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Reasons to use our Caversham conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Lawyer conveyancing lawyers have very good personal connections with Caversham estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 2 Chances are that the the solicitors for the other party have offices in Caversham - if so both parties are likely to be familiar
  • 3 Caversham solicitor are the linchpin to a successful Caversham conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your conveyancing
  • 4 Caversham solicitors are likely to acquainted with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and selling agents
  • 5 The accumulation of transactions means that Caversham lawyer have developed valuable connections with Caversham local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of undertaking your conveyancing in Caversham.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Caversham since July 2021*


of semi-detached property, Lower Henley Road, RG4 5LD completing on 30/07/2021 at a price of £345,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending title deeds and signed transfer to purchaser’s lawyers


of terraced residence, Richmond Road, RG4 7PP completing on 29/07/2021 at a price of £1,100,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, preparing statement detailing charges


of terraced residence, Northfield Road, RG1 8AH completing on 06/08/2021 at a price of £342,500. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: agreeing completion date with parties, preparing statement detailing charges, sending title deeds and executed transfer to buyer’s solicitor


of detached residence property, Russell Road, RG4 9EJ completing on 12/08/2021 at a price of £585,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending the transfer to the seller for signature in readiness for completion

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Caversham

Our family solicitor has quoted £995 for no completion no fee conveyancing in Caversham. I’m selling a Edwardian property for £300,000. Is this overpriced? Is it above the norm for conveyancing in Caversham?

The charges are a little high. If you are willing to spend time scrutinising charges you may be able to get the conveyancing a bit cheaper by say a hundred pounds. On the other hand, you mightcome to rue choosing an a cheaper lawyer. Remember to be sure the firm can also act for your mortgage company. Do employ our search tool to find a Caversham conveyancing firm on the lender’s approved list of lawyers which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Caversham.

My wife and I have recently bought a house in Caversham. We have since encountered a number of issues with the house which we believe were overlooked in the conveyancing searches. What action can we take? Can you clarify the type of searches that should have been carried out as part of conveyancing in Caversham?

It is not clear from the question as what problems have arisen and if they are unique to conveyancing in Caversham. Conveyancing searches and due diligence initiated as part of the legal transfer of property are carried out to help avoid problems. As part of the process, a property owner completes a document known as a SPIF. answers is incorrect, then you may have a claim against the vendor for any losses that you have suffered. The survey should have identified any problems with the structure of the property. Assuming a detailed survey was carried out and the issues were not identified, you may have a claim against the surveyor. However, if you did not have a full survey, you may be responsible for fixing any defects that have now been noted. We would always encourage buyers to take every possible step to ensure they are completely aware of the condition of a property before purchase regardless of whether they are buying in Caversham.

A friend suggested that if I am buying in Caversham I should carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. Can you explain what the purpose of this search is?

This is a search is sometimes quoted for as part of the standard Caversham conveyancing searches. It is not a small document of about 40 pages, listing and setting out significant information about Caversham around the property and the people living there. It incorporates an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the local Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the type of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average Property Price, Crime statistics, Caversham Education with plans and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful information regarding Caversham.

I am purchasing my first flat in Caversham with the aid of help to buy. The developers would not reduce the price so I negotiated £7000 of extras instead. The house builders rep suggested that I not to tell my lawyer about the deal as it may adversely affect my mortgage with Britannia. Is this normal?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I have offered on two weeks back in what should have been a straight forward, no chain conveyancing. Caversham is where the house is located. What do you suggest?

Flying freeholds in Caversham are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Caversham you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds very carefully. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Caversham may ascertain that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold property.

Completion is due on the disposal of our £375,000 garden flat in Caversham next week. The landlords agents has quoted £372 for Certificate of Compliance, insurance certificate and previous years statements of service charge. Is the landlord entitled to charge exorbitant fees for a leasehold conveyance in Caversham?

Caversham conveyancing on leasehold flats ordinarily involves administration charges levied by landlords agents :

    Answering pre-contract questions Where consent is required before sale in Caversham Copies of the building insurance and schedule Deeds of covenant upon sale Registering of the assignment of the change of lessee after a sale
Your solicitor will have no control over the level of the charges for this information but the average costs for the information for Caversham leasehold property is £350. For Caversham conveyancing transactions it is customary for the seller to pay for these costs. The landlord or their agents are under no legal obligation to answer such questions most will be willing to do so - albeit often at exorbitant prices where the fees bear little relation to the work involved. Unfortunately there is no law that requires fixed charges for administrative tasks. Neither is there any legal time frame by which they are required to supply the information.

Leasehold Conveyancing in Caversham - Examples of Questions you should ask Prior to Purchasing

    Many Caversham leasehold properties will be liable to pay a service bill for maintenance of the block levied on behalf of the management company. Should you acquire the property you will have to pay this liability, usually quarterly accross the year. This could differ from two or three hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for blocks with lifts and large communal areas. There will also be a rentcharge for you to pay yearly, this is usually not a exorbitant amount, say around £25-£75 but you should to enquire as sometimes it could be surprisingly expensive. Generally speaking the cost for major works tend not to be included within maintenance charges, although a few managing agents in Caversham require leaseholders to pay into a reserve fund created for the specific purpose of establishing a fund for major repairs or maintenance. Can you tell me if there are any major works in the near future that will likely increase the service costs?

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Caversham

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Caversham 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

  • Caversham Solicitors Limited, 51a Church Street, Caversham, Reading, Berkshire, RG4 8AX
  • Cdrk Solicitors, 20-22 Richfield Avenue, Suite 4, Reading, RG1 8EQ
  • Blandy & Blandy Llp, 1 Friar Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 1DA
  • Boyes Turner Llp, Abbots House, Abbey Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 3BD
  • Khan Solicitors, Davidson House, Forbury Square, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 3EU

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Caversham regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Caversham with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Caversham. This may include advice on buying and selling small and large scale commercial property and agricultural land
  • Caversham Solicitors Limited, 51a Church Street, Caversham, Reading, Berkshire, RG4 8AX
  • Farrington & Co, 61 Kidmore End Road, Emmer Green, Reading, Berkshire, RG4 8ST
  • Blandy & Blandy Llp, 1 Friar Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 1DA
  • Boyes Turner Llp, Abbots House, Abbey Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 3BD
  • E J Winter & Son Llp, St Lawrence House, 10-12 The Forbury, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 3EJ

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Caversham regulated by the CLC

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

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

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