Specialist New Build Conveyancing Team

Terry Jones Solicitors have a specialist team of New Build Conveyancers who have the knowledge and expertise to make your new build purchase a smooth and stress free experience. The conveyancing procedure when buying or selling a new build property is more complex and additional matters need to be considered including:

When looking to purchase a new build property, buyers will often be asked to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is built. You would, therefore, have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house you are buying. The Developer will often impose strict deadlines in which they expect you to exchange contracts, usually 28 days.

The property will often benefit from a New Home Warranty such as NHBC or similar guarantee scheme.

We as your Conveyancers will ensure that:

Planning Permission – we will ensure that Planning Permission has been granted and that any conditions either have already been or will be complied with at the various stages of the development.

Building Regulation Consent – we will ensure that the Developer has obtained Building Regulation Consent and that any conditions either already have been complied with, or will be complied with at the relevant stages of the development

Relevant rights are granted in respect of the Roads and Sewers.

We will ensure that the developer has entered into a Highways Act 1980 Section 38 Agreement agreeing to adopt the Estate Roads and that this Agreement is supported by an appropriate bond, this means that in the event that the developer does not build the roads to an adoptable standard, the Local Authority will use the bond to fund the adoption process themselves.

Completion of a new build property is different from buying a property in the second hand market.

With builders having to rely on various factors such as supply of materials and weather conditions, no fixed completion date can ever be given. When the property is structurally complete, the builder gives written notice to us that it is ready and the completion must take place within the period specified in the contract, usually 10 working days.

If you require any further information on any aspect of our New Build conveyancing services, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Oliver Lutner
01952 297979

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