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Reasons to use our Earley conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Earley lawyers have a significant edge when it comes to Earley conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that will impact your conveyancing
  • 2 The Earley conveyancing firms that we work with are committed to supplying the most cost, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to borrowers, sellers and investors in Earley
  • 3 Our site is the only site offering you the facility to check that your property ownership legalities in Earley will be conducted by a law firm on your bank approved panel.
  • 4 Earley lawyers work in partnership with Earley estate agents, property finders, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to ensure that the highest level of service is offered to clients every step of the way, with the aim of reducing administrative burdens and transaction times
  • 5 Experience means that Earley property lawyer have developed very good connections with Earley 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 house sale or purchase in Earley.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Earley since December 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Earley

I have just been advised by my lender that my Earley the law firm I have appointed is not on the lender Conveyancing panel. What can I do to be certain if this is indeed the case?

The first thing you need to do is to contact your Earley conveyancer. You lawyer should notify you of the situation. Where they are not on the panel they could put your in touch with solicitors on the conveyancing panel for your lender.

In what way does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in Earley? Is this really necessary?

Anti-terror and anti-money-laundering rules require solicitors and licensed conveyancers to check the identity of the potential client they are dealing with prior to agreeing to accepting their conveyancing instruction. The Terms of Engagement that you are required to sign will no doubt confirm this. Your lawyer also has obligations to obtain certain documents in accordance with the CML Lenders Handbook requirements last updated on 1st December 2014. If you are unwilling to provide identification documents, your conveyancer would not be able to accept instructions from you.

Will our solicitor be raising questions about flooding as part of the conveyancing in Earley.

The risk of flooding is if increasing concern for lawyers dealing with homes in Earley. There are those who buy a house in Earley, fully aware that at some time, it may be flooded. However, aside from the physical destruction, if a house is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, adequate building insurance, or sell the property. There are steps that can be taken as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the buyer.

Lawyers are not best placed to impart advice on flood risk, however there are a various searches that may be carried out by the buyer or by their conveyancers which can give them a better understanding of the risks in Earley. The standard information supplied to a buyer’s lawyer (where the Conveyancing Protocol is adopted) contains a usual question of the vendor to determine if the property has historically flooded. If the residence has been flooded in past which is not revealed by the owner, then a buyer could commence a legal claim for losses as a result of such an inaccurate answer. A purchaser’s conveyancers will also conduct an environmental report. This will disclose whether there is any known flood risk. If so, further inquiries will need to be carried out.

How does conveyancing in Earley differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build property in Earley contact us having been asked by the housebuilder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is built. This is because developers in Earley typically buy 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 conveyancers 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 accustomed to new build conveyancing in Earley or who has acted in the same development.

If all goes to plan we aim to complete the sale of our £450,000 garden flat in Earley in six days. The freeholder has quoted £312 for Certificate of Compliance, building insurance schedule and previous years statements of service charge. Is it legal for a freeholder to charge such fees for a leasehold conveyance in Earley?

For most leasehold sales in Earley conveyancing will involve, questions about the management of a building inevitably needing to be answered directly by the freeholder or its agent, this includes :

    Addressing pre-contract questions Where consent is required before sale in Earley Supplying insurance information 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 Earley leasehold premises is £350. For Earley 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 answers.

Earley Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Sample of Queries before Purchasing

    The majority of Earley leasehold flats will be liable to pay a service bill for the upkeep of the building invoiced on behalf of the landlord. If you purchase the apartment you will have to pay this charge, usually periodically throughout the year. This could vary from two or three hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for bigger purpose-built blocks. There will also be a ground rent to be met annual, normally this is not a large figure, say approximately £25-£75 but you should to enquire it because sometimes it could be many hundreds of pounds. Are any of leasehold owners in arrears of their service charge payments?

Me and my fiance have recently had an offer agreed on a house and had meeting on Wednesday with the Post Office for the mortgage. They advised me that when it comes to appointing a property lawyer that unless they are on their approved panel of conveyancing practitioners then we will be subject to an an extra charge of £200. This is is due to the fact that they would then have to appoint a solicitor to act on their behalf in addition to the one we choose to act on our behalf and we will be on the hook for their invoice. I have requested the Post Office to send me with a list so I can obtain quotes only from their approved conveyancers but was told they dont have such a list to hand over. What would be the best way of going about this?

You should ask the Post Office what their panel criteria is for a conveyancer.Thereafter ask the property lawyer of your choice whether they meet the criteria and have they acted on mortgages for the Post Office previously. Where the answer to those is yes, then just double check with the Post Office. Another option is to make use of our search facility and we may be able to identify a conveyancing practitioner in Earley on the panel for the Post Office.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Earley

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Earley practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Claims for damages for illegal

  • The Head Partnership Solicitors Llp, Unit 9, Chalfont Court, Lower Earley District Centre, Lower Earley, Reading, Berkshire, RG6 5SY
  • Johnsons Solicitors Limited, City Gate Business Centre, Southampton Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 2QW
  • Hewetts Law Limited, 55-57 London Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 4PS
  • Field Seymour Parkes Llp, 1 London Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 4PN
  • Clarkslegal Llp, One Forbury Square, The Forbury, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 3EB

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Earley regulated by the CLC

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

Planning law solicitors in Earley regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Earley specialising in planning law. This will likely include advice on planning applications and appeals
  • Anthony Sandall & Co, Brightwell House, 40 Queens Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 4AU
  • Field Seymour Parkes Llp, 1 London Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 4PN
  • Boyes Turner Llp, Abbots House, Abbey Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 3BD
  • Blandy & Blandy Llp, 1 Friar Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 1DA
  • Pitmans Llp, 47 Castle Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 7SR

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