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Reasons to use our Hungerford conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Hungerford is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) often falls short of the level of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 2 Notwithstanding what alternative lawyers say it could be necessary to pop into your conveyancer to execute legal papers. There are enough parties with an interest in a conveyancing transaction without having to include the postman into the equation.
  • 3 You can rest easier when choose the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Hungerford has a number to pick from, but for a truly professional and dependable service many local people have been use the endorsement of this site.
  • 4 Excellent communication together with pure property expertise are key benefits that you should value when selecting conveyancing solicitors. Hungerford conveyancing can be made a lot more stressful as a result of lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers we work with ensure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments quickly.
  • 5 Retaining the services of a a family Solicitor on the whole results in a more personal touch. Sometimes when dealing with a an online conveyancing factory, your matter is handled by a team of people who who update you by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Hungerford since April 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Hungerford

Would the conveyancing lawyers that you recommend perform conveyancing in Hungerford by way of an attended exchange?

There are a few conveyancing specialists carrying out personalised exchanges. Please call us to obtain a fee calculation and details as to availability.

Do the Building Society Association intend to launch a searchable register to to identify solicitors on the Melton Mowbray Building Society conveyancing panel for instance in Hungerford?

We would not expect to be advised of any intention on the part of the BSA to develop such a search facility.

I am purchasing a property in Hungerford. An unusual aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. UBS have issued a mortgage offer so presumably this is not a concern to them. Why is my solicitor raising questions about the panel?

As you are obtaining a mortgage with UBS your lawyer must check the formal requirements outlined in Section two of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for UBS. The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook contains minimum specifications for solar panel roof-space leases, and lawyers are required to report to UBS where a lease does not comply with these specifications. The specifications relate to the installation of panels on properties in England and Wales and is not isolated to Hungerford.

About to purchase flat in Hungerford. I have received an online quote from a licenced conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Building Society if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the TSB conveyancing panel. I wanted to make sure it means there will be no additional fees for dealing with the mortgage.

They are simply saying that the cost for acting for the lender is included in the fee being quoted. It is worth you checking that the Hungerford conveyancing practitioner is on the TSB conveyancing panel.

Yorkshire BS have agreed my home loan in principle, my bid on a flat in Hungerford has been accepted, what are the next steps?

The property agent will need to be advised as to your conveyancing practitioner's details (be sure the lawyers are on the lender’s panel). Contact Yorkshire BS or your financial adviser and finalise any outstanding paperwork. Yorkshire BS will appoint a valuer who will get in contact with the selling agent or vendor to arrange an appointment. Once conducted (assuming no problems) it takes on average a fortnight for the mortgage offer to be issued. Yorkshire BS will send the offer to you and your property lawyers. The transaction will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing in Hungerford.

I have been on the look out for a leasehold apartment up to £195,000 and identified one close by in Hungerford I like with open areas and transport links nearby, however it only has 61 years unexpired on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Hungerford in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake acquiring a lease with such few years left?

Should you require a home loan that many years will be a potential deal breaker. Reduce the offer by the amount the lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the current proprietor has owned the premises for a minimum of 2 years you could request that they start the process of the extension and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor regarding this matter.

Am I better off to go with a Hungerford conveyancing solicitor in close proximity to the house I am hoping to buy? We have a good friend who can deal with the conveyancing but his firm is located a couple of hundredmiles away.

The primary upside of using a high street Hungerford conveyancing firm is that you can pop in to execute documents, hand in your identification documents and apply pressure on them if necessary. Having local Hungerford know how is a benefit. That being said it's more important to get someone that will pull out all the stops for you. If other friends have used your friend and they were content that must outweigh using an unknown Hungerford conveyancing solicitor just because they are Hungerford based.

Why is New Build conveyancing in Hungerford more costly?

Acquiring a brand new premises is significantly distinct from the standard house buying conveyancing in Hungerford. Firstly sellers usually insist contracts to exchange within a tight deadline, the result being a lot of pressure on your solicitor to make sure all is in order. In addition new build properties frequently involve the checking of adoption of highways, drains, planning considerations, building warranties or architects certificates. Bank obligations are also more detailed. Given the complex nature of the process for these types of properties, the conveyancing new build fees are higher than normal.

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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

Purchase in Hungerford is a complex business, both legally and administratively. The exact order of events varies slightly, below are some of the tasks in the process.

  • Conveyancing practitioner instructed by the purchaser on acceptance of the offer
  • Examining the title unregistered or registered
  • Ordering Hungerford property searches for the title
  • Assessing draft contract and other papers collated by the vendor’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Submitting queries with the owner’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Agreeing the wording of the purchase agreement
  • Assessing replies provided by the owner to pre-exchange enquiries
  • Negotiating a Transfer Deed for completion
  • Advising the purchasing in respect of the mortgage offer: (where appropriate)
  • Drafting and sending the buyer a report on title (that is; summarising to the purchaser on the contents of the contract pack, pre-contract enquiries and the result of the searches)
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then preparing for completion
  • Completion of and submitting to HM Revenue and Customs the appropriate stamp duty forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration formalities for the new ownership and the home loan (where relevant) at the HMLR.

Hungerford commercial property solicitors provide expert offering advice on numerous aspects of commercial property law

    Extension of leases Acquisitions and disposals of property portfolios at commercial auctions Shops,offices,barn conversions, industrial units, commercial trading estates, retail and leisure developments and large residential estates Property realisations and advice for insolvency practitioners Property due diligence in connection with corporate acquisitions and disposals Buying, selling and leasing land for registered charities

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

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