Buying a New Build Home

There are many advantages to buying a new build property and our residential property team can help you with every aspect of the process. However, the legal process for buying a new build is different from most other purchases, so it’s important that you take advice from a conveyancing solicitor who knows the new build market inside out. For example, after choosing and reserving your brand-new home, many new build property developers will impose strict time constraints for exchange and completion. This can be especially relevant if you are a first-time buyer and planning to use savings held within a Lifetime ISA (LISA) to help fund your purchase.

Our experienced new build conveyancing solicitors understand the process. We’re used to dealing with major developers and understand their priorities and expectations. At the same time, we understand how important this purchase is to you. Buying a new build property can be exciting, especially if you’re buying off plan and are able to choose the way your new home is finished. From kitchens and curtains to flooring and fittings, many developers allow you to really make the place your own from the outset.

At every stage, our aim is to make the process as smooth as possible. We will ensure that you are kept up to date with every development in your purchase, taking the heat and the jargon out of the process so that you can make informed choices in good time.

At Coodes, we sit on most of the lenders’ panels. That means we have the advantage of being able to act for both you and your lender, saving you time and, potentially, money.

Your new build home purchase will be handled by an experienced senior conveyancer supported by an assigned assistant. That way, you’ll have two people you can contact who will know about the progress of your purchase and help to answer any queries you may have. This personal approach has enabled us to help clients throughout Cornwall and Devon and in return, their positive feedback has led to us winning a host of customer service awards at the ESTAS Conveyancer Awards.

Fees for conveyancing

We recognise that you may be nervous about the legal costs of property transactions. That’s why we offer fixed fees for conveyancing, with no hidden costs. With Coodes as your new build conveyancing lawyers, you’ll have complete certainty – about the process, the progress, and how much it’s going to cost.

Affordable housing on new build developments

Many new build developments include some affordable housing. Affordable-housing schemes are for people who are finding it difficult to get on the property ladder or require financial assistance to move home. Some schemes are restricted to first-time buyers, while others are for people living in a certain locality or on local authority or Housing Association waiting lists.

Our experienced residential property team works closely with Housing Associations across Cornwall and Devon helping to iron out any issues and making your move go as smoothly as possible.

We will help you understand the differences between all types of affordable housing schemes. We can also advise you on using Help to Buy ISAs, Lifetime ISAs, and the Right to Buy, Re-Sale Price Covenant Scheme and Help to Buy schemes.

Please call your nearest office for a full quotation or use our online enquiry form.


Sarah Cowley

Head of Residential Property

Kathryn Shaw


Laura Noble


Sophie Jones


Daryl Pentecost

Conveyancing Executive

Heidi Start


Kerry Hodgson

Conveyancing Executive

Lianne Priest


Mary Wright

Chartered Legal Executive

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