moving into a new build

Thinking of moving into a new build? Rhianne McIlroy gives Evening Standard her top tips

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Research has shown that the majority of new builds sold between 2018 and 2020 achieved a ‘B’ rating on their EPC and as the colder mornings set in, it’s no surprise prospective buyers are looking towards purchasing a new build to take advantage of their energy efficiency.

But when making this decision, it’s not just the EPC that needs to be considered, factors such as the layout, transport links and outdoor space all play a part in choosing

Rhianne Mcilroy, Prime Central and South West London advises:

“There’s an emerging trend within the new-build sector to create a community within the building – schemes like Battersea Power Station offer a village quality with luxury facilities under one roof. Be aware that amenities will affect the service charge, with spas, cinemas and parking some of the highest expenses.”

“Never take a show apartment at face value, as in some cases the standards can differ from the finished flats in the rest of the building. Take the time to research the developer and any previous projects they have been involved in.”

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