I am looking to buy a house and require a conveyancing solicitor in Thatcham who is on the The Mortgage Works solicitor. Can you recommend a local conveyancing firm?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for The Mortgage Works in certain locations such as Thatcham. We dont recommend any particular firm.
Me and my brother purchased a terraced Victorian house in Thatcham. Conveyancing practitioner acted for me and Barclays . I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and there are a couple of entries: one for freehold, another for leasehold under the exact same address. I'd like to know for sure, how can I find out??
You need to assess the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Thatcham and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they sell they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with buyers. You can also check the position with the conveyancing lawyer who conducted the work.
How does conveyancing in Thatcham differ for newly converted properties?
Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Thatcham contact us having been asked by the housebuilder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is constructed. This is because developers in Thatcham usually buy 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've recently found out that there is a flying freehold element on a house I put an offer in last month in what should have been a simple, no chain conveyancing. Thatcham is the location of the property. Is there any advice you can impart?
Flying freeholds in Thatcham are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Thatcham you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds diligently. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Thatcham may determine 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.
I am selling my home. My previous solicitors has retired. I would be grateful for any recommendation of a conveyancing firm. I happen to live in Thatcham if that makes things easier.
You should use our search tool to help you find a solicitor for your conveyancing in Thatcham. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with regulated solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move runs smoothly.
I'm selling a apartment in Thatcham. I can find my conveyancer's company on the Law Society's list, but I can't locate my lawyer's name as listed on the regulator's website. Should I be concerned?
Not every individual in the company must be listed by the regulator. Provided there is a manager qualified to 'oversee' the conveyancing, the actual day-to-day activity can be conducted by unlicensed staff.