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Help to Buy and stamp duty holiday deadlines – your action plan

The Help to Buy scheme will end on 31 May 2021 and the stamp duty holiday on 30 June 2021. The next few months will be a busy time for completions to meet these deadlines. Don’t worry, Premier Guarantee is here to help.

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In order that we can support you to meet these deadlines, please take note of the following points:


1. Completion forecasts


Talk through your forecasted completions with your risk management surveyor. Use the Premier Guarantee Extranet to make sure any outstanding information shown on your technical overview is up to date: find them attached to each site inspection report.


2. Drainage testing


Ensure any drainage tests are made ready if they are to be carried out at the same time as the pre-handover inspection.


3. Inspection request


When booking a final inspection, give as much notice as possible to your risk management surveyor. Please remember we need at least 24 hours’ notice.


4. Make sure the plot is ready


Ensure the plot is ready at the time of inspection and will pass the UK Finance Logic Test.

  • Will it be a claim?
  • Will it cause the homeowner major disruption?
  • Could it be a health and safety risk to the homeowner?


5. Certification


On or before the time of inspection make sure all your commissioning certificates are ready and available.


6. Covid


The plot should be presented in line with Standard Operational Procedures and Risk and Method Statements to ensure compliance with Covid requirements.


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Please note: deadlines referenced are applicable to England only.