Solicitors

Finding a solicitor to help you buy a shared ownership home is an important decision. They will be acting on your behalf throughout the purchase, keeping you informed of progress and advising on any concerns.

It is usually best to find a solicitor who is experienced in dealing with shared ownership purchases and leases. Here are some of the other things you need to consider.

Get a quote

Contact a couple of solicitors to obtain quotes before instructing. Ask them to advise you in writing if they expect any additional costs to arise. Many solicitors will ask you to pay the fees to cover the various local authority and other searches in advance, often around £250 upfront.

Check your lender's panel

If you know which lender you will be using for your mortgage, make sure the solicitor is on their panel of approved solicitors and so can act for your lender too. If your solicitor is not, and the lender has to instruct a different solicitor to act on their behalf, you will be charged additional fees.

Tell them who is involved

If you are receiving any money from a parent or another person to help pay for the house, then tell your solicitor and mortgage advisor as soon as possible. They will need to inform the lender and ensure that they are happy to proceed. This will prevent any delays later in the process.

Take your documents

A solicitor will usually need to see identification documents, such as your passport or driving licence and a bank statement or utility bill, before getting started so make sure you have these documents available.

If you need any help in finding a solicitor, please take a look at our solicitors panel below.

Shared Ownership Solicitors Panel

Solicitor Firm: MFG Solicitors LLP

Location: Bromsgrove

Contact: Jane Morley

Email: jane.morley@mfgsolicitors.com

Address: 1 High Street Bromsgrove B61 8AJ

Telephone: 01527 831691

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Solicitor Firm: Parkinson Wright

Location: Droitwich

Contact: Lynn Green

Email: sjp@parkinsonwright.co.uk

Address: 64 Friar Street, Droitwich, Worcs. WR9 8EF

Telephone: 01905 775533

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Solicitor Firm: QS Davisons

Location: Edgebaston

Contact: Mike Goodwin / Brogan Allen

Email: m.goodwin@qsdavisons.com | b.allen@qsdavisons.com

Address: 54 Calthorpe Road Edgbaston Birmingham B15 1TH

Telephone: 0121 685 0011  |  0121 270 8707

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Solicitor Firm: Dee and Griffin

Location:Gloucester

Contact: Kelly Hall

Email: info@deeandgriffin.co.uk

Address: Hucclecote Court , 76 Hucclecote Road Gloucester GL3 3RU

Telephone: 01452617288

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Solicitor Firm: Salusbury Harding and Barlow

Location: Leicester

Contact: Ian Hilton-Tapp

Email: iht@shbsolicitors.co.uk

Address: 1 Berridge Street, Leicester, LE1 5JT

Telephone: 0116 2626052

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Solicitor Firm: Wilkin Chapman

Location: Louth

Contact: Richard Brown

Email: richard.brown@wilkinchapman.co.uk

Address: 17 Cornmarket, Louth, Lincolnshire LN11 9QA

Telephone: 01507 350163

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Solicitor Firm: Wartnaby Hefford

Location:Market Harborough

Contact: Rachel Alvey

Email: rachelalvey@wartnabyhefford.co.uk

Address: 44 High Street, Market Harborough, Leicestershire LE16 7AH

Telephone: 01858 463322

Solicitor Firm: Franklins Solicitors

Location: Northampton

Contact: Kris Raca  |  Maria Bevan

Email: marie.bevan@franklins-sols.co.uk

Telephone: 01604 828205

Solicitor Firm: NB Law

Location: Leicester

Contact: Nick Brown

Email: nick.brown@nblaw.co.uk

Address: 18 High Street, tattershall, Lincoln LN4 4LE

Telephone: 01526 344858

Solicitor Firm: Direction Law

Location: Nationwide

Contact: Direction Law

Email: online.enquiries@directionlaw.co.uk

Telephone: 01227 812745

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Solicitor Firm: PLS Solicitors

Location: Nationwide

Contact: Alex Spragg

Email: legalunit7@pls-solicitors.co.uk

Telephone: 03300562194