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Reasons to use our Sandhurst conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Sandhurst property lawyers have a crucial advantage when it comes to Sandhurst conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that will affect your sale or purchase
  • 2 We are the UKs most comprehensive domestic conveyancing directory listing mortgage company approved law firms delivering conveyancing in Sandhurst regulated and authorised by the SRA or Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
  • 3 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Sandhurst is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) often falls short of the high standards of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 4 The Sandhurst conveyancing firms that are listed are committed to supplying the most cost, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to home buyers, sellers and remortgagors in Sandhurst
  • 5 No matter what any other companies say it just might be necessary to pop into your conveyancer to execute contracts. Too many 3rd parties are already engaged in a house sale without needing to add Royal Mail into the mix.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Sandhurst since January 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Sandhurst

Willinstructing a Sandhurst conveyancing firm make my purchase more efficient?

In the main conveyancing solicitors in your area will enjoy strong alliances with your local authority, which can help with your Sandhurst conveyancing searches that your conveyancer will require. It can only assist if they have good rapport with the Land Registry overseeing your area Sandhurst, other conveyancers in the location and Sandhurst Estate Agents.

I am buying a newly built apartment in Sandhurst and my conveyancer is advising me that she has to the bank to disclose incentives from the seller. I am under pressure to sign contracts and my preference is not to prolong the conveyancing. is my lawyer playing by the book?

You should not exchange unless you have been advised to do so by your solicitor. A precondition to being on a mortgage company panel is to comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook requirements. The CML Conveyancing Handbook requires that your lawyer have the appropriate Disclosure of Incentive form completed by the developer and accepted by your lender.

Do the Building Society Association intend to launch a search tool with a view to to identify practices on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel for example in Sandhurst?

We would not expect to be advised of any intention on the part of the BSA to promote such a register.

If you had a top tip for choosing a conveyancing solicitor in Sandhurst what would it be?

It would be unwise to be tempted by the cheapest Sandhurst conveyancing quote. You really do get what you’re paying for when it comes to conveyancing solicitors. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you know exactly what you’ll have to pay in ahead of time.

We had chosen conveyancers with offices in Sandhurst on the Co-operative solicitor panel. They are now charging me an additional fee for handling the Co-operative mortgage. Is this an additional conveyancing fee set by Co-operative?

Unfortunately, so long as it is in their Terms and Conditions or Quote then yes your lawyer is entitled to charge a fee for this. The charge is not dictated by Co-operative but by your Sandhurst conveyancing practitioner. Numerous firms on the Co-operative panel will levy an ‘acting for lender’ fee and others do not.

After what feels like an age I have had an offer on an apartment in Sandhurst agreed to, but there is a chain. The owners have offered on somewhere, but it’s not yet agreed to, and are looking at other apartments booked. I have chosen a high street conveyancing solicitor in Sandhurst. What do I do now? At what stage do I apply for the mortgage with Coventry BS?

It is understandable to have anxieties where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to be too out of pocket prematurely (mortgage application is approx one thousand pounds, then valuation, Sandhurst conveyancing search charges, etc). First, you should check that your conveyancing practitioner is on the Coventry BS approved list. Concerning the next steps this very much depends on the uniqueness of your transaction, motivation for the property and on the state of the market. In a hot market the majority of purchasers will apply for the mortgage with Coventry BS and pay for the valuation and only if it was satisfactory would they pay their solicitor to proceed with searches.

About to purchase a new build apartment in Sandhurst. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build conveyancing.

Set out below is a sample of a few leasehold new build enquiries that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Sandhurst

    Please provide evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. Please confirm the Lease plans are surveyor prepared. The Vendor must covenant to keep unoccupied units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. 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. Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision.

Are Sandhurst conveyancing solicitors under an obligation to the Law Society to publish clear conveyancing figures?

Contained within the Solicitors Code of Conduct are specific rules and regulations as to how the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) allow solicitors to publicise their charges to clients.The Law Society have a practice note giving advice on how to publicise transparent charges to avoid breaching any such rule. Practice notes are not legal advice issued by the Law Society and is not intended as the only standard of good practice a conveyancing solicitor should adhere to. The Practice Note does, nevertheless, constitute the Law Society’s view of acceptable practice for publicising conveyancing charges, and accordingly it’s a recommended read for any solicitor or conveyancer in Sandhurst or across England and Wales.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Sandhurst regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Sandhurst practicing in commercial conveyancing in Sandhurst. This should include advice on re-mortgaging commercial property
  • Richard Wilson Solicitors Limited, Cymbal House, High Street, Goring-on-Thames, Reading, Berkshire, RG8 9AU
  • John L Banky Solicitors, 18a High Street, Theale, Reading, Berkshire, RG7 5AN

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

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

Planning law solicitors in Sandhurst regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Sandhurst with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including applications about listed buildings and conservation areas
  • Richard Wilson Solicitors Limited, Cymbal House, High Street, Goring-on-Thames, Reading, Berkshire, RG8 9AU

Neighboring Locations

Goring
Thatcham
Sandhurst
Binfield
Cookham
Finchampstead
Reading

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

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