Michael J Chapman

Home Finding Service

The benefits to you of our service...

To search and secure the best quality property and then proceed to exchange takes commitment, time and market knowledge. In today's fragile property marketplace it is vital you feel confident in your purchase and know that you are proceeding with the very best property for you.

Having Michael J Chapman Home Finders on your side will mean that you can get on with your busy life confident that our extensive contacts and local market knowledge will result in you viewing only the best properties with complete discretion and anonymity. We are often able to gain access to properties before they get to the open market, in addition to those that are either discreetly available or off-market. Additionally, we will advise you on local market conditions and provide you with the necessary advice needed to maximise your purchasing potential.

We will make your next property purchase our priority, providing you with an experienced, discreet, impartial and bespoke service that will take you from our initial meeting to your moving day, and often beyond. So whether you are looking for a new home, rental investment or a second home, we are here to save you time, and ensure that your next property truly meets your needs.

To arrange an informal discussion about your requirements, call us on +44 (0)1625 584379.

Initial meeting

We will arrange a 'without obligation' meeting with the Michael J Chapman Home Finding team at your home or office, whichever suits you best. At this meeting we will discuss your plans, property requirements and budget, the service we will provide and any other matters for which we can offer our assistance.

The Search & Find

When we agree terms the property search can begin, taking you every step of the way. Initially we will source and preview suitable property. We are often able to gain access to properties before they reach the open market in addition to those that are either discreetly available or off the market. In the current climate this is an essential part of our service, as many vendors are reluctant to expose their property on the open market.

Once the initial search has been carried out, we will arrange a tour of identified properties as quickly as possible. During this initial tour, we will be able to establish exactly the kind of property you are looking for, enabling us to specifically target your dream home. At all stages we will advise you as to all potential negatives, as well as positives, of any property which we view on your behalf. We will also ensure that solicitors are instructed in anticipation of a proposed purchase and will be delighted to recommend suitable solicitors to act on your behalf.


Communication is the most important factor in our ability to offer you the very best possible service and we take this extremely seriously. We will keep and maintain regular contact with you from the moment you instruct us, whether it be to discuss a new property coming to the market, a review of your property requirements, or current market conditions.


Having identified your dream home we will advise you regarding price, based on comparable evidence, and our strategy to negotiate the most favourable purchase terms on your behalf. As our client, you will have already demonstrated your seriousness as a buyer to vendors and their agents.

Mortgage advice

Should you require it we can suggest a number of suitable firms that you may wish to approach.  

Survey & Conveyancing

From the moment the sale is agreed and solicitors are instructed, we can recommend suitable surveyors. If necessary, we will instruct the surveyor to carry out specific inspections of anything which may require a more detailed investigation and we can accompany the surveyor if necessary.
During the conveyancing process, we will keep in frequent contact with you, your solicitor and the vendor’s solicitor, ensuring that the transaction reaches a quick and satisfactory conclusion.


Once contracts have exchanged, we will make the necessary arrangements for completion, such as: recommending removal companies, meeting you at your new home to hand over the keys and any other services you may require such as recommending architects, builders, interior designers, landscape gardeners etc.

Following completion, we will arrange a morning or afternoon to drive you around and help familiarise you with the area; pointing out good local shops, doctors’ surgeries and sports clubs etc.

Fee structure

Search fee - Payable on instruction and prior to the commencement of the search. Fully deductible from success fee on acquisition.

Success fee - Calculated at 1% of the final purchase price or 10% of the saving from the asking price, payable on exchange of contracts.

Fixed Fee and Corporate options available.

To arrange an informal discussion about your requirements, call us on +44 (0)1625 584379.

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