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Slough Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Average Land Registry Fee for this year to date was £270
  • 2 Percentage of cases in Slough that are buy to let is 30%
  • 3 Median Service Charge Retention of £250.00
  • 4 February was the busiest month and March was the next busiest month while September was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Slough
  • 5 Percentage of leasehold conveyancing purchases in Slough is 24% where there is a share in the management company or freehold company

Examples of recent conveyancing in Slough since June 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Slough

The mortgage offer from Santander for the refinancing of my 4 room apartment is coming any day now. Could you suggest a cheap conveyancing solicitor in Slough?

You have arrived at the wrong site to search for the lowest fares for conveyancing in Slough. Our aim is to provide value for money conveyancing but we do not advertise as being the cheapest. Resist the temptation to appoint brokers offering £100 conveyancing in Slough. Optimistically, in deciding on low cost conveyancing, you will get your money’s worth and at worst it will result in you invoiced for extras and still not receive the service required.

The deeds to our property are lost. The lawyers who conducted the conveyancing in Slough 5 years ago no longer exist. What are my options?

Gone are the days when you need to hold title original deeds to prove you are the owner of your registered land or premises, given that the Land Registry have everything they need in a digital format.

How does conveyancing in Slough differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build property in Slough contact us having been asked by the housebuilder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is ready to move into. This is because developers in Slough tend to acquire the site, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct property lawyers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in Slough or who has acted in the same development.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I have offered on two weeks back in what was supposed to be a straight forward, no chain conveyancing. Slough is where the house is located. Is there any advice you can give?

Flying freeholds in Slough are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Slough you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds diligently. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Slough may decide that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold property.

Given that I will soon part with 450k on a terraced house in Slough I would like to talk to a lawyer regarding thetransaction ahead of giving the go ahead to the firm. Can this be arranged?

Absolutely - we would be delighted to talk to you we do not take any clients on without you speaking to the solicitor due to be doing your conveyancing in Slough.There is no ‘factory style conveyancing’ - every client is unique person, not a matter number. The practices that we put you in touch with believe that the fees you are provided with for your conveyancing in Slough should be the figure that you are charged.

Completion is due on the sale of our £375,000 maisonette in Slough in nine days. The managing agents has quoted £384 for Certificate of Compliance, insurance certificate and previous years service charge statements. Is it legal for a freeholder to charge exorbitant fees for a leasehold conveyance in Slough?

Slough conveyancing on leasehold flats normally requires the purchaser’s solicitor sending questions for the landlord to answer. Although the landlord is under no legal obligation to address such questions most will be content to do so. They are entitled to levy a reasonable administration fee for responding to questions or supplying documentation. There is no set fee. The average fee for the paperwork that you are referring to is over three hundred pounds, in some situations it exceeds £800. The management information fee demanded by the landlord must be accompanied by a synopsis of rights and obligations in relation to administration fees, without which the invoice is technically not due. In reality you have no option but to pay whatever is demanded should you wish to exchange contracts with the buyer.

I acquired a split level flat in Slough, conveyancing was carried out in 2000. How much will my lease extension cost? Similar properties in Slough with an extended lease are worth £191,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £55 levied per year. The lease terminates on 21st October 2073

You have 53 years left to run we estimate the price of your lease extension to span between £27,600 and £31,800 as well as costs.

The figure above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure without more detailed investigations. Do not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt additional concerns that need to be taken into account and you obviously want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not take any other action placing reliance on this information without first getting professional advice.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Slough

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Slough with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on service charge disputes and the right to manage

  • 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

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Slough regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Slough specialising in commercial conveyancing in Slough. This should include advice on re-mortgaging commercial property
  • 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
  • Owen White Limited, Senate House, 62-70 Bath Road, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 3SR
  • Rayat & Co, 3 High Street, Chalvey, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 2RU

Transfer of Equity conveyancing 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:

  • Taking instructions from parties involved
  • Collating the documents evidencing the title to the property
  • Acting on behalf of the mortgage company (if applicable)
  • Agreeing the terms of the transaction
  • Preparing the Transfer or approving draft Transfer
  • Agreeing amendments to the the Transfer deed
  • Communicating with parties with regards to the Transfer
  • Agreeing and preparing for completion
  • Receiving and transferring funds to the appropriate parties
  • Completing and submitting to HMRC the correct stamp duty forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration formalities for the transfer of ownership and the mortgage (if relevant) at the Land Registry.

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

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