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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Berkshire

My lawyer in Berkshire has never been on on the Birmingham Midshires Conveyancing Panel. Is it possible for me to retain my family solicitor notwithstanding that they are not on the Birmingham Midshires panel of approved conveyancing solicitors?

Your options are as follows:

  1. Carry on with your existing Berkshire lawyers but Birmingham Midshires will need to use a conveyancer on their list of acceptable firms. This will result in additional overall conveyancing fees as well as result in delays.
  2. Choose a new solicitor to to deal with the conveyancing, obviously checking they are Persuade your conveyancer to do everything within their powers to join the Birmingham Midshires conveyancing panel

We are close to exchanging contracts on the sale of our house in Berkshire and according to the buyers it appears that there is a possibility that the property was built on contaminated land. Any high street Berkshire lawyer would know this is not the case. For the life of me I don't know why the buyers used a factory type conveyancing firm as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Berkshire. Having lived in Berkshire for six years we know of no issue. Is it a good idea to contact our local Authority to get confirmation need.

It would appear that you have a conveyancing firm already. 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 life insurance to cover that same ailment)

About to purchase a new build flat in Berkshire. Conveyancing is necessary evil 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 selection of leasehold new build questions that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Berkshire

    Please supply a car parking plan. There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme.

I am using a search engine for the phrase conveyancing in Berkshire it brings up numerous property lawyersin the vicinity. How do I determine which is the right property lawyer for me?

The best way of choosing the right conveyancer is through a personal recommendation, so enquire of colleagues and family who have bought a property in Berkshire or a respected estate agent or mortgage broker. Fees for conveyancing in Berkshire vary, so it's a good idea to request at least three estimates from different solicitors. Be sure to seek confirmation that the fees are fixed.

Our offer on semi in Berkshire was agreed to, but there is a chain. The owners have offered on a flat, but it’s not yet agreed to, and are looking at other properties booked. I have instructed a nearby conveyancing solicitor in Berkshire. What should be my next step? At what stage do I apply for the mortgage with Leeds Building Society?

It is understandable to have anxieties where there is an associated chain as you are unlikely to want to incur expenses too early (mortgage application is in the region of one thousand pounds, then valuation, Berkshire conveyancing search fees, etc). First, you should check that your lawyer is on the Leeds Building Society approved list. Concerning the subsequent steps this very much depends on the circumstances of your case, desire for this property and on the state of the market. In a hot market some buyers will apply for the mortgage with Leeds Building Society and arrange for the survey and only if it comes back ok would they ask their solicitor to press on with searches.

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