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Main reasons to use our service to assist you select a local conveyancing solicitor in Tilehurst

  • 1 Our site is the first site offering you the facility to ensure that your property ownership legalities in Tilehurst will be conducted by a solicitor on your bank member panel.
  • 2 The organisations identified on our directory have a variation of conveyancing solicitors, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters each year.
  • 3 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Tilehurst is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) sometimes falls short of the high standards of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 4 Tilehurst property lawyers work in partnership with Tilehurst estate agents, property finders, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to make sure that the highest level of service is provided to buyers and sellers every step of the way, with the aim of reducing administrative burdens and transaction times
  • 5 We are the UKs most comprehensive residential conveyancing directory listing mortgage company approved law practices carrying out conveyancing in Tilehurst who are regulated by the SRA or CLC.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Tilehurst since January 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Tilehurst

I am helping my aunt sell her property in Tilehurst. Will the solicitor order an EPC or do I organise this?

After the abolition of Home Packs, EPC’s remained a required component of moving property. An energy assessment needs to be to hand before the property is placed on the market. This is not a task that conveyancers normally arrange. Where you are instructing a Tilehurst conveyancing solicitor they might be able to arrange energy assessments due to their relationships with reputable Tilehurst providers

We expect to receive a DIP from Nottingham this week so we can work out what to offer on a property we like as otherwise we are dependent on web based calculators (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do Nottingham recommend any Tilehurst solicitors on the Nottingham conveyancing panel, or is it better to go independently?

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

I can not fathom if my bank requires a lease extension. I have telephoned my Tilehurst bank branch on various occasions and was told they are content with the situation and they would lend. My Tilehurst conveyancing solicitor - who is on the bank conveyancing panel- called to say that they refuse to lend in accordance with their UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook minimum lease term requirements. Who do I believe?

Provided that the property lawyer is on the bank approved list, they must follow the Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook requirements for the lender. Unless your lawyer obtains specific confirmation in writing that the lender will go ahead, your lawyer has no choice but to refrain from exchanging contract and committing you to the purchase. We would suggest that you ask the lender to contact your lawyer in writing confirming that they will accept the number of years remaining.

My wife and I are close to exchanging contracts on the sale of our house in Tilehurst and according to the buyers it appears that there is a risk of it being built land that was not decontaminated. Any high street Tilehurst conveyancer would know that there is no such problem. For the life of me I don't know why the purchasers used an online conveyancing firm rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Tilehurst. Having lived in Tilehurst for 4 years we know of no issue. Is it a good idea to get in touch with our local Authority to get confirmation need.

It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing lawyer currently acting for you. Are they able to advise? You need to check with your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out health insurance to cover that same ailment)

I decided to have a survey carried out on a property in Tilehurst before appointing conveyancers. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold aspect to the property. My surveyor has said that some mortgage companies may not grant a loan on such a property.

It varies from the lender to lender. Santander has different requirements for example to Nationwide. If you contact us we can check via the relevant mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Tilehurst. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Tilehurst especially if they are familiar with such properties in Tilehurst.

We're first time buyers - agreed a price, yet the property agent told us that the vendor will only move forward if we appoint their preferred conveyancers as they need a ‘quick sale’. We would rather use a local conveyancer with experience of conveyancing in Tilehurst

We suspect that the seller is not behind this ultimatum. Should the seller desire ‘a quick sale', alienating a genuine purchaser is is going to put the whole deal at risk. Avoid the agents and go straight to the owners and make sure they understand (a)you are keen to buy (b)you are ready to progress, with mortgage lined up © you have nothing to sell (d) you wish to move quickly (e)but you are going to appoint your preferred Tilehurst conveyancing solicitors - not the ones that will provide the negotiator at the agency a introducer fee or achieve conveyancing thresholds demanded by corporate headquarters.

I today plan to offer on a house that appears to be perfect, at a reasonable figure which is making it more attractive. I have subsequently been informed that the title is leasehold as opposed to freehold. I would have thought that there are issues buying a house with a leasehold title in Tilehurst. Conveyancing lawyers have are about to be instructed. Will they explain the issues?

Most houses in Tilehurst are freehold and not leasehold. This is one of the situations where having a local conveyancer used to dealing with such properties who can help the conveyancing process. it is apparent that you are purchasing in Tilehurst in which case you should be shopping around for a Tilehurst conveyancing solicitor and check that they are used to transacting on leasehold houses. First you will need to check the unexpired lease term. Being a tenant you will not be entirely free to do whatever you want to the property. The lease will likely included provisions such as obtaining the freeholder’sconsent to carry out changes to the property. You may also be required to pay a maintenance charge towards the maintenance of the estate where the house is part of an estate. Your conveyancer should appraise you on the various issues.

I invested in buying a ground floor flat in Tilehurst, conveyancing was carried out September 1997. Can you give me give me an indication of the likely cost of a lease extension? Comparable properties in Tilehurst with over 90 years remaining are worth £227,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £50 levied per year. The lease ceases on 21st October 2096

You have 72 years unexpired the likely cost is going to be between £9,500 and £11,000 as well as legals.

The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to advice on a more accurate figure without more detailed due diligence. You should not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt other issues that need to be considered and clearly you want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not move forward placing reliance on this information before getting professional advice.

What tools are available to search for a Tilehurst conveyancing solicitor on the bank conveyancing panel? I have a car and am prepared to travel up to 20kilometers to attend the lawyer.

You can use the find a conveyancing panel search on this page. Please choose the lender and your location, in this case Tilehurst and you will see a number of lawyer located nearest Tilehurst. Alternatively you can type in the name of your proposed law firm and see if they are listed as being on the mortgage company solicitor panel.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Tilehurst regulated by the SRA

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

  • John L Banky Solicitors, 18a High Street, Theale, Reading, Berkshire, RG7 5AN
  • Elizabeth Middleton Solicitors, 48 Cranbury Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG30 2XD
  • Dexter Montague Llp, 105 Oxford Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 7UD
  • Pitmans Llp, 47 Castle Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 7SR
  • Harrisons Thames Valley Solicitors Llp, 7 Castle Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 7SB

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Tilehurst regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Tilehurst specialising in commercial conveyancing in Tilehurst. This will likely include advice on commercial leases including all matters relating to landlord and tenant law
  • John L Banky Solicitors, 18a High Street, Theale, Reading, Berkshire, RG7 5AN
  • Dexter Montague Llp, 105 Oxford Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 7UD
  • Congeries Llp, 47 Castle Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 7SR
  • Pitmans Llp, 47 Castle Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 7SR
  • Lamport Bassitt Llp, 39 Castle Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 7SL

Planning law solicitors in Tilehurst regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Tilehurst practicing in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including special planning controls
  • Pitmans Llp, 47 Castle Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 7SR
  • Blandy & Blandy Llp, 1 Friar Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 1DA
  • Field Seymour Parkes Llp, 1 London Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 4PN
  • Boyes Turner Llp, Abbots House, Abbey Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 3BD
  • Anthony Sandall & Co, Brightwell House, 40 Queens Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 4AU

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