Step one - Reservation
Once you’ve chosen the home for you, our New Homes Sales Coordinator will guide you through the reservation procedure. You’ll need to pay a small reservation fee of £300* which will contribute to part of your deposit. It also means, subject to contracts and meeting the timescales in the agreement, the home is yours at the price agreed. It’s a good time to ask about Government backed Help to Buy scheme that can make buying your dream home more affordable. If you have a home to sell, our assisted move scheme could make moving easy as we will arrange and pay for all your estate agent's fees.
Step two - The mortgage and solicitors
If you need a mortgage and haven’t already arranged one, you’ll need to do so quickly. We can give you the details of independent financial advisors and solicitors if you need help. Ask the New Homes Sales Coordinator for contact details.
Step three - Exchange of contracts
Within 28 days after reservation (depending on the build stage of your new home) and if all the mortgage and legal documents are in place, we will request you to exchange contracts. You will need to pay the balance of the deposit at this stage and the whole transaction becomes legally binding.
Step four - Build completion
Usually, around one to two weeks before your dream home is finished we will contact you to let you know of your legal completion date. Your home will also undergo thorough quality inspections, both internally and externally, to ensure that it meets our quality standards. It’s around this time we’ll invite you to a home demonstration to familiarise yourself with your new home. This is an opportunity to show you how everything works form the heating system and appliances to the location of your fuse box and stop taps.
Step five - Legal
This is the final step to moving into your dream home. This is when your mortgage lender releases the funds to pay for your home through your solicitor. If you need access to your home on the day before legal completion, for carpet fitters it’s no problem (subject to exchange of contracts). We’ll also take meter readings on the day of legal completion and register you as the homeowner with the relevant utility companies. Our New Home Sales Coordinator will help make your move in as stress-free as possible for you to start enjoying life in your new home.
*Reservation fee may vary in different regions or development specific. Please speak to your New Homes Sales Coordinator to confirm your reservation fee.