The legal bits

If you’re buying for the first time the legal paperwork required to buy a home can often be a little bit baffling. Relax. We’ll guide you through all the steps, and remember, your sales adviser is always on hand to answer any questions you have. First things first, let’s get to grips with all that confusing terminology.  


This involves legally transferring the home’s ownership from us to you. The conveyancing process starts from when you reserve your home and ends when you’ve got the keys. A solicitor will handle all aspects of conveyancing for you.


As your mortgage provider is putting up the majority of the money for your new home, they’ll want to know that it’s good enough to lend against. Like are there plans for a motorway in your area or is it at risk of flooding?

Exchanging contracts

Not to be confused with your moving-in day, when you exchange contracts with us, you’re entering into a legally binding contract to buy the property. If your home is still under construction, when you exchange contracts we’ll give you as much detail as we can regarding completion and possible moving-in dates.


This is when everything goes through. The money is transferred and we hand the keys over.

A solicitor will handle all aspects of your conveyancing. And if you need a hand finding one, your sales advisers will have a list that comes recommended by previous Keepmoat home buyers.



Why buy new?

There are lots of advantages to buying a Keepmoat home. And we’re not just talking about the obvious things, like the fact that everything is new. There are lots of hidden benefits too.

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