Making an offer and negotiating:
- To make an offer, you need to tell the estate agent. A telephone call followed-up by an email means you will have confirmed your offer in writing, which may be useful to you in the event of any confusion.
- All estate agents are legally obliged to pass your offer on to the seller, even if it is low or unrealistic. (There are certain times when this is not so – eg the seller may have agreed do not submit offer to me below a set figure)
- If your offer is rejected, negotiations can start.