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Reading Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 79% freehold and 21% leasehold conveyancing in Reading for last year
  • 2 Average Stamp Duty Payable for last year was £10,538
  • 3 The most common indemnity insurance policies for Reading conveyancing is Chancel
  • 4 Percentage of leasehold conveyancing purchases in Reading is 19% where there is a share in the management company or freehold company
  • 5 Median Service Charge Retention of £300.00

Examples of recent conveyancing in Reading since October 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Reading

We instructed a local lawyer for our conveyancing in Reading yesterday. After carefully reading the fine print I notewe are liable for costs even where the conveyance does not complete. Would I be best advised to use an internet conveyancing brokerage promising no-sale-no-fee conveyancing in Reading?

Generally there is a compromise along the lines that if "No Completion No Fee" is offered then the conveyancing charges will tend to be be uplifted to cover those transactions that abort. Dont forget that these deals generally do not cover outlay for example Reading conveyancing search fees.

It is is a decade since I purchased my house in Reading. Conveyancing lawyers have now been retained on the sale but I am unable to track down my deeds. Is this a problem?

Don’t worry too much. First there is a possibility that the deeds will be kept by your mortgage company or they could be in the possession of the solicitor who handled your purchase. Secondly in all probability the land will be recorded at the land registry and you will be able to establish that you are the registered owner by your conveyancing solicitors obtaining up to date copy of the land registers. Most conveyancing in Reading relates to registered property but in the unlikely event that your home is not registered it adds to the complexity but is resolvable.

Will commercial conveyancing searches reveal planned roadworks that may impact a commercial site in Reading?

Many commercial conveyancing solicitors in Reading will perform 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 Reading. The report provides definitive data 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 Reading.

For every commercial conveyancing transaction in Reading it is critical to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. Failure to identify developments where adoption procedures have not been addressed adequately could result in delays to Reading commercial conveyancing transactions as well as pose a risk to future intentions for the site. These searches are not ordered for residential conveyancing in Reading.

Over the last few months I have been searching for a flat up to £235,500 and identified one round the corner in Reading I like with open areas and station nearby, however it's only got 61 years on the lease. There is not much else in Reading suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error acquiring a short lease?

Should you require a home loan that many years will be problematic. Reduce the price by the expected lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current owner has owned the premises for a minimum of 2 years you may ask them to start the process of the extension and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor concerning this matter.

My husband and I are a fortnight into a residential purchase having been referred to solicitors by the estate agent to do our conveyancing in Reading. I am not happy. Can you you assist me in finding new solicitors?

A conveyancer would have to be really poor to suggest replacing them. Has the loan offer been sent? In the event that it has you need to advise them of the new lawyer and ensure the mortgage documents are re-issued. The solicitor ideally needs to be on the mortgage company approved list to avoid escalating charges and delays. So that should be your starting point. The find a solicitor tool will help you find a lender approved lawyer for your home move in Reading

All being well we will complete the disposal of our £250,000 apartment in Reading in six days. The management company has quoted £396 for Certificate of Compliance, building insurance schedule and 3 years service charge statements. Is the landlord entitled to charge exorbitant fees for a flat conveyance in Reading?

Reading conveyancing on leasehold apartments usually necessitates the purchaser’s lawyer sending questions for the landlord to answer. Although the landlord is not legally bound to respond to these enquiries most will be willing to assist. They are at liberty to invoice a reasonable charge for responding to questions or supplying documentation. There is no upper cap for such fees. The average costs for the information that you are referring to is over three hundred pounds, in some transactions it is in excess of £800. The administration charge levied by the landlord must be accompanied by a summary of entitlements and obligations in relation to administration charges, without which the invoice is technically not due. Reality however dictates that you have little choice but to pay whatever is requested of you should you wish to complete the sale of your home.

I own a garden flat in Reading, conveyancing was carried out 9 years ago. Can you shed any light on how much the price could be for a 90 year extension to my lease? Equivalent flats in Reading with a long lease are worth £265,000. The ground rent is £50 invoiced annually. The lease ends on 21st October 2098

You have 76 years remaining on your lease the likely cost is going to be between £8,600 and £9,800 as well as legals.

The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to provide the actual costs without more comprehensive due diligence. You should not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be additional issues that need to be taken into account and clearly you want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not take any other action placing reliance on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Reading regulated by the SRA

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

  • Lesley A Clay Solicitor, Wayside Cottage, The Slade, Bucklebury, Reading, Berkshire, RG7 6TE
  • John L Banky Solicitors, 18a High Street, Theale, Reading, Berkshire, RG7 5AN

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Reading

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

  • Lesley A Clay Solicitor, Wayside Cottage, The Slade, Bucklebury, Reading, Berkshire, RG7 6TE
  • John L Banky Solicitors, 18a High Street, Theale, Reading, Berkshire, RG7 5AN

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Reading regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

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

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