First Time Buyer Conveyancing Solicitors


Essex: 01702 338338 or London: 020 8049 5888

First Time Buyer Conveyancing Solicitors

You have found your home, now it’s time for the legal bit. Our expert residential property solicitors are here to make this process as smooth as possible, and are on hand to answer any questions or concerns you may have.

As First Time Buyer Conveyancing Solicitors, we understand that buying your first home can be both exciting and daunting. That’s why we have a team of experienced and dedicated solicitors who can help guide you through the conveyancing process with ease.

Our First Time Buyer Conveyancing Solicitors service is specifically designed for those who are purchasing their first property. We know that this can be a stressful time, and we are here to make the process as smooth as possible for you. Our solicitors have extensive experience in conveyancing and will provide you with comprehensive legal advice throughout the process.

Our First Time Buyer Conveyancing Solicitors service is designed for those who are purchasing their first property. We understand that this can be a complex process, and we will provide you with all the necessary legal support and advice to ensure that the transaction goes smoothly.

In addition to our conveyancing services, we can also help with other legal matters related to property transactions, such as searches and surveys. We can also advise you on the terms of your mortgage agreement and ensure that you are fully aware of your legal obligations.

Our conveyancing process is designed to be as straightforward as possible for our clients. We will start by conducting the necessary searches and surveys to ensure that there are no issues with the property. We will then work with you to negotiate the terms of the contract and ensure that your interests are protected. Finally, we will ensure that all necessary paperwork is completed, and the transaction is completed on time.

Our goal is to ensure that your first property purchase goes smoothly and without any hiccups. We will work tirelessly to ensure that your transaction is completed on time and to your satisfaction.

If you are a first-time buyer and are looking for experienced conveyancing solicitors to help you with your property purchase, please get in touch with us today. Our team is dedicated to providing you with the best possible service, and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

What is conveyancing?
Conveyancing is the legal process of transferring ownership of a property from one person to another. This involves a number of legal procedures, such as searches and surveys, and is typically carried out by a solicitor.

How long does conveyancing take?
The length of time it takes to complete conveyancing can vary depending on a number of factors, such as the complexity of the transaction and whether any issues arise during the process. However, on average, conveyancing can take between 8-12 weeks.

Why should I use a solicitor for conveyancing?
Using a property solicitor for conveyancing ensures that all legal procedures are carried out correctly and that your interests are protected throughout the process. A solicitor can also provide you with advice on any legal issues that may arise during the transaction, ensuring that you are fully informed and prepared.

How can we help you today?

Take a look at some common queries below:

What are searches and surveys and do I need them?

Searches provide information in relation to the property such as its planning history, the status of the road and whether the property is connected to the mains water supply.  Surveys check on the condition of the property. Searches and having a survey can be important and if you are obtaining a mortgage this will normally be a lender requirement in any event.

What is the process for buying a home?

After you have made an offer on your property it is time to instruct a conveyancer. Always look carefully at the firm you appoint.

Next arrange your mortgage and your survey.

Then put the conveyancer in fund for searches.

A decent solicitor will then take you through the process reporting to you on the property and searches and once you and the solicitor are happy to proceed, you will look to exchange (this is when your are contracted to buy the property) and the completion date will be fixed. Ahead of the exchange you should check the completion date is suitable having in mind such matters as removals, availability of funds and work commitments.

Download our buying guide here for more detail on the process.

What sort of things need to be budgeted for?

We recommend before agreeing the purchase you factor in the associated costs with the purchase such as the stamp duty land tax, the disbursements, legal fees and cost of removals.

What do I need to be aware of as a first time buyer?

Choose legal representation that has been genuinely recommended and where you feel comfortable the conveyancer will be available to you to take you through the process. Check with friends and family and look at reviews.

What can I do to make the process run smoothly?

It is important to be organised so make sure you liaise with your conveyancer, financial advisor and others involved in the process (as appropriate).

How can we make this process easier for you?

The house buying process will always be much easier if you choose and independent and approachable firm. We are always at the end of a phone call or email should you need to contact us. We know it can be stressful when you want an update on the process, but we endeavor to reply to every query straight away to give you that peace of mind you need, get you through to completion and moved into your new home as quickly as possible.

Get in touch with our team today! 


What is a Homebuyers Report?

A Homebuyers Report is a type of survey that provides a detailed assessment of the condition of a property and highlights any significant defects or issues that may affect the value or safety of the property.

What is a Building Survey?

A Building Survey is a more comprehensive type of survey that provides a detailed examination of all aspects of a property, including the structure, roof, walls, floors, and services.

What is a local search?

A local search is a type of search conducted by a local authority or council, which provides information about any planning permissions, building regulations approvals, or other local information that may affect a property.

What is a drainage search?

A drainage search is a type of search that provides information about the location and condition of any public or private drainage systems that serve a property.

What is an environmental search?

An environmental search is a type of search that provides information about any environmental hazards or issues that may affect a property, such as flood risk, contaminated land, or proximity to hazardous waste sites.

When should I conduct these searches and surveys?

It’s advisable to conduct these searches and surveys as early as possible in the buying process, before exchange of contracts, as the information obtained can affect the decision of proceeding with the purchase or negotiating the price. Additionally, these searches and surveys will help to identify any potential issues that may require further investigation or additional costs for repairs.


“I’m very pleased I used Paul Robinson Solicitors for my house purchase. They were very professional, communication was excellent and a big thank you to Yasmin Haughey who dealt with my purchase, she was very efficient and I would recommend. Thank you.”



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Paul Robinson Solicitors is a thriving independent law firm committed to providing exceptional service to clients nationwide, with offices situated throughout London and Essex.

Established in 1983, the firm has steadily expanded over the past 35 years, offering an extensive range of legal services to both personal and commercial clients. The team of highly experienced and skilled solicitors specialises in various fields and is dedicated to providing an outstanding level of service to achieve positive outcomes for their clients. The firm’s cutting-edge technology and efficient systems, together with its support and managerial staff, ensure maximum efficiency, accuracy, and cost-effectiveness.


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