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Why buy new

Enjoy more choice and peace of mind when you buy your new home off-plan.

From the peace of mind that comes with structural warranties to using less energy and saving on utility bills, there are so many reasons for buying new.

What is buying off-plan?

When you buy off-plan, it means your home hasn’t been built yet. So, instead of being able to view your home in person you’ll need to base your decision on things such as virtual tours, computer generated images (CGIs), floorplans, specifications and site maps.

At Places for People, buying your new home off-plan is one of the easiest decisions you’ll ever make. Once your home is complete and you eventually pick up the keys, all you will need to do is unpack and start making your home your own.

The benefits of buying your home off-plan

Choose the best home for you

Buying a new home off-plan means you can have your pick of available plots, choosing things like the position, layout and garden that you prefer.

Various ways to buy

Our range of buying options can make it easier – and more achievable – for you to secure the brand-new home of your dreams, whatever stage of life you’re at.

Cost and energy-efficient

Designed and built to sustainable environmental standards, our homes feature efficient heating systems and energy-saving technology to lower your energy use – and your bills!

Built to a high specification

Our new homes provide high-specification, open and light-filled spaces featuring double-glazed doors and windows as well as good-quality kitchens and bathrooms fitted with water-saving devices.

Customer-led design

Thoughtfully designed for modern living, our homes and Communities deliver what our Customers say matters most, such as generous rooms and storage together with private and communal outdoor space.

Warranties for peace of mind

Our homes come with a 10-year insurance-backed warranty, meaning you can move in with peace of mind (without the worry of expensive structural repairs). 

Option to customise

If you reserve early enough, depending on the home you’re buying and how, you may be able to choose things such as your kitchen colour scheme and worktops, and bathroom tiles. 

Less hassle  

Buying off-plan means there’s no chain to worry about. And we’ll support you throughout – good to know if you’re buying for the first time or the first time in a while.

Enjoy the journey

We’ll keep you informed of each key milestone so you can enjoy the build-up to moving day. You can also use this time to save up extra funds for home essentials.

A blank canvas

There’s something really nice about knowing you’re the first to live in your home. You won’t need to decorate either (unless you choose to) – you’re all set to go!

Be part of something new

When you buy new with us, you’re also buying into a happy, healthy and inclusive Community, where you and your new neighbours can put down roots to last a lifetime.

How to buy off-plan 

Here are the key steps to securing your brand new Places for People home. To learn more about the process of buying off-plan, read our Step-by-step guide to buying new.

  • Step 1: Work out what you can afford – This will include your deposit and what you’re able to borrow from a mortgage lender. If you’re buying a Shared Ownership home, use our mortgage calculator to determine your monthly repayments too.
  • Step 2: Make the most of incentives – Our various ways to buy, from Shared Ownership and Shared Equity to Part Exchange and Easy Move could help you to secure your dream home sooner.
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  • Step 3: Arrange a mortgage in principle – A mortgage agreement in principle confirms how much you can borrow, giving you the green light to reserve your home. We can recommend an Independent Financial Adviser (IFA) to help you with this.
  • Step 4: Reserve your new home – Once you’ve explored our developments and chosen your plot, you’ll need to book an appointment with our Sales team to complete the paperwork and pay your reservation fee.
  • Step 5: Instruct a solicitor – The conveyancing process (the legal transfer of home ownership) starts here and you’ll need to appoint a solicitor to act on your behalf. Once the contracts are drawn up, you’ll receive your completion date. 

Find your new home

Discover our energy efficient new homes available across the UK.

Find a new home

  • Chapelton
    3 - 4 Bedrooms
    £ 250,000 - 352,500
  • Just launched
    Carvers Meadow
    2 - 3 Bedrooms
    £ 277,500 - 345,000
  • Featured
    2 - 4 Bedrooms
    £ 148,500 - 260,000
  • East Wick + Sweetwater

    Partner development

  • Eve Parc

    Coming soon

  • Falcons Place
    2 - 4 Bedrooms
    £ 159,994 - 259,995
  • Halstock Place
    2 - 4 Bedrooms
    £ 415,000 - 850,000
  • High Moor View

    Sold out (STC)

  • Laconia Place
    Milton Keynes
    1 - 2 Bedrooms
    £ 239,950 - 307,500
  • Last home remaining
    Longniddry Village
    2 Bedrooms
    £ 297,500
  • Show home open
    Mayflower Place
    3 Bedrooms
    £ 187,500 - 210,000
  • Featured
    Meadow Brook
    2 - 4 Bedrooms
    £ 375,000 - 540,000
  • Featured
    The Engine Yard
    1 - 3 Bedrooms
    £ 270,000 - 620,000
  • Just launched
    The Foundry

    Sold out (STC)

  • Tornagrain
    3 - 4 Bedrooms
    £ 315,000 - 430,000
  • Weavers Place
    North Tawton
    2 Bedrooms
    £ 280,000 - 285,000
  • Whistle Wood
    3 Bedrooms
    £ 405,000 - 415,000
  • Just launched
    White House Park
    2 - 3 Bedrooms
    £ 275,000 - 322,500
  • Beckley Place

    Coming soon

  • Black Isle View
    2 - 3 Bedrooms
    £ 225,000 - 250,000