Buying your new home is an important step. They say buying a home is one of life’s most stressful situations. When making the decision to buy a new home, it’s vital that our customers feel that they are in safe hands. DCANS Properties’ sales staff (both in-person and email support) are there to help provide all the information around the buying process, including available options and most importantly to support them in finding the right home. Let us help you get it right.
Reserving your home
It’s always a good idea to have your mortgage or home finance option in place before you pay a reservation fee on a new home. Once you've selected your lot, we’ll freeze the price, and ask you to pay a reservation fee, which we’ll deduct from the purchase price.
You’ll need a solicitor/lawyer
Soon after that, we’ll exchange contracts.That’s when you pay the deposit. At this stage, you should have a solicitor/lawyer acting for you. If you don’t already have one, ask for recommendations from your friends or ask your Sales Adviser. Alternatively, we can recommend one for you without any conflict of interest. Make sure that the one you choose is approved by the General Legal Council and/or a member of the Ghana Bar Association, and ask for a written estimate of all their fees, including conveyancing, searches, land registry fees, stamp duty and VAT, before you engage them. This is normal practice.
Before you move into your new home, we’ll finish building it. Obviously.
The further on we are in the process, the more accurately we’ll be able to give you a firm completion date, but even if we’ve only just started work we can tell you to within 45 days when you’ll be able to move in.
Then, as the work progresses, we arrange a series of meetings to keep you informed. Just before we plaster the walls, we invite you over to show you where the wiring and pipework is before we hide it all. At that stage, we’ll confirm the month of completion. When we start painting, we’ll be able to narrow it down to a week provided that the electricity and water are connected on schedule (that’s out of our control, unfortunately).
When the painting’s finished, we’ll get in touch with a final date and arrange for full legal transfer of ownership as soon as is practical after that. But even once the house is yours, we’ll still be on hand if you need us for anything.