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Just in the process of buying a new build house, the company want contracts exchanged middle December. It has only just had the roof tiled, when should we have it surveyed?

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Doesn't sound like there's a whole bunch to survey? 

 

If you're not happy tell them you won't exchange till the place has actually been built?

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A new build should not need a homebuyers survey as everything is new.  It should come with a NHBC guarantee.  If you have a mortgage it will need a valuation, which should be done before you exchange as otherwise you could be in a position where the lender does not lend as much as you need.  The lender will often organise the valuation so speak to them.  

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9 hours ago, ttparsons said:

A new build should not need a homebuyers survey as everything is new.  It should come with a NHBC guarantee.

Usually, yes.

There are several alternative schemes, however, or a one-off new house might be covered by an Architect's Certificate.

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If ifs Timber Frame i would look at getting a full survey to get a top guarantee as possible . 10 years n h b c not long enough 

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Haven't people run into issues trying to sell timber frame buildings?  Buyers not being able to obtain a mortgage or something?

 

A professional snagging service might be a good call given how important that process can be.

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Not only getting a mortgage its his own piece of mind re- N H B C . 10 year guarantee . Google timber framed houses  a well known builder was pulled last year about concerns /  Google life expectancy  of T F Houses 

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