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Moving Out

Looking for your first home?
Finding your first home is an exciting time but it can feel daunting. Our dedicated Sales Team are available to guide you with expert advice to help you get on the property ladder.

Buyer Process

Buying your first home can seem daunting, our team our here to guide you through the process.

Solicitors
Instruct a Solicitor
  • Following reservation your next step is to instruct a Solicitor
  • This needs to be done within 7 days of reservation
  • You may already have a solicitor in mind, however we understand buying your first home is a daunting process, therefore if required we have a list of Solicitors that our other customers have used and would recommend, please ask our sales team for details. We would suggest you obtain quotes from 2 or 3 companies and choose the most appropriate one for you
  • We would advise you to pay for searches at the time of instructing your solicitor so they are ready to progress with these as soon as they can
Exchange date
  • This is the first legal date that we work towards. It is on this date that the purchase becomes legally binding and deposit monies are paid
  • Please ensure your solicitor is aware of the agreed exchange of contracts date (this date is on your reservation form)
  • We request that you keep us up to date with information from your solicitors such as when they receive searches back, mortgage offers etc to ensure there are no unnecessary delays. We will also advise you if there are any queries raised by our solicitor, which need responding to by your solicitor
  • Should there be circumstances outside of your control mean that you cannot achieve this date we can look to agree to an extension to this date but only under certain circumstances
Legal Process
  • Your solicitor will contact ours to request a contract pack, which, they will review and raise enquiries on
  • At this time they will proceed with searches, which , may also raise enquiries that they will forward to our solicitors in preparation for exchange of contracts
  • Once your solicitor is satisfied with the responses they have received they will contact you to arrange for the contracts to be signed and for any deposit funds to be transferred to your solicitor so they are prepared for exchange of contracts

The information above is only intended as a general overview of the legal process. It is important that you take independent advice from your appointed solicitor

Your Mortgage
Mortgage Adviser/Financial Adviser
  • If you haven’t decided on a Mortgage/Financial adviser you will need to do this straight away. Check with us as we have brokers information if required.
  • You will need to get a mortgage in principle if it is too early for you to apply for your full mortgage
  • Agree with your adviser when you need to apply for your mortgage in full (a mortgage offer usually only lasts for 6 months)
Mortgage Lender
  • Following the application of your mortgage your chosen lender will arrange for a valuation of the plot, they will contact us directly to arrange this.
Completion Date
  • Ensure your Mortgage/Financial adviser is aware of the forecast completion date
  • If you are using HTB or FHTB please discuss this with your Mortgage or Financial Adviser and also the Government/Forces website for full details

The information above is intended as an overview of the mortgage process. It is important that you take independent advice from your Mortgage/Financial Adviser

Keeping things moving
Solicitors
  • It is important you keep in regular contact with your solicitor to ensure that everything is progressing in good time ready for exchange of contracts
  • Should your circumstances mean that you cannot achieve this date we can agree to extend the date but only under certain circumstances. Please speak to your Sales Adviser to discuss this further
Mortgage Lender
  • Following the application of your mortgage your chosen lender will arrange for a valuation of the plot, they will contact us directly to arrange this.
Your new home
  • Depending on the build stage of your home the Sales Adviser will discuss what options are available to your regarding personalising your new home
  • Your Sales Adviser will keep you updated with progress of the build of your new home

Personalise your new home
Internal
  • Your new home comes with the opportunity to personalise your interiors. Dependent upon where we are in the build process this may also include the opportunity to make some minor electrical amendments i.e. moving or adding additional sockets.
  • Your Sales Adviser will invite you to a Colour Choice appointment to decide on the internal finish of your new home. At this time they will also discuss with you any extras or upgrades which you may be considering from the information provided in your reservation pack.
External
  • At Lindum Homes the aesthetics of the outside of your home is as important to us as it is to you. A lot of consideration goes into this at the planning stage involving architects and our technical team. Every detail is considered including brick, roof tiling, porch, windows and door colours giving your home that extra kerb side appeal.
  • Please note that changes cannot be made to the external detail of your new home.

Please be aware the extent of amendments you can make to your new home is dependent on the build stage of the home you are purchasing, your Sales Adviser will be able to advise you further on this.

Here for you
What Now?
  • We understand that during the process of moving home you may have many questions. We have been building house for over 50 years and it is likely we have been asked these questions before, so please do not hesitate to contact us we will be happy to help

Make it yours

We provide the house and you create your home – no repairs or cleaning are required, with empty cupboards, plain walls and windows awaiting your personal treasures and individual design choices.

At Lindum we pride ourselves on our build style and finish. We have an extensive range of kitchens, ceramics, and floorings along with appliances that are provided as standard in your new Lindum home.

Help to Buy

Help To Buy

Energy Efficiency

Our homes are built with modern materials that make your home cost effective to run with insulation fitted in walls and loft spaces, energy efficient heating systems and double glazed windows and doors.

All Lindum Homes come complete with a 10 year NHBC Buildmark warranty.