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Reasons to use our Binfield conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Binfield is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) often falls short of the high standards of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 2 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these firms are often based many kilometers away with limited understanding of the factors that impact property transactions in Binfield
  • 3 Lawyer conveyancing lawyers have extremely good personal connections with Binfield selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 4 No matter what any alternative lawyers inform you it may be important to attend your lawyer to execute contracts. There are various parties with with an interest in a homemove without having to add the postman into the pot.
  • 5 Binfield lawyers have a crucial advantage when it comes to Binfield conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that can impact your home move

Examples of recent conveyancing in Binfield since June 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Binfield

I am in the process of selling my apartment in Binfield and the EA has just telephoned to warn that the buyers are appointing a new law firm. I am told that this is due to the fact that the lender will only engage with property lawyers on their approved list. On what basis would a major lender only engage with specific law firms rather the firm that they want to select to handle their conveyancing in Binfield ?

Mortgage companies have always had an approved set of law firms they are content to work with, but in the past few years big names such as Lloyds Banking Group, have reviewed and reduced their conveyancing panel– in some cases removing conveyancing firms who have acted for them for more than 15 years.

Lending institutions justify this action to a rise in fraud by way of justification for the pruning – criteria have been narrowed as a smaller panel is easier to keep an eye on. No lender will say how many solicitors have been dropped, claiming the information is commercially sensitive, but the Law Society says it is hearing daily from firms that have been removed from panels. Some do not even realise they have been dropped until contacted by a borrower who has instructed them as might be the situation in your buyers' case. Your purchasers are unlikely to have any impact on this.

Will my solicitor be raising enquiries regarding flooding as part of the conveyancing in Binfield.

The risk of flooding is if increasing concern for conveyancers conducting conveyancing in Binfield. There are those who acquire a property in Binfield, fully aware that at some time, it may be flooded. However, leaving to one side the physical destruction, where a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to get a mortgage, suitable building insurance, or sell the premises. There are steps that can be taken as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the buyer.

Solicitors are not qualified to impart advice on flood risk, however there are a various searches that can be initiated by the purchaser or by their solicitors which will give them a better appreciation of the risks in Binfield. The conventional set of information supplied to a purchaser’s solicitor (where the Conveyancing Protocol is adopted) incorporates a usual inquiry of the owner to discover whether the property has suffered from flooding. If flooding has previously occurred and is not notified by the vendor, then a buyer may commence a claim for damages resulting from an inaccurate response. A purchaser’s conveyancers should also conduct an enviro search. This should reveal whether there is any known flood risk. If so, additional investigations should be made.

It has been 3 months since my purchase conveyancing in Binfield concluded. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £200,000 when infact I paid £215,000. Why the discrepancy?

The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the property from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.

I need to find a conveyancing solicitor for my conveyancing in Binfield. I have land on a web site which looks to be the perfect solution If there is a chance to get all formalities done via phone that would be preferable. Should I be wary? What are the potential pitfalls?

As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?

I want to rent out my leasehold apartment in Binfield. Conveyancing solicitor who did the purchase is retired - so can't ask her. Is permission from the freeholder required?

A lease dictates the relationship between the freeholder and you the flat owner; in particular, it will set out if subletting is banned, or permitted but only subject to certain conditions. The accepted inference is that if the lease contains no expres ban or restriction, subletting is permitted. Most leases in Binfield do not contain an absolute prevention of subletting – such a clause would undoubtedly devalue the property. In most cases there is a basic requirement that the owner notifies the freeholder, possibly supplying a copy of the sublease.

Binfield Leasehold Conveyancing - Sample of Questions you should consider before buying

    Is anyone aware of any major works on the horizon that will likely increase the maintenance charges? How many of the leaseholders are in arrears for their service charge payments? The best form of lease structure is if the freehold interest is owned by the leaseholders. In this scenario the lessees enjoy control and even though a managing agent is frequently retained where the building is bigger than a house conversion, the managing agent is directed by the tenants.

Are Binfield conveyancing solicitors under an obligation to the Law Society to issue clear conveyancing figures?

Contained within the Solicitors Code of Conduct are set rules and regulations as to how the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) allow solicitors to publicise their charges to clients.The Law Society have practice note giving advice on how to publicise transparent charges to avoid breaching any such rule. Practice notes are not legal advice issued by the Law Society and is not intended as the only standard of good practice a conveyancing solicitor should adhere to. The Practice Note does, nevertheless, constitute the Law Society’s view of acceptable practice for publicising conveyancing charges, and accordingly it’s a recommended read for any solicitor or conveyancer in Binfield or or elsewhere in the country.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Binfield regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in Binfield but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.

  • Lesley A Clay Solicitor, Wayside Cottage, The Slade, Bucklebury, Reading, Berkshire, RG7 6TE
  • Richard Wilson Solicitors Limited, Cymbal House, High Street, Goring-on-Thames, Reading, Berkshire, RG8 9AU
  • John L Banky Solicitors, 18a High Street, Theale, Reading, Berkshire, RG7 5AN

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Binfield regulated by the CLC

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Binfield but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Pure Property Law Partners Limited, 33 Ashbury Drive, RG31 5LJ

Planning law solicitors in Binfield regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Binfield practicing in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including making sure people do what the planning regulations say
  • Richard Wilson Solicitors Limited, Cymbal House, High Street, Goring-on-Thames, Reading, Berkshire, RG8 9AU

Neighboring Locations

Goring
Thatcham
Binfield
Cookham
Finchampstead
Sandhurst
Reading

*Source acknowledgement: House price data produced by Land Registry as well data supplied by Lexsure Ltd.

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