Declaration of Trusts

A declaration of trust is a document that can be used to regulate ownership of a property which is owned by two or more property owners.

The declaration of trust is an agreement between the parties that can assist should there be a problem in the future. For example, it can document what each owner is responsible for paying and what share each has when the property is sold.

We can assist in the preparation of a document to regulate ownership of a property.

Our basic legal fee for dealing with a declaration of trust starts from £750 plus VAT where the property value is up to and including £400,000 and we are not being instructed on other matters.

We reserve the right to charge an hourly rate of £250 plus VAT per hour for dealing with declarations of trust subject to a minimum charge of £750 plus VAT and disbursements. We will advise you if an hourly rate is to apply once we have considered your requirements.


Our Team

Our team has over 20 years of collective experience in delivering high quality work in all matters relating to residential conveyancing. Regardless of who works on your matter, they will be supervised by Stephen Bowden, Partner and Head of Property.

Stephen Bowden – Partner

Stephen is the head of our Property Department and has over 12 years’ experience in conveyancing. Stephen is a highly respected property lawyer.  His knowledge and practical approach has earned him a loyal client following.  Both individuals and families come to him as solicitor when any property matters arise.  Stephen is often recommended by local estate agents and he is first choice solicitor for many local business owners.  Stephen also has a following of property developers who know they can rely on his thorough and practical approach.

Stephen obtained an LLB degree in Law from Brunel University in 1998 and then spent time in a multinational company before completing his legal practice course at Bournemouth University and qualified as a solicitor in 2008.

Amanda Bartlett – Solicitor

Amanda’s expertise covers a wide range of property related work. Her friendly and professional approach to dealing with clients has resulted in her establishing a good reputation and loyal following of satisfied clients.

Having obtained an LLB honours degree in law and criminology, Amanda completed her legal practice course at the Guildford College of Law and qualified as a solicitor in 2010. Amanda specialises in residential conveyancing dealing with the buying and selling of flats and houses and is equally at home in dealing with commercial leases and all other property related work.