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Reasons to use our Mortimer conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Retaining the services of a a family Solicitor generally results in a more personal touch. Online forums often suggest that in using a large conveyancing firm, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who who progress matters by reading from their computer screens.
  • 2 The firms identified on our directory have a variation of conveyancing solicitors, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases annually.
  • 3 Personal touch and pure property experience are key benefits that you should seek when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Mortimer property deals can become significantly more stressful as a result of poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers listed ensure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments instantly.
  • 4 Conveyancer conveyancing firms have extremely good personal links with Mortimer estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 5 Mortimer conveyancer are the key to a successful Mortimer conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your move

Examples of recent conveyancing in Mortimer since August 2023*


of detached residence residence, Cortland Drive, RG26 5WL completing on 22/09/2023 at a price of £326,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, securing official copies of the title, preparing statement detailing charges


of semi-detached residence, Elmhurst, RG26 3LE completing on 05/09/2023 at a price of £302,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: sending the transfer to the seller for signature in readiness for completion, agreeing completion date with parties, setting up the completion formalities


of house property, Finch Close, RG26 3YJ completing on 04/09/2023 at a price of £196,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in preparation for completion, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client


of terraced property, Stratfield Avenue, RG26 3UD completing on 01/09/2023 at a price of £307,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, agreeing completion date with parties, sending title deeds and executed transfer to purchaser’s lawyers

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Mortimer

What is the difference between a licensed conveyancer and conveyancing solicitor in Mortimer

There are many registered licenced Conveyancers in Mortimer and Solicitor practices in Mortimer to choose from We would stress that the two are supervised by regulatory bodies with both specialising in the legal work in the home buying process. They may both also handle other property legal work such as remortgage conveyancing, lease extensions and transfer of equity conveyancing.

About to purchase apartment in Mortimer. 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 Barclays 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 Mortimer lawyer is on the Barclays conveyancing panel.

At last I have had an offer on an apartment in Mortimer agreed to, the sellers do however have a dependent purchase. The sellers have offered on on an apartment, however it’s not yet tied up, and have viewings of other apartments booked. I have selected a high street conveyancing solicitor in Mortimer. What do I do now? When should I get the mortgage application with Virgin Money going?

It is understandable to have concerns where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to incur costs prematurely (mortgage application is approx £1k, then survey, Mortimer conveyancing search fees, etc). First, you must check that your conveyancing practitioner is on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel. Regarding the next stages this very much depends on the circumstances of your case, desire for this property and on the state of the market. In a hot market the majority of purchasers will apply for the mortgage with Virgin Money and arrange for the valuation and only if it was satisfactory would they pay their conveyancer to move forward with the conveyancing in Mortimer.

Do commercial conveyancing searches disclose proposed roadworks that could impact a commercial site in Mortimer?

Many commercial conveyancing solicitors in Mortimer will execute a SiteSolutions Highways report as it reduces the time that conveyancers expend in sourcing accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Mortimer. The report sets out definitive information on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Mortimer.

For each commercial conveyancing transaction in Mortimer it is crucial to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. Failure to identify developments where adoption procedures have not been dealt with adequately could result in delays to Mortimer commercial conveyancing deals as well as present a risk to future plans for the site. These searches are not carried out for domestic conveyancing in Mortimer.

How does conveyancing in Mortimer differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build premises in Mortimer contact us having been asked by the developer to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is ready to move into. This is because new home sellers in Mortimer usually buy 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 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 Mortimer or who has acted in the same development.

Should I be wary about brokers that I am dealing with are recommending an online conveyancing firm rather than a High Street Mortimer conveyancing firm?

As is the case with many service providers, often referrals from connections can be very helpful. Yet there are lots of players in a conveyancing transaction; estate agents, financial adviser and banks may recommend conveyancers to use. On occasion the solicitors might be known to one of the organisations as experts in their field, but sometimes there is an underlying financial incentive behind the endorsement. You are at liberty to appoint your preferred conveyancer. You need to be aware that most banks have an approved list of law firms you are obliged to use for the mortgage related work in your conveyancing.

I need to retain a conveyancing solicitor for residential conveyancing in Mortimer. I happened to stumble across a web site which appears to be the perfect offering If there is a chance to get all formalities completed via phone that would be ideal. Do I need to be wary? What should out be looking out for?

As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?

What if there is a problem with the searches carried out as part of our conveyancing in Mortimer?

Normally, almost all concerns that arise in Mortimer conveyancing search responses can be dealt with ahead of completion or indemnity insurance can be obtained. You need to note that regardless of the fact that you may be buying the premises and may be content to accept the search results, your building society or bank may not, and ultimately they have the final say.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Mortimer regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Mortimer with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Mortimer. This may include advice on complex issues under the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1954
  • John L Banky Solicitors, 18a High Street, Theale, Reading, Berkshire, RG7 5AN

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Mortimer regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Mortimer but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Pure Property Law Partners Limited, 33 Ashbury Drive, RG31 5LJ

Typically, Mortimer conveyancing for a purchase has some of the following tasks

  • Lawyer instructed by the purchaser once the offer has been accepted
  • Investigating the title unregistered or registered
  • Ordering Mortimer property searches for the title
  • Assessing draft contract pack and other documentation prepared the seller’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Raising questions with the seller’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Negotiating the purchase contract
  • Assessing replies supplied by the seller to pre-exchange enquiries
  • Agreeing the wording for the Transfer Deed for completion
  • Advising the purchasing in respect of the loan offer: (where relevant)
  • Preparing and sending the purchaser 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
  • Completing and submitting to HMRC the appropriate stamp duty forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration procedures for the purchase and the mortgage (if applicable) at the Land Registry.

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

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