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Are new-build

homes for you?

Sarah Gaunt, a residential

conveyancing specialist at

Dronfield solicitors,

Taylor&Emmet, asks if

you would commit to

making the largest

purchase of your life

without seeing the

finished product


EW-build homes are my speciality and as developments

spring up around Chesterfield, I thought I’d outline the

pros and cons of buying one.

Committing to the largest purchase of your life without seeing

the finished product is a big negative for some buyers, but

market forces dictate reserving ‘off plan,’ as it is known, is a

reality on popular developments.

Usually, there is a show home to look around, but if taking

such a leap of faith fills you with dread, you are more suited to

an older property.

A big plus for buyers is that fixtures and fittings will be brand

new and if you reserve early enough, you can have some input

into their selection. Domestic appliances and floor coverings

may also be included, which can really help, especially if this is

your first home.

The price of a new build can be slightly higher than the

equivalent property, but you may be able to negotiate a discount

or take advantage of incentives, depending on how sales are

progressing, that will reduce the cost.

Questions have been raised recently about whether it is

acceptable to sell new-build leasehold properties and my advice

would always be to purchase the freehold if you can.

Sometimes, the developer cannot sell the title, as he only

owns a lease on the land himself and in these circumstances,

your solicitor will advise you accordingly.

Another plus for new homes is that they come with a

structural guarantee and adhere to the latest energy efficiency,

safety and security regulations. On the downside, there may be

outstanding minor works when you complete, but usually, they

will be settled quickly.

Finally, you will probably be asked to exchange contracts with

‘completion on notice.’ This means the builder says when your

property is ready and any dates you are given won’t be

guaranteed. As long as you bear this in mind, you will avoid


To find out more about buying a new home, call into

Taylor&Emmet’s Sheffield Road office in Dronfield, telephone

0114 2184000, visit or follow the firm

on Twitter, @TaylorEmmet.


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