The shared ownership process explained

Thank you both so much for all your hard work and time on my house purchase. The most professional solicitors I’ve used! I will 100% leave you a review in time and most definitely recommend your services! Honestly I was so impressed with the communication and stress free process to be honest. So again thank you. Thank you for keeping your finger on the trigger….You’ve been amazing through this whole process.

A massive thank you from me for all you’ve done to drive this forwards and secure a successful exchange and completion. I’d certainly recommend Humphreys & Co. I’ve collected the keys and am in the flat! 

I’d just like to say a huge thank you for all your amazing work. You have been incredibly responsive and helpful, which has not been my experience when dealing with solicitors in the past. I’m writing to express my thanks for your dedication to your job. You have been impeccable in your communication with my son and daughter in law …… during the sale of their property and purchase of ……… You have gone above and beyond in getting this property purchase through. You communicate clearly, and regularly which is not something that can be said about others involved in this chain. You are tenacious and dedicated and without this tenacity I’m not sure they would have exchanged today. I can’t thank you enough for everything.

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Widely recommended

I cannot recommend this company enough! From start to finish the professionalism, attentiveness and communication was brilliant. I had absolutely no worries about anything as they kept me up to date at every single movement. I was forwarded emails so I could see updates and for myself i noted time and dates and was always aware it wasn’t my solicitors holding up anything. Lois was my lead solicitor and she was honestly amazing. With help from her team I was in my new house within 11 weeks! All whilst during a pandemic and stamp duty relief!! I wouldn’t go anywhere else now and would definitely recommend their services to everyone. By far the best I’ve had the pleasure of dealing with!

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We sincerely thank you for your hard work ensuring that our flat sale and house purchase all went through so quickly and smoothly. We really do appreciate your efforts and will ensure we recommend you to friends and family who might be moving in the future. 

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I just want to say again thank you for everything. You have been amazing. You have taught me so much about buying a house and you have a great customer service manner, so calm and reassuring. I would have no hesitation in using your firm again and I would highly recommend you and your company.   

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Thank you very much indeed for everything you have done. It hasn’t been smooth but you have been superb through it all, we can’t thank you enough. We will definitely be recommending you to others and would certainly use your services again ourselves.

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We sincerely thank you for your hard work ensuring that our flat sale and house purchase all went through so quickly and smoothly. We really do appreciate your efforts and will ensure we recommend you to friends and family who might be moving in the future. 

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I want to thank you for all the work you have done here. You have been exceptionally professional and very helpful in this whole process. I will definitely recommend your services to anyone who is in a similar position to myself. 

On major housing associations’ panels

Thank you for your super swift and quick action last week! You saved the day! Very grateful!

On all major lenders’ panels

That is great news Courtney! Thank you very much for your assistance, please also pass on our thanks to Bronwen if you have an opportunity. We will most likely contact you in a few years time when we will be ready to staircase.


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    Thank you so much for all your hard work, persistence and patience in both our sale and purchase. I know it’s always a long process in this country and there is so much out of the seller and buyers control but you all really helped ease the pain, especially over the last stages when I feared it would all fall apart. 

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    Shared ownership schemes enable purchasers to buy a new or existing home from a housing association. You purchase the maximum share in the property that you can afford (minimum 25%) and pay rent to the housing association on the remaining share which they retain. Properties can be brand new (where you are granted a new lease by the housing association) or sold by existing shared owners (where you will take an assignment or transfer of an existing lease).

    London Shared Ownership Home Show

    Leading shared ownership exhibition at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre, Westminster

    If you’re a first time buyer looking for help to get on the property ladder, join us at the London Home Show on Saturday 13 April 2024. The London Home Show is the major event for first time buyers in London and attending the event is the best way to get all the latest information on the affordable home ownership market in London and nationwide.

    The London Home Show is FREE to attend and ticket only. It takes place at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre, Westminster, London from 10.00 am-5.00 pm.

    Shared ownership schemes

    Shared ownership schemes are provided through housing associations. You buy a share of your home (25% to 75% of the home’s value) and pay rent on the remaining share.

    You’ll need to take out a mortgage to pay for your share of purchase price.

    Shared ownership properties are always leasehold.

    Your service is excellent and I will recommend you to everyone I know who needs conveyancing and will definitely use your service again in the future. (Walton-on-Thames sale + Surbiton freehold purchase)

    Shared ownership available across London


    You can buy a home through shared ownership if: 

    • your household earns £80,000 a year or less (or £90,000 a year or less in London) and any of the following apply:
    • you’re a first-time buyer
    • you used to own a home, but cannot afford to buy one now
    • you’re an existing shared owner
    • you rent a council or housing association property.

    Shared ownership: London properties

    Shared ownership offers a range of housing options to Londoners who cannot afford to get a foot on the housing ladder. These are provided by a range of housing associations and household named builders building new homes in the capital.

    In London the Mayor of London has created an affordable home ownership programme. The scheme is designed to enable more Londoners to become home owners. This provides a gateway to affordable home ownership options in London.

    The Mayor of London’s brand  promotes low cost home ownership throughout Greater London.

    I have been very impressed with your knowledge, straightforward approach and quick response to emails so would be happy to instruct you in the sale of my shared ownership property.” (London)

    You’ve provided an excellent service and I’ve already recommended you to my friend.” (staircasing Islington & Shorditch)

    We have been in touch with various solicitors and we believe that your firm offers the best value”  (London)

    Shared ownership properties London-wide


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