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Wokingham Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Average time frame of 54 days for registration of title in Wokingham
  • 2 Average Land Registry Fee for this year to date was £270
  • 3 115 is the median number of years remaining on leases in Wokingham
  • 4 Percentage of leasehold conveyancing cases in Wokingham with service charge retention of 1%
  • 5 Percentage of leasehold conveyancing purchases in Wokingham is 17% where there is a share in the management company or freehold company

Examples of recent conveyancing in Wokingham since July 2021*

Acquisition

of apartment Battys Barn Close RG40 2HJ, sold for £293,000. Leasehold conveyancing legalities included: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, obtaining official copies of the title, agreeing completion date with parties

Transfer

of terraced premises, Woodrow Drive, RG40 1RT completing on 30/07/2021 at a price of £455,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, obtaining official copies of the title, setting up the completion formalities

Transfer

of semi premises, Oaklands Drive, RG41 2SB completing on 18/08/2021 at a price of £485,000. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, securing official copies of the title, setting up the completion formalities

Disposal

of semi-detached premises, Braybrooke Crescent, RG40 5AD completing on 19/08/2021 at a price of £913,750. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, setting up the completion formalities, sending title deeds and signed transfer to buyer’s solicitor

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Wokingham

Do the conveyancing lawyers listed on your site execute conveyancing in Wokingham by way of an attended exchange?

We do have a number of conveyancing specialists carrying out 24hr exchanges. Please contact us to get a fee calculation and details as to dates.

When it comes to lenders such as Nationwide, do Wokingham property lawyers face a fee to be on the list of approved solicitors?

We are not aware of any bank fees to register on their list of approved firms, although some do charge an administration fee to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel application.

We previously selected conveyancing lawyers based in Wokingham on the Coventry BS solicitor approved list. They have just billed me a further amount for dealing with the Coventry BS mortgage. Is this a supplemental conveyancing fee set by Coventry BS?

Unfortunately, so long as it is in their Terms and Conditions or estimate then yes your lawyer can levy a fee for this. The fee is not dictated by Coventry BS but by your Wokingham property lawyer. Plenty of firms on the Coventry BS panel will levy an ‘acting for lender’ fee and others do not.

I am buying a property in Wokingham. A rare aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Principality have issued a mortgage offer so presumably this is not a concern to them. Why is my solicitor raising questions about the panel?

Given that your lender is Principality your lawyer must comply with the conveyancing instructions set out in Part 2 of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Principality. The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook stipulates minimum specifications for solar panel roof-space leases, and conveyancers are required to report to Principality where a lease does not comply with these provisions. The requirements relate to the installation of panels on properties in England and Wales and is not restricted to Wokingham.

The deeds to my home can not be found. The conveyancers who did the conveyancing in Wokingham 5 years ago no longer exist. Will I be able to sell the house?

In today’s world there are copies made of almost everything, and your lawyer should know exactly where to locate all the suitable documentation so you can buy or dispose of your house without a hitch. Where duplicates can’t be found, your lawyer may be able to put in place insurance or indemnities protecting you against possible claims on your property.

I am buying a new build apartment in Wokingham. Conveyancing is daunting at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build conveyancing.

Set out below are examples of a few leasehold new build questions that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Wokingham

    Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? Please confirm the Lease plans are architect prepared. Please supply a car parking plan. The Vendor must covenant to keep unoccupied units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision.

I decided to have a survey carried out on a property in Wokingham prior to instructing solicitors. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold overhang to the house. Our surveyor advised that some banks may refuse to grant a loan on this type of property.

It varies from the lender to lender. Santander has different instructions from Birmingham Midshires. If you call us we can look into this further via the appropriate bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Wokingham. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Wokingham especially if they are acquainted with such properties in Wokingham.

I have been advised by various estate agents to expect six to eight weeks for Wokingham conveyancing to complete.This was 3 ago. The paperwork was only sent to my lawyer a few days ago so does the clock start running now?

There is no definitive time frame for conveyancing in Wokingham. Conveyancing is subject to many variable. Wokingham conveyancing searches alone may take up to month before they are received.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Wokingham regulated by the SRA

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

  • Clifton Ingram Llp, 22-24 Broad Street, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 1BA
  • Charles Platel & Partners (solicitors) Limited, 2 Anvil Court, 50 Denmark Street, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 2BB
  • Peter A C Sloan Solicitors, 2 The Courtyard, Denmark Street, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 2AZ
  • C J Giles & Co, Evolution House, 53-59 Peach Street, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 1XP
  • Fairbrother & Darlow, 13 Milbanke Court, Milbanke Way, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 1RP

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Wokingham regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Wokingham with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Wokingham. This may include advice on granting a lease to a commercial tenant
  • Clifton Ingram Llp, 22-24 Broad Street, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 1BA
  • Charles Platel & Partners (solicitors) Limited, 2 Anvil Court, 50 Denmark Street, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 2BB
  • Peter A C Sloan Solicitors, 2 The Courtyard, Denmark Street, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 2AZ
  • C J Giles & Co, Evolution House, 53-59 Peach Street, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 1XP
  • Rowberrys, Sherwood House, 104 High Street, Crowthorne, Berkshire, RG45 7AX

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Wokingham regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Wokingham but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Dorling Cottrell Limited, 1 Station Square , RG12 1QB

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

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