Our brokers call upon a wealth of experience and unrivaled knowledge of the market place to be able to transact residential and buy-to-let mortgages and a wide range of associated insurance products, to protect the needs of our clients. We can also introduce second charges, commercial mortgages and development finance to one of our carefully selected partner firms, but cannot offer advice in these areas.

We have a team of new business brokers who work within the estate agency network, a direct team based in Bromley and London Bridge to enable us to service the needs of our clients who work in the city and central London. We also have a dedicated administrative department based in Bromley which helps us to deliver the ultimate customer experience.

When it comes to buying a new home, there are some notable differences compared with purchasing a second hand property.

The sales process varies and different milestones need to be achieved prior to you getting the keys. There could also be another party involved such as the help-to-buy scheme.

Each lender views new build properties in a unique way and has lending criteria that differs from their second hand policy. Examples of this include the amount of deposit they require (which varies from houses to flats) to how long mortgage offers are valid for. This is particularly important given that each site will have a different completion date.

As a result of the distinct differences between a new build and second hand purchase it is important to obtain professional advice and have access to specialist sales progression.

To find out more visit www.startfinancialservices.co.uk or call 020 8315 6960

Start Financial Services is an independent division of The Acorn Group and attracts business partners from a broad demographic of clients in the UK and overseas.

Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.

Think carefully before securing other debts against your home.

Not all forms of Property Development Finance are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Commercial Mortgages are not usually regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.