An average uncomplicated case may take eight weeks or longer from issue of contract documentation and issue of formal offer of mortgage. However, as no two properties are the same, this may vary from several weeks to several months. The current national average is 2 to 3 months if there is no chain. Please click here for details.
The number of houses in a chain will affect the time it takes. If you are buying a new build home, with a mortgage, it will typically take ten weeks.