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Buying off-plan

Buying a new home off-plan is an increasingly popular way to secure your place on the property ladder. Find out why it could be a great way for you to plan for your future.

You'll need to wait to move in while your home is built, but buying off-plan is a great way to plan your future.

The homes on our new-build developments are usually all sold before they’ve been fully completed. This is due to the demand for new homes across the country, and is aided by the government’s Help to Buy scheme being offered only on new-build homes.

When you buy off-plan you won’t see your home until it’s fully built and you’ve exchanged contracts. But you’ll get a great idea of your home through seeing floor plans, image galleries, virtual tours and often a show home. These give you an understanding of the layout, finishes, fittings and appliances – enabling you to look forward to your future home.

How buying off-plan works

When you look at the homes and developments on our website, it's worth registering your interest in any that you're attracted to. We'll then be able to let you know as soon as those properties are ready to reserve.

Viewing a show home

We’ll invite you to book a viewing with us and find out more about the development. The show home may not be exactly the same as the home you’re considering, it will show you the style, specification and finishes. It will also give you the opportunity to see the local area and try out transport facilities and amenities.

You’ll also talk to our sales team. They'll answer any questions you might have about the homes, development or local area. If you’re interested in buying a home they’ll guide you through the next steps in reserving your home. This process includes financial checks and the payment of a reservation fee.

After you’ve reserved your home

Once you’ve reserved a home off-plan, our sales progression team will support you through the process.

You’ll be provided with dates of when you need to exchange contracts, details of build progress and when you can expect to complete on your purchase.

First-time buyers

Buying a new-build home is an exciting option if you’re a first-time buyer.

New-build homes typically have lower maintenance costs, are energy-efficient and come with warranty periods giving you greater peace of mind. And they often feature integrated appliances, so you don’t need to buy a washing machine, fridge and freezer.

Government-led schemes also offer helpful routes to home ownership.

Register your interest in one or more of our developments. We’ll be in touch with more information.

Find the perfect home for you


The buying process

Buying a new home is a life-changing experience. Discover how to make your buying journey a smooth one with our step-by-step guide.

  • Researching favourite locations.
  • Working out your budget.
  • Finding your dream home.
  • Arranging a viewing and reserving your home.
  • Organising the legal things - progressing to exchange and completion.
  • Moving in - home demo and receiving your keys.

Find out more

An image of a dressing table featuring a framed wedding photo from and example of a typical Latimer home.