New Homes Legal Helpline, the new build divi­sion of Jack­son Bar­rett & Gass, has been re-appoint­ed as a South West Homes Pan­el Solic­i­tor fol­low­ing a suc­cess­ful ten­der application.

New Homes Legal Helpline pro­vides spe­cial­ist Con­veyanc­ing and prop­er­ty ser­vices, and was estab­lished with the sole inten­tion of pro­vid­ing a ded­i­cat­ed ser­vice to clients pur­chas­ing new build properties.

South West Homes is a not for prof­it’ organ­i­sa­tion pro­vid­ing the oppor­tu­ni­ty for peo­ple to achieve the dream of buy­ing their home. They are the first point of con­tact for any­one who can­not afford to buy a home on the open mar­ket and offer a range of afford­able options includ­ing shared equi­ty, shared own­er­ship and the First Buy scheme.

South West Homes have been appoint­ed this role by the Homes and Com­mu­ni­ties Agency, the gov­ern­ment body that funds afford­able new homes, as one of its 15 Home­buy Agents. South West Homes is the Home­Buy Agent for South West England.

Inci­den­tal­ly, the Chan­cel­lor announced recent­ly that the gov­ern­ment will spend an extra £225m to get 15,000 afford­able hous­es under con­struc­tion in Eng­land as part of var­i­ous schemes sup­port for the hous­ing sec­tor. The Help to Buy” equi­ty scheme will also be extend­ed, under which the gov­ern­ment would lend buy­ers of new homes a 20% deposit on their pur­chase, pro­vid­ed they could put up a match­ing 5%.That match­es the 25% aver­age deposit now faced by first-time buy­ers in the UK, although the scheme is actu­al­ly open to all buy­ers and not just first-time buyers.

Mar­ket­ing Man­ag­er, Rick Bar­row said, We are very pleased with the appoint­ment to the South West Homes Legal Pan­el. This reflects not only our strong pres­ence in the South West, but also our exper­tise in deal­ing with the com­plex pur­chase options such as shared equi­ty and shared own­er­ship. We enjoy help­ing clients achieve their goals with home ownership.”

South West Homes Home­Buy Agency Man­ag­er, Hay­ley Rossiter said, We are delight­ed to accept New Homes Helpline on to their pan­el of rec­om­mend­ed Solic­i­tors. Only those Solic­i­tors with exten­sive expe­ri­ence of afford­able hous­ing prod­ucts were accept­ed. Mov­ing home is a cost­ly event, South West Homes aim to ensure that mem­bers of our pan­el offer val­ue for mon­ey ser­vices to all our applicants”