange local searches, deal with any queries from buyers/sellers and request funds from your mortgage provider, amongst other tasks. Solicitors acting for both buyer and seller will work towards completing your sale.

Choose a conveyancer

It’s important to choose a proactive conveyancer you can rely on to keep your sale or purchase moving. To make things easier for you we’ve hand-picked a panel of expert, local conveyancers that we recommend based on their service standards. Your local Whitakers Estate Agents branch can provide details of this exclusive panel, which offers:

  • A fixed price service

  • A ‘no move, no legal fee’ guarantee if you decide to withdraw from a sale or purchase for any reason before exchange of contracts

  • Online, interactive service with milestone updates throughout the conveyancing journey – keeping you up to date at every stage of the process.

Are you legal ready?

Plus, if you’re selling, appoint one of our partner solicitors when your property first goes onto the market and we could advertise your home as ‘legal ready’, at no additional cost.

  • Your solicitor will be ready to issue contracts to a buyer once a sale has been agreed

  • Proven to speed up the conveyancing process and reduce the potential of an aborted sale

  • No need to visit your solicitor’s office to complete paperwork

  *Terms and conditions apply