Buying Guide

Helping you find your ideal home

Here at Aston & Co Estate Agents, we take pride in helping you to find not just a house but a home. At each step of the buying process, we are here to help, advise and guide you through the ups (and sometimes the downs) of buying a new property. The process is outlined below:

1. Decide on a budget

One of our experienced estate agents at our offices in Wigston or Syston will help advise you on homes for sale that are within your price range. We are also able to offer financial advice to homebuyers.

2. Shortlist some properties to view

One of our friendly estate agents will listen to your requirements and help you to shortlist some houses to view in the Leicestershire area. You can also request a viewing through our online booking system.

3. Make an offer

Once you have decided on a property that you like, it’s time to make an offer. Our team will help guide you through this process, liaising as necessary with solicitors, etc. At this point, you will also need to be able to prove that you are able to proceed with the sale.

4. Acceptance of your offer

Once your offer has been accepted, you will need to be able to provide appropriate identification and your solicitors’ details. A memorandum of sale will be sent to all parties confirming the terms of the deal.

5. Your mortgage

Time to organise your mortgage! We can refer you to a mortgage broker, as well as arranging a survey to check the property is in good condition and also arranging for your solicitor to carry out necessary searches to check the status of the land and any planning permissions that may affect the future value. Aston & Co Estate & Lettings Agents Ltd introduces to Aston & Co Financial Services Ltd for the purpose of arranging and advising on mortgages and protection. Aston & Co Financial Services Ltd is an appointed representative of First Complete Ltd which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. A broker fee of £299 will be charged on completion. Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.

6. Contracts

A completion date will be agreed and contracts drawn up by the solicitors involved. Where possible, we will help deal with any enquiries relating to your contract. Once agreed by both parties, the contracts will be signed and exchanged and you will pay your deposit to the solicitor.

7. Your new home

Providing that everything runs smoothly, one of our team will be available on the completion date to hand over the keys to your new home and you can get settled in. Looking for property for sale in Leicestershire? Why not head over and check out the properties we have available. Contact our estate agents in Leicester – Wigston or Syston today to discuss your requirements. Find out more about Wigston, Syston and Leicester in our area profiles.

Financial Services

Contact a specialist from Aston & Co Financial Services for help with finding the right mortgage.

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Customers Say

Jodie Skinner

From the beginning, our experience with Michael and Rhys has been brilliant. Whenever we had a question to ask or needed some additional information, they were both just a phone call away and were always happy to provide us with an answer. As first time buyers, they made us feel ...

Sue Smith

We can’t fault Aston and co in Syston, for their handling of the sale of our property. We were kept up to date weekly and nothing was too much trouble. Both Micheal and Rhys were approachable and very professional. I would definitely recommend using them for an efficient and hassle ...


Having had issues with other agents, we came to Astons who gave us an honest appraisal of our house – not overpricing it like others to gain business. Michael and Rhys are a great partnership and Rhys being local was able to provide viewers with information that other agents hadn’t. ...

Andy Freer

Recently sold our house with Aston & Co. We honestly could not have asked for more. From the moment Michael came to value the house, to the day to day communication from Rhys we have not had to chase them once. Michael and Rhys are a great partnership and a ...

V Pears

We chose Aston & Co in Syston to handle the sale of our property. We were kept up to date regularly and Michael and Rhys dealt with all matters efficiently and quickly.We would definitely recommend using them for an efficient and hassle-free move.

Gareth Mueller

We bought a house from a vendor who used Astons & Co as their agent. Rhys was helpful and professional from start to finish and regularly kept us in the loop with how things were progressing. Communication was efficient and swift all the way through.

Julie Pearson

From the first visit to value our property to the final phone call informing us of completion Rhys and Michael at the Syston office have been brilliant, down to earth, realistic with valuation very easy to get in touch with.Making everything less stressful.Regular updates were very reassuring . I would ...

Charlotte Hings

The team at Astons are great. They’re really down to earth, take time to listen and help resolve anything they can for you.Their communication is excellent as they always keep you in the loop with what is happening with your sale. They keep both seller and purchaser happy.Fees are reasonable ...

Julie Perkins

We have recently used Aston & Co to sell our property. At all times we received regular reports from them on interest and following viewings . When our property sold Astons managed the chain keeping all parties fully informed and I believe that without their input our sale would have ...

Tina Poole

Michael and Rhys handled both our sale and purchases. They had good local knowledge, their valuation turned out to be on point. Our sale viewings were nearly all on the same day and we accepted an offer very quickly. We were kept up to date regularly with that and our ...

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