pros-and-cons-of-buying a new property

Pros and cons of buying a new property

Pros and cons of buying a new property

Purchasing a new property is a serious decision and this is the reason why every prospective buyer should look at the pros and cons of buying a new property before leaping in unprepared. At HS Lawyers we have specialist property law solicitors and licensed conveyancers who are readily available to help you and guide you on buying your first home to expanding your property portfolio.


First of all, buying a new property allows future homeowners to customize the house/apartment before the construction is completed. In other words, buyers will get a chance to add a personal touch to the property.

When it comes to new property or pre-construction deals, all the work related to the property is completed by the builder. This means that the buyer doesn’t have to do anything – no need for repairs or any hard graft carrying out refurbishing work.

New properties usually come with modern design elements that cannot be found in older homes. They correspond to modern lifestyle needs. Examples include large main baths, walk-in closets, and open kitchens. This is something that can improve the overall living experience within the property.

Buying a new property means reduced maintenance efforts and cost. If everything in your new property is brand new, you will not have to think about repairs for quite a few years. Another thing that many people find attractive about new properties is the fact that you can use brand new materials which are usually energy efficient. So, after the initial investment, you can expect lower energy bills and lower utility bills as well. There are also some new developments where government schemes like help to buy are enabling first time buyers to get onto the property ladder.

There are many new homes that come with latest technological solutions such as fibre broadband, alarm systems, CCTV etc. Depending on the spec of the property, there may also be the opportunity to add smart solutions and home automation


Of course, there are some downsides to buying new properties too. For instance, these properties usually cost more. In some cases, they are up to 25% more expensive compared to similar old properties.

The modern amenities found in new homes are useful, but a lot of companies are making a huge profit from these amenities even though some of them won’t bring that much difference in your life. You need to be careful that you are getting value for money with the fittings in your new property.

Another thing that you should think about is the location of the property. In some cases, new property developments are located outside of town and can be in isolated parts of the neighborhood and a fair distance away from shopping centres, grocery stores, schools etc.

There is also a tendency for new properties to be smaller than old properties even though they often cost more.

At the end of the day, it’s all about the budget you have and your personal preference. Some people love the look and feel of new properties whereas others prefer the character and history associated with older properties. There’s really no right or wrong. HS Lawyers offer a variety of legal services related to buying or selling a property , you can contact us or learn more about our residential property services. HS Lawyers are conveyancing solicitors based in birmingham and have offices in Wolverhampton and Peterborough we also deal with commercial property matters and you can learn more about our services related to commercial property. So be it a residential or commercial property matter you can always really on the best property solicitors or best licensed conveyancers in Birmingham.

At HS Lawyers we can help and guide you through the process of buying your home or commercial property or if you are looking to buy a new build property. we are licensed conveyancers with offices in Birmingham, wolverhampton and Peterborough. We have the experienced conveyancing solicitors who will help you understand the process of all the legalities involved when buying a property. For those who are searching for experienced property solicitors in Birmingham ,We are considered among the best property solicitors in Birmingham who listen to you concerns and act in an efficient manner. You can speak directly to one of our property experts or contact our head office in West Bromwich, Birmingham. As you can see HS Lawyers are able to assist you with all aspects related to conveyancing feel free to contact us on 0121 525 2555.