New Home Guides

Guides to buying new homes in the UK


Home buyers remain in the dark over new build warranties

Home buyers opting for new build properties are being left exposed by warranties that fall short of their needs and expectations. New homes are often marketed by developers with the promise of lengthy warranties offering peace of mind. Many consumers aren’t aware that...
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Why are Britain’s new homes built so badly?

Weak mortar, faulty drainage, unfinished fittings … for many buyers of newly built properties in Britain, their dream home quickly turns into a nightmare. Last week, it emerged that residents had to move out of a recently completed Manchester apartment block,...
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NatWest Snagging Advice

Alice tells us the importance of having your snagging list resolved before you move in.  From Our Moving Tales – a collection of real stories from real people who’ve gone through the mortgage process. What they have learned will hopefully inspire you and...
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New Build Buyer’s Guide

This guide will help you navigate the new build buying process: from selecting a plot, choosing a design through to considering security and parking. This comprehensive guide will help you make the right choices to ensure you find the perfect home. This 2000 word...
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What is a snagging list?

A snagging list is created by new build buyers in the UK and Ireland to detail the snags and defects in their new home.  Many opt to create their own snag list using a snagging checklist or guide book which represents great value compared to the cost of using a...
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Getting on the Property Ladder

Over the past twelve months the mortgage lending market has stripped around 90% of products off their shelves, meaning that a varied choice of mortgage deals are not available for first time buyers. This means saving a bigger deposit is imperative. In previous years,...
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You make me feel brand new

Buying a new-build property clearly has its advantages – no chain, no DIY, cheaper utility bills. But buying new is not without snags, as Caroline Laws finds out Getting the keys to a brand-new house that no-one but you has lived in before is a tempting idea. And...
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Snagging Top Tips

Snagging.org has just released a new version of its snagging checklist in response to feedback from Snagging.org members and input from professional snaggers. The site, which has been featured on national TV, receives thousands of visitors per day and provides...
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