Purchasing a new build property can slightly lengthen or complicate the purchase process due to the additional work required to investigate the planning permissions and complete the necessary legal documentation, this is true despite the often short exchange deadlines imposed by the developers.
However, our property experts are vastly experienced in undertaking what is required to help our clients secure their new home as quickly as possible.
How we can help
There are some differences in the conveyancing process when purchasing a new build compared to a pre-owned property. We will help you navigate what is necessary to secure your new home, including:
- Checking appropriate planning permission, that roads are adopted and that utilities and drains are properly established;
- Creating a brand new title along with the necessary rights, definitions and covenants;
- Confirming if it is a leasehold or freehold property, and establishing if there are any restrictive covenants or common areas requiring additional management fees;
- Helping you organise your move when the builder is not able to offer a fixed completion date, because the property is not yet habitable (completion on notice);
- Helping you understand any re-valuation requirements on behalf of your lender and what you can raise as ‘snagging’ defects as part of the contract;
- Liaising with your developer regarding exchange deadlines to combine any mortgage offer;
- Making sure the building is sold with a warranty to protect you and meets the requirements of your mortgage lender.
Frequently asked questions
Our property specialists understand what it takes to move into a new build property with as little fuss as possible. Here we have produced some information covering the key areas that normally have to be addressed when purchasing a new home.
Law Society accredited
The Law Society awards accreditations to legal practices and solicitors who meet the highest standards of technical expertise and client service in specific areas of law. We are members of their Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS), which is the recognised quality mark for legal experts in buying or selling property, and is trusted by some of the UK’s biggest lenders.
Our client commitment
We are proud to hold national accreditation from both The Law Society and the Customer Service Excellence Quality Mark for our commitment to client care.
Across all our practice areas, we aim to provide high quality service to our clients and value their constructive feedback throughout our time working together, helping us to continually improve and maintain the high standards we set ourselves.