Frequently Asked Questions

Below are answers to our most frequently asked questions. If you have further questions or just need some advice feel free to contact us at enquiries@langridgehomes.com or on 0115 962 6626.

Reserving a House

To reserve a home we require a £500 non-refundable fee. This administration fee will reserve the property for 6 weeks by the end of which we would require contracts to be exchanged. We offer a 14 day cooling off period where the reservation fee can be refunded.

If you wish to reserve a property on one of our developments you will need to have a mortgage in principle. This provides assurance that you are financially qualified to proceed. Once reserved, you will need to acquire a full mortgage offer. 

Yes, you will need to instruct a solicitor to act on your behalf for the purchase of a home. Your solicitor will arrange for exchange of contracts and legal completion. 

Design & Spec

We include a wide variety of things in our homes, from integrated appliances to burglar alarms and new turf in the garden to block paving. You can find a list of specifications on each house type, if you require further information please contact us. 

You can choose from a wide range of high-quality kitchen units, worktops, handles and appliances. Also, you will be able to choose from a selection of tiles for the bathrooms in your home. 

We understand each person is unique and you want your home to be unique too. We offer you a wide range of high-quality kitchen cabinets and tiles so you can add your own personality to your home.

Yes, we understand each person is unique and you want your home to be unique too. We offer a variety of options and upgrades such as plumbing (dual shower, outdoor tap, radiator upgrades), electrical (electrical point options, USB sockets, plinth lighting, outside lights) and flooring and cupboard quotes, allowing you to add your own personality to your home. For more information or to request other changes please contact head office.

Pricing & Payment

You are required to pay a 10% deposit upon exchange of contracts. If you are unable to exchange by the reservation expiry date we reserve the right to review the agreed sale price, and/or withdraw our offer to sell the property to you. Your solicitor will inform you when you are required to pay the remaining funds for legal completion. 

Stamp Duty is the tax charged by the government when you purchase a home. You are required to pay Stamp Duty from £125,000 upwards. If you are a first-time buyer (in England) you are not required to pay Stamp Duty on homes up to £300,000. For more information please see below.

£0 – £125,000 =0%

£125,001 – £250,000 = 2%

£250,001 – £925,000 = 5%

£925,001 – £1.5million = 10% 

Above £1.5 million = 12%

*rates are based on a single property purchase and not applicable for additional property purchases.

£0 – £300,000 = 0%

£300,001 to £500,000 = 5% (0% up to £300,000)

Further to the sale price of a property you will need to consider things such as stamp duty (see above), solicitors fees and mortgage fees. Please be aware other costs may occur during the process. 

Moving In

You will first be provided with an estimated time-frame, nearer to this period we will provide you with a date, however, we reserve the right to alter this date.

This is a common misconception, exchanging contracts means you have reassurance of legally being tied into the sale of the house. However, it is not until legal completion that you will be able to move into your home. 


In the unlikely event there is a problem, all our homes come with a two-year builder warranty, after this you are covered for a further 8 years by your NHBC warranty.