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Moving Day

The day has arrived where you take possession of your new St. Modwen home. When will you be able to collect the keys to your new home?

To avoid unnecessary waiting at the property you should:

  • Ask your solicitor to advise you as to the approximate time that keys will be available.
  • Check with your solicitor that legal completion has taken place. If you require access early on “moving day”, you should request your solicitor to arrange for any mortgage monies to be available in time so that legal completion can take place by the end of the previous day. Please note delays can occur on a Friday or last day of the month as these are popular days for completions and banks/solicitors can become very busy, slowing the transfer of funds.

The keys to your new home will not be released until “cleared funds” representing the balance of the purchase price have been paid in full to St. Modwen
Homes solicitors account.

St. Modwen Homes will not allow personal belongings or the installation of your own carpets/flooring prior to legal completion.

Once we have received the necessary financial instructions from our solicitors, your Sales Consultant will release the keys to you and refresh any key points from the detailed demonstration.

You will be required to check all sanitary ware, windows, fixtures and fittings as the time to report defects to items of this nature is on this day.


At handover you will be asked to sign the following:

  • Handover form
  • Glass & sanitary ware form
  • Acceptance that all items are in good order and agreed utility meter readings.

NOTE St. Modwen Homes cannot take responsibility for damage that occurs after handover i.e. to worktops, sanitary ware, windows, flooring/carpets etc.

Your Sales Consultant will also take the meter readings and forward them to the utility suppliers for the development. At this time we will also arrange a 7 day courtesy visit to be carried out by our Site Manager and Sales Consultant.

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