New Build Conveyancing Solicitors

new build conveyancing solicitorsAt Elite Law Solicitors, we have a dedicated team of new build conveyancing solicitors who can expertly navigate you through the process of purchasing a new build property.

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Buying a new property has a lot of advantages. Up-to-date building techniques including energy-efficient insulation means your new property will be comfortable and cheaper to run than an older building. Maintenance issues will not be an immediate worry, and neither will any of the usual signs of age in a property, from damp and subsidence to general wear and tear.

However, the choice between buying a new build and an older house is far from clear cut. In most instances, you will be agreeing to purchase your property before it is finished, and there are many things that can go wrong before completion, from extreme weather and shortage of materials to non-compliance with planning regulations and incomplete agreements for sewers and roads. That is why it is essential to instruct experienced new build conveyancing solicitors to oversee the purchasing process and provide guidance along the way.

Our team possess the expertise to assist you with completing the new build purchase process quickly, efficiently and with the minimum of fuss. We act for clients in Amersham, Chesham, Holmer Green, Hazlemere, Widmer End, Great Kingshill, High Wycombe, Rickmansworth, Beaconsfield, Chalfont St Peter, Gerrards Cross and throughout Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire.

If you would like to discuss your requirements with one of our experienced new build conveyancing solicitors please call us on 0800 086 2929, email or complete our Free Online Enquiry Form to arrange a free, no-obligation discussion.

What is Different About New Build Conveyancing?

The process for buying a new build property is different in many ways from buying an older house. You are buying a property that does not exist yet, and you will exchange contracts months or even years before you finally see what you have purchased.

The first step in buying a new build property is to ensure your finances are in order, as most builders will want mortgage finance to be in place before contracts are exchanged. You will need to pay an initial reservation fee when you express interest in a property and will then usually have only four weeks to exchange contracts before you forfeit this fee and your house.

House builders will typically be very firm on this timeline, especially if the development is popular or the market is particularly buoyant. As soon as you have had your offer accepted on a property, you should immediately secure a property solicitor. Your solicitor will check that the build meets regulations, highlight any restrictive covenants, and walk you through the details of your contract.

If you are happy, you can pay your deposit, and then comes the long wait until completion, upon which you will receive your keys and officially take ownership of your new home. At this point, you will need to ensure you receive copies of all the guarantees relating to the property, which should cover you for ten years from completion.

How Our New Build Conveyancing Solicitors Can Help

Buying a new build house removes the stress and uncertainty of taking on an ageing property, but it replaces it with the stress of buying something that you have not seen, and that has a real risk of never being completed. The added legal complexity of buying a new build property is a further drawback but engaging the services of experienced solicitors can help mitigate this.

Our expert new build conveyancing solicitors have overseen the successful purchase of many new build properties, and our accreditation through the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme attests to our skill and expertise in this area of law.

One of our experienced solicitors will have an initial consultation with you, free of charge, to discuss your situation in more detail. Once we understand your circumstances better, we can provide you with a clearer understanding of how we can help you.  We will also provide you with a price quotation and a choice of funding methods at the outset.

Make A Free Enquiry

Our enquiry lines are open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

Call 0800 086 2929, email or complete our Free Online Enquiry Form to arrange a free, no-obligation discussion and let one of our experienced new build conveyancing solicitors explain your legal rights and options.

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    Joseph Lewis

    Residential Conveyancing

    “We used Elite to purchase a new build in Amersham. Joseph Lewis had been involved in the purchase of other flats from that development which proved useful as they were able use knowledge from that experience. Joseph was very calm and communicative with us first time buyers! And kept everything moving along. A very positive experience, we are very glad we went for Elite over a cheap online firm.”

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