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Reasons to use our Thatcham conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Our site is the first site offering you the ability to ensure that your property ownership legalities in Thatcham will be carried out by a conveyancer on your lender’s approved panel.
  • 2 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Thatcham is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) sometimes falls short of the level of professionalism you will expect.
  • 3 Experience means that Thatcham lawyer have developed very good working relationships with Thatcham local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of undertaking your home move in Thatcham.
  • 4 Property lawyer conveyancing firms have valuable personal links with Thatcham estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 5 Notwithstanding what other solicitors say it may be necessary to attend your lawyer to sign contracts. There are enough parties with an interest in a house sale without having to add the postman into the pot.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Thatcham since June 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Thatcham

We hope to to buy with Melton Mowbray Building Society. We have called around locally yet am struggling to find a Thatcham conveyancing firm on the Melton Mowbray Building Society approved list. Please you assist?

Feel free to make use of the find a lender approved solicitor tool on this site. Pick the mortgage company and type Thatcham or your preferred area and you will see numerous solicitors located in Thatcham or by proximity to you.

How does conveyancing in Thatcham differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build property in Thatcham approach us having been asked by the housebuilder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is built. This is because builders in Thatcham usually purchase the real estate, 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 conveyancers 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 accustomed to new build conveyancing in Thatcham or who has acted in the same development.

I was recommended by a couple of local selling agents in Thatcham to locate a conveyancer using your seach tool. Is there a financial advantage for Estate Agents to promote your services over alternative conveyancing organisations?

We don’t make any referral fee for pointing buyers and sellers our way. We thought it would be too underhand a fee as a client could think, ‘How come the agent getting a kickback? Why aren’t I getting any benefit too?’ We would prefer to grow our business on genuine recommendations.

In my capacity as executor for the will of my father I am selling a house in Newport but live in Thatcham. My lawyer (based 250 miles awayrequires that I execute a statutory declaration prior to the transaction finalising. Can you recommend a conveyancing practitioner in Thatcham who can attest this legal document for me?

strictly speaking you are not likely to be required to have the documents attested by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally any notary public or solicitor will do regardless of whether they are located in Thatcham

Our conveyancer has advised that he intends to complete and exchange simultaneously on the sale of our £425,000 apartment in Thatcham in just under a week. The management company has quoted £408 for Landlord’s certificate, building insurance schedule and previous years statements of service charge. Is the landlord entitled to charge exorbitant fees for a flat conveyance in Thatcham?

Thatcham conveyancing on leasehold flats nine out of ten times results in administration charges invoiced by management companies :

    Completing pre-contract enquiries Where consent is required before sale in Thatcham Copies of the building insurance and schedule Deeds of covenant upon sale Registering of the assignment of the change of lessee after a sale
Your solicitor will have no control over the level of the charges for this information but the average costs for the information for Thatcham leasehold premises is £350. For Thatcham conveyancing transactions it is customary for the seller to pay for these costs. The landlord or their agents are under no legal obligation to answer such questions most will be willing to do so - albeit often at exorbitant prices where the fees bear little relation to the work involved. Unfortunately there is no law that requires fixed charges for administrative tasks. Neither is there any legal time frame by which they are required to supply the information.

Thatcham Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - A selection of Questions you should ask Prior to Purchasing

    Who are the managing agents? Is there a share of the freehold? The best form of lease arrangement is a share of the freehold. In this scenario the lessees enjoy control and even though a managing agent is usually employed where the building is bigger than a house conversion, the managing agent retained by the leaseholders.

We own a leasehold flat in Thatcham. Conveyancing was finished in 21012. I have been told that I should not let the the remaining lease term to get too low. Why is that a problem?

Thatcham domestic long term leases are for a prescribed period - often 99 years when they are first granted. However many flats in Thatcham were constructed or converted in the 60’s and so such leases now have under eighty years left to run. This may seem like a long time however Banks, Building Societies and other mortgage companies tend to need leases to have a minimum of 75 years left to be mortgageable. This means that when you come to sell the property you will need to extend the term of your lease if you are getting close to eighty years. To optimize your property value you should be thinking about whether or not to extend your lease well in advance of selling the property. Please note that there are strong financial reasons to doing so before the lease reaches even 80 years as when the lease falls below eighty years the premium to be paid to extend starts to increase.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Thatcham regulated by the SRA

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

  • Lesley A Clay Solicitor, Wayside Cottage, The Slade, Bucklebury, Reading, Berkshire, RG7 6TE
  • Richard Wilson Solicitors Limited, Cymbal House, High Street, Goring-on-Thames, Reading, Berkshire, RG8 9AU

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Thatcham

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Thatcham specialising 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

  • Lesley A Clay Solicitor, Wayside Cottage, The Slade, Bucklebury, Reading, Berkshire, RG7 6TE
  • Richard Wilson Solicitors Limited, Cymbal House, High Street, Goring-on-Thames, Reading, Berkshire, RG8 9AU

Domestic in Thatcham 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
  • Examining the title to the property
  • Carrying out Thatcham searches for the title
  • Reviewing draft contract and other documentation forwarded by the seller’s lawyer
  • Raising enquiries with the owner’s lawyer
  • Agreeing the wording of the sale contract
  • Examining replies given by the seller to pre-exchange enquiries
  • Agreeing the wording for a Transfer document
  • Guiding the purchasing in respect of the mortgage offer: (if applicable)
  • Drawing up and sending the purchaser a report on title (that is; a breakdown of all findings on the property)
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then completion formalities
  • Completing and submitting to HM Revenue and Customs the appropriate Land Tax forms and payment
  • Registering the buyer and the mortgage (where applicable) at the Land Registry.

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

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