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Wokingham Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 June was the busiest month and May was the next busiest month while July was the least busiest month of the year for conveyancing in Wokingham
  • 2 Percentage of leasehold conveyancing purchases in Wokingham is 21% where there is a share in the management company or freehold company
  • 3 115 is the median number of years remaining on leases in Wokingham
  • 4 Percentage of cases in Wokingham that are buy to let is 6%
  • 5 Average Land Registry Fee for this year to date was £540

Examples of recent conveyancing in Wokingham since February 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Wokingham

I am obtaining a offer of a home loan from Nat West. I intend to instruct a Licensed Conveyancer in Wokingham. Does the Nat West Conveyancing panel include conveyancers regulated by the CLC?

The Nat West conveyancing panel is, like many other lenders, associated to the Council or Mortgage Lenders or Building Society Association, open to Licensed Conveyancers regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.

We are buying a victorian detached house in Wokingham. Our aim is to convert the garage to a playroom at the house.Will the conveyancing process include enquiries to see if these works were previously refused?

Your conveyancer will check the deeds as conveyancing in Wokingham can occasionally identify restrictions in the title documents which restrict categories of alterations or need the consent of another owner. Some additions call for local authority planning consent and approval in compliance with building regulations. Many locations are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which often prevent or impact extensions. You should check these things with a surveyor ahead of any purchase.

We had selected solicitors with offices in Wokingham on the Nationwide solicitor panel. They have just invoiced me a further fee for handling the Nationwide mortgage. Is this an additional conveyancing fee specified by Nationwide?

Provided it is contained in their Terms and Conditions or Quote then yes your lawyer can levy a fee for this. The fee is not set by Nationwide but by your Wokingham lawyer. Numerous firms on the Nationwide panel will levy ’dealing with mortgage’ fee but plenty of practices include it on their overall fee.

The mortgage over my property is with Barclays for my property in Wokingham. Conveyancing has been completed months ago. If I am intending to rent out my property and do not currently have a buy-to-let mortgage do I need to remortgage to a BTL mortgage or inform Barclays?

You must advise Barclays in advance of renting your property as this is likely to be a breach of Barclays’s mortgage conditions. It may be that Barclays will permit you to let out your former home without needing to switch to a buy-to-let mortgage but some lenders will add a surcharge to your mortgage rate to reflect the higher risk. You should contact Barclays directly. It should not be necessary to do this via a Barclays conveyancing panel firm.

Will our lawyer be raising enquiries about flooding during the conveyancing in Wokingham.

Flooding is a growing risk for lawyers dealing with homes in Wokingham. There are those who purchase a property in Wokingham, completely aware that at some time, it may be flooded. However, aside from the physical destruction, where a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to get a mortgage, satisfactory building insurance, or dispose of the property. Steps can be carried out as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the buyer.

Conveyancers are not best placed to offer advice on flood risk, however there are a various searches that can be carried out by the purchaser or by their conveyancers which will figure out the risks in Wokingham. The standard completed inquiry forms sent to a purchaser’s lawyer (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) incorporates a standard inquiry of the seller to find out whether the premises has historically flooded. In the event that the property has been flooded in past which is not disclosed by the vendor, then a purchaser may issue a legal claim for losses stemming from an inaccurate response. The purchaser’s lawyers may also order an environmental search. This will reveal if there is any known flood risk. If so, further inquiries will need to be conducted.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold element on a property I have offered on two weeks back in what should have been a straight forward, chain free conveyancing. Wokingham is the location of the property. Can you shed any light on this issue?

Flying freeholds in Wokingham are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Wokingham 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 Wokingham 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 residence.

Due to complete next month on a ground floor flat in Wokingham. Conveyancing lawyers assured me that they report fully within the next couple of days. What should I be looking out for?

The report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in Wokingham should include some of the following:

    Repair and maintenance of the flat You must be informed what counts as a Nuisance as far as the lease is concerned Setting out your legal entitlements in respect of common areas in the building.E.G., does the lease provide for a right of way over a path or staircase? It needs to be made clear to you whether the lease allows you to alter or upgrade aspects of the property- you should be made aware as to whether it relates to all alterations or just structural alteration, and whether consent is required Do you need to have carpet in the flat or are you allowed wood flooring?
For a comprehensive list of information to be included in your report on your leasehold property in Wokingham please enquire of your conveyancer in ahead of your conveyancing in Wokingham.

Wokingham Leasehold Conveyancing - Sample of Questions you should consider Prior to Purchasing

    The prefered form of lease structure is where the freehold interest is owned by the leaseholders. In this arrangement the tenants have control and even though a managing agent is often employed where it is bigger than a house conversion, the managing agent retained by the leaseholders. What is the service charge and ground rent on the apartment?

I require the services of a bank panel solicitor in Wokingham. Can you assist?

It is not clear why you need a Wokingham panel solicitor but in any event, if you can not find one on our search tool you will need to speak directly to the mortgage company to find out which solicitors in Wokingham are on their panel . If you do find such a firm in Wokingham not listed please direct them to our site to list. At a fee of one pound per month it is not expensive to register on the site

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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

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Wokingham

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Wokingham practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Service charge disputes

  • Clifton Ingram Llp, 22-24 Broad Street, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 1BA
  • 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
  • The Head Partnership Solicitors Llp, Unit 9, Chalfont Court, Lower Earley District Centre, Lower Earley, Reading, Berkshire, RG6 5SY

Planning law solicitors in Wokingham regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The solicitors listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Wokingham with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including special planning controls
  • 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
  • Neale Turk Rochfort, 12 Kings Ride, Camberley, Surrey, GU15 4JG

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

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