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25th April 2023 

Partner at Dutton Gregory, Releases New Book: ‘A Practical Guide to Shared Ownership’

Sarah Sams, Partner at Hampshire-headquartered Dutton Gregory Solicitors, and a specialist in shared ownership, has released her first book: A Practical Guide to Shared Ownership. Pre-orders for the book have already been taken by the publishing house Law Brief Publishing and via Amazon.

Sarah has over 20 years of experience in residential conveyancing, with a specialist knowledge in shared ownership. She works nationally, and has advised some of the largest affordable housing providers in the UK, as well as acting for the leaseholders and buyers.

‘The Practical Guide’, discusses everything a property professional needs to know about shared ownership. Topics include the difference between shared ownership and shared equity, past and present types of shared ownership lease, Stamp Duty Land Tax considerations, and model shared ownership leases.

Sarah Sams, Partner at Dutton Gregory, said: “I saw a need in the market for more publicity and awareness for shared ownership schemes, as there appears to be a huge lack of understanding, particularly the benefits it offers first time buyers. The need to provide affordable housing is increasing and the market for shared ownership properties is also growing, so it feels timely to debunk some myths and explain the process in full.

“Shared ownership makes getting on the housing ladder much more accessible, with lower deposits needing to be paid. It can also help older people to access appropriate accommodation, with certain shared ownership homes being solely aimed at those over 55. What it absolutely isn’t is being allocated shared accommodation with someone you don’t know.

“This new book is aimed at conveyancers acting in respect of purchases, re-mortgages, and the sale of shared ownership properties, together with those dealing with any staircasing transactions. It contains guidance about what needs to be addressed in the lease, together with a range of other considerations that should be kept in mind when dealing with shared ownership property transactions.”

The Practical Guide to Shared Ownership has been launched at the same time as Paul Sams’ sixth book. Paul is the Head of Property at Dutton Gregory Solicitors and husband to Sarah. Mr Sams has co-written his latest book ‘New Build Conveyancing, The Essential Guide’ with colleague Rebecca East. Both newly released books are available to purchaser via Amazon MarketPlace and direct from Law Brief Publishing.

Dutton Gregory Solicitors is a full-service national legal firm for private and corporate clients. The multi-award-winning practice has offices in Bournemouth, Chandler’s Ford, Poole, London, Winchester, and Woking, with a new office launching in Liverpool.


For further details about the work of Dutton Gregory’s Property department, contact Lottie Crossley on 07818 033 122 or email Lottie@antleragency.co.uk