Your step-by-step buying guide

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We know how daunting buying a new home can be and there are lots of things to consider. So we've put together this handy guide to take you through, step-by-step, the process of buying your new Hill home.

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1. Make your reservation

Once you've found your new dream home, you must complete a reservation form and pay a deposit. At your meeting to complete the reservation form and the meeting that follows, you will have an opportunity to review the plans of your new home and the development with the sales team. 

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2. Appoint a solicitor

Next, you should appoint a solicitor/legal advisor and let us know their contact details so that our legal team can forward a draft contract, conveyance plan and any other relevant documentation. 

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3. Solicitor searches

You'll need to pay your solicitor for any searches that are required in relation to your purchase, to enable them to apply for these on your behalf.

Searches involve your solicitor working with various authorities that hold information about the property, the land it sits on and any factors that may affect it. These typically will be: local authority, environmental and water and drainage searches.

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4. Exchange deadline

Your selected solicitor will need to be informed of our 28 day exchange deadline to ensure that they will be able to effect exchange of contracts within that time. 

Our sales teams can recommend a solicitor for you to use, should you not already have one.

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5. Apply for a mortgage

If you need to, apply for a mortgage.

Our sales team can recommend a financial advisor should you need one and we will always ask that you are financially qualified by them before we proceed with your reservation.

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6. Transfer your deposit

Before you exchange contracts, you'll need to pay your deposit money to the solicitor.

 

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7. Exchange contracts

Your solicitor will make arrangements with our solicitor to exchange contracts. Once all questions and queries relating to your new home and the development have been answered and our solicitor is in receipt of deposit funds, exchange of contracts will take place.

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8. Confirmed date for completion

Approximately 14 days before you can move into your new home, you will be given a firm date for legal completion. Now you can start making the necessary arrangements to move into your new home.

Once you have been given your fixed completion date, you can book your removal company, arrange for your new phone line to be connected and transfer the utility account to your new address.

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9. Meet the site manager

Before you move in, we will arrange for you to visit you new home where you'll also get to meet the site manager. They will take you through your new home to make sure you are familiar with all its functions and features.

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10. Completion Day

On the day of legal completion, we will await a call from our solicitor to confirm that funds have been received and your purchase has therefore completed. This means you've officially completed on your gorgeous new home and we can hand over the keys so you can start moving in!

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11. Keeping in touch

It's important that you settle in comfortably to your new home and that's why our site team will pay you two courtesy visits after you've moved in. This allows you to ask any questions you may have come across since living in your new home.

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12. Aftercare

28 days after you have completed your purchase, our Customer Service team will become your point of contact. Should you experience any problems with your new home they will help you and endeavour to resolve any issues as quickly as possible.

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