We advise purchasers in relation to shared ownership and key worker schemes. This includes acting for purchasers who are:

  • buying their home from a local authority under a right-to-buy scheme
  • buying shared ownership properties from housing associations and other social housing providers
  • buying property with assistance under key worker schemes

Our team

  • We are experienced in dealing with this area of work, with detailed knowledge of the operation of shared ownership and key worker schemes.
  • We provide straightforward explanations and avoid jargon to ensure that our clients fully understand the key issues relevant to the purchase and ownership of their property. We have a high level of repeat business in this area.
  • We feature on the panels of recommended solicitors operated by a number of housing associations.

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Russell-Cooke is an Investor In People accredited firm

The Investors in People Standard is a business improvement tool designed to advance an organisation's performance through its people. Developed in 1990 by a partnership of leading businesses and national organisations, the Standard helps organisations to improve performance and realise objectives through the management and development of their people. Since it was developed, the Standard has been reviewed every three years to ensure that it remains relevant, accessible and attractive to all. The most recent review was completed in November 2010. Over 30,000 UK organisations are recognised as Investors in People, covering a wide spectrum of UK industries. Initially the Standard was administered through a section in the Department for Education and Employment (DfEE). As demand for, and interest in, the Standard grew the section became Investors in People UK.


Russell-Cooke is a Lexcel accredited law firm

Lexcel is the Law Society's practice management standard. It is a scheme for any type of practice to certify that certain standards have been met following independent assessment. The Lexcel practice management standard is only awarded to solicitors who meet the highest management and customer care standards. Lexcel accredited practices undergo rigorous independent assessment every year to ensure they meet required standards of excellence in areas such as client care, case management and risk management.


Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme

The Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) will provide a recognised quality standard for residential conveyancing practices. Achievement of membership will establish a level of credibility for member firms with stakeholders (regulators, lenders, insurers and consumers).


Our charges are usually based on a fixed fee basis plus any extra administrative charges and disbursements (costs made to others on your behalf).

This fixed fee will be quoted to you at the outset and means there will be no hourly fees or hidden rates.

The fixed fee quoted to you will be based on our assessment of the size, type and complexity of the work involved and will be agreed with you at the outset. 

Once the quote is provided to you in writing, the price will not change.

There are very few instances where the scope of work proves to be greater than what was initially discussed/quoted, should this happen an estimate of any further charges will be discussed with you at the earliest opportunity prior to the work being carried out.

You can request a conveyancing fee estimate by filling in our estimate form.