CORONAVIRUS:   Lawson-West is ‘Open for Business’ and here to help you with your legal needs.

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Right to Buy, Shared Ownership and New Build Homes

We have been handling council house purchases since the introduction of Right to Buy in 1980. The law says that if you have spent over 3 years in council housing then you have the right to buy the house or flat that you currently occupy at a considerable discount. You need not have lived in the same house and time spent living with other public sector tenants can count towards both your discount and the necessary 3 year period.

Shared Ownership: Shared ownership properties are leasehold properties which are owned by the Housing Association and leased to buyers, who pay a mortgage on the part they buy (usually 25% initially) and rent on the balance of the property, which remains in the ownership of the Housing Association. We have been handling shared ownership purchases for many years including the final purchase of the property.

New Build Homes: New build homes have several advantages; they will usually have a new bathroom, fitted kitchen, carpets and other fittings which are generally low maintenance. Many building companies offer incentives such as paying some, or all, of your deposit or payment of legal fees.

In addition to the legal, land and title searches, we will check:

  • Your newly-built home is protected by a good warranty provided by a reputable company. Most new homes are protected by the National House-Building Council's (NHBC) 10 Year Buildmark warranty and insurance.
  • That the Buildmark Cover offers proper cover to ensure there are no nasty surprises.
  • With our local knowledge, we will know whether your new home's builder has a good reputation.

Coronavirus:  We are pleased to announce we are Open for Business

Even during Leicester’s most recent, extended lockdown, you can be assured that it is ‘Business as Usual’ at Lawson-West and we're here to help you with your legal needs. 

We are driven by our commitment to help others. We are here. For you.

At this time, please contact us by telephone, website enquiry or email.
We’re here to help:

4 Dominus Way, Meridian Business Park, LE19 1RP           Tel: 0116 2121000

44 Long Street, Wigston, LE18 2AH                                              Tel: 0116 2121080

Market Harborough
Millers House, Roman Way,
Market Harborough, LE16 7PQ                                                        Tel: 01858 445480



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