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  • 1 Slough property lawyers have a significant edge when it comes to Slough conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that will impact your home move
  • 2 The Slough conveyancing practitioners that we work with are committed to supplying value for money, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to home buyers, sellers and remortgagors in Slough
  • 3 Slough lawyer are the linchpin to a successful Slough conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your conveyancing
  • 4 Personal touch together with pure property local knowledge are key benefits that you should look for when selecting conveyancing solicitors. Slough home moves can become a lot more stressful due to poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers listed ensure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments expeditiously.
  • 5 Property lawyer conveyancing firms have excellent personal links with Slough selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Slough since June 2022*

Conveyance

of flat Ferriers Court SL1 3RX, at a price of £192,500. Leasehold conveyancing due diligence included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, sending the transfer to the seller for signature in readiness for completion

Sale

of semi-detached premises, Clyde Close, SL1 2DJ completing on 14/07/2022 at a price of £745,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: agreeing completion date with parties, setting up the completion formalities, sending title deeds and signed transfer to purchaser’s solicitor

Transfer

of house property, Seymour Road, SL1 2NY completing on 14/07/2022 at a price of £436,500. 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 readiness for completion, setting up the completion formalities

Disposal

of terraced residence, Mildenhall Road, SL1 3JE completing on 07/07/2022 at a price of £420,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, preparing statement detailing charges

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Slough

I was informed today by my financial adviser that my Slough lawyer is not on the mortgage company Conveyancing panel. What can I do to be sure whether this is correct?

Your first step should be to call your Slough lawyer directly. You lawyer should notify you what has happened. If they are not on the panel they could put your in touch with solicitors on the approved list of lawyers for your mortgage company.

Due to complete my purchase in Slough next Tuesday. My solicitor now wants me to supply her with evidence of content and building insurance for the property as as she informs me that she is duty bound to validate that it is in order for the mortgage company. What does the insurance need to cover?

All property lawyers on acting for lenders would need to check that the following risks are covered fire; lightning; aircraft; explosion; earthquake; storm; flood; escape of water or oil; riot; malicious damage; theft or attempted theft; falling trees and branches and aerials; subsidence; heave;landslip;collision;accidental damage to underground services;professional fees, demolition and site clearance costs; and public liability to anyone else. There are some other issues such as the level of excess that are set out in a lender’s Part 2 requirements. These obligations are not limited to conveyancing in Slough.

What does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in Slough? Why is this being asked of me?

In order to comply with Money Laundering Regulations any Slough conveyancing firm will require proof of identity in all conveyancing matters. This is normally dealt with by provision of a passport and an original bank statement or utility bill showing your correct address.

Under Money Laundering Regulations, property lawyers are required to ascertain not only the ID of conveyancing clients but also the source of monies that they receive in respect of any matter. Refusal to disclose this may result in your solicitor terminating their relationship with you, as clearly this will cause a conflict between the set Regulations and a refusal to disclose.

Your property lawyers will have an obligation to make a disclosure to the relevant authorities should they consider that any amounts received by them may contravene the Anti-terror and anti-money-laundering rules.

Is it correct that all Slough CQS (Conveyancing Quality Scheme) solicitors are on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel?

Some major lenders now use the accreditation scheme as the kick off point for Panel approval such as HSBC and Santander. CQS membership however gives no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. Nevertheless,the Council of Mortgage Lenders have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for solicitor practices wishing to remain on their approved list of conveyancing solicitors.

We previously chose conveyancing lawyers locally in Slough on the TSB solicitor panel. They have just billed me an additional fee for the legal aspects of the TSB mortgage. Is this an additional conveyancing fee set by TSB?

Provided it is contained in their Terms and Conditions or estimate then yes your property lawyer is entitled to levy a fee for this. The fee is not dictated by TSB but by your Slough conveyancer. Numerous firms on the TSB panel will charge an ‘acting for lender’ fee and others do not.

I am due to exchange contracts on my apartment. I had a double glazing fitted in October 2008, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My buyer's mortgage company, Leeds Building Society are being pedantic. The Slough solicitor who is on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel is saying indemnity insurance will be fine but Leeds Building Society are requiring a building regulation certificate. Why do Leeds Building Society have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?

It is probably the case that Leeds Building Society have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Leeds Building Society may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing was correctly and safely installed. The indemnity insurance merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.

I used Wolstenholmes a few years ago for my conveyancing in Slough. Now, I need the files but cannot find the solicitor. What do I do?

Do call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Slough of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously used, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

I need to instruct a conveyancing solicitor for freehold conveyancing in Slough. I've discover a site which seems to have the perfect offering If there is a chance to get all formalities done via email that would be ideal. Do I need to be wary? What are the potential pitfalls?

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?

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Slough regulated by the SRA

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

  • Dawn Solicitors Ltd, 62 High Street, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 1EL
  • Barrett & Thomson, One Pegasus Court, 25 Herschel Street, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 1TQ
  • Aston Bond Law Limited, Windsor Crown House, 7 Windsor Road, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 2DX
  • Rai Solicitors, 19, Stoke Road, Slough, Berkshire, SL2 5AH
  • Adamshah Solicitors, 64 Park Street, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 1PS

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Slough

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Slough specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Court proceedings for possession

  • Barrett & Thomson, One Pegasus Court, 25 Herschel Street, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 1TQ
  • Aston Bond Law Limited, Windsor Crown House, 7 Windsor Road, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 2DX
  • Rai Solicitors, 19, Stoke Road, Slough, Berkshire, SL2 5AH
  • Owen White Limited, Senate House, 62-70 Bath Road, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 3SR
  • A'court & Co, Suite 3, 5/6 High Street, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1LD

Planning law solicitors in Slough regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Slough specialising in planning law. This should include advice on applications about listed buildings and conservation areas
  • Iliffes Booth Bennett, Capital Court, 30 Windsor Street, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1AB
  • Turbervilles, Hill House, 118 High Street, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1JT
  • Colemans Solicitors Llp, 21 Marlow Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 7AA

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

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