Although we are not allowed to recommend a solicitor, below is a list of solicitors whom we know to be familiar with low cost home ownership products.

You may choose any solicitor, not necessarily from this list. All information correct at time of publication and may be subject to change.

Shared Ownership Solicitor Panel

PLS Solicitors
2 Atlantic St,
Altrincham, WA14 5UW
Tel: 0161 941 7449
www.pls-solicitors.co.uk

Watson Ramsbottom
25-29 Victoria Street, Blackburn,
Lancashire, BB1 6DN
Tel: 01254 672 222
www.watsonramsbottom.com

Bannister Preston
180 Liverpool Road, Irlam,
Manchester M44 6FE
Tel: 0161 775 0444
www.bannisterpreston.co.uk

CS Conveyancing
492-494 Hempshaw Lane,
Stockport, SK2 5TL
Tel: 0161 477 7710
www.csconveyancing.co.uk

SOLICITOR FAQs

The solicitor panel are completely independent of Garden City Homes Sales and we don’t receive any fees or commission for recommending them. We use them because they know our high quality homes and the legal process that goes with buying them and can proceed quicker than firms that are unfamiliar with us.

More than half of our home buyers use our approved solicitors and mortgage brokers because they find it quicker and easier. Of course you are free to use any firm you choose, but Garden City Homes Sales may not be able to track the process as closely with non-panel firm and so we won’t be able to work as hard on your behalf to keep things moving. Talk to your sales advisor today about our independent panel of approved solicitors and mortgage brokers and see how Garden City Homes Sales can help you enjoy a smooth move.

Do I have to use a solicitor from the panel?
No. You are free to choose anyone you want. However, because we have an established relationship with these firms, we can track the process more closely and help overcome any problems as soon as they arise.

What about schemes like Shared Ownership and Help to Buy?
With certain schemes we ask that you use our approved panel of solicitors as they have the specialist knowledge needed to help you take advantage of these excellent offers.

Why is using a panel member faster?
The firms on our panel work with us on a regular basis so they are very familiar with our homes, our processes and our contracts. What’s more, Garden City Homes gives our panel members a lot of business so it is in their interests to make sure that our customers get the highest levels of service and the fastest-possible transaction.

Do panel members work for Garden City Homes?
No. They work for you not us. All the professionals on our approved panel are completely independent. We simply work with them to ensure things go as swiftly and smoothly as possible.

Does it cost more to use a panel member?
No. To be on our approved panel, firms must charge a fair and competitive rate for their services. You may get a better deal as Garden City Homes customer because of the volume of work the firm gets from us.

Do I have to use a recommended mortgage broker?
No. You are free to choose anyone you want. However, because we have an established relationship with firms on the panel, we can track the process more closely and help overcome any problems as soon as they arise.

Do panel mortgage brokers offer a better deal?
All our mortgage brokers are independent financial advisers who have access to the whole of the mortgage market to find the best deal for you.