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Wrigleys LogoThe experience of our property and social economy legal teams in community-led projects means that Wrigleys will advise your group with an empathy and understanding built up from working on many similar projects in the past.

The team at Wrigleys recognises that your primary aim is to not to simply build housing, but to build homes and communities – buying land, financing it, developing it and governing your group are just the means of achieving that aim.


The solicitors at Wrigleys are legal specialists in structuring and financing all forms of community-led projects from pubs to railways.

Some of the housing projects that Wrigleys have advised on are:

  • Lancaster Cohousing
  • The Open House Project
  • Laughton Lodge
  • Shirle Hill
  • Environment Trust


Cost – We can help your group start a project even if on a tight budget.
Experience – We have advised on property and legal structures on many projects including one of the first cohousing projects in the 1990s (Laughton Lodge in East Sussex).
Depth of expertise – Our projects have ranged from 3 homes to 40 homes on budgets that range from modest to substantial. They have involved housing cooperatives, community land trusts, co-housing and housing associations.
Contacts – We have established contacts in the sector ranging from planning to funding.
Sector specialists – Wrigleys is a leading specialist charity and social economy firm.


FREE – Summary Information sheets on legal structures and development
FREE – Copy of our Guide to Legal Structures for Co-housing and Community-led Housing
FREE – Initial meeting or telephone conference to discuss the legal aspects of your plans

We recommend that you set up your company as soon as possible to allow you to open a bank account and commit the members and directors who will take your group from plans and dreams to building and living

0113 244 6100