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Shared Ownership Solicitors Ealing

10/11/2015
Low Cost Conveyancing
Competitive Conveyancing Fees
The shared ownership conveyancing process differs to a standard sale or purchase and you'll want to make sure that the costs don't go up. We only give Fixed Conveyancing Quotes which include all the work in just one low price.

No Sale No FeeNo Sale, No Fee Conveyancing
Our quotes include as standard our No Sale No Fee cover which means if for any reason your transaction should fall through, you won't incur the costs of the legal work to date. Click to read our No Sale No Fee Policy




Local ExpertiseGreater London Professionals
Our solicitors use their local knowledge of Ealing to ensure your home move completes as smoothly as possible. We have worked with most of the leading local estate agents and have direct connections with London Borough of Ealing Council.


Conveyancing Quality Scheme CQSConveyancing Quality Scheme & On All Mortgage Lender Panels
The Law Society has awarded our solicitors the CQS badge of excellence which means we are able to deliver conveyancing services in Ealing to the high standards expected; which are regulated annually. We are also able to work with any mortgage lender in England & Wales including Metro Bank, HSBC, Santander & Halifax Plc.

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Who is eligible to buy shared ownership properties?

Criteria for eligibility for shared ownership do vary and this is also the case for shared ownership properties in and around Ealing. Normally, you can purchase a property via shared ownership if:


Bullet Your household earns £80,000 a year or less (for London this becomes £90,000).


Bullet You are a first time buyer or you used to own a home but cannot afford one now or you are an existing property owner and wish to upsize to a larger property, for example to meet the needs of a growing family.

Bullet You rent a housing association or council property.

NB Shared ownership eligibility criteria changes from time to time; to ensure that you are currently eligible please check the Government's latest published information about buying through shared ownership


Shared Ownership Example

If you were to buy a 25% initial share of a £200,000 property in Ealing, it means your share would be worth £50,000.

For this, if you had to save a 10% deposit, this would mean you having to save £5,000. You would have to get a shared ownership mortgage for the rest of the share, i.e. you would have to borrow £45,000 from a lender.

You could choose to pay stamp duty on the whole £200,000 value of the property but you would not need to, because your £50,000 share is less than the £125,000 threshold, above which you have to pay the tax.

You would have to pay £20 to the Land Registry for registration fees, because the value of your portion of the property is between £0 and £80,000, but if the property is a new build and is being registered for the first time, you would have to pay £40.
What is Shared Ownership?
Shared ownership is when you part own a property (normal minimum 25%) and pay rent on the remaining per cent to the housing association you bought your initial share from. 

If you are eligible to be a shared owner and want to buy a shared ownership home in Ealing, Brentford, Wembley or anywhere in Greater London, you have to save enough for a deposit on the percentage you want to buy and get a shared ownership mortgage from a lender to fund the rest of the purchase. Shared Ownership schemes are run by housing associations and are aimed at those who do not currently own their own homes and don't have enough money to buy a home on the open market. 

You increase the percentage share you own by buying more of the property from the housing association – this process is called staircasing. You do not have to buy more shares in the property but if you want to, there is normally a waiting period of 1 year before you can do so. If you want to know more about this aspect of shared ownership, read  Staircasing Shared Ownership

Shared ownership conveyancing is generally more complex than normal (click to find out more) and can take up more time because the process involves both managing agents and housing associations. It is highly important to instruct an experienced shared ownership conveyancing solicitor because they will have prior knowledge of the necessary procedures and deadlines which must be adhered to.

Get a first rate quote for our experienced shared ownership conveyancing solicitors: call 0207 112 5388 .

You can find out about shared ownership in Ealing by contacting London Borough of Ealing Council by letter to Ealing Customer Services, Perceval House, 14/16 Uxbridge Road, Ealing W5 2HL or by phoning 0208 825 5000.


Question-Mark.png How do you Apply for Shared Ownership in Ealing?
We work with all the Housing Associations throughout Greater London including L&Q, Family & Mosaic, East Thames Homes and  A2 Dominion. You can see the details for all housing associations in London here - List of Housing Associations for Shared Ownership in and around London

 

Our Conveyancing Solicitors are experts on Shared Ownership in Ealing.

We always provide individual conveyancing quotes in line with your specific needs. Relax: our fixed fee includes everything you will require to complete your shared ownership conveyancing. We are proud that our highly experienced conveyancing solicitors have helped so many people with their conveyancing in and around Ealing. They ensure that we always give our clients fixed and competitive quotes. 

If you want an fixed fee quote created especially for your conveyancing needs, call 0207 112 5388.

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