Affordable Housing

Direction Law is one of the most established and largest specialist affordable housing solicitors in the country who, for over 45 years, have specialised in affordable housing conveyancing.

Last year (Apr 2021-22) we dealt with almost 7,000 affordable housing transactions – our expertise is second to none!

Our friendly and professional staff understand how daunting the home buying process can be, particularly for a first time buyer. We will guide and support you every step of the way, using plain English and as little legal jargon as possible.

You will not need to take time off work to instruct or visit us, as we make extensive use of the latest IT.

Our new business team handle all initial enquiries and will provide a competitive, transparent, fully itemised quotation and answer any questions or concerns that you may have. If you decide to proceed and instruct us, you are then passed to one of our specialist conveyancing teams.

Whereas other firms may have conveyancers who deal with affordable housing cases, we have taken it one stage further and have teams, led by experienced solicitors, who are each dedicated to just one of the following areas:

»     Newbuild Shared Ownership

»     Discount Market Sale or Equity Loan funded purchases

»     Sale and purchase of Resales properties

»     Staircasing (buying more shares in your home)

Whatever type of transaction we are instructed on, you will be looked after by a specialist in that field.

Our aim is to progress cases to exchange and completion as swiftly as possible, ending up with a satisfied client who has achieved their dream of home ownership with the minimum of fuss.

Who will act for you in your conveyancing transaction?

Files are allocated to various members of the team when they are opened, based on their current workload and the type of transaction, but a brief overview of which fee earners deal with each type of work can be seen if you click here and you can then read further information about them and their experience on the Our Team pages of this website.

What are the key stages in the process?

We appreciate that the conveyancing process can seem complicated and rather daunting, especially if you are a first time buyer. We have therefore made a short video which explains, very simply, the various stages in the conveyancing process. Please take 5 minutes to watch the video below, it should help you understand the work that we do on your behalf.