Moving Home

We have some fantastic deals for movers.

Book a Callback with one of our Expert Mortgage Brokers

A Guide to Mortgages for those Moving Home

People often get confused about what they should do first when it comes to selling and buying on. This page should clear up some of the questions you may have. In theory, there is no “right or wrong” way to do things but we’ve found, in our years of experience, that the steps we’ve put together here are usually the most fool proof.

There are lots of other things you will need to consider as well but they will usually be unique to you and your circumstances. We are here to help and only a phone call away if you get stuck or want a question answered. We don’t only help with your mortgages but we will help with everything else too.

The best way to start is by calling us on 0151 459 9826 or by leaving your details in the callback form so an expert can call you and talk you through it for FREE.

Let’s start right now with 8 simple steps.

Step 1 – Get Your Property Valued

You’ll need to understand how much your house is worth before you do anything. Without this it’s hard to work out what your options are…
Most local estate agents will offer a free no obligation valuation
Book a local estate agent to come out and give you an up to date valuation along with their selling fees.

Step 2 – Investigate Your Options

Once you’ve found out how much yours is worth – call us to find out:
The costs of moving or buying
How much you can borrow
How much you can buy for
How much your monthly repayments will be
Obtain an Agreement In Principle through your AL Mortgage Solutions expert.

Step 3 – Instruct an Estate Agent

You had it valued, now it’s time to put the property on the market. The Estate Agents will:
Take photos of your property
Run through your contract
Get your property online
Find you a buyer.

Step 4 – Find Your Dream Home

This is the fun part. Get yourself out there and view as many properties as you can…
Arrange viewings with Estate Agents
Negotiate on the property (don’t forget to start low. You can always go up but you can’t come down)
Agree a deal with the seller

Step 5 – Apply for Your Mortgage

Apply for your mortgage and protection
Instruct your solicitors. For more information, check out our legal department.
Your Mortgage Expert will send off all your documents to the lender for them to review.

Step 6 – Your Mortgage Offer

Once your survey has come back and documents accepted form the lender, a full mortgage offer will be produced
We will review your mortgage and protection arrangements with you to make sure you’re happy with everything.

Step 7 – Exchange Contract

This is a vital part of the process and it’s all legally binding. We will help you get to this period as quickly as possible.
Before you exchange you’ll need to sign a mortgage deed, a contract and a transfer of equity form (this just confirms that the property will be put in your name)
This is when your deposit is lodged with the solicitors and it becomes legally binding… Time to relax!

Step 8 – Completion

This is the most existing part of the process… Time to take the first walk in you’re lovely new home!
This will usually happen a week or so after exchange, however it might be
This means you can get the keys, put the kettle on and have a cuppa in your new home!

Mortgage Types

Discover more about the different Mortgage types which AL Mortgage Solutions can offer.

First Time Buyers

For those getting their foot on the property ladder.

Read more

Moving Home

We have some fantastic deals for movers.

Read more


You could save thousands with our exclusive deals.

Read more

Buy to Let

For those wanting to rent out their new property.

Read more

Get your Free Initial Consultation

You can get a Free Initial Consultation with one of our qualified Mortgage Advisors. Just book a callback today!


AL Mortgage Solutions Ltd
35 Eccleston Street, Prescot, L34 5QA

0151 459 9826