If you’re considering joint property ownership, it’s essential to get the right legal advice. We’re known for our expertise in property and conveyancing, so please call us on freephone 0808 175 8000 for specialist advice. You can also contact us online at your convenience and we’ll be happy to get back to you.
When you buy a property with someone else, you must register the property as jointly owned with HM Land Registry. There’s more than one type of joint ownership and property buyers can decide which option best suits their needs and circumstances. The options include:
For help deciding which of these options is best for you when buying a property, it’s a good idea to consult a legal expert specialising in property. Please contact our conveyancing solicitors on freephone 0808 175 8000 to discuss your circumstances. We’ve extensive experience in joint property ownership and will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
If you’ve inherited a property along with another person or people, or become one of the trustees of a property, you must make the same decision about joint property ownership as a buyer. In these circumstances, it’s very important to talk over your options with a specialist in property before you make a final decision.
As well as deciding on an ownership type when you first purchase, inherit or become a trustee of a property with one or more people, you can also choose to change the ownership of a property. Examples of why you may want to do this include:
There are also other circumstances that property owners may encounter. A notable example is when one owner wishes to sell or make an important decision about a property but is unable to because the other owner has lost mental capacity.
In these cases, please contact one of our experienced solicitors for advice on applying to the Court of Protection for permission to continue with the sale. The recommended course of action is usually to appoint someone to act on the owner’s behalf, which can be a complicated process and one that requires the skill of a specialist legal professional. Please call freephone on 0808 175 8000 or contact us online for help with a Court of Protection issue in relation to property.
If you’re unclear as to whether you’re tenants in common or joint tenants, our solicitors will be happy to help. We can check property lease, transfer or trust deed documents to find the information you need, as well as offering advice as to whether this is the best arrangement for you. If you wish to change the type of joint property ownership you have, our conveyancing solicitors here at Slater and Gordon aim to make this as simple and stress-free as possible.
For advice you can rely on concerning joint property ownership and other conveyancing issues, choose Slater and Gordon Lawyers. We’re proud to have one of the most respected teams of conveyancing solicitors in the country and we’ve offices across the UK in towns and cities including London, Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Cambridge, Preston and Watford.
For added peace of mind, we offer fixed fee quotes for our services. Our aim is to make conveyancing processes as quick, efficient and stress-free as possible, starting with transparent pricing. We explain all costs at the outset, so you know exactly what our specialist, tailored services will cost. Crucially, our fixed fee pricing means that you’ll never face unexpected bills further down the line and your property transaction won’t cost more than it needs to.
For advice on joint property ownership or to choose or change an ownership type, please don’t hesitate to contact our conveyancing solicitors. Call Slater and Gordon Lawyers 24/7 on freephone 0808 175 8000 or get in touch with our experts via our online contact form. We’re happy to help.