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  • 1 Solicitors accustomed to conveyancing in Hungerford have a grasp oflocal issues peculiar to Hungerford and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and expeditious conveyancing.
  • 2 Our site is the first site that enables you the facility to check that your property ownership legalities in Hungerford will be carried out by a property lawyer on your lender’s conveyancing panel.
  • 3 Over the years Hungerford lawyer have developed valuable connections with Hungerford local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of dealing with your house sale or purchase in Hungerford.
  • 4 Hungerford conveyancer are the key to a successful Hungerford home move, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your transaction
  • 5 Conveyancer conveyancing firms have very good personal connections with Hungerford selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Hungerford since July 2021*

Transfer

of terraced residence, Atherton Crescent, RG17 0LE completing on 27/07/2021 at a price of £345,000. The conveyancing process 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 lawyers

Transfer

of terraced premises, Ashton Place, RG17 9XS completing on 19/08/2021 at a price of £245,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: ordering official copies of the title, preparing statement detailing charges, setting up the completion formalities

Sale

of terraced residence, Heads Lane, RG17 9QS completing on 17/08/2021 at a price of £685,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, sending the transfer to the seller for signature in readiness for completion, preparing statement detailing charges

Disposal

of terraced property, , RG20 8PE completing on 05/08/2021 at a price of £675,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, obtaining official copies of the title

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Hungerford

Are the BSA intent on creating a online directory to list practices on the Norwich and Peterborough Building Society conveyancing panel for instance in Hungerford?

We are not aware of any plans on the part of the BSA to promote such a tool.

What can a local search inform me concerning the property we're buying in Hungerford?

Hungerford conveyancing often commences with the ordering local authority searches directly from your local Authority or through a personal search company such as Onsearch The local search plays an important part in many a Hungerford conveyancing purchase; that is if you don’t want any nasty surprises after you move into your new home. The search should reveal information on, amongst other things, details on planning applications relevant to the property (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of thirteen topic sections.

The deeds to my home are lost. The lawyers who handled the conveyancing in Hungerford 10 years ago no longer exist. Will I be able to sell the house?

Gone are the days when you need to hold title original deeds to establish that you are the registered proprietor of land or property, as the Land Registry have everything they need in a digital format.

How does conveyancing in Hungerford differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Hungerford contact us having been asked by the housebuilder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is ready to move into. This is because developers in Hungerford typically acquire 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 property lawyers 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 Hungerford or who has acted in the same development.

Over the last few months I have been searching for a ground for flat up to £245,000 and found one near me in Hungerford I like with amenity areas and station in the vicinity, the downside is that it only has 52 years unexpired on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Hungerford suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake acquiring a lease with such few years left?

Should you require a home loan the remaining unexpired lease term may be an issue. Discount the offer by the amount the lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing proprietor has owned the property for at least 2 years you can ask them to start the process of the extension and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the existing lease and have £0 ground rent by law. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor about this.

My wife and I purchased a leasehold flat in Hungerford. Conveyancing and Nottingham Building Society mortgage organised. I have received a letter from someone saying they have taken over the freehold. Attached was a demand for arrears of ground rent dating back to 1991. The conveyancing practitioner in Hungerford who acted for me is not around. Any advice?

First contact the Land Registry to make sure that the individual claiming to own the freehold is in fact the new freeholder. It is not necessary to incur the fees of a Hungerford conveyancing practitioner to do this as you can do this on the Land Registry website for a few pound. You should note that regardless, even if this is the rightful landlord, under the Limitation Act 1980 the limitation period for recovery of ground rent is six years.

Leasehold Conveyancing in Hungerford - Examples of Questions you should ask before Purchasing

    How much is the ground rent and service charge? How is the lease structured? The best form of lease structure is a share of the freehold. In this scenario the leaseholders benefit from being in charge if their destiny and notwithstanding that a managing agent is frequently employed where it is larger than a house conversion, the managing agent retained by the leaseholders.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Hungerford regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Hungerford specialising in commercial conveyancing in Hungerford. This should include advice on complex issues under the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1954
  • 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 countrywide as well as Hungerford. If appointed a Licensed Conveyancer governed by the CLC, you should:
  • Be supplied with an honest and lawful conveyancing.
  • Have a high standard of legal services.
  • Enjoy the benefit of your transaction dealt with using care, skill and legal know-how.
  • Receive a high standard of service due to your conveyancer’s arrangements, resources, procedures, skills and commitment.
  • Enjoy the benefit of a service which is accessible and responsive to your specific requirements.
  • Not feel discriminated against, victimised or harassed.
  • Not receive a service which is below the level you could expect, however, if you do your lawyer accepts responsibility for this and provides you with any appropriate redress.
  • Have your individual needs taken into account should you make a complaint.
  • Have a swift, objective and comprehensive service where making a complaint about your conveyancing in Hungerford about your conveyancing in Hungerford.

Transfer of Equity conveyancing 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:

  • Obtaining instructions from parties involved
  • Collating the documents evidencing the title to the property
  • Acting on behalf of the mortgage company (where applicable)
  • Negotiating the terms of the transaction
  • Preparing the Transfer or approving draft Transfer
  • Agreeing adjustments to the draft Transfer
  • Corresponding with parties concerning the Transfer
  • Agreeing and preparing for completion
  • Receiving and transferring monies to the appropriate parties
  • Completing and submitting to HM Revenue and Customs the correct Land Tax forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration formalities for the change in ownership and the mortgage (where relevant) at the HM Land Registry.

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

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