Edward Hands and Lewis is now a nationally-acclaimed body. For over a hundred years Edward Hands and Lewis has been an established solicitors in the Leicestershire area, but now we have branched out across the UK.
The process of buying new builds can be very daunting for the buyer, as there are lot of matters that need to be taken into consideration and addressed. Whilst we do throw a fair amount of documents in our client’s direction, we ensure that you also receive a fully comprehensive report, so that it is crystal clear to you what you are getting. Below is a look into the main areas that need to be addressed.
A NHBC certificate warrants that new builds have been built to an approved standard by the developer and comes with a maximum of 10 years guarantee. If you don’t have the above an architect certificate will suffice. We ensure that the certificate issued meets criteria and if not this certificate, the equivalent will be accepted by all other lenders.
The section 38 agreement involves the developer and Local Authority and ensures that the roads are developed to the correct standard, so that the Local Authority is able to adopt the road once finished. At the time that our client is acquiring a property, we will ensure that the roads will be fully completed at some stage.
The section 104 agreement works similar to section 38 but takes into consideration the drains of the development and on this occasion involves the developer and Water Authority.
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We make our prices fully transparent so our clients know exactly what they’re paying for throughout the process. We also offer fixed-fee services so you know the full costs from the outset.
Our solicitors are approachable and helpful and understand that legal undertakings can be incredibly stressful. We pride ourselves on excellent client service which has been recognised year on year by our Lexcel accreditation.
We know you may not be available within standard working hours, which is why we make ourselves available for out of hours appointments.
At Edward Hands and Lewis several of our specialists are multi-lingual in the following languages: Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, Gujarati, Serbo-Croation, French, Italian, German, Swedish. For any other languages, the services of translators may be appropriate.
At Edward Hands and Lewis we have an award winning team to deliver legal services to you. Our solicitors and support teams have won awards for their expertise and business acumen and continue to deliver excellence in the profession.