Buying Property Off Plan

Specialising in new build properties in Shropshire, Monks New Homes are here to help you to make the best choice when it comes to choosing your new home. As with all new housing developments, home buyers have the opportunity to get in early and purchase a property off plan. Buying off-plan means that you purchase a property before it has been completed – often before construction has even started on site.

For many the thought of investing your hard-earned money into something that currently only exists on paper, it very daunting. However, having had many years’ experience helping buyers to purchase off-plan properties, we are here to point out the main advantages of an off-plan home purchase. And help bring that floorplan to life. 

The fact that the property will be brand-new is a big advantage. Giving you the unique opportunity to have input into the fixtures, the fittings and the interior design. When you buy off-plan you have the means through which to tweak the design of your home to fit the needs of you and your family. Additionally, as everything is new, a new build warranty will be available on purchase, which could be a 10-year insurance policy against any construction defects.

The selection of home types that you get when buying off-plan on a development is another great advantage. Unlike purchasing an existing property which only becomes available when the owner’s ready to sell, with off-plan, you can pick from a range of different houses or apartments.

Buying off-plan is usually a simpler process as all the usual legal searches will have already been completed, so when you view the property/development, there is the opportunity to exchange and secure your dream home much faster, especially as there is no upward chain.


If you have already decided to buy off-plan, then be sure to look at our Top Tips below, to give you some additional guidance as you move from plan to property!

  1. We would always recommend doing a little research on your Developer. However, if you are buying your off-plan property with Monks New Homes, you have the added advantage of the excellent relationships that we have with the Developers that we work with, ensuring that we can answer all of the questions that you may have.
  2. Visit a home similar to the one that you like the look of. This will enable you to bring the off-plan design to life.
  3. Check measurements. When you have purchased your off-plan property, be sure to take a note of the room dimensions before you go off on a furniture spending spree!
  4. Check your deadlines and ensure that you visit your property when it is near completion. You usually get a 14 or 28 day ‘snagging period’ where you have the chance to point out any issues with the property to get them rectified.
  5. Find out what time of day you will take possession of the property. If late, book removal men for the following day.

If buying off-plan sounds like something you would like to do, please come and see us at Monks New Homes in Shoplatch Shrewsbury, where you can browse all of the latest new housing developments and homes currently available in the County. We are open 7 days a week, so pop by anytime. Alternatively, visit, or check out our Facebook page here.


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