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First time buyer

As a first time buyer, you will be feeling excited about taking that first step onto the property ladder, but there will likely be obstacles along the way that you do not understand or may not have anticipated. 

Our Residential Conveyancing team provide you with the answers to your questions, and work with you to make your first move as hassle free and enjoyable as possible.

If you have questions about the process or are looking for some top tips on buying your first home, you can find more information here:

For details on support schemes and government programmes that could help you onto the property ladder, click the following links:

We hear every day about the challenges for young adults to buy their first home, with parents helping towards their deposit.  If you are a parent in this situation, visit our page here for our advice on the steps you should take and the conversations that will help.

If you are buying your first home with another person, it is important you understand the difference between terms such as joint ownership and tenants in common.  Here, we explain what these mean, and the importance in determining which applies to your relationship:

In this digitally sophisticated world, it is important that you protect your home from the risk of fraudulent activity.  We explain how you can do this through the Property Alert website:

Before you buy your home, you should be aware of what to look for that could be detrimental to the value of the property in the future, or even the likelihood of you selling the property on.  One of those considerations is Japanese knotweed, and here we have provided you with useful guidance on how to spot it and how you should proceed if this plant is living on your dream property.

If you are a first time buyer and you have questions we haven't answered here, you can contact any of our teams on the details below or use our estimate calculator for more details on our fees:

Fareham: 01329 288121
Southampton: 023 8063 9311
Portsmouth:  023 9275 3575
Chandler’s Ford: 023 8071 7467
Waterlooville: 023 9277 6569

Watch our video to find out how long it will take to buy your new home...


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