Questions to ask when buying a new build house
What do I get with my new build?
What does the new home warranty include?
In essence, a warranty is an insurance policy for newly built homes. The first part of the warranty covers any building defects which will usually cover you for 2 years. The second part of the warranty is for problems with the structure of the property which can be valid from 3-10 years. If you move house the warranty will cover the new buyers of the house.
Are you open to offers?
Are there plans to extend the development?
When do you expect the property to be completed?
If you don’t know when your property will be ready to move into, you cant plan to move out. You could buy a house wanting to move in as soon as possible and then find out it’s months until you can settle down.
When will all access roads be completed?
This can be useful to know, especially if you can drive! If a developer sells the idea that access roads will be put in place, it can be frustrating when nothing gets done.
What are your customer care procedures?
Are there any public open spaces near the development?
Can I arrange a snagging survey to make a list of the property defects?
What changes can I make to the property?
Sometimes certain limitations get placed on your new build by the leaseholder or the freeholder. Most people want to make changes to their home to make it more personalised to them, so if you’re unaware, finding out there are limitations can be quite a surprise! You may not be able to replace the flooring, do any building work or even paint the walls. In addition to this, subletting your property may also be restricted and having pets could be prohibited.
We hope that our what questions to ask when buying a new build house blog has helped you in your exciting moving process! If you’re moving into a new build property and you’re not sure that the property will meet your expectations, get in touch with our snagging professionals today.