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Maidenhead Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 120 is the median number of years remaining on leases in Maidenhead
  • 2 Average Land Registry Fee for this year to date was £540
  • 3 Average time frame of 35 days for registration of title in Maidenhead
  • 4 Percentage of leasehold conveyancing cases in Maidenhead with service charge retention of 8%
  • 5 Average time from start to moving day was 45 days for conveyancing in Maidenhead

Examples of recent conveyancing in Maidenhead since December 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Maidenhead

I sincerely hope you can assist me. My Maidenhead lawyer is assuring me that he has toapply for Maidenhead conveyancing searches due to the fact thatthe firm are on the Santanderconveyancing panel. Do I not have any options here?

You have limited options available to you. As you are obtaining a mortgage with a bank your lawyer has to comply with their conditions as set out in their version of the CML Conveyancing Handbook. Your property lawyer would have previously signed the Terms and Conditions of your bank’s conveyancing panel appointment which obliges them to comply with the CML Handbook specifications . Even if you were a cash buyer you would be ill advised not to carry out Maidenhead conveyancing searches.

What is the first thing I need to know concerning purchase conveyancing in Maidenhead?

You may not hear this from too many lawyers but conveyancing in Maidenhead and elsewhere in England and Wales is often a confrontational experience. Put another way, when it comes to conveyancing there is plenty of room for conflict between you and other parties involved in the legal transfer of property. E.g., the vendor, selling agent and sometimes your bank. Choosing a law firm for your conveyancing in Maidenhead an important selection as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the ONLY person in the transaction whose role it is to look after your best interests and to keep you safe.

On occasion a third party with a vested interest will try and convince you that it is in your interests to do things their way. For example, the estate agent may claim to be helping by suggesting your lawyer is slow. Or your mortgage broker may try to convince you to do something that is contrary to your solicitors recommendation. You should always trust your lawyer above all other parties in the conveyancing process.

My house in Maidenhead is up for sale and I have accepted an offer. Will the conveyancing practitioner need to be required to be on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel in order to deal with repayment of my mortgage?

Ordinarily, even if your lawyer is not on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel they can still act for you on your sale. It might be that the lender will not release the original deeds (if applicable and increasingly irrelevant) until after the mortgage is paid off. You should speak to your lawyer directly before you start the process though to ensure that there is no problem as lenders are changing their conditions fairly frequently currently.

I opted to have a survey completed on a property in Maidenhead ahead of appointing lawyers. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold overhang to the property. My surveyor advised that some mortgage companies tend refuse to give a mortgage on such a premises.

It varies from the lender to lender. Bank of Scotland has different requirements for example to Birmingham Midshires. If you contact us we can look into this further with the relevant mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Maidenhead. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Maidenhead especially if they are acquainted with such properties in Maidenhead.

How easy is it to use your search facility to find a conveyancing lawyer in Maidenhead on the authorised to act for my mortgage?

1st choose a lender such as HSBC Bank, Bank of Scotland or Platform Home Loans Ltd then specify your preferred area for example Maidenhead. Conveyancing practices in Maidenhead and beyond will then be identified.

In surfing the web for the words cheap conveyancing in Maidenhead it reveals many solicitorsin the area. With so much choice what is the best way to find the suitable property lawyer for the sale of my house?

The preferential method of seeking a suitable conveyancer is via personal recommendation, so enquire of friends and family who have acquired a property in Maidenhead or the local estate agent or mortgage broker. Fees for conveyancing in Maidenhead differ, so it's a good idea to secure a minimum of four fee estimates from different conveyancers. Dont forget to clarify that the charges are guaranteed not to rise.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Maidenhead regulated by the SRA

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

  • J Scott & Co Limited, 47 High Street, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 1JT
  • Mason-apps Smallmans & Co, The Old Post Office, Old Post Office Lane, High Street, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 1QY
  • Frances Lindsay & Co, 48 Broadway, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 1LU
  • Fugler & Company, 96 Queen Street, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 1HT
  • Maher & Co, 19 York Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 1SQ

Planning law solicitors in Maidenhead regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Maidenhead specialising in planning law. This could include advice on applications about listed buildings and conservation areas
  • Colemans Solicitors Llp, 21 Marlow Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 7AA
  • Louise Greer, 43 Switchback Road North, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 7QX
  • Clifford Joseph, Gatehouse Tiggers, Hall Place Lane, Burchetts Green, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 6QY
  • Gordons Solicitors Limited, Winter Hill House, Marlow Reach, Station Approach, Marlow, Buckinghamshire, SL7 1NT

Transfer of Equity conveyancing in Maidenhead ordinarily consists of the following:

  • Taking instructions from parties involved
  • Investigating the title to the property
  • Acting on behalf of the lender (where relevant)
  • Negotiating the terms of the transaction
  • Drawing up Transfer or approving the Transfer deed
  • Agreeing amendments to the the Transfer deed
  • Communicating with parties with regards to the Transfer
  • Agreeing and preparing for completion
  • Receiving and releasing funds to relevant parties
  • Completing and submitting to HM Revenue and Customs the correct Land Tax forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration procedures for the buyer and the mortgage (if relevant) at the Land Registry.

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

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