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Examples of recent conveyancing in Finchampstead since June 2022*


of terraced property, , RG7 6JS completing on 14/07/2022 at a price of £2,380,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, agreeing completion date with parties, setting up the completion formalities


of semi residence, Bowden Green, RG8 8JN completing on 12/07/2022 at a price of £675,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: agreeing completion date with parties, setting up the completion formalities, sending title deeds and signed transfer to buyer’s conveyancer


of house premises, Briff Lane, RG7 6ST completing on 07/07/2022 at a price of £700,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: preparing statement detailing charges, setting up the completion formalities, sending title deeds and executed transfer to purchaser’s lawyers


of semi-detached property, Sewell Close, RG18 9JR completing on 30/06/2022 at a price of £902,500. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, obtaining official copies of the title

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Finchampstead

In what way does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in Finchampstead? What am I being asked for?

Finchampstead conveyancing solicitors and indeed property lawyers accross the UK have a duty under money laundering regulations to check the ID of any client in order to satisfy themselves that clients are who they say they are.

Conveyancing clients are required to disclose two forms of certified identification; proof of identity (usually a Passport or Driving Licence) and proof of address (usually a Bank Statement no older than three months).

Proof of the origin of monies is also required under the money laundering regulations as lawyers are duty bound to ensure that the funds you are using to purchase a property (be it the exchange deposit or the full purchase price if you are buying mortgage free) has come from a reputable source (such as employment savings) rather than the fruits of criminal activity.

The Finchampstead conveyancing solicitors that just started acting on my house acquisition in Finchampstead have without warning closed. They were on acting for me because I needed a lawyer on the RBS conveyancing panel and my previous Finchampstead lawyer was not. I cut them a cheque for £250 in advance. What should be my next steps?

If you have an estate agent involved then let them know straight away so that they can let the sellers know that there may be a slight delay due to reasons beyond your control. Hopefully they will be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You will need to appoint new lawyers that are on the RBS 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 help.

We previously selected conveyancers based in Finchampstead on the Lloyds solicitor approved list. They are now charging me a further sum for handling the Lloyds mortgage. Is this an additional conveyancing fee specified by Lloyds?

Unfortunately, so long as it is in their Terms and Conditions or estimate then yes your lawyer can levy a fee for this. This fee is not set by Lloyds but by your Finchampstead conveyancer. Plenty of firms on the Lloyds panel will charge an ‘acting for lender’ fee but plenty of firms incorporate it on their overall fee.

We have agreed to purchase a house in Finchampstead. An unusual aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Solicitors conducting should look into this right? Will my lender Principality be concerned?

Given that you are obtaining a mortgage with Principality your lawyer must comply with the formal requirements set out in Part two of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Principality. The CML Handbook stipulates minimum conditions for solar panel roof-space leases, and solicitors are required to report to Principality where a lease fails to comply with these provisions. The requirements relate to the installation of panels on properties countrywide and is not limited to Finchampstead.

I am selling my house. I had a double glazing fitted in March 2007, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My purchaser’s mortgage company, Yorkshire BS are being pedantic. The Finchampstead solicitor who is on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel is happy to accept ‘lack of building regulation’ insurance but Yorkshire BS are insisting on a building regulation certificate. Why do Yorkshire BS have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?

It is probably the case that Yorkshire BS have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Yorkshire BS 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.

I decided to have a survey carried out on a house in Finchampstead before instructing conveyancers. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold overhang to the property. Our surveyor has said that some mortgage companies may refuse to grant a loan on this type of house.

It varies from the lender to lender. Santander has different requirements for example to Birmingham Midshires. Should you wish to telephone us we can look into this further via the appropriate lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Finchampstead. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Finchampstead to see if the conveyancing will be more expensive.

What is different about your site and alternative internet conveyancing solicitors for conveyancing in Finchampstead?

At this site secure a conveyancing costs illustration via a Solicitor or Licensed Conveyancer that appreciates the nuances of your conveyancing in Finchampstead. As opposed to estate agents and brokerage sites we are not in the business of charging firms a fee if you instruct them for your conveyancing in Finchampstead

Am I best advised to use a Finchampstead conveyancing lawyer based in the area that I am hoping to buy? An old friend can carry out the legal work but they are based over three hundred miles away.

The benefit of a local Finchampstead conveyancing practice is that you can pop in to sign paperwork, deliver your identification documents and pester them where appropriate. They will also have local intelligence which is a benefit. However nothing is more important than finding someone that will pull out all the stops for you. If you know people who used your friend and the majority were happy that must outweigh using an unknown Finchampstead conveyancing solicitor just because they are local.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Finchampstead regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in Finchampstead but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.

  • Lesley A Clay Solicitor, Wayside Cottage, The Slade, Bucklebury, Reading, Berkshire, RG7 6TE
  • Richard Wilson Solicitors Limited, Cymbal House, High Street, Goring-on-Thames, Reading, Berkshire, RG8 9AU
  • John L Banky Solicitors, 18a High Street, Theale, Reading, Berkshire, RG7 5AN

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Finchampstead regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Finchampstead practicing in commercial conveyancing in Finchampstead. This will likely include advice on granting a lease to a commercial tenant
  • Richard Wilson Solicitors Limited, Cymbal House, High Street, Goring-on-Thames, Reading, Berkshire, RG8 9AU
  • John L Banky Solicitors, 18a High Street, Theale, Reading, Berkshire, RG7 5AN

Planning law solicitors in Finchampstead regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Finchampstead with expertise in planning law. This will likely include advice on compulsory purchases in Finchampstead
  • Richard Wilson Solicitors Limited, Cymbal House, High Street, Goring-on-Thames, Reading, Berkshire, RG8 9AU

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