New Build Conveyancing

Buying a new build home is a great option if you’re a first time buyer or looking for a home that doesn’t need much work. But the legal process of buying or selling a new build can be different to buying an older property, so choosing the right conveyancing solicitor is essential.

We’re well aware that it’s common for people to feel excitement but also anxiousness about buying or selling. Conveyancing can be a long, uncertain process and it isn’t made any easier if your conveyancing solicitor isn’t on the ball.

With the added expectancy of the builder wanting, as standard, exchange within 28 days of sending out the contract it can all be the more daunting especially when faced with additional paperwork that you do not normally have to consider when buying an existing property.

Well, if this is your worry, you’ve come to the right place.

At Wosskow Brown Solicitors, we take the stress out of buying or selling your home. We specialise in fast, straightforward conveyancing and have loads of experience working with first time buyers and young home movers.

Our expertise includes handling  New Build purchases and purchases through Help to Buy, shared ownership and other government homeownership schemes as well as selling to a builder in a part-exchange deal.

As well as ensuring that your transaction is completed swiftly and perfectly, we will focus on making your experience great (well, as great as dealing with a bunch of legal documents can be). This means explaining everything you need to know in clear language, never leaving you in the dark, and always making ourselves available when you need us.

No pointless delays. No hidden costs. No unnecessary stress. Just a job well done.

Here’s what you can expect from us:

  • Fixed fees – so you know how much your conveyancing will cost from start to finish.
  • Conveyancing Quality Scheme accredited lawyers.
  • A friendly team who respond quickly to calls and emails.
  • Proactivity – we will chase the other side and push for progress. No delays will ever come from our side.
  • Regular updates – so you always know what’s going on.

Three simple steps to get started with our new build conveyancing solicitors

1.    Request a fixed fee conveyancing quote

You can get an instant online conveyancing quote by using our conveyancing calculator.

Your quote will cover the fees, VAT and third party costs (such as Land Registry fees) that might affect your sale or purchase.

Once you have your quote, take all the time you need to decide whether we’re right for you. Carry on with your research, go get some more quotes, but do make sure to check out our team of expert conveyancers before you go.

2.    Give us a call or send us a message

We have local offices across Sheffield on Attercliffe Road and in Gleadless and Hillsborough, plus an office in Barnsley.

So, give us a call at your nearest branch, or fill in our online enquiry form and we’ll give you a call back as soon as possible.

3.    Let us work our magic

We’ll spring into action from the moment you give us the go-ahead. Before we can make a start on the actual conveyancing, we’ll need to get some admin out of the way, such as checking documents to verify your identity and where the money to buy your home has come from. So, if possible, contact us before you actually need us.

We’ll also confirm your conveyancing quote in writing. We specialise in fixed fee conveyancing, so the price we give you is what you will pay at the end.

Although we do sometimes need to do work outside a fixed fee quote, we will always speak to you first to explain what needs doing and to get your confirmation.

How our new build conveyancing lawyers can help you

We can handle every aspect of your conveyancing on your behalf. Our service covers:

  • Buying off plan
  • Buying and selling through Help to Buy
  • Buying and selling shared ownership properties
  • Buying and selling leaseholds (such as flats)
  • Checking the property title and carrying out conveyancing searches
  • Stamp Duty, including handling relief for first time buyers
  • Checking issues that commonly affect new builds, such as planning permissions and access rights
  • Explaining new build guarantees

Buying off plan

If you are buying a new build home directly from a housing developer, you may be asked to reserve it before it has even been built.

This might sound bizarre, but it’s a popular option, particularly for people looking to purchase through the Help to Buy scheme and how most big developer’s sell their new build properties. There are many benefits to buying off plan, for example:

  • You might be able to get a discount if you get in early
  • You usually have a choice in some of the fixtures and fittings
  • There won’t be a chain as you’re buying directly from the developer
  • You can usually get a Help to Buy equity loan to help you afford it

However, buying off plan is a different process to buying a property that has already been built. For example, you need to make sure that the house builder has the right planning permission, and that the property is completed to the right specs.

Our new build conveyancing solicitors know all the right questions to ask and enquiries to make to ensure you are getting a good deal.

We’ll provide honest advice about how your transaction is going and handle all the legal documentation on your behalf, so you don’t have to worry about a thing.

Help to buy

We can provide practical conveyancing advice to people looking to buy through the Help to Buy scheme and people looking to sell a property originally bought through Help to Buy.

Our service includes:

  • Handling the legal work required when buying new build property
  • Assisting with Help to Buy loan applications
  • Assisting with Help to Buy mortgages and working with your lender
  • All the other required conveyancing work that comes with buying or selling, such as checking title deeds

We have experience handling transactions through the Help to Buy Equity Loan scheme and the Help to Buy ISA scheme (which is closed to new applicants but can be used by existing account holders until 2029).

Shared ownership

Shared ownership is a government Help to Buy scheme which allows you to buy a portion of a new build property or recently built property. The part of the property you don’t own is owned by a housing association or social housing provider to whom you pay rent.

Shared ownership means you don’t have to save as much of a deposit or get as big of a mortgage as you would have done by buying the property outright. You can later buy additional shares in the property until you own 100%.

The government also recently made changes to the shared ownership scheme to make it more accessible for first time buyers. The four main changes are:

  • New buyers will be able to buy a minimum stake of 10% (down from 25%).
  • Staircasing will become easier – owners under the new shared ownership model can start with 1% gradual increases, rather than having to buy in 10% stakes.
  • Under the new model, shared ownership providers will be responsible for repairs for the first 10 years of the lease, with the maximum home owners being allowed to claim set to £500 per (with unspent expenditure rolling over for one year)
  • Both new and existing owners will get a 990 year lease. Currently, shared ownership lease terms are usually 99 or 125 years.

The new shared ownership scheme will run from 2021 to 2026, with many shared ownership buyers being able to benefit from early 2022.

For more information, visit our Shared Ownership page.

Why choose our new build conveyancing solicitors in Sheffield and Barnsley?

We are members of the Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS), an accreditation held by firms who lead the way in the area of property law.

But what does this mean for you? It means:

  • We have a strong track record of success.
  • We know how to spot risks before they cause you problems, meaning our clients face fewer delays during their conveyancing.
  • We’re clear and honest about our fees (and you’ll never be surprised by any hidden costs).
  • We’re approved to work with a wide range of mortgage lenders, so you can trust that your lender will be happy for you to instruct us, and you can access the best quality deals.

Get in touch with our new build conveyancing solicitors in Sheffield and Barnsley today

We have local offices across Sheffield on Attercliffe Road and in Gleadless and Hillsborough, plus an office in Barnsley.

So, give us a call at your nearest branch, or fill in our online enquiry form and we’ll give you a call back as soon as possible.

Considerate, concerned manner

I really felt at ease with leaving Sue Painting to sort everything and being confident she had by best interests at heart in whatever I did. Her considerate, concerned manner whilst I was under a lot of stress never made me feel rushed with anything.

Mrs Woffenden

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2019-01-22T12:49:37+00:00

Mrs Woffenden

A considerate, concerned manner whilst I was under a lot of stress never made me feel rushed with anything.

Absolutely Amazing

Absolutely amazing, don’t change anything!

Mrs Atkinson

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2018-12-21T11:17:04+00:00

Mrs Atkinson

Absolutely amazing, don’t change anything!

Committed Staff

Impressed with the commitment of the file handler to get the work done

Mr & Mrs Denton

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2019-05-16T11:19:30+01:00

Mr & Mrs Denton

Impressed with the commitment of the file handler to get the work done

High Level of Service

We didn't expect such a high level of service, well done!

Mrs Holloway

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2019-05-28T12:02:29+01:00

Mrs Holloway

We didn't expect such a high level of service, well done!

Very Professional

Perfect service and very professional. Each member of staff I dealt with was compassionate and understanding.

Mrs Hadfield

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2019-10-10T10:26:05+01:00

Mrs Hadfield

Perfect service and very professional. Each member of staff I dealt with was compassionate and understanding.

Quick, Polite and Professional

Particularly impressed with the quick responses received; as well as polite and professional staff

Mr & Mrs Shah

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2019-06-25T11:58:45+01:00

Mr & Mrs Shah

Particularly impressed with the quick responses received; as well as polite and professional staff

Kept Informed

Always kept me informed, very professional

Ms Pinder

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2019-08-22T10:46:14+01:00

Ms Pinder

Always kept me informed, very professional

Would Recommend

Excellent service would recommend and use you again! The help we received to sort out our issue was excellent.

Mrs Thompson

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2019-09-27T10:12:05+01:00

Mrs Thompson

Excellent service would recommend and use you again! The help we received to sort out our issue was excellent.

Extremely Helpful

Extremely helpful information provided at each step of the purchasing process
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2020-03-02T10:07:40+00:00
Extremely helpful information provided at each step of the purchasing process

Fantastic Service

Thanks for all your help with buying our house and being so quick with it all, I think the service from start to finish has been fantastic and would definitely recommend you.

Mr Whitaker

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2018-12-19T16:33:51+00:00

Mr Whitaker

The service from start to finish has been fantastic.

Helpful and Professional

Very pleased with the service provided - everyone was helpful and professional.

Mr Keyworth

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2018-11-12T14:07:26+00:00

Mr Keyworth

Everyone was helpful and professional.

Definitely Recommend

Friendly expertise, made us feel very comfortable through the whole transaction. Would Definitely recommend.

Mr & Mrs Hawley

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2019-05-16T12:25:02+01:00

Mr & Mrs Hawley

Friendly expertise, made us feel very comfortable through the whole transaction. Would Definitely recommend. 

Very Pleased, Would Recommend

I was highly satisfied with the work carried out. Every time I called there was someone there to help and advise me. I was very pleased and would recommend you.

Mr Barton

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2019-05-16T10:41:20+01:00

Mr Barton

I was highly satisfied with the work carried out. Every time I called there was someone there to help and advise me. I was very pleased and would recommend you. 

Very Friendly and Efficient Staff


Mr Wilson

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2019-07-01T13:17:59+01:00

Mr Wilson

Very Helpful

We were kept up to date at all times. Very helpful and professional, we would recommend to anyone.

Mr & Mrs Sagar

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2019-11-21T11:13:24+00:00

Mr & Mrs Sagar

We were kept up to date at all times. Very helpful and professional, we would recommend to anyone.

Thank you

We would recommend without hesitation. Thank you for all your support and hard work over he last 3 months! You made my house sale straight forward!

Ms Rippon

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2020-01-13T16:12:22+00:00

Ms Rippon

We would recommend without hesitation. Thank you for all your support and hard work over he last 3 months! You made my house sale straight forward!

Supportive and Helpful

I was impressed with the help and advice throughout the process, supportive at all times. The service was perfect for me and I would happily recommend your firm to all.

Mr Senior

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2019-10-11T10:46:43+01:00

Mr Senior

I was impressed with the help and advice throughout the process, supportive at all times. The service was perfect for me and I would happily recommend your firm to all.

Could not have had nicer people dealing with my case

The whole team were very helpful, all questions were answered quickly which gave me peace of mind! I could not have had nicer people dealing with my case.

Mrs Johnstone

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2019-05-16T12:30:18+01:00

Mrs Johnstone

The whole team were very helpful, all questions were answered quickly which gave me peace of mind! I could not have had nicer people dealing with my case. 

Excellent Service from Beginning to End

Excellent service from beginning to end; the friendly welcome, pleasant atmosphere whilst being dealt with. It is without hesitation that  we would recommend Wosskow Brown Solicitors.

Mr & Mrs Sampson

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2019-05-16T12:01:12+01:00

Mr & Mrs Sampson

Excellent service from beginning to end; the friendly welcome, pleasant atmosphere whilst being dealt with. It is without hesitation that  we would recommend Wosskow Brown Solicitors. 

Attention to detail

Impressed with the attention that was given to any problems that arose during my property transaction. Thank you for all your help!

Ms Wadsworth & Mr Wragg

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2019-08-14T10:06:29+01:00

Ms Wadsworth & Mr Wragg

Impressed with the attention that was given to any problems that arose during my property transaction. Thank you for all your help!

Exceptional from start to finish

Kimberley Cooke was exceptional from start to finish. Very very impressed with her.

Mr Clayton

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2018-11-12T14:22:21+00:00

Mr Clayton

Exceptional from start to finish.

Most satisfied, and will use again

All staff were very informative, and dealt with any problems quickly! I was most satisfied, and will use you again

Ms Spence

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2019-06-25T12:01:21+01:00

Ms Spence

All staff were very informative, and dealt with any problems quickly! I was most satisfied, and will use you again

Great Service


Mr Shaw

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2019-06-25T12:06:31+01:00

Mr Shaw

Efficient

The service received was very efficient, thorough and professional

Ms Proud

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2020-02-25T09:53:15+00:00

Ms Proud

The service received was very efficient, thorough and professional

Impressed with communication

I was impressed with communication, letters, phonecalls and meeting deadlines.

Mr Lindley

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2019-01-22T12:45:13+00:00

Mr Lindley

I was impressed with communication, letters, phonecalls and meeting deadlines.

Perfection

The service received couldn't have been any better, it was excellent. I was impressed with how smooth it all went and am completely satisfied, thank you very much!

Mr Banks

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2019-07-04T11:42:13+01:00

Mr Banks

The service received couldn't have been any better, it was excellent. I was impressed with how smooth it all went and am completely satisfied, thank you very much!

My first port of call for all legal work


Mrs Richardson

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2019-07-04T11:45:24+01:00

Mrs Richardson

Outstanding service!


Mrs Pillay

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2020-01-31T10:41:51+00:00

Mrs Pillay

The Work was Fantsastic

The work was fantastic and I would recommend to other people!

Mrs Horsfield

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2019-05-22T12:03:13+01:00

Mrs Horsfield

The work was fantastic and I would recommend to other people!

Friendly and Professional


Ms Proud

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2020-02-25T09:51:53+00:00

Ms Proud

Prompt and Professional

The speed of service was very prompt and professional

Mrs Kang

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2019-05-16T12:20:07+01:00

Mrs Kang

The speed of service was very prompt and professional 

Clear and Understanding

The file handler was very understanding and explained everything clearly!

Mrs Yoxall

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2019-05-20T15:43:13+01:00

Mrs Yoxall

The file handler was very understanding and explained everything clearly!

Great Communication

Communication was great between myself and the office, I was always kept informed during the process

Miss Handley

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2019-05-16T11:26:30+01:00

Miss Handley

Communication was great between myself and the office, I was always kept informed during the process

Very Helpful & Communicative

Impressed with very helpful, communicative and professional manner - Top work!

Mr Fox

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2019-05-24T11:59:04+01:00

Mr Fox

Impressed with very helpful, communicative and professional manner - Top work!

Recommended

I have already recommended to a few people!

Miss Parker

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2020-01-15T13:52:18+00:00

Miss Parker

I have already recommended to a few people!

Highly Satisfied

Impressed with the wonderful friendliness and professionalism. I was highly satisfied.

 

Ms Monney

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2019-11-26T10:41:33+00:00

Ms Monney

Impressed with the wonderful friendliness and professionalism. I was highly satisfied.  

Impressive Customer Service

Impressed with overall service and customer service, very assertive

Mrs Rhodes

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2019-05-16T10:46:49+01:00

Mrs Rhodes

Impressed with overall service and customer service, very assertive 

Friendly and Professional


Mrs Cook

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2020-01-22T09:38:51+00:00

Mrs Cook

Excellent Support and Advice

I'm so very grateful to Wosskow Brown, and Claire, for the excellent support and advice.

Ms Walsh

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2019-11-11T10:47:23+00:00

Ms Walsh

I'm so very grateful to Wosskow Brown, and Claire, for the excellent support and advice.

Dedicated, Committed & Professional

Impressed with the dedication, commitment and professionalism;  I will be using you again in the near future

Mr Hazel

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2019-05-28T11:56:37+01:00

Mr Hazel

Impressed with the dedication, commitment and professionalism;  I will be using you again in the near future

Very Efficient and Quick

Work was very efficient and quick! The file handler was brilliant, informative and very helpful! Will recommend

Mr Hobson

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2019-06-25T12:15:13+01:00

Mr Hobson

Work was very efficient and quick! The file handler was brilliant, informative and very helpful! Will recommend

Impressive Experience

Impressed with the whole experience, couldn't fault anything

Mr & Mrs Shirtcliffe

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2019-05-16T11:01:33+01:00

Mr & Mrs Shirtcliffe

Impressed with the whole experience, couldn't fault anything 

Very Good Service

Very good service

Mr Akram

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2019-05-16T10:26:31+01:00

Mr Akram

Very good service

Always There

Someone always there at the other end of the phone

 

Mr & Mrs Fenwick

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2019-11-26T10:43:02+00:00

Mr & Mrs Fenwick

Someone always there at the other end of the phone  

Above and Beyond

Service was above and beyond expected; impressed with the sheer determination to help us in every way!

Mr Martin

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2019-05-29T12:14:25+01:00

Mr Martin

Service was above and beyond expected; impressed with the sheer determination to help us in every way!

Impressed by the Professioanlism


Mrs Pidd

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2019-05-23T10:21:57+01:00

Mrs Pidd

Made things easy

We will always praise you as you made things so easy for us, thank you.

Mr Koc

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2019-11-26T10:38:53+00:00

Mr Koc

We will always praise you as you made things so easy for us, thank you.

Pleasant and Patient Staff


Mrs Howarth

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2019-07-01T13:16:53+01:00

Mrs Howarth

Consistently Professional

Always very satisfied with the service provided, consistently professional

Miss Laver

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2019-09-13T11:01:17+01:00

Miss Laver

Always very satisfied with the service provided, consistently professional
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Meet the team

Ian Osborn - Commercial Property Solicitor - Sheffield
Ian Osborn
Partner & Head of Commercial Property
Anees Rehman - Hillsborough Office Manager & Residential Conveyancer
Anees Rehman
Assistant Head of Dept
StJohn Wright - Commercial Property Solcitor - Woodseats - Sheffield
StJohn Wright
Solicitor