No, an offer is not legally binding until a contract is exchanged. However, it is not a bad idea to do so. There may be something in the contract that may impact on the price you are willing to offer.
Of course there are always circumstances when a property has many interested parties and time is of the essence. In that case you can always make an offer, have it accepted and still negotiate details in the contract right up until you sign the contract and pay the deposit.
To have your contract reviewed you should ask the agent to send a copy of the contract to your solicitor. Your solicitor will then review the contract and let you know if any amendments should be made before you sign it.
If you would like Mothers in Law Lawyers to look over the contract and give you a preliminary advice before you make an offer please give the agent our details or alternatively you can contact us and we will contact the agent on your behalf.
We do not charge for a preliminary review. So feel free to call us or follow this link
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