Panel of solicitors to start your search
Find a solicitor to manage your property purchase
Before instructing a solicitor 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. To help you decide which solicitor to use, with your offer letter we send you a panel of solicitors who are experienced in Shared Ownership purchases, please see below.
The solicitors on our panel offer fixed fees which will help you to budget. The panel of solicitors 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 our panel, you should make sure your solicitor has experience of Shared Ownership schemes – otherwise they may be learning at your expense. We recommend you always get a quote 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.
This page has a selection of solicitors who have a great deal of experience in Shared Ownership properties. This is by no means a full list of firms but may assist purchasers in locating a suitable firm to act for you. You are entitled to use a solicitor of your own choice, which may include a recommendation from friends or family. We recommend:
- You try to use a solicitor offering a fixed fee for their services
- You always get a quote of what the solicitor will charge
- You ideally use a solicitor with experience of Shared Ownership leases.
2 Anvil Court
50 Denmark Street
T: 0345 241 3100
|Brooks and Partners Solicitors
2 Station Road
Contact: Debbie Taylor
T: 01276 681217
67/69 Fleet Road
Contact: Rosanna Leist
T: 01252 629292
The above solicitors are for guidance only. It is advised that you should request a full list of legal fees from your solicitor before instruction.