Which solicitors can I use :

Martin Tolhurst Solicitors

Direction Law

Cook Taylor Woodhouse Solicitors

Berry & Lamberts Solicitors


How much will a Solicitor cost?

You should make sure you get a quotation of the likely costs before you appoint a solicitor, and we recommend doing this early on in the process. Overall, it should cost you between £600 and £1,250 which will include their fee, the land registry fee, search fees and expenses excluding stamp duty (known as disbursements). A deposit is commonly taken at instruction with the remainder payable at completion.

Remember that you pay for your solicitor’s time, so the more often you write to or phone your solicitor, the higher the charge is likely to be. The solicitors above are not compulsory, although they do have a lot of experience of the Shared Ownership conveyance process, are on the majority of mortgage providers’ panels and more importantly come recommended by previous buyers.

If you do not use a solicitor from the above, you should make sure that your solicitor has experience of Shared Ownership schemes solicitors.lawsociety.org.uk  – otherwise they may be learning at your expense! We recommend you always obtain a quotation before instructing, and when calling for a quote, see how they answer your call and how quickly they respond to your enquiry – this is a good indication of the service you may receive