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Main reasons to let us help you select a high street conveyancing solicitor in Burnham

  • 1 Experience means that Burnham conveyancer have established excellent links with Burnham local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of handling your conveyancing in Burnham.
  • 2 The companies listed on our directory have a variation of conveyancing practitioners, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters annually.
  • 3 Notwithstanding what other sites say it could be important to visit your conveyancer to sign legal papers. There are enough parties with an interest in a conveyancing transaction without needing to add Royal Mail into the mix.
  • 4 Burnham lawyer 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 transaction
  • 5 Solicitors that specialise in conveyancing in Burnham regularly deal withlocal issues peculiar to Burnham and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and expeditious conveyancing.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Burnham since March 2022*

Purchase

of apartment Ridgebank SL1 5BL, at a price of £201,000. Leasehold conveyancing due diligence included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in readiness for completion, setting up the completion formalities

Disposal

of semi premises, Greendale Mews, SL2 5YA completing on 21/03/2022 at a price of £410,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, preparing statement detailing charges, setting up the completion formalities

Sale

of flat Findlay Mews SL7 1AP, at buying consideration of £349,950. Leasehold conveyancing included: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, agreeing completion date with parties, preparing statement detailing charges

Disposal

of semi residence, Albany Road, SL4 2QB completing on 18/03/2022 at a price of £450,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, agreeing completion date with parties, sending title deeds and signed transfer to purchaser’s lawyers

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Burnham

I am nearing exchange of contracts for my flat in Burnham and the EA has just telephoned to say that the buyers are appointing a new law firm. I am told that this is due to the fact that the bank will only work with solicitors on their approved list. Why would a major mortgage company only deal with certain lawyers rather the firm that they want to select for their conveyancing in Burnham ?

Lenders have always had panels of law firms that can represent them, but in the past few years big names such as HSBC, have considered and reduced their conveyancing panel– in some cases removing conveyancing firms who have worked with them for more than 25 years.

Lending institutions point to the increase in fraud by way of justification for the cull – criteria have been stiffened as a smaller panel is easier to oversee. Banks tend not to reveal how many solicitors have been dropped, claiming the information is commercially sensitive, but the Law Society claims that 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.

The Burnham conveyancing lawyers that I appointed last week on my purchase in Burnham have suddenly closed. I only went with them because I needed a lawyer on the HSBC conveyancing panel and my preferred Burnham lawyer was not. I wrote them a cheque for two hundred pounds in advance. What should be my next steps?

If you have an estate agent involved then inform them straight away so that they can let the sellers know that there may be a slight delay due to the problems encountered. Hopefully they will be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You should appoint new lawyers that are on the HSBC conveyancing panel and notify the lender. If you have paid over any money, it will hopefully be held by the SRA as money in an intervened firm's bank accounts is transferred to the SRA. Then, the SRA or the intervention agent looks at the intervened firm's accounts to work out who the money belongs to. To claim your money you will need to contact the SRA. If the SRA cannot return money you are owed from the firm's bank accounts, or if they can only return part of the money, you can apply to the Compensation Fund for a grant. Your new lawyers may be able to assist.

4 months have elapsed following my purchase conveyancing in Burnham concluded. I have checked the Land Registry website which shows that I paid £175,000 when infact I paid £170,000. 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 asset 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.

Just had an offer accepted on a new build flat in Burnham. Conveyancing is a frightening process 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 legal work.

Set out below are examples of a few leasehold new build questions that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Burnham

    Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. Please supply evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents. Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified.

What advice can you give us when it comes to finding a Burnham conveyancing firm to deal with our lease extension?

When appointing a solicitor for lease extension works (regardless if they are a Burnham conveyancing practice) it is most important that he or she should be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of conveyancing. We recommend that you speak with several firms including non Burnham conveyancing practices before you instructing a firm. If the firm is ALEP accredited then that’s a bonus. The following questions might be of use:

    Can they put you in touch with clients in Burnham who can give a testimonial? If the firm is not ALEP accredited then why not?

I am the registered owner of a 2 bed flat in Burnham, conveyancing formalities finalised 6 years ago. Can you give me give me an indication of the likely cost of a lease extension? Comparable flats in Burnham with over 90 years remaining are worth £255,000. The ground rent is £45 levied per year. The lease terminates on 21st October 2095

You have 73 years unexpired we estimate the premium for your lease extension to range between £8,600 and £9,800 plus professional fees.

The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs in the absence of comprehensive due diligence. You should not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt additional concerns that need to be taken into account and you obviously want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not take any other action placing reliance on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.

I am just shy of a 10% deposit on my apartment purchase in Burnham , but I still want to exchange. What can I do?

You can agree a lower deposit. Many property owners will accept a lower deposit or even no deposit for a first time buyer or 100% mortgage. Be aware though that if you fail to complete you will still need to hand over a minimum of 10% of the purchase price regardless of how much deposit was agreed.

You can also agree a simultaneous exchange and completion as no deposit is required for this however neither party will be tied in until completion actually takes place and it can be risky if sellers change their mind at the last moment

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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 specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Court proceedings for possession

  • 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 sale includes some of the following tasks

  • Obtaining instructions from parties involved
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Drawing up the contract and related documents
  • Forwarding draft papers to the lawyer acting for the purchaser
  • Finalising the wording for contracts and answering further enquires from the purchaser’s lawyer
  • Agreeing the transfer deed
  • Replying to requisitions raised by the purchaser’s lawyer
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then preparing for completion
  • Receiving sale proceeds and wiring funds to the vendor, the estate agent and redeeming the home loan (if appropriate)

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

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