If you're buying a new build property, Tees can take care of all the legal details - and get you into your new home on time!
Despite the commitment to increase housing stock in the UK, the property market remains competitive. Even people who are looking to buy a new build, perhaps off plan, have to move quickly. If you’re in this position, you’re going to need a solicitor who understands the process inside out, and who can complete the conveyancing in time.
New build conveyancing can be complex, Tees have the expertise and understand the unique process. Our lawyers are members of the Law Society Conveyancing quality scheme and will cover every detail for you, from land searches to surveys, to checking the fine print of your contract.
We have a lot of experience and expertise in conveyancing for new builds, whether they’re leasehold or freehold developments, including retirement complexes. We know how to deal with all the related issues, from planning permission to road and drainage adoption
Besides new builds, our residential property team can advise on any aspect of property law. The sort of matters we can help you with include:
Buying a house is a personal business, so we make sure you get a personal service. We have excellent relationships with local estate agents, surveyors and other professionals, so you can expect a seamless service.
But we can help you wherever you are in England and Wales.
From a legal point of view, there is nothing that requires the developer of a new build property to provide a new build warranty. However, most mortgage lenders will not provide finance on a new build home or any development without adequate cover.
A new build warranty is taken out by the developer. With a builder’s warranty on your new home, you can confidently enjoy your new building without worrying about the cost of structural repairs if something ends up going wrong in the early years of ownership. The most well-known providers of new home warranties are the National House-building Council (NHBC) which is the most common provider covering 70-80% of the new build market, Local Authority Building Control (LABC) and Premier Guarantee.
Associate, Residential Property
Bishop's Stortford office
Licensed Conveyancer, Residential Property
Senior Associate, Residential Property
Associate Cilex Conveyancing Practitioner, Residential Property
Saffron Walden office