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Logical reasons to let us help you choose a local conveyancing solicitor in Thatcham

  • 1 On the balance of probabilities the the conveyancers for the other party are based in Thatcham - if so both parties will have worked on conveyancing matters in the past
  • 2 The companies shown on our directory have a mix of conveyancing practitioners, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases annually.
  • 3 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) often falls short of the high standards of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 4 The accumulation of transactions means that Thatcham lawyer have established excellent connections with Thatcham local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of dealing with your conveyancing in Thatcham.
  • 5 Thatcham solicitors have a significant edge when it comes to Thatcham conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that can impact your conveyancing

Examples of recent conveyancing in Thatcham since June 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Thatcham

Me and my partner are planning to purchase a 3 bedroom apartment in Thatcham with a mortgage. We have a Thatcham solicitor, but the bank advise she’s not on their "panel". It seems we have no choice but to instruct one of the mortgage company panel firms or keep our Thatcham conveyancer as well as pay for one of their panel ones to represent them. This feels very unfair; are we not able to demand that the bank use our Thatcham property lawyer ?

Unfortunately,no. Your mortgage offer is subject to its terms and conditions, one of which will be that lawyers will on the lender’s conveyancing panel. Until recently, most lenders had large numbers of law firms on their panels: a borrower could choose one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. A further alternative is for your Thatcham conveyancing lawyer to apply to be on the conveyancing panel.

AssumingI was to purchase a straightforward housein Thatcham mortgage fee and dispense with a survey and no conveyancing searches how much should I expect to have to pay for conveyancing in Thatcham?

Any savings you would gain will be limited to the costs for searches. The property lawyer still got to do everything else - money laundering, correspond with your vendors conveyancing practitioner, stamp duty return, register the title etc. You might save a bit for them not having to register a mortgage however it won't be meaningful.

My wife and I purchased a renovated Victorian house in Thatcham. Conveyancing practitioner acted for me and Birmingham Midshires. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and I saw a couple of entries: one for freehold, the second leasehold under the matching property. If a house is not a freehold shouldn't I have been informed?

You should read the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Thatcham and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they mortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with mortgage companies. You can also question the position with the conveyancing solicitor who completed the work.

I have been on the look out for a flat up to £195,000 and identified one near me in Thatcham I like with a park and station nearby, however it only has 49 remaining years left on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Thatcham in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error buying a short lease?

Should you need a mortgage the shortness of the lease may be a potential deal breaker. Discount the price by the amount the lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current owner has owned the premises for at least twenty four months you may request that they start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease term and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor regarding this.

I have been recommended by numerous estate agents in Thatcham to get a quote from a solicitor using your seach tool. Is there a financial incentive for Estate Agents to promote your lawyers over and above another?

We refuse to give any commission for sending work to this site. We thought it would be too underhand a fee because home movers will think, ‘Why is the agent getting a kickback? Why aren’t I receiving any benefit too?’ We would prefer to grow our business on genuine recommendations.

I acquired a property in Thatcham last 26/6/2019 and to date it is still not registered with HMLR. It is part of a new estate and my conveyancer told me that it may take 12 months to register. I have called HM Land Registry directly and they say that the original application was cancelled due to questions not being addressed in time. What can I do?

get in touch with your conveyancer - if you are not getting sensible responses, enquire as to their internal complaints procedure and escalate your problem to a Partner. Registrations for Thatcham conveyancing are not known to be particularly slow.

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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 list below is a small selection of solicitors in Thatcham specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Leasehold Valuation Tribunal proceedings

  • 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

Buying a home 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.

  • Conveyancing practitioner instructed by the purchaser on acceptance of the offer
  • Examining the title unregistered or registered
  • Conducting Thatcham searches for the title
  • Reviewing draft contract pack and other documentation forwarded by the owner’s solicitor
  • Raising enquiries with the owner’s solicitor
  • Negotiating the sale agreement
  • Examining replies supplied by the owner to pre-exchange enquiries
  • Agreeing the wording for the Transfer Deed for completion
  • Advising the buyer in respect of the mortgage offer: (where relevant)
  • Drawing up and sending the purchaser a report on title (that is; summarising to the purchaser on the contents of the contract pack, pre-contract enquiries and the result of the searches)
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then preparing for completion
  • Completion of and submitting to HMRC the appropriate Land Tax forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration procedures for the new 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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