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Deo Volente has sailed its way to a prestigious and well known name today, from beginnings which were humble yet sincere. Today, DV Solicitors is recognised as a multi-disciplined law firm providing expert counsel to all its clientele, whether they are businesses, entrepreneurs or individuals. We offer support that is strategic, as well as personal reassurance and guidance; helping you navigate any challenges you face.
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New Build

Purchasing a New Build is unlike any other property transaction, but at DV Solicitors, we like to be different. We can offer our expertise on all New Build matters and promise experience.

How to qualify?

You need to be a qualifying tenant under The Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993, which gives lessees the right to surrender the existing lease and acquire a new lease on their property. To be a qualifying tenant, you must have been the registered owner of a property with a long lease for at least two years.

Our Support

  • Potential exchange before the property is finished or built.
  • No confirmed completion date due to factors affecting construction i.e, weather.
  • Pressure from developers or builders to exchange/complete.

We will mitigate the above factors by providing you with regular updates and simple explanations of any processes. As our client, we will listen to what you feel comfortable with and support your decisions.

Top Tips for New Build Newbies:

It can feel daunting to agree on a house sale with developers or development agents when your home is no more than timber or concrete. We would want no client to go through the process alone. We are here to walk you through the following:

You will find the best Letting Agents on DV Solicitors

Remember your mortgage offer has a shelf-life!

Most mortgages have a limitation period of 6 months, New Build properties can sometimes take years to be properly finished. Keep your Solicitor up to date with where your mortgage offer stands.

Make sure to book your Snagging Survey!

A traditional survey of a house won’t suffice for a new-build property, to ensure that the house on paper is the house in reality: You need to book your Snagging Survey. Usually, the survey is booked between when the house is nearly finished and the Completion. If the Developers refuse a Snagging Survey, as your solicitors, we will enforce your legal right!

Instruct a solicitor as soon as you agree on a New Build property.

Developers will push to exchange right away due to the competitive nature of the market.


Virtual Assistance

At Deo Volente, our virtual assistance service provides tailored legal support remotely, ensuring efficient communication and assistance for all your legal needs.


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