Questions to ask housebuilders before moving into a new build property
Buying a property is often the most expensive purchase you’ll ever make.
A new build home is a blank canvas and many of the issues affecting older homes won’t apply, but there are still key questions you should ask your housebuilder before you sign on the dotted line.
1.What are the bills likely to cost?
The latter is a key consideration if you plan to work from home or might need to occasionally.
2.What warranties does the home come with?
Find out more about our NHBC Buildmark Warranty and what that means for your property, whilst manufacturers warranties will also ensure any appliances purchased with the house are covered for a stated period of time
3.What’s the price per square foot?
4.Can I visit another development?
5.What’s the best deal you can do?
The best way to keep costs down is to speak to a New Homes Mortgage Adviser (NHMA). They work independently, and have knowledge from across the market.
They’ll advise on how you can go about paying stamp duty and other necessary fees, ensuring you’re well placed to make savings wherever possible.
6.What extras can you offer me?
7.What’s the area like?
It can be worth visiting the area at different times of the day to see how busy the roads are. You could use Rightmove’s school checker to find out if you’re in the catchment area for good schools and spend time exploring the local parks, libraries, shops and sport centres.
8.What can help you offer?