Helping you into your first home.

If you’re a first time buyer, our specialists can take you through every step of the journey to becoming a property owner.

Your first home can feel far away.

We make it easier to get through the door.

Buying your first home can feel like a real challenge, but our specialist Residential Property Team will take you through all the complexities, while explaining the legal process.

First Time Buyers

Buying your first home can be complicated, demanding and challenging. Either not knowing what to do or who to speak to is usually the first hurdle.

With many years' combined experience of working with local customers, our Residential Property Team - who are based in Shrewsbury and Wolverhampton - can work through the complexities, aiming at all times to explain the legal process and work proactively on your behalf to remove as much stress as possible from the conveyancing fees and process, leaving you to focus on what matters most... taking the first step in your new home.



Clear advice, friendly guidance.

With many years’ experience helping first time buyers, and an extensive knowledge of current conveyancing law, we can advise you on everything from Help to Buy ISAs and mortgages, to the basics of your moving house checklist. All with no legal jargon, just clear advice.



Our services include:

Advice on Help to Buy ISAs and Lifetime ISAs

Advice on Capital Gains Tax

Handy mortgage calculator

Liaising with estate agents

Receiving and advising on contract documents

Advising you on all documents and information

Checking mortgage offers

Preparing Transfer Deeds

Preparing Stamp Duty Land Tax Returns

Preparing completion statements

Handling deposit money

Exchanging contracts

Dealing with Land Registry applications


Download our Residential Brochure

To help you understand the process of buying a property, feel free to download our Residential brochure.

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A Step By Step Guide To Buying & Selling Your Home
Neil Lloyd

Working With Our Service Team

Our diverse and innovative team will work in partnership with you and the wider professional community to add value, simplify the legal process and mitigate risks. You can rest assured you’re working with property experts who work tirelessly on your behalf and keep you updated every step of the way.

- Neil Lloyd

If you have an enquiry in relation to Residential Property or simply want to speak to a member of our expert team, please get in touch.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Purchasing a new build property can be extremely more complex legally.  New Build Properties can take on average 3 to 6 months to be built and therefore we do advise that this process can take any length of time depending on the completion of the Property, on average 4 to 6 months.  However, you will be expected to enter into a legally binding contract before the property is actually built. We will keep you as up to date as possible with the process and will update you if we expect the process to take longer than first advised.

The transaction becomes legally binding as soon as contracts have been exchanged by both sides. Once this happens, you can no longer back out of the transaction without facing a large financial penalty so you must be sure when it comes to exchange that you are able to proceed. Exchange is normally done 2 or 3 days prior to completion.

Our fees will cover all of the work undertaken by us on your behalf however you will need to also consider the below costs:

  • Moving Costs – Removal services
  • Survey Costs
  • Home furnishing / decorating costs
  • Insurance
  • Monthly mortgage re-payments

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If you have a legal enquiry and would like to speak to one of our specialist team, please get in touch. We aim to respond within 2 hours of receiving your enquiry and look forward to hearing from you.

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Meet Your Lawyers

Adam Opperman

Senior Associate

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Andrew Green


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Beverley Taylor


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Charlotte Malik


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Hayley Griffiths

Senior Associate

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Julie Weeks

Paralegal Support

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Kate Goode


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Laurie Carruthers


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Louise Coleby

Licensed Conveyancer

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Rebecca James

Paralegal Support

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Shannon Richards

Paralegal Support

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Tina Whittaker

Paralegal Support

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What Our Clients Say

Charlotte and her team did a great job of getting the sale completed, dealing with some other solicitors in the chain that appeared to be brain dead and uninterested. She kept me updated and chased things as needed on time. I felt she went above and beyond working on her day off because there was a chance the parties would exchange contracts that day. Very helpful and efficient. Many thanks to Charlotte and Claire. Great service.

Charlotte Judd

From Mr T


I would recommend FBC Manby Bowdler especially Raj Phandey at the practice who dealt with my sale. Very professional & nothing was too much trouble. It made a stressful time more bearable to be able to always speak to the person dealing with my case.

Raj Phandey

From Ms Green


Parvinder Sanghera dealt with this transaction extremely efficiently. I was able to contact her directly, kept me up to date with various stages. She dealt with all queries raised. Would definitely recommend her.

Parvinder Kaur Sanghera

From Louise


Usual excellent professional service provided. No difficulties in any way. Normally deal with Wolverhampton office but meeting Shrewsbury office staff was a pleasure too. Always happy to recommend FBC Manby Bowdler.

Louise Jones

Mr Lister