A Guide to New-Build Property in London for the First-Time Buyer

A guide to new build property in London for the first time buyer

New-Build Property in London

London, with its rich history, cultural diversity, and global significance, is a top destination for those looking to invest in real estate or live in. But where do you start? How do you navigate the London property market? In this guide, we will take you through the essential steps to buy your first London property.

Review and Set Your Budget

Before you look to buy London property, you need to know how much you can afford. Start by reviewing your finances, considering your savings, income, and potential mortgage options. Typically, you will need a 10% deposit to purchase a property. A bank or building society will then lend you the rest of the money in the form of a mortgage if they believe that you can pay it back over a set number of years. Don’t forget to factor additional costs such as like stamp duty, legal fees and surveys.

A mortgage pre-approval can give you a clear idea of how much you can borrow and what your monthly payments will be. It also shows sellers that you’re a serious buyer. Work with a mortgage broker or your chosen lender to get pre-approved before you start making offers.
Get a step-by-step mortgage guide HERE.

Research London’s Neighbourhoods

Once you are confident of what you can afford to buy, you should consider what kind of property you want and the area where you want to live in.
London is a city of neighbourhoods, each with its own unique character and charm. From the vibrant energy of Wembley Park to the artistic elegance of London Fields, there’s something for everyone. Research different areas to find the one that best suits your lifestyle, budget, and commuting needs. Look for factors like schools, public transportation, amenities, and future development plans.

Explore Property Options

London offers a wide range of property types, from new builds to existing properties. Your personal considerations will determine your choice of property. While some buyers would prefer to renovate and live in an existing property, a new home allows you to enjoy low maintenance living from the start. One of the biggest pros of purchasing a new build, is that they are built using the latest technology and must meet current environmental standards making them eco-friendly.

According to data from the Home Builder’s Federation, more than 80% of new-builds have an A or B energy performance rating, compared with only 2.2% of older homes.

New-Build Property for First Time Buyers

Fulton and Fifth: Wembley Park’s Modern Marvel

One exciting prospect for first-time buyers is the Fulton and Fifth development in Wembley Park. Situated in the heart of North West London, Wembley Park has transformed into a lively community with excellent transport connections, entertainment options, and green spaces. Fulton and Fifth embodies contemporary urban living, offering a range of apartments designed to cater to different preferences.

Whether you’re looking for a cozy studio or a spacious family home, Fulton and Fifth has you covered. The development boasts state-of-the-art amenities, stunning views, and a thriving neighbourhood that hosts events ranging from concerts at Wembley Stadium to cultural festivals.

The Laundry Apartments: London Fields’ Timeless Elegance

For those captivated by the allure of East London, The Laundry apartments in London Fields present an enchanting opportunity. London Fields, known for its trendy vibe and community spirit, has become a magnet for young professionals and creatives. The Laundry seamlessly blends historic charm with modern design, offering a selection of meticulously crafted apartments.

With its proximity to Broadway Market, Victoria Park, and the vibrant Hackney scene, The Laundry apartments offer a lifestyle that celebrates both tranquillity and urban excitement. This development exemplifies how London seamlessly intertwines tradition with contemporary living.

Make an Offer

Once you have viewed a few property options and have found one that you really like, you should make an offer. The London property market can be competitive, so be prepared for possible negotiations. If buying off plan, there are usually savings to be found. The best deals are often found early in the development of a project, so make sure to ask!

Conduct Due Diligence and Finalise the Deal


Once your offer is accepted, it’s crucial to conduct due diligence. Hire a solicitor to handle the legal aspects of the transaction, including property searches and contract review. This step ensures that there are no hidden issues with the property and that the sale proceeds smoothly.
With due diligence complete and all necessary paperwork in order, you’re ready to finalise the deal. This involves exchanging contracts and transferring funds. Your solicitor will guide you through this process, making sure everything is legal and above board.

Buying your first property in London is a significant milestone. With careful planning, research, and the right support, it can be a smooth and rewarding experience. So, whether you’re looking to buy London property as a place to live or as an investment, follow these steps, and you’ll be well on your way to making your London property dream a reality.

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3 Bedroom apartment

The Clarendon

Exquisite three bedroom penthouses with breathtaking skyline views and impeccable design.

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2 Bedroom apartment

The Clarendon

Spacious two bedroom apartments offering impeccable design and premium finishes throughout.

With state of the art amenities, including a gymnasium, cinema, and club lounge, as well as two private sky gardens offering stunning views of the city skyline, residents can indulge in luxurious living and comfortable relaxation.

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The Clarendon 1BR 920 x 700 (1) View Property
1 Bedroom apartment

The Clarendon

One bedroom apartments that offer a luxurious lifestyle close to the city and country.

With stunning skyline views and premium interiors, each residence offers a perfect blend of style and functionality. Enjoy access to state of the art facilities, including a gymnasium, cinema, and club lounge, along with two breathtaking sky gardens for private relaxation.

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Studio

The Clarendon

Studio apartments offering modern living at The Clarendon.

From £300,000 404 sqft Available
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Fulton & Fifth 3 Bedroom View Property
3 Bedroom apartment

Fulton & Fifth

Three bedroom apartments that offer expansive living spaces, flooded with natural light and offering panoramic views of Wembley Park.

Entertain with ease in fully fitted kitchens featuring stone worktops and integrated appliances, and retreat. The bathrooms exude elegance with their satin brass fixtures and ceramic blue tiles, providing a tranquil retreat for relaxation.

From £772,500 950 sqft Available
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Fulton & Fifth 2BR View Property
2 Bedroom apartment

Fulton & Fifth

Two bedroom apartments designed for modern living with each home offering spacious, open-plan living areas flooded with natural light and breathtaking views.

Fully fitted kitchens with stone worktops and integrated appliances overlook the bright and airy living spaces, while the bedrooms provide a tranquil sanctuary for rest and rejuvenation. Its elegant bathrooms feature clean lines, satin brass fixtures, and luxurious porcelain tiles.

From £650,000 740 sqft Available
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Fulton & Fifth 1BR View Property
1 Bedroom apartment

Fulton & Fifth

One bedroom apartments designed to maximise comfort and convenience.

Featuring quality fittings and finishes, ample natural light, and stunning views across Wembley Park and beyond, these apartments have spacious, open-plan living areas ideal for entertaining or unwinding. Kitchens are fully fitted kitchens with stone worktops and integrated appliances. Bedrooms include fully integrated wardrobes for ample storage and a serene ambience.

From £490,000 587 sqft Available
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The Laundry View Property
3 Bedroom apartment

The Laundry

Spacious and stylish three bedroom apartments with interiors that reflect the vibrant spirit of London Fields.

Enjoy ample natural light and stunning views from your private balcony, while on-site amenities such as a concierge service ensure convenience and luxury at every turn. Experience an urban oasis amidst the hustle and bustle of city life.

1071 sqft Sold Out
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The Haydon Windsor Penthouse View Property
3 Bedroom apartment

The Haydon

Exquisite three bedroom apartments with awe-inspiring vistas and premium design, featuring natural stone and marble finishes, oak flooring, and the finest appliances and fittings.

Enjoy the ultimate urban living experience with access to a range of amenities, including a modern gym, spa pool, private cinema, and beautifully maintained gardens.

From £2,075,000 1343 sqft Available
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The Haydon 2 BR Living Room View Property
2 Bedroom apartment

The Haydon

Sophisticated living in meticulously designed two-bedroom apartments at The Haydon.

From £1,150,000 877 sqft Available
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The Haydon 1BR Living Area View Property
1 Bedroom apartment

The Haydon

Enjoy boutique city living in elegantly proportioned one bedroom apartments at The Haydon.

With impeccable attention to detail and stylish finishes throughout, each residence offers a unique blend of comfort and sophistication. Relax in the tranquil oasis of your own home, surrounded by landscaped gardens and an extensive residents’ terrace.

From £825,000 579 sqft Available
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The Haydon Studio View Property
Studio

The Haydon

Individually crafted studio apartments for chic, city living.

From £750,000 405 sqft Available
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The Laundry 2BR Living Room View Property
2 Bedroom apartment

The Laundry

Two bedroom apartments efficiently designed to maximise the views, with many overlooking the City, Canary Wharf or London Fields.

Apartments are fitted with a top of the range, stylish Shaker-style kitchen, making cooking a pleasure. En suites and bathrooms are stylishly decorated and thoughtfully designed, whereas the finest fittings create an environment free of clutter while achieving a contemporary, yet luxurious aesthetic.

From £840,000 924 sq. ft Available
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The Laundry View Property
1 Bedroom apartment

The Laundry

One bedroom apartments with clean lines and confident colours that reflect the stylish and independent spirit of London Fields.

Enjoy the convenience of a south or west-facing balcony, perfect for soaking in remarkable views. Living, dining, and kitchen spaces are designed with a keen attention to detail, combining the finest materials to create spaces that are not only functional, but truly a joy to spend time in.

From £630,000 607 sq. ft Available
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