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Reasons to use our Woodley conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these firms are often located many kilometers away with little appreciation of the factors that affect property transactions in Woodley
  • 2 The Woodley conveyancing firms that are listed are dedicated to providing the most cost, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to borrowers, sellers and remortgagors in Woodley
  • 3 We are the UKs most comprehensive residential conveyancing directory service identifying lender approved property lawyers carrying out conveyancing in Woodley who are regulated by the SRA or CLC.
  • 4 Woodley property lawyers work in conjunction with Woodley estate agents, property finders, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to make sure that a quality service is offered to buyers and sellers every step of the way, to ensure you’re kept informed as to progress throughout
  • 5 Woodley solicitor are the key to a successful Woodley home move, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your conveyancing

Examples of recent conveyancing in Woodley since June 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Woodley

Am I correct in assuming that the fact that my solicitor in Woodley is not listed on my lender's solicitor panel that there is a problem with the standard of the firm’s work?

That would more than likely be a wrong assumption to make. There are all sorts of perfectly plausible explanations. A recent report by the solicitors regulator indicated 76% of law firms surveyed had been removed from at least one lender panel. The most common reasons for removal are: (1) lack of transactions (2) the solicitor is a sole practitioner (3) as part of the HSBC panel reduction (4) regulatory contact by SRA (5) accidental removal. Should you be concerned you should simply call the Woodley conveyancing firm and enquire why they are no longer on the approved list for your lender.

Our conveyancer has identified a defect with the lease for the apartment we are buying in Woodley. The other side have offered title insurance as a solution. We are happy with insurance and will cover the costs. Our property lawyer has advised that he must check that the mortgage company is willing to move forward with this solution. Who is the client here, us or the bank?

The short answer to your last question is that, notwithstanding the risk of a conflict of interest, you and the lender are the client. Your solicitor must comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook requirements. The UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook conditions require your lawyer to disclose issues such as defects with the lease so that the mortgage company can be afforded the opportunity to check with their valuer as to the extent that the value of the property is affected. Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your lawyer will have no choice but to discontinue acting for you.

We are purchasing a property and require a conveyancing solicitor in Woodley who is on the Leeds Building Society approved panel. Can you recommend a local solicitor?

Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Leeds Building Society . We don't recommend any particular firms conducting conveyancing in Woodley.

Me and my brother own a terraced Victorian house in Woodley. Conveyancing practitioner represented me and Nottingham Building Society. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and there are two entries: the first freehold, another for leasehold under the exact same address. Is it worth asking Nottingham Building Society to clarify?

You should read 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 proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Woodley and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they remortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with buyers. You can also check the position with the conveyancing solicitor who carried out the work.

I am buying a new build apartment in Woodley. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build legal work.

Set out below are examples of a few leasehold new build enquiries that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Woodley

    Please confirm the Lease plans are architect prepared. Please provide evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified. Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents.

I have been sourcing a conveyancing lawyer in Woodley for my sale. Is it possible to see a solicitor's record with the profession’s regulator?

You may see published Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions resulting from investigations from 2008 onwards. Visit Check a solicitor's record. For information about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a firm's history, ring 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. International callers, use +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator may monitor telephone calls for training requirements.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Woodley regulated by the SRA

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

  • The Head Partnership Solicitors Llp, Unit 9, Chalfont Court, Lower Earley District Centre, Lower Earley, Reading, Berkshire, RG6 5SY
  • Ackers Clayton Reeve Solicitors, 5 London Road, Twyford, Reading, Berkshire, RG10 9EH
  • Barrett & Co Solicitors Llp, Salisbury House, 54 Queens Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 4AZ
  • Boyes Turner Llp, Abbots House, Abbey Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 3BD
  • Clarkslegal Llp, One Forbury Square, The Forbury, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 3EB

Planning law solicitors in Woodley regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

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

Transfer of Equity conveyancing in Woodley usually includes the following:

  • Taking instructions from the appropriate parties
  • Collating the documents evidencing the title to the property
  • Representing bank (where appropriate)
  • Agreeing the terms of the transaction
  • Preparing the Transfer or approving the Transfer deed
  • Agreeing amendments to the draft Transfer
  • Communicating with parties with regards to the Transfer
  • Agreeing and preparing for completion
  • Receiving and transferring monies to relevant parties
  • Completing and submitting to HMRC the correct Land Tax forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration procedures for the transfer of ownership and the home loan (where applicable) at the HM Land Registry.

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