BUYING A BOKLOK HOME
We want to make buying a BoKlok home as simple and as straight forward as possible.
From registering your initial interest with us to moving into your new home, we will keep in touch and support you, every step of the way.
The process we follow is designed with simplicity in mind. It’s a bit different from what others usually do, but we think it offers the fairest solution. That’s the BoKlok way.
Step 1: Tell us you’re interested & let’s keep talking
Register your interest online at boklokonthebrook.co.uk and we will add you to our customer database and keep you updated with our progress and latest news.
As soon as it’s available, we will share with you a development brochure packed with useful information, and our price list. We will call you to talk you through all of the homes available and to discuss your individual requirements.
If you would like to progress, we can then arrange for a free, no obligation call with one of our mortgage advisors, who will be able to give you detailed information on what you are able to afford and what your likely monthly repayments will be.
We have partnered with The New Homes Mortgage Helpline (NHMH), the UK’s leading independent New Homes Mortgage Provider. This is a no obligation service to assist our purchasers in understanding their affordability, the home buyer schemes available, such as Help to Buy, and to navigate the vast number of products available. The New Homes team of professionals can help home buyers quickly find the right mortgage, as well as offer professional advice on products available in the mortgage market. They are available seven days a week, offering appointments that can be arranged at a time convenient for our potential purchasers, either virtually or in person.
Step 2: Enter the ballot
When we are ready to launch the homes for sale, we will open our ballot. We will email everyone on our database, provide information about the ballot on our website and share this information via our social media channels.
If you want to continue on the journey with us, you will be asked to speak with a mortgage advisor to obtain a Mortgage in Principle. Once you have this in place you can enter the ballot. The ballot will remain open for two weeks. Everyone who has entered the ballot will be given a unique code (this will be used for the draw so that your name/data is not shared – in line with GDPR regulations). The unique codes will be drawn out at the ballot (so keep yours safe!). If you are successful in the ballot, you will be invited to our customer event, where you can reserve one of our homes, if you wish.
If you are an IKEA Family Member make sure you include your membership number on your ballot entry. IKEA Family members who reserve one of our homes will enjoy the added benefits of:
A £300 IKEA gift card
A free 1.5 hour session with an IKEA interior designer
A free handyperson service (for 2 hours) once you’ve moved in
Membership is free and it’s quick and easy to sign up as an IKEA Family Member.
For more information on becoming an IKEA Family Member, or to sign up, click here
Step 3: Watch the draw
When you have entered the ballot, you will be advised of the date of the draw. The ballot will be filmed, and it will be possible to view the draw on our website. We will send you the link in good time.
The order in which people are drawn dictates the order in which you will be given an opportunity to purchase one of our homes. The first group of people drawn from the ballot (this number will vary depending on the number of homes released) will be contacted individually and invited, in turn, to an appointment at our sales event. Don’t feel discouraged if you are not one of the first to be drawn - not everyone who is drawn will choose to go on and buy one of our homes, plus, we have a great selection of homes available.
We appreciate that this approach is a little different to the usual way of buying a home in the UK but we believe that it gives everyone an equal opportunity to reserve one of our homes and that is it’s the fairest way, the BoKlok way.
Step 4: Join us at our sales event
If you are successfully drawn from the ballot, you will be invited to participate in our sales event – appointments will be made in the order that they were drawn from the ballot (i.e. the first person to be drawn gets the first appointment, then the second person drawn gets the second appointment and so on). It is during our sales event that you will have an opportunity to reserve a BoKlok home.
Ahead of the event we would advise that you take your time to look through the brochure and think about which of the individual homes you would like to purchase (depending on your position in the draw, your first choice may have already been reserved, so it might be a good idea to create yourself a short list).
Please attend the event at your allocated time slot (strict COVID safety measures will be in place and we will advise you of these, ahead of your appointment – alternatively, you can opt to have your appointment via phone or video call).
Then, it’s simple! When your turn comes, and you’ve chosen your new home, you can complete a reservation form and put down your deposit, setting the wheels in motion for your exciting move.
You are under no obligation to make a reservation during this appointment but unfortunately, you will lose your position in the ‘queue’ if you do not want to proceed on the day.
Step 5: We’ll guide you through
Once your new home is reserved, we will support you and keep you up to date with the progress of your home, all the way. We can put you in touch with recommended solicitors and will be on hand to answer any questions you may have and to assist you throughout.
Before you complete on your new purchase, you will be invited to a personal home demonstration. This provides the perfect opportunity for you to see your new home in person, and plan where to place your furniture. It’s also the time when we can explain to you how your heating and new appliances work and answer any other practical questions you may have.
Step 6: It’s all yours!
The next step is for us to hand over the keys, and you can start to enjoy your new BoKlok home.