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”