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Reasons to use our Burnham conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Notwithstanding what other sites advise it may be important to visit your solicitor to execute contracts. There are enough parties involved in a house sale without needing to include Royal Mail into the equation.
  • 2 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Burnham is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) sometimes falls short of the high standards of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 3 The accumulation of transactions means that Burnham solicitor have established very good connections with Burnham local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of undertaking your house sale or purchase in Burnham.
  • 4 Firms that specialise in conveyancing in Burnham are familiar with the local concerns specific to Burnham and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and expeditious conveyancing.
  • 5 Burnham lawyers have a crucial edge when it comes to Burnham conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that can impact your home move

Examples of recent conveyancing in Burnham since June 2022*

Sale

of apartment Huntercombe Lane North SL1 6DS, at purchase consideration of £240,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, setting up the completion formalities

Sale

of detached residence property, Lent Rise Road, SL1 7BB completing on 21/06/2022 at a price of £485,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, ordering official copies of the title, agreeing completion date with parties

Transfer

of semi-detached residence, Green Lane, SL1 8DR completing on 30/06/2022 at a price of £881,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: sending the transfer to the seller for signature in readiness for completion, agreeing completion date with parties, setting up the completion formalities

Transfer

of semi-detached property, Cardinals Walk, SL6 0LN completing on 24/06/2022 at a price of £450,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending the transfer to the vendor for signature in preparation for completion, securing official copies of the title

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Burnham

When will exchange of contracts happen for purchase conveyancing in Burnham and do I need to attend the conveyancers office?

If you are near to one of the conveyancing solicitors in Burnham you are welcome to attend to sign documents. However, the firms we recommend provide a countrywide conveyancing service and provide as equally diligent and professional a job for you when dealing with you digitally. The executing of the contract is not the critical part. A signed contract simply enables the solicitor to address the formalities at the suitable time, which will usually be very shortly after signing. The exchange process is is usually a five minute process, although where an extended "chain" is involved, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Burnham)to be in the office at the appropriate time.

I am buying a 3 bedroom semi in Burnham. Our aim is to carry out an extension to the side at the house.Will the conveyancing process involve enquiries to ascertain if these alterations are allowed?

Your property lawyer will review the deeds as conveyancing in Burnham will on occasion identify restrictions in the title documents which restrict categories of works or need the permission of a 3rd party. Certain additions need local authority planning permissions and approval in compliance with building regulations. Many areas are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which frequently prevent or affect extensions. It would be wise to check these things with a surveyor prior to committing yourself to a purchase.

The mortgage over my property is with Yorkshire BS for my property in Burnham. Conveyancing was finalised a year ago. Should I wish to rent out the flat and do not currently have a buy-to-let mortgage do I need to remortgage to a buy-to-let mortgage or inform Yorkshire BS?

You must advise Yorkshire BS before renting your property as this is likely to be a breach of Yorkshire BS’s mortgage conditions. In many cases banks or building societies will permit you to let out your former home without needing to switch to a buy-to-let mortgage but some lenders will add a surcharge to your mortgage rate to reflect the higher risk. You should contact Yorkshire BS directly. You need not do this via a Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel lawyer.

Nationwide have agreed my home loan in principle, my offer on a property in Burnham has been agreed to, what happens next?

Your property agent will want to be advised as to your conveyancer's details (ensure that the solicitors are on the lender’s approved list). Contact Nationwide or the broker and complete any relevant documentation. Nationwide will sellect a valuer who will get in contact with the selling agent or seller to book a slot for the valuation to happen. Once carried out (assuming no problems) it takes approximately ten days for the mortgage offer to be issued. Nationwide will send the offer to you and your lawyers. The transaction will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing in Burnham.

How does conveyancing in Burnham differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Burnham contact us having been asked by the seller to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is finished. This is because developers in Burnham tend to acquire the land, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancing solicitors as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in Burnham or who has acted in the same development.

Over the last few months I have been searching for a ground for flat up to £235,500 and identified one round the corner in Burnham I like with open areas and transport links nearby, however it's only got 52 years on the lease. There is not much else in Burnham in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake purchasing a short lease?

If you require a mortgage the shortness of the lease may be a potential deal breaker. Reduce the offer by the amount the lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing proprietor has owned the property for a minimum of twenty four months you can request that they start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the existing lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor regarding this matter.

I have been recommended by numerous selling agents in Burnham to select a conveyancer on your site. Is there a financial advantage for Estate Agents to promote your lawyers rather than alternative conveyancing organisations?

We don’t make any referral fee for directing people our way. We found it would be just too difficult a fee because home movers will think, ‘How come the agent getting a kickback? Why am I not getting any benefit too?’ So we decided to step away from that.

What makes a Burnham lease problematic?

There is nothing unique about leasehold conveyancing in Burnham. All leases are unique and drafting errors can result in certain sections are not included. The following missing provisions could result in a defective lease:

    Insurance obligations Maintenance charge proportions which don’t add up to the correct percentage

A defective lease can cause issues when trying to sell a property primarily because it impacts on the ability to obtain a mortgage on the property. HSBC Bank, Norwich and Peterborough Building Society, and Britannia all have express conveyancing instructions when it comes to what is expected in a lease. If a mortgage lender believes that the lease is defective they may refuse to provide security, forcing the buyer to pull out.

Leasehold Conveyancing in Burnham - A selection of Questions you should ask Prior to buying

    Is anyone aware of any major works in the near future that will add a premium to the service costs? What restrictions exist in the Burnham Lease? The best form of lease structure is a share of the freehold. In this scenario the lessees benefit from control and although a managing agent is usually employed where the building is bigger than a house conversion, the managing agent acts for the leaseholders themselves.

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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

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Burnham regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Burnham practicing in commercial conveyancing in Burnham. This will likely include advice on re-mortgaging commercial property
  • 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
  • Frances Lindsay & Co, 48 Broadway, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 1LU
  • Maher & Co, 19 York Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 1SQ

Planning law solicitors in Burnham regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Burnham specialising in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including applications about listed buildings and conservation areas
  • Colemans Solicitors Llp, 21 Marlow Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 7AA
  • Louise Greer, 43 Switchback Road North, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 7QX
  • Gordons Solicitors Limited, Winter Hill House, Marlow Reach, Station Approach, Marlow, Buckinghamshire, SL7 1NT
  • Clifford Joseph, Gatehouse Tiggers, Hall Place Lane, Burchetts Green, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 6QY

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

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