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5 reasons to use our service to assist you choose a high street conveyancing solicitor in Burnham

  • 1 Our site is the only site offering you the facility to ensure that your conveyancing in Burnham will be carried out by a conveyancer on your bank authorised panel.
  • 2 Using a a family Solicitor on the whole results in a more bespoke service. Sometimes when dealing with a an online conveyancing factory, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who who update you by reading from their computer screens.
  • 3 Burnham conveyancer are the linchpin to a successful Burnham conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your move
  • 4 Excellent communication and a wealth of local knowledge are key benefits that you should seek when selecting conveyancing solicitors. Burnham conveyancing can become a lot more stressful due to poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers listed endeavour to make sure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments expeditiously.
  • 5 Property lawyer conveyancing lawyers have excellent personal links with Burnham selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Burnham since October 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Burnham

Due to move into my new home in Burnham next Friday. I have now been asked to send a copy of my building insurance schedule by my solicitor as as she informs me that she is duty bound to validate that it is in order for the mortgage company. What does the insurance need to cover?

Any lawyer on acting for lenders would need to check that the following risks are covered fire; lightning; aircraft; explosion; earthquake; storm; flood; escape of water or oil; riot; malicious damage; theft or attempted theft; falling trees and branches and aerials; subsidence; heave;landslip;collision;accidental damage to underground services;professional fees, demolition and site clearance costs; and public liability to anyone else. There are some other issues such as the level of excess that are set out in a lender’s UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook requirements. These requirements are not specific to conveyancing in Burnham.

As someone clueless as to the Burnham conveyancing process what’s your top tip you can impart concerning the legal transfer of property in Burnham

Not many law firms shout this from the rooftops but conveyancing in Burnham and elsewhere in England and Wales is an adversarial process. Put another way, when it comes to conveyancing there exists lots of room for conflict between you and others involved in the home moving process. E.g., the seller, estate agent and even potentially a mortgage company. Selecting a solicitor for your conveyancing in Burnham an important selection as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the SOLE party in the transaction whose interest is to protect your best interests and to protect you.

On occasion a potential adversary will try and convince you that you should follow their advice. For example, the property agent may claim to be helping by claiming that your lawyer is wrong. Or your mortgage broker may try to convince you to do something that is against your lawyers guidance. You should always trust your lawyer above all other parties in the conveyancing process.

Just had an offer accepted on a new build flat in Burnham. Conveyancing is necessary evil at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build conveyancing.

Here is a sample of a few leasehold new build enquiries that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Burnham

    Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal. Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided.

I am looking for a flat up to £245,000 and found one round the corner in Burnham I like with a park and station in the vicinity, however it only has 51 remaining years left on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Burnham suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake acquiring a lease with such few years left?

Should you require a home loan the remaining unexpired lease term may be problematic. Reduce the offer by the expected lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the current owner has owned the property for a minimum of twenty four months you can request that they commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease term and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer concerning this.

Am I best advised to choose a Burnham conveyancing solicitor based in the location that I am buying? I have an old university friend who can carry out the legal work but his firm is located over three hundred miles away.

The primary upside of using a local Burnham conveyancing firm is that you can pop in to sign documents, present your ID and apply pressure on them if necessary. They will also have local knowledge which is a plus. However nothing is more important than finding someone that will do a good and efficient job. If other friends have instructed your friend and on the whole were impressed that must trump using an unfamiliar Burnham conveyancing solicitor just because they are Burnham based.

Me and my wife have recently had a bid accepted on our 1st house in Burnham, and need to get solicitors lined up. I have made use of the various rating based websites and the quotes are from all over the the UK. Is it important to have a Burnham conveyancer local to the prospective house? I am content to do all the communicating electronically, but I guess at some stage we will be required to attend the lawyer's office to sign documents?

The conveyancing practitioner does not need to be in Burnham, but opting for local means that you have the option to go in if needed, by way of example, if a signature is needed urgently. Also, a Burnham solicitor have established relationships with local agents and (if the vendor has instructed a local lawyer) with them, which will help smooth the process.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Burnham regulated by the SRA

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

  • Linkside Solicitors, 71 High Street, Burnham, Bucks, SL1 7JX
  • Hsbs Law Limited, 50 Farnham Road, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 3TA
  • Bayer Solicitors, First Floor, 5 High Street, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 1JN
  • Owen White Limited, Senate House, 62-70 Bath Road, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 3SR
  • Mason-apps Smallmans & Co, The Old Post Office, Old Post Office Lane, High Street, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 1QY

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Burnham

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Burnham with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on Rent Act Protected, Assured and Assured Shorthold tenancies

  • Linkside Solicitors, 71 High Street, Burnham, Bucks, SL1 7JX
  • Bayer Solicitors, First Floor, 5 High Street, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 1JN
  • Owen White Limited, Senate House, 62-70 Bath Road, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 3SR
  • Mason-apps Smallmans & Co, The Old Post Office, Old Post Office Lane, High Street, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 1QY
  • Maher & Co, 19 York Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 1SQ

Typically, Burnham conveyancing for a purchase has some of the following tasks

  • Obtaining instructions from parties involved
  • Investigating the title unregistered or registered
  • Carrying out Burnham conveyancing searches for the property
  • Assessing draft sale agreement and other papers prepared the seller’s property lawyer
  • Raising queries with the seller’s property lawyer
  • Negotiating the purchase agreement
  • Examining replies given by the owner to pre-exchange enquiries
  • Agreeing the wording for the Transfer Deed for completion
  • Advising the purchasing in respect of the mortgage offer: (if relevant)
  • Preparing and sending the buyer a report on title (that is; reporting to the purchaser on the contents of the contract pack, preliminary enquiries and the result of the searches)
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then completion formalities
  • Completion of and submitting to HMRC the appropriate SDLT forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration procedures for the change in ownership and the mortgage (where relevant) at the HMLR.

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

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