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When you buy a new Linden home, you are buying a home constructed to a high quality and high specification. We aim to match these aspects by the service we offer throughout the purchase process and after legal completion.
We believe the procedures we have put in place will be convenient to you and give the best opportunity for the purchase process to run smoothly.
Having now reserved your new Linden home, you will have paid a reservation fee, and been given a due date for exchange of contracts, usually 28 days from your reservation date. In order to meet this date, you will need to do the following:
We can provide you with details of solicitors who have previously acted on a Linden Homes development, who will be familiar with the documentation which may help the process run more smoothly. You will be invited to attend a Post Reservation Meeting 7-10 days after reserving your new home, this meeting will be an important part of your journey as it is an opportunity for us to fully explain the buying process and give you detailed information about your new home and the development including:
We will ask you to provide details of the following to enable us to progress with your purchase:
As we will be liaising with all the above, it is important you notify them of the exchange of contracts deadline so everyone is aware of the timescales involved. Your Sales Executive will of course be on hand at all times to provide any assistance.
Although your solicitor will receive this information formally by way of an Information Sheet, we would like to confirm the following before Exchange of Contracts:
Summary of legal covenants and restrictions
In the transfer of each new Linden home, a number of common sense stipulations and obligations (i.e. covenants) are in place. These covenants are simply to ensure our customers do not undertake to do anything unreasonable to their new homes which may cause a nuisance to their neighbours.
Covenants may vary slightly from development to development to take into account any special needs for a particular location, but generally, the types of covenants are:
Although the above are standard restrictive covenants used on all Linden developments there may be additional ones specific to individual developments. A full list of the relevant covenants for your development will be included within the contract. Please refer to your Sales Executive who will be able to assist.
Following the reservation of your new home, or within the first two weeks thereafter, your Sales Executive will meet with you to talk you through and explain the following details:
We would like to suggest approximately two hours is allowed for this meeting.
After exchange of contracts, your solicitor will explain the Transfer document to you and will invite you to sign it.
Your solicitor should already have made you aware of its contents with particular emphasis on the covenants. It is then returned to our solicitor for execution by ourselves. Our solicitor then holds the Transfer document until the date is set for legal completion.
Your solicitor will, at this stage, make final searches to obtain confirmation no matters have been registered against our title, which could adversely affect your new Linden home.
Following our solicitor serving the legal notice, you will be invited to the New Home Demonstration referred to previously. We find customers tend to settle in more quickly if we can undertake this demonstration a few days before you are due to move in.
On legal completion day we will meet you at the your new home and will read the meters with you. Once we have received confirmation from our solicitor legal completion has taken place we will handover your keys and ask you to sign a Handover form.
After legal completion, your solicitor will ensure any Stamp Duty is paid and register ownership of your new home at HM Land Registry.
After the legal notice has been served, we will arrange for a member of our team to meet you at the your new home a few days before legal completion for what we call a New Home Demonstration.
The purpose of this demonstration is to familiarise you with all the functions and facilities of your new home and will cover the following:
On the day of legal completion we will again meet you for a brief walk-through inspection. You will be asked to confirm the sanitaryware, kitchen units, windows, wall tiling and any floor coverings are in good order and to sign a certificate to record this. Please note we are not responsible for any damage caused by moving into or living in your new home.
We will ensure your new home is ready for you on legal completion day and that it is clean.
If we have not been able to complete all of the external works owing to inclement weather you can be assured of a clean and safe access which is lit.
In certain situations, where parking or garaging is remote from the property, this may not be available on your completion day. If this is the case, you will have been notified previously and we will provide you with a safe, accessible, temporary arrangement, and advise you when the permanent access will be provided.
Our solicitor will provide your solicitor with notice of legal completion according to the contract.
Legal completion takes place when the completion monies have been received by our solicitor.
Please note we are unable to hand over the keys until our solicitor has confirmed the completion monies have been received.
Your new home is now officially all yours!