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Shared Ownership Schemes

Conveyancing solicitors dealing with shared ownership schemes in Dorset

Buying a shared ownership property is a popular option for many first-time buyers or people  who simply cannot afford to buy outright and this is a great way for many people to get onto the property ladder as it offers a shareholding in a property jointly with either a Housing Association or other body such as a local authority.

So you've decided to sell your home - now what? Our step by step guide on how to sell a house takes you through the stages of selling your property.

The process is similar to buying a leasehold flat. However, there are rather more rules to consider and it is important that buyers are fully informed of what these mean.  You will have flexibility of simply re-selling the share that you have bought or staying put for the longer term and buying a greater stake in the property or even ultimately buying the whole property.

Coles Miller Solicitors have particular expertise at guiding clients through the conveyancing process for shared ownership properties not only in the purchase and sale thereof but also increasing the shareholding (staircasing).

We can help you to review the various schemes available and advise you fully on how they work.


If you would like further information including a estimate please contact a member of our conveyancing team.

We are happy to give you initial advice to help you understand the implications, the procedure and the best course of action, before deciding to go ahead.

Meet the team

Anna Taylor

Trainee Legal Executive

Deborah Bradburn

ACILEx Paralegal and Assistant to Roger Leedham

Inga Pope

Associate Solicitor

Katie Owen

Associate Solicitor

Laura Hall

Associate Solicitor

Lianne Clenton Bray

Associate Solicitor

Michelle Vick

Partner, Associate

Pam Coniam

Conveyancing Executive

Jason Barnett


Roger Leedham

Senior Partner, Head of the Residential Conveyancing Department

Alice Henley

Legal Secretary

Anja Lloyd

Legal Secretary

Emma-Jane Toop


Georgina Ellis

Solicitors Apprentice

Joanne Cameron

Legal Secretary

Katie Harvey


Kayley Watkins


Liz Moynehan

Legal Secretary

Lois Phillips

Legal Secretary

Lydia Wragg

Solicitors Apprentice

Nikola Safronova

Solicitors Apprentice

Sophie Morton

Legal Secretary

Susan Stainton

Senior Secretary

Laura Bowie

Holly Scoular

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