Buying a New Build Property

Our specialist team of new build solicitors are dedicated to helping individuals and families purchase new homes smoothly and efficiently.

As panel solicitors to Barratt Homes and Berkeley Homes we are trusted by some of the largest developers in the South East to look after conveyancing for their new build properties.

New build homes require a different approach in comparison to other types of property purchases. For example, the timescales are different and there may be other considerations regarding the property that you need to be advised on.

“Lewis Denley has been incredible, from the first time we spoke to them they have been professional and worked really hard to get us our new build. They kept us informed of what was happening at all times and answered any questions, no matter how silly they were, without a second thought. They could meet with us based on our convenience. I would not hesitate to use this company again and would recommend them to anyone who asked.”
Jenny & Craig – Clients

Our new home solicitors have extensive knowledge of Help to Buy and Shared Ownership schemes.

Our specialist team help hundreds of people move into new homes each and every year, and our priority is to help your purchase proceed as smoothly and quickly as possible.

“As you know it is imperative for us at Berkeley that the level of service delivered to our clients by any company that we may refer them to matches what we ourselves deliver.”
Berkeley Group

Get in touch with our new build solicitors 

If you would like to speak to a member of our New Build team about your property or a potential move, contact us today by giving us a call at our offices in Horsham, West Sussex, or by emailing

Straight-forward property advice that’s unique to you

The service we provide is bespoke to every buyer and we pride ourselves on the friendly, approachable service we offer.  Whether you are a first-time buyer or have moved house before, we understand that moving house is a significant milestone in your life and that you will have many questions along the way.

Every client of Lewis Denley has direct contact details for the solicitor advising them, and unlike other conveyancing providers, you will not wait in a queue or need to speak to multiple people before you get to speak to your lead expert.

Our new build service:

  • Extensive knowledge and experience of Help to Buy and Shared Ownership properties
  • We visit each development to gain first-hand experience of the site so that we can advise you properly from the start
  • Unlike other law firms, once we are instructed to start your purchase we complete all the necessary documentation required for the purchase to complete as quickly and efficiently as possible
  • Tailored reports that are bespoke to your move
  • Speed and efficiency combined – we know that time is of the essence with new build purchases
  • Direct contact with your solicitor in our new build team
  • Trusted by developers and builders nationwide

If you would like to speak to a member of our New Build team about your property or a potential move, contact us today by giving us a call at our offices in Horsham, West Sussex, or by emailing

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I am very satisfied with how Lewis Denley handled my house purchase, as the process was adapted in order for completion to go ahead, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. For example, the use of an ID recognition app and use of email to reduce the risk of face to face meetings. I will be using Lewis Denley in future.
Rosie Inman
Lewis Denley came highly recommended when searching for a solicitor. The entire process was faultless. Mabelline Appaiha was my solicitor and Anna Stoneham my paralegal. Both were extremely efficient and thorough. Managed to exchange and complete within 6 weeks. I will definitely use LD again
Derrick Barendse
There is nothing I can say to praise the Lewis Denley Solicitors enough. If I could I would give them 6 stars. Our purchase was delayed and jeopardized to fall through and Lewis Denley managed to save the day! Big thank you to everyone there, specifically (in no specific order) Carrie Foley, Colin Secomb, Abbie Fisher and everyone else who contributed into seal the deal for us! Big thank you!
Christopher Dzik
An excellent experience - Carrie was great and made a potentially challenging process (an international purchase during covid) very straightforward. I'd definitely recommend Lewis Denley.
Mr R
Heather and her team from Lewis Denley represented us on our recent house sale and purchase. I cannot recommend them highly enough.

Throughout the transaction they offered a first class service and Heather was the one who drove the whole chain (of 4 transactions) to completion. They were so responsive and generally got back to me in less than an hour, this is highly valuable in the final throws of a fraught transaction when many other solicitors in the chain went 'missing' and were not available to speak to their clients.
Thank you very much, highly recommended - top job!
Rob Fairs

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