Celebrate New Homes Week With £1,000 Towards Legal Fees
11 May 2016

According to figures from the NHBC (National House Building Council) over 150,000 new homes were built in the UK last year – the highest number since 2007.

With demand for new homes seemingly ever increasing, the HFB (House Builders Federation) is promoting the benefits of new build homes through New Homes Week #NHW16 - which runs from May 16-22.

For many home hunters, the dilemma often starts with the decision between old v new and ultimately which offers the best value for money - a new, or second hand property.

While older homes traditionally have larger rooms, re-decorating, installing a new bathroom or kitchen and laying new carpets are just some of the DIY jobs many of us have planned when we move into a ‘used’ home.

However, buying a new house can not only cut down the cost, but also put buyers in the driving seat when it comes to those finishing touches – as well as saving on energy and bills, and many incentives can help curb the cost of moving.

Developer Linden Homes Midlands is helping to promote the week long celebration of new homes by staging its own open weekend at a number of its regional developments across Bedfordshire, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire on May 21/22.

Anyone reserving a new home during that weekend will receive £1,000 towards legal fees.

Sales director Clare Phillips says this will give home hunter the chance to see for themselves the many benefits a new build house can offer – both in terms of quality and style, as well as value for money.

Clare said: “In today’s market place, with so many incentives available, the argument for buying new as opposed to old has never been greater. There are massive benefits to ease the financial burden and stresses related to moving home.

“There is huge choice when it comes to location and style of home, as well as the chance to be part of a new and growing community.”

Why opt for new over old?

  • There’s a chance to save money through Government-led incentives for first time and new homebuyers, including the popular Help to Buy scheme.
  • A stress free move – House builders have perfected the moving process. Linden Homes’ part exchange scheme means no chain - and other specially devised packages take the hassle out of moving house.
  • Less maintenance - old homes may have more character but they also need more maintenance than new ones, like new guttering, replacement windows or extra roof insulation.
  • Energy efficiency. New homes are well insulated, and include double-glazing as standard, making them cheaper to run than older homes. The costs of heating a new home will be substantially lower than a comparable older one.
  • New homes offer a blank canvas. Buyers can choose kitchen units and bathroom wall tiles, subject to the build stages. A new garden means there is scope for unique landscaping to suit a customer’s individual taste.
  • Building warranty - all new homes come complete with a New Homes Building Council 10-year guarantee or similar warranty.
  • New homes often have features many buyers may take for granted, including ensuite facilities and added security aspects including smoke detectors.
  • Location is a careful consideration with house builders when looking for a new site at which to build – with knock on benefits of schools, shops and other amenities close by benefitting the new communities living there.

Additional information about New Homes Week and new homes is available from HBF or NHBC


For further press information please contact Cetti Long at Media Matters on 01733 371363 or email cetti@mediamatters-pr.co.uk

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