Below is an overview of the key stages in the buying process for new build homes, together with our tips and suggestions on how to get the best out of the process and avoid some common pitfalls along the way.
If you encounter any problems with the buying process, particularly in relation to getting defective workmanship put right, and would like advice or further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.
VISITING SHOW HOMES AND SALES OFFICES
Keep records of properties you are interested in:
Read and understand the small print carefully before signing:
SALE CONTRACT STAGE
THIS STAGE IS CRITICAL
NOTICE TO COMPLETE
If you exchanged contracts before the property was built, completion usually takes place a few days after the builder gives you "notice to complete":
You now own your new home! As soon as possible after moving in:
SNAGGING AND DEFECTS RECTIFICATION
We recommend that, as soon as possible after you move in (or before if your builder will allow a pre-completion inspection), you instruct a reputable snagging surveyor to inspect your home and prepare a report identifying all snags and defects.
There will be a cost associated with this but there is real value in it:
Your builder should deal with defects in a reasonable manner, within a reasonable time and to a reasonable standard. If they do not, or if you have more serious defects and are concerned to ensure these are dealt with properly, your options may include:
We can advise you on warrranty claims and taking legal action against the builder: click here for more information.
If you have a non-defect-related dispute with your builder and would like to discuss your options further, please contact us directly.
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