Residential Property

Help to Buy


Buying your first home, especially in London, has never been harder than in recent years.  To try and help people get their foot on the property ladder the Government offers a Help to Buy scheme offering various financial assistance to first time buyers.

Bolt Burdon’s specialist lawyers can assist you with buying your first home through the Help to Buy scheme, as a firm we are fully registered with Help to Buy and are approved to deal with the loans.

There are different schemes available that we have experience of and qualified to help you with:

Equity Loan – You can get a low interest loan towards your deposit, in order to be eligible the new home must:

  • be a new build
  • have a purchase price of up to £600,000 in England (or £300,000 in Wales)
  • be the only one you own
  • not be sub-let or rented out after you buy it

If you are buying with an equity loan:

  • you need a 5% deposit
  • the Government will lend you up to 40% (up to 20% outside London)
  • you need a mortgage of up to 75% for the rest (up to 55% in London)

Help to Buy ISA – If you’re saving to buy your first home, the Government will top up your savings by 25% (up to £3,000). If you’re buying with someone else, they can also get a Help to Buy ISA.  You don’t have to pay it back and you can use the scheme together with an equity loan.

To use the ISA the home you buy must:

  • have a purchase price of up to £250,000 (or up to £450,000 in London)
  • be the only home you own
  • be where you intend to live

As part of looking after your purchase we will liaise with the Help to Buy scheme to deal with the loan requirements and the draw down of funds for the completion.

For more information on Help to Buy or if you have any questions please contact the team by email, click here.

Our Residential Property Team

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Nicki Iliffe
I have worked for Bolt Burdon for over twenty years and I am a partner and became the C.O.O. (Chief Operating Officer) in 2017. Read More
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Sarah Davies
I am a Licensed Conveyancer and a Partner in Bolt Burdon. I head one of the residential conveyancing teams and have in excess of 10 years experience in residential conveyancing. Read More
T: 020 7288 4705
Sonal Ghelani
Having completed my law degree at the University of Hertfordshire and Legal Practice Course at BPP Law School, I worked in house for a lending institution for a couple of years dealing with mortgage repossession work before joining a firm in Harrow where I completed my training contract and qualified as a solicitor in July 2007. ShortIy thereafter I moved to a larger firm in Ealing where I dealt with all aspects of property work, which included residential conveyancing, commercial property, lease extensions and collective enfranchisement. I also dealt with private client work for the firm including obtaining probate, preparing Trust Deeds and General Powers of Attorney. Read More
Cathrine Williams
I am an Associate Solicitor in the Residential Property Department. Read More
T: 020 7288 4758
Amie Mackay
I am a senior solicitor in the Residential Property Department. Read More
T: 020 7288 4715
Krupa Shah
I am a senior solicitor in the Residential Property Department. Read More
T: 020 7288 4749
Sian Farrell
I am a Solicitor in the Residential Conveyancing team at Bolt Burdon. Read More
Malwina Konopinska
I am a senior paralegal in the Residential Property Department. Read More
T: 020 7288 4718
Cansu Iscan
I am a paralegal in the Residential Property team and assist with a wide range of conveyancing transactions. Read More
Marinelle Mawa
I started at Bolt Burdon as a Residential Property Paralegal in February 2018. I am currently studying the LPC part-time at BPP Law School and I am due to complete the course by May 2019. I have had great exposure to residential property and acquired valuable experience within a number of firms specialising in this field. I look forward to learning more at Bolt Burdon and developing my career. Read More
T: 020 7288 4776
Ana Botez
As a Paralegal in the Residential Property team, I can assist on a variety of conveyance transactions including purchases, sales, new build properties and re-mortgages. Read More
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