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Conveyancing in Newbury : Keep it Local

Newbury Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 119 is the median number of years remaining on leases in Newbury
  • 2 Average time frame of 40 days for registration of title in Newbury
  • 3 The most common indemnity insurance policies for Newbury conveyancing is Unknown Rights and Easements
  • 4 76% freehold and 24% leasehold conveyancing in Newbury for this year to date
  • 5 Average time from start to moving day was 37 days for conveyancing in Newbury

Examples of recent conveyancing in Newbury since August 2021*

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of house residence, Charlton Place, RG14 1EX completing on 24/08/2021 at a price of £285,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, agreeing completion date with parties

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of terraced property, Cary Close, RG14 6QT completing on 23/08/2021 at a price of £425,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Newbury

We see that you have a search directory listing law firms on the Aldermore conveyancing panel. Do companies pay you a referral fee if I instruct them for our conveyancing in Newbury?

We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Aldermore conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Newbury.

We just had an offer accepted to buy with Norwich and Peterborough Building Society. We have called around locally but am unable to find a Newbury conveyancing firm on the Norwich and Peterborough Building Society panel. Can you help?

Please do make the most of the search tool on this web page. Pick the lender and type Newbury or your preferred area and you will discover a number of lawyer located in Newbury or near you.

What can a local search reveal concerning the property I am purchasing in Newbury?

Newbury conveyancing often starts with the ordering local authority searches directly from your local Authority or via a personal search organisations for example Onsearch The local search is essential in every Newbury conveyancing purchase; that is if you wish to avoid any unpleasant surprises after you move into your property. The search should provide information on, amongst other things, details on planning applications relevant to the premises (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 subject sections.

I own a semi-detached Georgian house in Newbury. Conveyancing lawyer represented me and Skipton Building Society. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and I saw a couple of entries: the first freehold, another for leasehold under the matching address. Is it worth asking Skipton Building Society to clarify?

You should assess the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Newbury and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they sell they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with purchasers. You can also question the position with your conveyancing practitioner who carried out the work.

Just had an offer accepted on a new build flat in Newbury. Conveyancing is necessary evil at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build legal work.

Set out below are examples of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Newbury

    Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease. The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme. Please supply a car parking plan. Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose?

I need to instruct a conveyancing practitioner in Newbury for my house move. Can I check a solicitor's record with the legal regulator?

One may find documented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions stemming from inquisitions commenced on or after Jan 2008. Go to Check a solicitor's record. For details Pre 2008, or to check a firm's record, ring 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. For callers outside the UK, call +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA could monitor telephone calls for training reasons.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Newbury regulated by the SRA

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

  • Gardner Leader Llp, White Hart House, Market Place, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 5BA
  • Horsey Lightly, 2, West Mills, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 5HG
  • Charles Lucas & Marshall, Radnor House, 28 Bartholomew Street, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 5EU
  • Mblaw (newbury) Ltd, 8 Cheap Street, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 5DD
  • Lesley A Clay Solicitor, Wayside Cottage, The Slade, Bucklebury, Reading, Berkshire, RG7 6TE

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Newbury regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Newbury practicing in commercial conveyancing in Newbury. This may include advice on complex issues under the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1954
  • Gardner Leader Llp, White Hart House, Market Place, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 5BA
  • Horsey Lightly, 2, West Mills, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 5HG
  • Charles Lucas & Marshall, Radnor House, 28 Bartholomew Street, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 5EU
  • Mblaw (newbury) Ltd, 8 Cheap Street, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 5DD

Buying a home in Newbury 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
  • Checking the title to the premises
  • Undertaking Newbury property searches for the property
  • Considering the draft sale agreement and other papers supplied by the owner’s property lawyer
  • Submitting queries with the seller’s property lawyer
  • Negotiating the sale agreement
  • Examining replies supplied by the owner to pre-contract enquiries
  • Negotiating a Transfer Deed for completion
  • Advising the buyer in respect of the mortgage offer: (where appropriate)
  • 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 preparing for completion
  • Completing and submitting to HMRC the appropriate stamp duty forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration formalities for the transfer of ownership and the mortgage (where relevant) at the 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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