Thinking of buying a property? We have a wealth of information that can help give you a better understanding of anything you might want to know during the process.
Whether you’re experienced in buying homes or a first time buyer, our step-by-step buyers guide will tell you everything you need to know along every step of the process. See our relocating section, it can help you to make a decision on whether to move into or away from the area.
If you are seeking help with your finances, have a read of our mortgage advice section and if you can’t find exactly what you want to know or want something explained in more detail, you can book an appointment with one of our experienced advisers.
With any property purchase you are going to need to understand the importance of conveyancing and the success of your purchase can often depend on it. Read more in our conveyancing section and find out all you need to know.
We welcome you to join our investors club, something we are proud to offer to our clients.
Finally, read through our frequently asked questions, this may save you and us time in your appointments or phone calls, but of course, we are always happy to explain anything in more detail. See our testimonials, they speak for themselves.
If you are looking to buy or rent in Kent then start the hunt for your new home here using our interactive property search facility.
Whether you are buying your first home or are an experienced mover please click here to see our step by step guide to the buying process.
Are you thinking of moving into or away from the area? Find out all you need to know in our relocation section.
Stamp Duty is the tax due when buying property or land in the UK. For more information and to use our handy stamp duty calculator please click here.
Challenge one of our experienced East Kent financial advisors to save you money! We have unparalleled access to over ten thousand products from over 90 different lenders.
We know the importance of choosing the right solicitor. Our recommended provider is experienced, trusted and dedicated to guiding you through the final stages of the moving process.
If you are looking to expand your portfolio or are new to the world of property investment then click here to find out more about our limited membership Investors Club.
Please click here for a list of frequently asked questions relating to buying your next home.
We pride ourselves on delivering a professional, stress-free service for all our clients. Don't just take our word for it, see what those who have chosen Miles & Barr have to say.
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Property and history in the local area have always been very interesting to me, so when the opportunity came up to work for Miles & Barr it was an obvious choice.
I love the way that Miles & Barr is a local company, formed by young men who are still heavily involved in the business to this date.
I play and watch many sports, football especially and I love spending time with my dog, we always go out on walks.
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I chose to work for Miles & Barr because of the professionalism and friendliness of the company. I love working with people and I like to make sure I meet the needs of both buyers and sellers.
I love that everyday is different in our job, it's exciting and holds good opportunities, working with my Faversham team is like a family, we are always smiling. I thrive on new challenges and put 100% into anything that is thrown at me. I feel very lucky to have a job I love.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my partner and enjoy long walks with our dog and socialising with our friends.
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I have an interest in property, so working for Miles & Barr was a suitable job for me. The Whitstable team is fair and welcoming.
In my spare time I enjoy beauty therapy.
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I have been working for Miles & Barr for several years now and love it because everybody is really friendly. The company really looks after the staff and offer good incentives.
In my spare time I go to the gym to take part in fitness classes and enjoy going on holidays to the New Forest.
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I was approached by the directors to work for Miles & Barr and I took the opportunity they offered me.
I love working for Miles & Barr because all the people are lovely. We have a great, friendly atmosphere in the Broadstairs office.
In my spare time I like to travel.
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I thought it would be nice to help people buy or sell property and 27 years later, I'm still doing and enjoying it.
I like the fact that we are an innovative company and we're always looking to stay ahead of the competition.
In my spare time I play rugby for Gravesend and I like the occasional Tough Mudder Mud run!
Frequently Asked Question’s
Have a read through our FAQs, you may find the answer to what you're looking for quicker than you think.
We will accompany all viewings unless we are instructed not to do so. We will meet you at the property you are wanting to view to ensure any questions you have are answered immediately and provide you with advice when required. Our opening hours are 08:00-18:00 Monday to Friday, 08:00-17:30 on Saturdays and 10:00-16:00 on Sundays, so we are flexible for viewings that suit you.
An agreement in principle (AIP) will provisionally inform you on how much you are entitled to borrow.
The agreement in principle can be arranged with our mortgage advisor, all of our offices have a financial advisor with plenty of experience, making the process as relaxed as possible for you. Get in touch with your local office to find out more.
You will be in a strong position if you’ve established proof of finance at the earliest stage possible, when you make an offer you will have proof to the both the agent and seller of your AIP.
It is worth knowing that a agreement in principle gives no guarantees as they are subject to survey and your application will still be need to meet the necessary credit and lender requirements.
When a sale has been agreed a conveyancing solicitor will be required to deal with the legal proceedings. It is essential that the chosen solicitor is trustworthy, another reason why we strongly advise you choosing our recommended firm. When the solicitor's details have been received from both parties the sale is confirmed in writing. Miles & Barr will keep you updated throughout the entire process.
At Miles & Barr we recommend you use our chosen firm of local solicitors. They have expert knowledge and experience in our areas of operation. Providing you choose to use our recommended solicitors, we will instruct them when you have an offer agreed. Giving you one less thing to think about.
Four to 12 weeks is an average timespan for the exchange of contracts but there are factors that make it impossible to say exactly how long it will take. Miles & Barr aim to match your timespan with the prospective seller. Instructing the solicitor and mortgage provider at the earliest time possible can speed up the process.
If you select our recommended solicitors, we will instruct them when the time is right to survey the property. If you choose another firm you will be required to provide them with our details and from there we will make access arrangements for them and confirm them to you.
What our clients think
We pride ourselves on delivering a professional, stress-free service for all our clients.
Don't just take our word for it, see what those who have chosen Miles & Barr have to say.
I could not have asked for a kinder and more knowledgeable person. I have every confidence in Miles & BarrDanuta Orlowska, Canterbury
Thank you all very much for you help and support during our move.Julie & David Latham, Whitstable
You have handled things brilliantly being both reassuring and diligent.Clare Kavanagh, Ramsgate