New Build Conveyancing

When buying a new build property you need a conveyancer who understands the additional challenges of buying a new build, such as checking and advising in relation to planning and building regulation requirements, suitability of Buildmark warranties and help to buy and other new build schemes. Our experts work closely with a number of the largest house builders and there is rarely a circumstance that we haven’t encountered before. At Lester Campbell:

  • We will explain the process fully, including Help to Buy, shared ownership and other new home schemes where applicable;
  • We have established working relationships with many builders and their legal teams which supports a smooth progression of your transaction;
  • We are speedy and efficient and understand the need for the exchanges to be concluded within 28 days (or 42 days with help to buy) to ensure incentives are not lost;
  • Where we are the approved Panel Solicitor we can offer special discounted rates;
  • We can assist you with the sale of your existing property and make the process much simpler
  • We will provide updates on your case when milestones are reached through our case tracking app;
  • Our pricing is fully transparent!

We understand that buying or selling a property can be stressful and our mission is to manage a smooth and efficient transaction on your behalf. There may be hurdles along the way, but we will offer guidance and solutions to enable you to make informed decisions and proceed with absolute confidence.

Providing an efficient, personal conveyancing service is at the heart of everything we do at Lester Campbell and, our clients can stay up to date with every step of their property transaction via the Perfect Portal app. This handy app links conveyancer, estate agent, and mortgage broker together so that everybody involved can track the case in real-time and receive timely notifications and email alerts as the transaction progresses. Perfect Portal provides transparency to our clients and once you’ve instructed Lester Campbell as your conveyancer - our friendly team are always on hand to answer any queries along the way too.

To help you manage your budget we offer a fixed fee price list with no “hidden” fees and covers all typical work involved whether you’re buying or selling. Please view our conveyancing price lists or get an instant quote using our handy online calculator tool.

Our New Build Conveyancing department is led by Victoria Martin, a solicitor with over 15 years’ experience in the UK property industry and specialist in all areas of new build transactions. Please contact Victoria Martin directly for a quote and to discuss your new build conveyancing requirements.

The Solicitors Regulatory Authority requires that we provide likely timescales for freehold and leasehold conveyancing transactions.  Transaction times vary significantly from transaction to transaction but, as a guide, we would advise you to expect your transaction to take around 6 to 12 weeks from instruction to completion (moving date). They can go through much more quickly, particularly if there is no chain and no lender involved, but they can also take longer, particularly where there is a chain, the title is complex, or where there are delays with the mortgage offer or search results.  Leasehold transactions usually take longer than freehold transactions.  New build transactions usually have a 4 week exchange deadline with completion on notice once the property is ready for occupation.  We hope to be able to report on the firm’s actual average transaction times in the near future but this information is not yet readily available.  Please do not hesitate to contact us with any queries in this regard.