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Hungerford Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Average Stamp Duty Payable for this year to date was £9,097
  • 2 83% freehold and 17% leasehold conveyancing in Hungerford for this year to date
  • 3 Average Land Registry Fee for this year to date was £270
  • 4 June was the busiest month and July was the next busiest month while May was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Hungerford
  • 5 Average time from start to moving day was 65 days for conveyancing in Hungerford

Examples of recent conveyancing in Hungerford since December 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Hungerford

It has come to my attention via my broker that my Hungerford solicitor is not on the lender Conveyancing panel. What can I do to be certain whether this is indeed the case?

The first thing you need to do is to call your Hungerford conveyancer. It is reasonable to expect your lawyer to inform you what has happened. If they are not on the panel they could put your in touch with solicitors on the approved list of lawyers for your bank.

I am the registered owner of a freehold residence in Hungerford but still charged rent, why is this and what is this?

It’s unusual for properties in Hungerford and has limited impact for conveyancing in Hungerford but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.

Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges date back many centuries, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the creation of new rentcharges from 1977 onwards.

Previous rentcharges can now be extinguished by making a one off payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence post 2037 will be extinguished.

Is it necessary during the course of the conveyancing process to visit the offices of the solicitor to execute the legal charge? If so, I will instruct a firm who offer conveyancing in Hungerford so that I can attend their offices if required.

Whereas this was necessary twenty years ago, almost all mortgage companies no longer oblige their conveyancing panel lawyer to witness the mortgagors signature. It will still be necessary for you to supply identification documents and there are still manifest benefits to instructing a locally based ayer, in your case a conveyancing solicitor in Hungerford.

My husband and I are FTB’s - had an offer accepted, yet the property agent told us that the vendor will only issue a contract if we use the agent's preferred conveyancers as they want a ‘quick sale’. We would rather use a family solicitor who is accustomed to conveyancing in Hungerford

It is unlikely the owners are behind this. If they require ‘a quick sale', turning down a serious buyer is not the way to achieve this. Speak to the owners direct and explain that (a)you are motivated purchasers (b)you are excited to move forward, with mortgage lined up © you are unencumbered (d) you wish to move quickly (e)but you intend to use your preferred Hungerford conveyancing solicitors - not the ones that will give their estate agent a commission or hit his conveyancing thresholds pre-set by senior management.

What makes a Hungerford lease defective?

There is nothing unique about leasehold conveyancing in Hungerford. Most leases are unique and drafting errors can sometimes mean that certain clauses are missing. For example, if your lease is missing any of the following, it could be defective:

    Repairing obligations to or maintain parts of the property

A defective lease can cause issues when trying to sell a property as they can affect a potential buyer’s ability to obtain a mortgage. Birmingham Midshires, Bank of Scotland, and Barclays Direct all have very detailed requirements when it comes to what is expected in a lease. If a mortgage lender believes that the lease is problematic they may refuse to provide security, forcing the purchaser to pull out.

Hungerford Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Sample of Queries before Purchasing

    Be sure to investigate if there is anything that is prohibited in the lease. For instance it is reasonably common in Hungerford leases that pets are not permitted in in a block in Hungerford. If you love the flatin Hungerford but your cat is not allowed to live with you then you have a very difficult compromise. How much is the maintenance charge and ground rent on the property?

There are numerous houses in Hungerford on unadopted roads. We are acquiring such a property. What would be the advantages and disadvantages of buying a residence on a private road?

Hungerford conveyancing lawyers are familiar with dealing homeson unadopted roads. The property lawyer will review the Land Registry data to find any rights or liabilities. In many cases there is a residents association that residents pay into to maintain the road. If one exists, the road should be maintained and appear nicer than council owned.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Hungerford regulated by the SRA

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

  • Dickins Hopgood Chidley Llp, The Old School House, 42 High Street, Hungerford, Berkshire, RG17 0NF
  • Lloyd Evans Llp, Oak Suite, 10 High Street, Hungerford, Berkshire, RG17 0DN

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Hungerford regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Hungerford practicing in commercial conveyancing in Hungerford. This should include advice on taking a commercial lease as a tenant
  • Dickins Hopgood Chidley Llp, The Old School House, 42 High Street, Hungerford, Berkshire, RG17 0NF
  • David Small, Crown Passage, 23 High Street, Hungerford, Berkshire, RG17 0NF
  • Lloyd Evans Llp, Oak Suite, 10 High Street, Hungerford, Berkshire, RG17 0DN

What to expect from a Licensed Conveyancer for conveyancing in Hungerford?

Licensed Conveyancers specialise in the legalities surrounding purchasing and selling property and cover conveyancing throughout England and Wales as well as Hungerford. When appointed a Licensed Conveyancer governed by the CLC, you are entitled to:
  • Have an honest and lawful conveyancing.
  • Enjoy the benefit of a high standard of legal services.
  • Enjoy the benefit of your transaction dealt with using care, skill and diligence.
  • Have a high standard of service due to your lawyer’s arrangements, resources, procedures, skills and commitment.
  • Receive a service which is accessible and responsive to your specific requirements.
  • You should not consider yourself discriminated against, victimised or harassed.
  • Not receive a service which is below the standard you could expect, however, if you do your lawyer accepts responsibility for this and provides you with any appropriate redress.
  • Ensure your specific needs taken into account should you make a complaint.
  • Receive a swift, independent and comprehensive service if if a complaint is registered about your conveyancing in Hungerford.

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

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