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Your new build solicitors in Cornwall and Devon
Owning a new build means you can put your own unique stamp on the property and really make it your own. Buying a brand new home is exciting, but it can also be stressful. You need conveyancing solicitors you can trust. And if you are buying a new build property, you want to be sure your conveyancers have the specialist expertise to advise you every step of the way.
Because buying a new build property is different, it is important to have new build solicitors who understand exactly what you need. With nine offices across Devon and Cornwall, our new build solicitors have local knowledge of the new housing developments in your area.
Because we sit on most of the lenders’ panels we have the advantage, over many other conveyancers, of being able to act for both you and your lender, saving you time and money.
We understand that moving house is expensive. Spiralling legal fees can add to the stress, so we have fixed rates and no hidden fees meaning you’ll know exactly how much you will be paying for our conveyancing service. We also offer special rates on conveyancing services for new build properties on some developments, as well as for first time buyers, buyers of affordable housing and buyers using Help to Buy schemes.
There’s no doubt about it, moving home is one of life’s most stressful events. When you are buying a new build property there can also be a huge amount of uncertainty, right up until the moment when you have the keys in your hand.
As experienced new build solicitors, our aim is to make the process as smooth as possible. It is important for you to feel informed of progress, so we will ensure you are constantly kept up to date. Buying a new build property is complex, but our straightforward, jargon-free advice will ensure you understand the process.
It can be very frustrating if you do not feel you are being kept updated or if you do not know who you should contact with questions. That is why your property purchase will be handled by a senior and experienced conveyancer with an assigned assistant, so you have two people to contact at all times.
We know that our clients across Cornwall and Devon appreciate our personal approach. Their feedback has led to us winning a host of customer service awards at the ESTAS Conveyancer Awards.
When you are buying a new build property, the legal process is different from buying most other properties. After choosing and reserving your brand new home, new build property developers impose strict time constraints for exchange and completion. Our specialist new build conveyancing solicitors know that time is of the essence and are committed to making sure you can start enjoying your new home as soon as possible.
If you have a First Time Buyer ISA, this has to be tied in with exchange and completion dates. We are used to dealing with First Time Buyer ISAs and understand that mortgage offers have to be approved by the Housing Association before exchange can take place. A common problem is that a Section 106 Agreement or lease is not compliant with your lender’s affordable lending criteria. All of this can add to the stress and uncertainty of buying a new build property. So, we will ensure you understand what needs to happen and keep you updated throughout the process.
Many new build developments include some affordable housing. Our specialist affordable housing conveyancing team works closely with Housing Associations across Cornwall and Devon. This collaborative approach speeds up the process and irons out any issues, helping your move go as smoothly as possible.
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 affordable housing conveyancers will help you understand the differences between all types of affordable housing schemes. We can advise you on Help to Buy ISAs, the Right to Buy, Re-Sale Price Covenant Scheme, Help to Buy schemes and Shared Ownership.