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Our team of experienced Residential Experts will look after your best interests when buying or selling any residential property – old or new. Get in touch with our team for more information on 0330 912 8338.

Our experts will help you through the entire process of buying or selling a property and explain anything you don’t understand along the way.

Our first priority really is helping our clients and providing the best possible service, so all of our Residential Conveyancing Solicitor team are happy and willing to go the extra mile to put your mind at ease and lend a helping hand.

What Newbuild & Established Property services do we provide?

We act for buyers and sellers of all types of residential property – freehold and leasehold, old and new.

Newbuild & Established Property FAQs

What is a new build property?

A new build property refers to a residential property that has recently been constructed or is in the process of being built. These properties are typically sold directly by the developer and have not been previously occupied.

What are the advantages of buying a new build property?

Buying a new build property offers several advantages, such as the opportunity to customise the interior design, the inclusion of modern amenities and energy-efficient features, as well as the assurance of structural warranties and guarantees provided by the developer.

Do I need a survey when buying a new build property?

We always advise every buyer to have a full building survey carried out on any prospective purchase. In many cases, buyers of new properties may decide a survey is not necessary when purchasing a new build property. This is because these properties come with a structural guarantee from the developer. However, some buyers may choose to have an independent survey undertaken for peace of mind. A snagging survey may additionally or alternatively be commissioned by a buyer.

Are there any incentives available when buying a new build property?

This will vary according to each property. There are often incentives available when purchasing a new build property. These can include financial incentives such as help with legal fees or stamp duty, as well as non-financial incentives like flooring upgrades or additional fixtures and fittings. But remember, nothing is ‘free’ and these are all factored into the price one way or another!

What is the difference between a fixed completion date and completion on notice?

A fixed completion date means there is a set date for receiving the keys to the property. On the other hand, completion on notice means the completion date is set when the developer serves notice to complete in accordance with the contract terms. Only when notice is served is the completion date fixed. Where completion is on notice a long-stop date may be agreed.

What is a snagging list?

A snagging list is a list of any issues or defects in the property that the buyer wants the developer to address before completion. These can include cosmetic imperfections, faulty fittings, or unfinished work. A snagging list ensures that the property is in the agreed-upon condition before the final purchase.

What additional costs should I consider when buying a new build property?

In addition to the purchase price, there may be additional costs associated with buying a new build property. These can include legal fees, engrossment fees charged by developers for document preparation, and potential estate charges for the maintenance of communal areas.

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