First Time Buyers

“He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home.”  
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

How do we help first-time buyers?

We are a modern, forward-thinking firm closely attuned to the busy lifestyles and needs of people trying to get their first foot on the property ladder. We are constantly improving our processes to ensure that they are as efficient and transparent as they can be. Most importantly, we have friendly, communicative and informative staff who will use their expertise to help answer your questions, no matter how bigger or small. Whilst saving for a house is becoming increasingly difficult, the legal process is made easier with MJP Conveyancing.

Free First Time Buyers Guide

We recognise that the conveyancing process
can be especially daunting for first-time buyers.
That’s why we are here help you navigate
the property ladder, one step at a time.

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If you would like a conveyancing quote for your property purchase, please click the button below and a member of our New Business team will contact you shortly with a bespoke quotation.

MJP provided us with first class service during the purchase of our first property. MJP responded to queries quickly and was always professional. We loved the online portal - very organised! Thank you for all your help, MJP. Would highly recommend.
Lucy D - July 2022 (Google)
We used mjp to purchase our first home. We couldn't believe how smooth and stress free it was considering we were new and naive to this whole thing. They were so fast at replying to messages too. Highly recommend
Ellis Bilham – April 2022 (Google)
Used MJP for my first property purchase, they were excellent. Didn’t have the smoothest of rides due to issues with the lease and the freeholder, but MJP were brilliant throughout, kept me informed and regularly chased things up on my behalf. Would definitely recommend, especially to any other first time buyers.
Bethany Conlon – 10.08.22 (Trustpilot)
We used MJP for our first house purchase and throughout they have all been fantastic. We were recommended by a friend who had used them and since we have further recommended them to two other friends! Cannot fault them. There is always a speedy response to questions and it is all so easy as it is online! We would 100% use again!
Alice – 10.03.22 (Truspilot)

How do we help first-time buyers?

Full, fixed and transparent costs so that you can budget properly

Live email updates – always keep up to date with file

Ability to review all documents and correspondence 24/7

You won't be kept in the dark about delays

Move home faster with us today.

Call Us: 01603 877067

Top Tips for affording your first home

Lifetime ISA

Many banks are set offer a lifetime ISA, offering a government bonus of 25% on the amount of money you save annually which can then be put towards your first property. Check with your bank or lender to see what schemes they have in place to support you.

Lease Options

A type of contract which allows you to rent a property for a specified period with the option to buy at the end of it: it’s renting with a reward.

Shared Ownership

Allows you to buy a percentage share of a home (normally between 25 – 75 %) and pay rent on the remaining share. You can increase your share over time as and when you can afford it.

New Builds and Equity Loans

Many developers offer a variety of equity loan schemes when buying new builds. They own a percentage of the equity in the property and receive a corresponding share of the sale proceeds when you come to move home.

Home under the hammer

Auctions are a means of finding a bargain. Be wary however – ask yourself why a home is being sold at auction and why it may be selling at a reduced price. There is usually a reason for this and could cost you money in the short-term or affect a property’s saleability in the future. Your solicitors will not have the same ability to undergo as thorough an investigation with properties at auction so it is important to understand and consider the risks involved carefully.

Utilise the web

Rightmove have a nifty feature which allows you to browse sales prices in specific areas and postcodes so that you can compare how fair an asking price is for the property you want. A browser extension called Property Track also highlights properties on Rightmove that have had their asking prices reduced, giving you more power to grab a bargain.

Know your market

Keep up to date with how the market is fairing regionally and nationally. Sites like Hometrack provide market analysis and will show you whether prices are rising or falling in any given area. The Office of National Statistics and other sites provide similar information, all of which is readily available to the public online.

If you would like a conveyancing quote for your property purchase, please click the ‘Request a Quote’ link on the right of this page and a member of our New Business team will contact you shortly with a bespoke quotation.

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