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Conveyancing in Burnham : Keep it Local

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

  • 1 Retaining the services of a a family Solicitor usually means that you will receive a more bespoke service. Sometimes when dealing with a large conveyancing firm, your conveyancing is dealt with by a team of people who who progress matters by reading from their computer screens.
  • 2 Experience means that Burnham lawyer have developed valuable links with Burnham local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of handling your conveyancing in Burnham.
  • 3 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these firms are often located hundreds of miles away with little understanding of the factors that affect property transactions in Burnham
  • 4 Notwithstanding what alternative sites say it could be necessary to attend your solicitor to execute legal papers. There are various parties with with an interest in a homemove without needing to add the postman into the equation.
  • 5 Burnham conveyancers are likely to have connections at the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and selling agents

Examples of recent conveyancing in Burnham since December 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Burnham

Should lawyers request an advanced payment when it comes to conveyancing in Burnham?

If you are buying a property in Burnham your solicitor will ask you put them with funds to cover the search fees. Normally this is needed to cover the fees of the Local Authority Search. When the deposit is payable against the total price then this should be asked for immediately prior to exchange of contracts. Any further balance that is due should be sent to your lawyer a couple of days ahead of the day of completion.

My lawyer in Burnham is not on the HSBC Bank Approved Panel. Is it possible for me to retain my family solicitor even though they are excluded from the HSBC Bank approved list?

The limited options available to you here include:

  1. Carry on with your existing Burnham solicitors but HSBC Bank will need to retain a solicitor on their panel. This will result in additional overall legal fees and cause frustration.
  2. Get an alternative solicitor to act in the conveyancing, not forgetting to check they are Convince your lawyer to use their best endeavours to join the HSBC Bank conveyancing panel

Are all Burnham Conveyancing Quality Solicitors on the TSB conveyancing list of approved practices?

A selection of banks and building societies now use the accreditation scheme as the starting point for Panel approval such as HSBC and Santander. CQS accreditation however is no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. Nevertheless,the Council of Mortgage Lenders have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for solicitor practices wishing to remain on their panels.

I am due to exchange contracts on my apartment. I had a double glazing fitted in March 2006, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My buyer's lender, Leeds Building Society are being problematic. The Burnham solicitor who is on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel is happy to accept ‘lack of building regulation’ insurance but Leeds Building Society are requiring a building regulation certificate. Why do Leeds Building Society have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?

It is probably the case that Leeds Building Society have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Leeds Building Society may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing was correctly and safely installed. The indemnity insurance merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.

UBS have agreed my mortgage in principle, my bid on a property in Burnham has been accepted, what happens next?

The estate agent will wish to be advised as to your conveyancing practitioner's details (ensure that the property lawyers are on the bank’s panel). Contact UBS or your financial adviser and complete any outstanding documentation. UBS will sellect a valuer who will get in touch with the estate agent or seller to arrange a slot for the valuation to happen. Once conducted (assuming no problems) it takes approximately ten days to receive the mortgage offer. UBS will send the offer to you and your conveyancing practitioners. The transaction will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing in Burnham.

I understand that there are debates on Chancel Insurance on online forums. Am I compelled to have this when purchasing a residence in Burnham? or I am told that there is an ancient law that could mean that homeowners residing in a parish church boundary may be liable to pay for maintenance towards the chancel within the church. Is this appropriate for conveyancing in Burnham?

Unless a prior purchase of the premises completed post 12 October 2013 you can expect conveyancing practitioners carrying out conveyancing in Burnham to continue to suggest a chancel search and or chancel repair liability policy.

Over the last few months I have been searching for a flat up to £235,500 and found one round the corner in Burnham I like with open areas and station nearby, however it's only got 61 years on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Burnham suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error acquiring a lease with such few years left?

Should you need a home loan the remaining unexpired lease term may be problematic. Reduce the offer by the anticipated lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing owner has owned the property for at least 2 years you can request that they commence the lease extension formalities and then assign it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the existing lease term and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer concerning this.

Are there any apps to assist me to search for a Burnham law firm on the Accord Mortgages Ltd conveyancing panel? I drive a motor bike and am willing to travel upto 20kilometers to meet the solicitor.

Feel free to make use of the tool on this website. Please select a bank and your location and you will see a number of Burnham conveyancing lawyers locally. We have detailed some Burnham conveyancing firms towards the end of this page and you can ring them to see if they are on the Accord Mortgages Ltd approved list

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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 could include advice on Service charge disputes

  • 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

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Burnham regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Burnham practicing in commercial conveyancing in Burnham. This may include advice on buying and selling small and large scale commercial property and agricultural land
  • 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 with expertise in planning law. This should include advice on making sure people do what the planning regulations say
  • 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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