Negotiating new build

(17 Posts)
jenCowley Wed 25-Feb-15 23:17:46

Sorry that message was sent for newbian but I think it has gone to every one. Will happily receive all advice though, I just don't know how to work these threads!

jenCowley Wed 25-Feb-15 23:12:01

Hi, I'm sorry to bother you but I have just read your post about negotiating a discount on a new build (I think it may have been from last year). I hope you don't mind me asking ( and please ignore me if you do) but you mentioned that you saved £50k on a Shoshone, what percentage of the asking price was that? We are looking at a showhome for £277k and the advisor has shown her cards by telling me that she wants to sell by close of financial year end march/Apr. I am wondering how much I can push it? Thanks very much. X

sparkle9 Sat 16-Mar-13 09:54:55

I bought with TW recently and I love my house. Part ex didn't work out for us so we went on their easy move scheme. They helped to sell our property by putting it up with a second agent for a reduced price. And in return we got 5% deposit contribution, stamp duty, legal fees, full packing and removal service, estate agent fees. The lower price was one we would have accepted from a buyer anyway so we were happy with this. We sold our property within 4 weeks and got the plot we wanted. Good luck!

EasyFromNowOn Fri 08-Mar-13 13:46:53

If you have a buyer for yours, go with it. You will find it easier to haggle over fixtures and fittings than to negotiate them upwards on a PX deal. We had ours valued for PX, and they sent 3 local EAs to do it, and were going to go with the highest valuation, but we found a buyer while we were waiting for the PX paperwork to go through.

friendlyface12 Fri 08-Mar-13 07:57:32

Thanks for your advice all! We are at the start of the build unfortunately so think it will be harder to get as good a deals as sone of you got.
Their px scheme is a load of rubbish as their literature says they give you the selling price for your home but they are offering way less than the offer we have had made on it by an investment buyer.
I'm feeling prett fed up with it all tbh!

NookAndCranny Wed 06-Mar-13 13:59:49

Oh and yes, I would agree to buying later in the year and a property that is already built.

NookAndCranny Wed 06-Mar-13 13:52:56

We bought a Wimpey home about 5yrs ago. Found that it wasn't so much about negotiating for money off the actual price but more about all the extra bits that you forget aren't always included - like a garden fence, carpets or wardrobes. Got £10k of these extras included so were actually feeling quite pleased. Then the mortgage surveyors report came through just as the markets dropped. Value came in at another £10k less than their, already very low price - as it was the last remaining plot on the development - they just accepted the valuation price. All added up to a real bargain as we paid waaaay below any of our neighbours and are still very pleased with it.

Also found that they were extremely efficient and professional in dealing with any "snagging" issues - something also worth thinking about.

Feel like I have to say that I really do not work for them!

newbian Wed 06-Mar-13 09:23:21

We got a show home with all furniture and fittings included for more than £50,000 off the asking price. The best deals are to be had when the property is already built. Find out the financial year end for the builder (ours was April).

justaweeone Mon 04-Mar-13 13:09:44

She will the property be ready,they will have sales targets to meet
My advise is to ask for big discount and lots of extras
Then haggle really hard!
Used to sell new builds and depending on various factors they were often will to give a lot to get a sale.
Also research what they have sold similar plots for.

EasyFromNowOn Mon 04-Mar-13 11:29:22

We bought a TW new build last year. Our neighbours declined the TW flooring and had their own done, but it couldn't be done until the sale had been finalised and they had the keys, as it was still an active building site, and TW wouldn't take responsibility for other workmen being on the site, which I think is probably fair enough. I'd guess you would have the same issue with the kitchen - you could probably negotiate for them not putting one in, but I doubt you would be able to get your own fitters in until you've completed.

minibmw2010 Sun 03-Mar-13 23:29:41

Our Taylor Wimpey came with tiling in the kitchen and utility and carpet everywhere else. If you buy towards the end of the year discounts are better as they work to a Jan/Dec timescale and want the houses off their books by year end.

friendlyface12 Sun 03-Mar-13 19:50:01

Thanks for your advice, sounds like you have to keep going back to them to get a good deal. We were told by the sales advisor that we wouldn't be able to bring in our own
Workmen to do tiling or kitchen and that we can only choose their products - so no getting a kitchen from somewhere else either. Has anyone done their own flooring or kitchen or bathroom instead of having Taylor wimpey do it?

LaCerbiatta Fri 01-Mar-13 12:55:32

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MrsJREwing Fri 01-Mar-13 10:13:23

yes, it was over a year ago. If I was to deal with them I would advise you go to your IFA or a bank and bring proof with your offer rather than their IFA. Also if you use yours, they won't know your full wack of mortgagability to push your purchase price.

friendlyface12 Fri 01-Mar-13 09:40:50

Oh no! Was that their 'independent' mortgage advisors?

MrsJREwing Fri 01-Mar-13 08:54:56

I tried to buy a newbuild, Taylor Wimpey, they ruined my credit rating by sending me to idiots who didn't put correct info in and turned me down, had to get experian to deal with it.

friendlyface12 Fri 01-Mar-13 07:52:33

Any tips about negotiating for new build house? We are interested in a Taylor wimpey and a David Wilson house in south Cambridgeshire. Does anyone have experience of either of these builders? What you get and what you can expect to get if you haggle? We are looking in cambourne and Papworth.
Also any advice about their part exchange schemes would really help.
Thanks.

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