Buying a New Build Home

Buying a new build home has many advantages, the most obvious of which is that when you move in everything will be good to go. The property will be clean and freshly decorated, you will usually be involved in choosing appliances and best of all you will have the peace of mind of knowing that, should anything go wrong with the property, you will have the benefit of a new build guarantee to call on and which will usually last for ten years.

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What clients are saying…

Step Legal Solicitors are Rated Excellent!

What more can i say?…

What more can i say?…. this company and to be specific Anees offer a service which should be envied by all other legal conveyancers. If you want a job done,

Mr Robinson

Professional and compassionate

I went to Steplegal after an industrial accident and was seen by Anna Rushton, who immediately put me at ease with her professionalism and compassion. Nothing was too much trouble

Mrs B

fantastic service

The service I received from Mr Hussain and the colleagues was

Mrs F
Longton Stoke on Trent

pleasant experience

The overall mark out of ten for my experience has got to be 11. Thank you to Mr Abid Hussain for making an unpleasant experience

Mr A

excellent communication

I was delighted with the way you handled my case. I tell everyone you are excellent in every way possible i.e. communication, prompt replies to everything, phone manner and what

Miss A


I was glad that Mr Abid Hussain was there to take my call. Abid dealt with the claim expeditiously and I am grateful that he and his ladies were always

Mr G
Lodsworth Peter Sussex

Recommend to family and friends

Dear Mr Abid Hussain, I would like to thank you for the cheque I received this morning. I am more than pleased with the result for the compensation claim for

Mrs B

excellent service

I received excellent service. Mr Hussain explained everything in detail and I never had to worry about a thing beyond signing a few papers. Thank

Miss K

pleased with the service

I have been very pleased with the service you have gave me and thank you very much for all your hard

Mrs W

Thorough and to the point

I felt reassured with what you were doing for me. It was thorough and to the

Mr W
Sandbach Crewe

Helpful and good team work

Just like to say thank you and it’s been so helpful. Very good team

Mr E

well informed advice

I received well informed advice and was updated throughout the process. I was dealt with very courteously by Mr Hussain and his

Mr F

Fantastic service

Fantastic service from start to

Mrs D

Good service

I have received a very good service from Mr Hussain and was very pleased with the outcome. I was always able to see someone to help if

Mrs H
Milton Stoke on Trent


Fantastic friendly and very helpful professional advice, at any stage of process. Highly recommend anyone who needs

Mrs M

Very Friendly

I found staff to be very welcoming and friendly. Service I received was very informative and

Mrs G

Thank you for help

Dear Solicitor, Thank you very much for all your help. When I am older I am going to use the money to open up my own sweet shop. It is

Miss P

best interests

It was excellent from start to finish. I felt I was always informed and that my best interests were at

Ms L
Great Sankey Warrington

 Excellent staff

Excellent staff, polite and

Mr F
Winsford Cheshire


Great communication, quick response to any queries. A pleasure to do business with you. Highly

Mr W

Thank you

Thank you for helping me with my claim. As for improving your services, the way you handled my claim was first class. No need for changes. Thank you and good

Mr L
Wednesbury West Midlands

A complete pleasure

Anna has been brilliant throughout the whole process and I would recommend her to anyone. She is very polite and thoroughly hard working. A complete pleasure to have known. Service

Mrs H

Great communication

From the first meeting with Anna, I felt I was in good hands. Very professional throughout, great communication at each stage and received clear information. Thank you Anna for your

Mrs P

Happy with everything

Fantastic! Everything was dealt with efficiently, professionally and with warmth which eased any stress which was felt at the time of the incident. We were so impressed with all aspects

Mrs M

Recommended services

My case was managed by Anna Rushton. Since winning my case I have recommended Anna’s services to a friend. I found her guidance and assistance second to

Mrs D

Sound advice

Miss Anna Rushton has handled my affairs throughout this case. I would like to be known that she has provided a thoroughly professional service at all times. Courtesy, sound advice,

Mrs B

Reliable and good service

Spread the word to other lawyers of how to be reliable and give a good service. It is rare these days for people to be consistently reliable, informative and always

Mrs M

Efficient and professional

I would like to thank Anna Rushton for her efficiency and professional services as well as for her friendly

Mrs P

New build conveyancing services

Our residential conveyancing team will:


  • Check that your new home is being constructed according to agreed plans and in line with all relevant planning permissions and building control
  • Confirm the purchase price and any reservation fee or deposit you may have already paid;
  • Check whether any roads and sewers being installed are intended to be publicly maintained and paid for by the local council, or whether the plan is for
    them to be privately maintained and paid for by you and other home owners;
  • Ensure that where the intention is for roads and sewers to be publicly maintained, they are constructed to a standard sufficiently high enough to mean
    that the council and water company will agree to adopt them;
  • Ensure that you will have appropriate access rights to enable you to move freely to and from your property, particularly where your house is part of a
    larger estate;
  • Determine whether your home is being purchased on a freehold or leasehold basis, i.e. outright, for a one off payment (freehold) or for a set number
    of years (typically 99 years plus) for an agreed fee and the payment of a monthly or annual service charge (leasehold);
  • Where you are purchasing a leasehold property, determine whether ground rent will also be payable and, if so, that the charge is fair and predictable;
  • Ascertain who will be responsible for the maintenance of any shared areas, such as carparks and green open spaces, and whether you will be
    expected to pay a monthly or annual fee by way of contribution to their upkeep;
  • Liaise with the house builder’s sales office to ensure construction of your house takes place according to any agreed timetable and to obtain the
    paperwork that will be necessary to transfer legal ownership of the property over to you once the house has been finished, together with any
    guarantees and warranty agreements;
  • Liaise with your mortgage lender, or mortgage companies where there are multiple lenders involved, to ensure that the funds needed to complete your
    purchase have been approved and will be available when required;
  • Attend to the legal formalities needed where you are buying through the government’s Help to Buy scheme or a shared ownership arrangement;
  • Manage the sale of your existing home, where you are in a chain or where you have agreed a part-exchange arrangement with the builder – this
    includes redeeming your current mortgage where you have one;
  • Ensure that once your purchase has been completed, confirmation of your ownership is recorded at the Land Registry; and let you know whether you will have to pay stamp duty land tax and, if you do, support you in completing the required form.



Why choose Step Legal Solicitors?

Our residential conveyancing specialists are qualified and experienced lawyers who have the skills and expertise needed to ensure that your house purchase proceeds quickly and with the minimum amount of fuss. Our aim is to take the hassle out of moving home by doing as much of the leg work for you as we can, while still ensuring that you are fully informed about what is happening through regular and detailed updates.


We appreciate that money is likely to be tight, particularly where you are a first time buyer, which is why we promise to keep our new build legal fees as low as possible and to provide you with an upfront quotation so that you can budget for our costs.


For members of the Polish community who worry about language barrier issues when it comes to buying a house, we offer a free Polish translation service to make the process as easy as we can; and for disabled clients or those with mobility issues, we can offer onsite visitor parking should you need to come to see us and have conveniently located step-free offices.


All of our conveyancing services are quality checked and overseen by the head of our residential property team, Anees Khan, who is a qualified solicitor and property professional with more than ten years’ experience in acting for private buyers, buy-to-let investors and residential property portfolio owners.


Want to find out more?

To discuss our new build property buying service, or any other aspect of our residential property offering, you can call us for free on 0800 195 6412, email us at or click here to get an instant quote.


You can also pop into see us at our offices in Crewe.


We are able to help wherever in the country you are based, whether that be locally in a Cheshire town like Nantwich, Northwich, Sandbach or Macclesfield, in a city like Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire or in a county such as Shropshire, Derbyshire, Merseyside or Greater Manchester.