New Build Conveyancing

New build conveyancing. Making your dream home a reality.

Our new build conveyancing service focuses on providing bespoke advice to our clients buying new build properties of any description. We work closely with all our clients and their developers and / or builders to ensure that the transaction flows as smoothly as possible.

How we can help

Our extensive development and new-build experience means we can deal with various developmental matters.

Whether you are a first-time buyer or have moved home before, our residential conveyancing team will guide you through the process from start to finish. As experts in conveyancing and with many years of experience, our dedicated team of Solicitors, Legal Executives and Licensed Conveyancers will advise you every step of the way.

When you choose Peter Ross for your new build conveyancing, you will receive as standard:

  • A free initial consultation – our service is tailored to your unique situation.
  • A dedicated new build conveyancer  – you will have one conveyancer working with you from start to finish.
  • A competitive estimate  –we will provide a fully transparent estimate of all costs associated with your transaction including any Stamp Duty costs 
  • Expert legal advice  – with years of experience, you can be guaranteed that you’re in safe hands.
  • Regular updates and communication – we encourage contact by email wherever possible and will keep you updated regularly.

Example fees and disbursements

An example of our fees and disbursements for a typical house purchase at a price of £200,000 for a first-time buyer is as follows:

Legal charges £675 to £875.00
Bank transfer fee £35.00
Bankruptcy search £6.00
Land Registry search £10.00
Drainage search £48.00
Local authority search £104.54
Land Registry fee £95.00
VAT £110.20

This is an example fee only and may be affected by many factors, e.g. if you are a 2nd-time buyer or property investor. Additional charges/disbursements may be payable in several instances, such as the type of property, Help to Buy or other types of arrangement.

If you would like to check the current Stamp Duty Land Tax rates, click here.

An example of our fees and disbursements for a typical house sale at a price of £200,000 is:

Legal charges £675 to £875.00
Land Registry documents £12.00
Bank transfer fee £35.00
VAT at the current rate £109.40

For a free, no-obligation fee estimate, please contact us. 

The key stages in buying or selling your home

  1. Instruction – We will provide our standard welcome pack when you formally instruct us to act on your behalf. Please take the time to read and complete the required documentation to help avoid unnecessary delays.
  2. Contracts – We will issue the contract documents to the buyer’s conveyancer (if you are selling) or request them from the seller’s conveyancer (if you are buying).
  3. Searches – If you are buying, we will carry out searches on your new property.
  4. Report – Once we have all the required information, we will report to you and give appropriate advice.
  5. Mortgage – When your mortgage offer has been received, we will arrange for documents to be signed and agree on a completion (moving) date.
  6. Completion – We will keep in close contact with you on the completion day and let you know as soon as the keys are released.
  7. Accounting – We will account to you for any surplus money, usually by bank transfer.

We strongly advise you to read our ‘Client Guides’, which can be found on this website.

To speak to our home mover specialists, contact us on 0191 488 8200 or email us at

If you are unhappy with our service, please read the relevant section of our General Terms of Business, which you’ll find in your welcome pack. Alternatively, you can email for further information.