Can I use your services to recommend a Conveyancing solicitor in Berkshire even if I’m not buying or selling a house, for instance if I want to acquire a shop in Berkshire with a mortgage from Nottingham Building Society?
Our search tool is primarily used to help choose residential conveyancing solicitors in Berkshire but we have recorded at the end of this page a selection of Berkshire commercial conveyancing firms. You should speak with the company directly to see if they are also authorised to represent Nottingham Building Society
We're in Berkshire, First timers purchasing with a mortgage (lender is Bank of Ireland , and our lawyer is on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?
The fact that your lawyer is on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel is a help. It would almost certainly delay matters if they were not. However, no conveyancing practitioner should guarantee a timeframe for your conveyancing, due to third parties outside of your control such as delays caused by lenders,conveyancing search providers or by the other side’s solicitors. The time taken is often determined by the number of parties in a chain.
My wife and I have a 4 bedroom Georgian house in Berkshire. Conveyancing solicitor acted for me and Norwich and Peterborough Building Society. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and I saw a couple of entries: one for freehold, another for leasehold under the matching address. I thought I was buying a freehold how can I check?
You need to 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 Berkshire 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 purchasers. You can also enquire as to the position with the conveyancing practitioner who conducted the work.
How does conveyancing in Berkshire differ for new build properties?
Most buyers of new build premises in Berkshire contact us having been asked by the developer to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is built. This is because house builders in Berkshire typically purchase 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 conveyancing solicitors 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 Berkshire or who has acted in the same development.
I am looking to sell my property. My previous conveyancers closed down. It would be helpful to have a recommendation of a conveyancing firm. I happen to live in Berkshire if that makes a difference.
You should use our search tool to help you find a solicitor for your conveyancing in Berkshire. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with lender approved solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move goes with a minimum of fuss.