Last Updated on November 17, 2023 by asifa
There are a plethora of tasks and duties you need to research, perform and complete entirely before the moving date into your new-build is completed, and, regrettably, most new-build completion dates are subject to significant delays, whether or not there is a chain involved.
Here are some good tips and general advice when waiting for the completion of your new build, no matter what stage you are at in the completion process.
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If there is already a planned gap between moving out of your old home and moving into your new one, you need to arrange temporary accommodation for both yourself and your belongings. You have the option of staying with a friend or loved one, or if this isn’t possible, you can always book a hotel. For your belongings, however, you will have to use a different solution. The easiest and relatively cost-effective way to temporarily ensure your larger furniture and belongings are safely and securely stored and protected is by renting out one of the units that companies like StorageArea have all over the country. Units like this will ensure you can safely keep your belongings here for as long as you need.
The simplest and relatively speediest way to ensure you get the most personal and individually tailored mortgage to suit your needs is to hire a mortgage advisor, and the sooner you do, the better for your finances. Depending on where you choose to live, you could look at shared ownership, with which you can secure a mortgage for under twenty-five percent of the entire price of the property. Conversely, however, it is worth noting that if you intend to take out a regular mortgage, most mortgage lenders tend to err on the side of caution and offer around an 85% loan-to-value rate.
Read More: How to Get Yourself Prepared for Mortgage
Begin To Write Your Snagging List ASAP
It is never too early to start formulating your snagging list, especially when it comes to purchasing a new-build property. Obviously, general foundations are not your concern when it comes to commenting on your soon-to-be new home, and one would hope the builders know what they’re doing.
A new-build snagging list is usually required to be handed to the builders or building site foreman during the first few weeks of you moving in and is essentially a list of repairs and retouches you have noticed when coming in and out of your new home over the previous weeks and even months.
Once you have the keys to your fabulous new build property and are ready to walk through the door and spend your very first night there, the temptation will naturally be to personalize the neutral space as quickly as possible.
However, as with a freshly created painting, although admittedly on a significantly larger and more complicated scale, the paint needs to set, the timber needs to dry, and the house needs to ‘dry out’. Avoid wallpapering large spaces, certainly for the first few months and certainly, avoid the overt use of your new central heating system for the first few weeks.