What Does Under Offer Mean? How Long Before Completion?

What Does “Under Offer” Mean?

The Significance of “Under Offer” in the Property Sales Process

A Signal of Serious Interest

A Chance to Negotiate

A Step Towards Exchange

Reduced Marketing Efforts

Understanding the Timeline for Completion after “Under Offer”

Common Factors that Can Affect the Completion Timeline

Delays in the Mortgage Application Process

Issues with the Property Title

Delays in the Conveyancing Process

Property Chain Issues

Unforeseen Events

The Role of Solicitors and Estate Agents in Ensuring a Smooth Completion

Here’s a breakdown of their responsibilities:


Estate agents

Final Thoughts


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Bobby Turner

Market research, writer & property specilaist for Zoom Property Buyer. Over 10 years in property sector. Previously at WhatHouse?