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Choosing the right solicitor is the most important decision when it comes to your Langley conveyancing

Reasons to use our Langley conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Langley conveyancers have a significant advantage when it comes to Langley conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that will affect your home move
  • 2 Langley solicitors will be familiar with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and selling agents
  • 3 No matter what any alternative solicitors inform you it just might be important to attend your lawyer to sign contracts. There are enough parties engaged in a house sale without having to include Royal Mail into the mix.
  • 4 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these organisations are often located many miles away with little appreciation of the factors that impact property transactions in Langley
  • 5 Retaining the services of a a family Solicitor in the main means that you will receive a more personal touch. When using a large conveyancing firm, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who check what is happening on the file by reading from their computer screens.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Langley since November 2023*

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of apartment Westcombe Lodge Drive UB4 8HQ, purchased for £110,000. Leasehold conveyancing due diligence included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, agreeing completion date with parties

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Langley

I have just been advised by my mortgage adviser that my Langley lawyer is not on the lender Solicitor panel. What can I do to check?

The first thing you need to do is to call your Langley conveyancer. You lawyer should advise you of the situation. If they are not on the panel they could put your in touch with solicitors on the conveyancing panel for your lender.

I have decided to exercise my right to buy my property in Langley off the council. I have a mortgage offer with HSBC. Conveyancing is new to me. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should have one. Any advice?

It is not advisable to proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event, if you are getting a mortgage with HSBC, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the HSBC conveyancing panel.

It is unclear whether my bank obliges me to make sure the lease term for the flat is extended prior to the completion date. I have telephoned my Langley building society branch on various occasions and was told it does not impact the mortgage offer and they would lend. My Langley conveyancing solicitor - who is on the lender conveyancing panel- called and was told they refuse to lend based on their published requirements. I have no idea who is right.

The conveyancer has to comply with the CML Handbook section two requirements for your lender. Unless your lawyer obtains specific confirmation in writing that the bank will go ahead, your lawyer has no choice but to refrain from exchanging contract and committing you to the purchase. We would suggest that you ask the lender to contact your lawyer in writing confirming that they will accept the number of years remaining.

I am due to exchange contracts on my apartment. I had a double glazing fitted in October 2006, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My buyer's lender, TSB are being difficult. The Langley solicitor who is on the TSB conveyancing panel is happy to accept ‘lack of building regulation’ insurance but TSB are insisting on a building regulation certificate. Why do TSB have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?

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

My partner and I are close to exchanging contracts on the sale of our home in Langley and according to the buyers it appears that there is a risk of it being constructed land that was not decontaminated. Any local lawyer would know that there is no such problem. For the life of me I don't know why the buyers instructed a web based conveyancing outfit as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Langley. We have lived in Langley for 4 years we know of no issue. Is it a good idea to contact our local Authority to get confirmation that the buyers are looking for.

It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing firm already. What do they say? You should check with your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out health insurance to cover that same ailment)

Despite weeks of looking the Title Certificate and documents to my home are lost. The lawyers who conducted the conveyancing in Langley 4 years ago have long since closed. Will I be able to sell the house?

As long as you have a registered title the details of your ownership will be retained by HMLR with a Title Number. It is possible to perform a search at the Land Registry, find your property and get current copies of the Registered Entries for a small fee. If the title is Leasehold then the Land Registry will also normally hold a file copy of the Registered Lease and again, a copy can be ordered for a small fee.

How does conveyancing in Langley differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build property in Langley contact us having been asked by the developer to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is completed. This is because builders in Langley tend to acquire the real estate, 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 Langley or who has acted in the same development.

What does commercial conveyancing in Langley cover?

Non domestic conveyancing in Langley covers a broad array of advice, given by regulated solicitors, relating to business premises. For instance, this area of conveyancing can cover the sale or purchase of freehold business premises or, more usually, the transfer of existing leases or the drafting of new leasing arrangements. Commercial conveyancing solicitors can also offer advice on the sale of business assets, commercial loans and the termination of tenancies.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Langley regulated by the SRA

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

  • Francis Mostyn & Co, 242 High Street, Langley, Slough, Berkshire, SL3 8LL
  • Awan Legal Associates Limited, 2 Cannon Gate, Slough, Berkshire, SL2 5NH
  • Adamshah Solicitors, 64 Park Street, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 1PS
  • Barrett & Thomson, One Pegasus Court, 25 Herschel Street, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 1TQ
  • Rai Solicitors, 19, Stoke Road, Slough, Berkshire, SL2 5AH

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Langley

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Langley specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Claims for damages for illegal

  • Barrett & Thomson, One Pegasus Court, 25 Herschel Street, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 1TQ
  • Rai Solicitors, 19, Stoke Road, Slough, Berkshire, SL2 5AH
  • Aston Bond Law Limited, Windsor Crown House, 7 Windsor Road, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 2DX
  • Owen White Limited, Senate House, 62-70 Bath Road, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 3SR
  • A'court & Co, Suite 3, 5/6 High Street, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1LD

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

  • Taking instructions from parties involved
  • Examining the title unregistered or registered
  • Ordering Langley property searches for the property
  • Considering the draft sale agreement and other documentation prepared the seller’s solicitor
  • Submitting questions with the seller’s solicitor
  • Agreeing the wording of the sale contract
  • Assessing replies provided by the seller to pre-exchange enquiries
  • Negotiating a Transfer Deed for completion
  • Advising the purchasing in respect of the loan offer: (where relevant)
  • Preparing and sending the buyer a report on title (that is; a breakdown of all findings on the property)
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then completion of the purchase
  • Completion of and submitting to HM Revenue and Customs the correct SDLT forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration formalities for the purchase and the mortgage (if applicable) at the HMLR.

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

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