Coodes Solicitors has prepared for an influx of conveyancing requests from people buying new build homes, by establishing a dedicated team. The firm, which has offices across Cornwall and Devon, now has a specialist team to handle the projected increase in new build sales, as a result of the Government’s plans for 400,000 new homes by 2020.
Headed by Chartered Legal Executive Jane Stewart, the team is based in Coodes’ Truro offices, but will be working across the firm’s network of offices. Having specialised in new builds and affordable homes for the last three years, Jane has forged close links with local developers and agents. She will work closely with Conveyancing Executive Kathryn Shaw and Assistant Sarah Hobbs.
Jane Stewart said: “Acting for a purchaser of a new build home presents a particular set of challenges. Although the basics are the same, buying a new home from a developer needs expert handling, mainly because the timescale is very tight. We understand the special care purchasers of new build properties need, and not only have the expertise but also specialist software to support us.
“New build is a fast growing area of residential property work and we are well placed to meet anticipated demand. We are looking forward to helping more people achieve their dreams of owning their own home in Cornwall or Devon.”
Coodes Partner and Head of Residential Property Alistair Whyte said: “At Coodes we have adopted a strategy of developing specialisms within our growing Residential Property team. This is giving us a breadth of expertise across the wide range of specialisms that come under conveyancing.
“With the Government recently announcing its largest new home building programme for 40 years, and a number of developments underway in the South West, having this specialist team means we will hit the ground running.”