Advantages of new build property checklist


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Some existing homes don't qualify for a mortgage, but new builds do, so check what mortgage deals apply.

A range of incentives are available to help customers purchase their new home, such as stamp duty contributions, contribution to move costs or interior furnishing packages – explore these options.

Many Barratt London developments have shared communal areas. For example, landscaped gardens, residents’ fitness suite and concierge. Check out what your preferred development has.


Many new build developments use the latest cavity wall insulation so the house is warm, but doesn't suffer from condensation and damp.

Quality developers use high-quality acoustic dampening and sound insulating materials to limit noise.


Compare the cost of running an existing home versus a new build, as well as utility savings. Most existing homes will cost more per year in maintenance bills.


New builds don't have the worry of chains which can slow the buying process, so let the Sales Team know when you want to move in as soon as your offer is accepted.

All Barratt London homes are fitted with a variety of safety measures as standard. Such as secure, double-glazed windows, smoke alarms and fire resistant materials and modern locks. This could lower your insurance premiums and provides greater protection for your belongings.

Depending on the build stage, style your new home just the way you want by choosing from a range of upgrades and enhancements. Research what options there are to customise the new home to your own taste.

Ask if Help to Buy is available? With Help to Buy you can purchase a new home with just a 5% deposit.


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