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Buying your first home | Hegarty Solicitiors

Stepping onto the property ladder marks a significant point in any person’s life. Becoming a homeowner is an exciting time, but you might be wondering how the conveyancing process works, what it costs and how long it is likely to take.

Our team of residential property specialists are here to take you through the process of buying your first home.

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Our experienced team of conveyancers will take care of all the legal aspects of moving house and help you understand your rights and liabilities, making sure that the transaction runs as smoothly and as quickly as possible. We also offer no-move no-fee insurance which protects you from legal costs if the purchase falls through. Our useful guide to conveyancing gives you more information about the process.

A recognised quality mark that you can trustConveyancing Quality Scheme

Hegarty Solicitors provide a recognised quality standard for our conveyancing services through our accreditation under the Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS).

For more information about our conveyancing services contact a member of our Residential Conveyancing team today or you can use our handy online calculator to find out how much your conveyancing will cost.

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I am buying my first home through the Help to Buy Scheme, how does this affect the purchase of a property?

Help To Buy is very popular with purchasers of New Build properties. The procedure can be complex and it is therefore very important that your solicitor is familiar with how the scheme works. Here at Hegarty Solicitors we are pleased and proud to hold Stakeholder Status with Help To Buy. Click here to find out more

What else should I think about?

Co-habitation agreements

A home is an asset which you may own entirely or in a shared arrangement with somebody else, usually a spouse, partner, relative or friend. Any breakdown in your relationship with a co-habitee could lead to a messy wrangle over rights to the property. So it is sensible to agree and formalise entitlements from the outset in a properly drafted co-habitation agreement. Contact one of our family law specialists to find out more.


Making a will sets out how you would like your possessions to be dealt with when you die. Your home could well be your most valuable asset and so you should make sure that it will be inherited in the right way, by the right people. Our wills, trust and wealth management specialists can help you take care of these arrangements, as well as advising you on tax efficiency and trusts.

Landlord and tenant disputes

Moving to your own property from rented accommodation needs some careful planning. Landlords can be quick to challenge tenants on unpaid notice period rent, or on the condition in which they leave their property. A housing specialist can advise you on the preparatory steps you should take and, if a dispute arises, help you resolve it quickly.

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Key contacts
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Sarah Bent

Partner Head of Residential Conveyancing

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Sarah Martin

Senior Associate | Residential Conveyancing

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Niveta Ganger

Solicitor | Residential Property

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Jody Taylor

Conveyancing Executive | Residential Conveyancing

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Mia Green

Trainee Case Handler | Conveyancing

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Tom Moore

Tax, Trust & Estate Planning Specialist

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Yvonne Dudhill

Conveyancing Executive | Residential Coneyancing

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Alice Clarke

Case Handler | Residential Conveyancing

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Natasha Downing

Associate | Chartered Legal Executive | Residential Conveyancing

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Suraj Singh

Case Handler | Residential Conveyancing

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Simon Pierson

Associate | Residential Conveyancing

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Catherine Fitches

Case Handler | Residential Conveyancing

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Elaine Yau

Conveyancing Executive | Residential Conveyancing

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Adrian Greetham

Case Handler | Residential Conveyancing

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Jackie Wright

Conveyancing Executive | Residential Conveyancing

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Katia Didio

Case Handler | Residential Property

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Emily Kavanagh

Trainee Case Handler | Conveyancing

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