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  • 1 No matter what any other on-line conveyancers say it could be important to visit your lawyer to execute documents. Too many 3rd parties are already engaged in a conveyancing transaction without needing to add the postman into the equation.
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Examples of recent conveyancing in Slough since July 2021*

Purchase

of flat Bath Road SL1 3SL, acquired for £180,000. Leasehold conveyancing investigations included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, agreeing completion date with parties

Purchase

of flat Hurworth Avenue SL3 7FE, purchased for £260,000. Leasehold conveyancing work included: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, agreeing completion date with parties, setting up the completion formalities

Conveyance

of flat Frogmore Close SL1 9BW, purchased for £128,000. Leasehold conveyancing work included: agreeing completion date with parties, preparing statement detailing charges, setting up the completion formalities

Conveyance

of apartment Braemar Gardens SL1 9DD, acquired for £170,000. Leasehold conveyancing investigations included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, agreeing completion date with parties

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Slough

It has come to my attention via my mortgage adviser that my Slough lawyer is not on the lender Conveyancing panel. What can I do to be sure that this is correct?

The best course of action for you to take is to contact your Slough lawyer directly. You lawyer should inform you of the situation. If they are not on the panel they may be able to suggest a Slough conveyancing practice that is on the conveyancing panel for your lender.

Due to move into my new home in Slough next Monday. My conveyancer now wants me to supply her with proof 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 bank. What risks does the mortgage company expect the insurance to cover?

Any lawyer 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 conditions. These obligations are not limited to conveyancing in Slough.

Is there a reason why leasehold purchase conveyancing in Slough costs more?

The conveyancing fees on a leasehold property in Slough is inevitably higher than on a freehold property. This is due to the supplemental investigations necessary in dealing with the landlord and managing agents to collate the evidence about whether the rent and maintenance fee have been cleared and whether there are any significant expenditure in the foreseeable future on repairs or maintenance of the block.

I am refinancing my home in Slough, does my lawyer need to be on the Leeds Building Society Conveyancing panel?

There is nothing to stop you using your solicitor, but Leeds Building Society will insist on their interests being represented by a firm on their conveyancing panel. There is greater potential for delays and confusion with two solicitors involved, and it will undoubtedly be more expensive too.

If you had a top tip for selecting a conveyancing solicitor in Slough what would it be?

We would encourage you not to base your choice on the cheapest Slough conveyancing quote. You really do get what you’re paying for when it comes to property lawyers. 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 go into the conveyancing with your eyes wide open.

Can you help - my lawyer advises that lack of planning permission insurance is needed on my purchase. What is the level of cover for Slough conveyancing?

The appropriate level of lack of planning permission indemnity insurance should be dictated by who your lender. It would differ for example between HSBC Bank and Chelsea Building Society. Conveyancing practitioners as opposed to borrowers take out such policies.

I am expecting a AIP from RBS this week so we know how much we could potentially offer as otherwise we are dependent on web based calculators (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do RBS recommend any Slough solicitors on the RBS conveyancing panel, or is it better to go independently?

You will need to appoint Slough solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the RBS conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and RBS through the process.

Planning to sign contracts shortly on a ground floor flat in Slough. Conveyancing lawyers have said that they report fully within the next couple of days. Are there areas in the report that I should be focusing on?

The report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in Slough should include some of the following:

    Ground rent - what is due and what the invoice dates are, and also know whether this is subject to change Whether the landlord has obligations to ensure rights of quiet enjoyment over your premises and do you know what it means in practice? You should be told what counts as a Nuisance as far as the lease is concerned Additions to the property Where does the liability rest to repair and maintain the main walls and foundations. It is important that you know who is responsible the repair and maintenance of every part of the building
For a comprehensive list of information to be contained in your report on your leasehold property in Slough please enquire of your solicitor in advance of your conveyancing in Slough.

Leasehold Conveyancing in Slough - A selection of Queries before Purchasing

    The answer will be helpful as a) areas can result in problems for the building as the communal areas may start to deteriorate where maintenance remain unpaid b) if the leasehold owners have a dispute with the managing agents you will wish to know about it Who are the managing agents? Is anyone aware of any major works in the near future that will increase the service charges?

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Slough

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Slough practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Leasehold Valuation Tribunal proceedings

  • 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 list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Slough specialising in planning law. This will likely include advice on special planning controls
  • 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

Selling a home in Slough 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 the appropriate parties
  • Collating the documents evidencing the title to the property
  • Drawing up the contract and associated documents
  • Submitting draft papers to the conveyancer representing the buyer
  • Finalising the wording for contracts and answering supplemental questions from the purchaser’s conveyancer
  • Finalising the transfer document
  • Responding to requisitions prepared by the buyer’s conveyancer
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then preparing for completion
  • Receiving sale proceeds and wiring funds to the seller, the estate agent and other relevant parties (where appropriate)

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

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