New Build Conveyancing

Our fixed-fee conveyancing team specialises in new-build conveyancing. This is a unique area of property law, and having a new-build expert on your side is important. If you are buying a new-build, speak to us about our fast and efficient service.

For a free quote, call us on 0191 567 7244, and we’ll gladly help you.

You can also email or complete our free online enquiry form and we will be in touch with you shortly.

Our new build conveyancing team

Our conveyancing team provides a nationwide service to clients buying and selling new build properties. We deal with all types of new build transactions, including those involving:

  • Help to Buy / Equity Loans
  • Leasehold properties
  • Shared ownership

Our conveyancing team works on a fixed fee basis. Simply contact us to discuss your new build purchase, and we will provide a fixed-fee quote with no hidden charges. That way, you can keep an eye on your budget, confident that there will be no extra expenses further down the line.

Why do you need an expert in new build conveyancing?

Buying a new build is much more complicated than buying other property types. The conveyancing process is different, and various complexities must be considered.

Buying ‘off plan’ is especially nuanced as the contracts are exchanged before the property is even built. This makes it necessary to check the paperwork carefully to see what is included in the contract, warranties, planning permission and lease (if it’s leasehold).

Typically, there are very tight timescales involved. As the buyer, you usually have to exchange contracts within four weeks of paying the reservation fee. Once the property is complete, you are served with a Notice to Complete and normally have ten days to pay the balance.

Issues can also arise in relation to the developer. The build may be delayed beyond the anticipated completion date, or fail to comply with planning regulations and NHBC standards.

Because of the potential risks, you will require a conveyancer with extensive experience in new-build conveyancing. That’s us! We know exactly what problems to look out for and how to solve them with the least amount of stress possible.

What we do

When you instruct us to handle your new build conveyancing purchase, we will:

  • Check the contract and the lease (if applicable)
  • Complete local authority searches
  • Check for restrictive covenants
  • Check the building complies with planning regulations
  • Find out what is included in the sale
  • Check the property is connected to gas, water, drainage and electricity
  • Advise you about the long-stop completion date, which is the date you can get your deposit back if the sale has not been completed
  • Advise you about a snagging provision, which is written into the contract and forces the developer to rectify any issues identified with the property after completion

We are also on hand to deal with any additional issues that may occur. This might include where the developer fails to comply with planning regulations or the build does not pass the standards imposed by the warranty provider.

Buying a new build requires a conveyancer to act very quickly. We proactively work on your file so we’re ready to exchange and complete when the time comes. But we remain diligent, meticulously checking the details to protect your best interests.

With our specialist conveyancing team, you’ll benefit from non-jargon legal advice throughout the entire conveyancing transaction. 

Get a free quote

Call 0191 567 7244 for a free, no-obligation quote from our residential conveyancing team. We are here to assist you.​

Alternatively, you can email us at or complete our free online enquiry form, and we will contact you shortly.

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