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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Reading

Why would I instruct a Reading conveyancing firm given that internet based conveyancers are cheap by comparison?

By all means make sure that you get 2 or 3 like-for-like quotes for conveyancing costs in Reading and you should seek a reasonable estimate but don’t expend your energy scouring the internet for the lowest priced Reading conveyancer. Locating the right conveyancer can be the distinction between a smooth and a frustrating move. You need to ensure that you have expert advice from a trusted lawyer. Emails can't be as helpful as a telephone discussion and are no substitute for a one to one appointment. The firms that we work with will appoint you a qualified and top rated conveyancing solicitor that will deal with your conveyancing from from the outset to completion, providing a level of continuity that you will never get with an online conveyancer. He or She will inform you on progress and keep you informed. Should you need to contact the office you will know who you need to speak to and we'll ensure you are kept fully informed.

Can conveyancing in Reading to be concluded in under 3 weeks?

In a situation where the seller is applying pressure to complete it is highly recommended that your conveyancer is familiar with the area as they will benefit local connections and know-how. It is possible that they could have transacted otherhouses in the same neighbourhood. Therefore consider using a Reading conveyancing solicitor. Second, ensure that the conveyancing firm is on the on the approved list for your mortgage company. It is said that just under twenty per cent of Reading conveyancing transactions are suspended or jeopardised after discovering a purchaser’s solicitor was not on their banks panel. In many cases this discovery resulted in the buying process being delayed by as much as 21 days. It is believed that this issue affects in the region of 100,000 home sales annually. Many Reading conveyancing firms can not act for certain mortgage companies so do check at the outset.

When reading mumsnet.com for a cheap lawyer in Reading, many post that I must instruct a CQS accredited lawyer. Can you explain what CQS is?

Reading Conveyancing Quality Scheme solicitors have obtained accreditation by the law Society The Law Society established CQS to establish evidence of quality standards in the in the legal transfer of properties. CQS helps consumers to identify practices who provide a quality residential conveyancing. Reading is one of locations in England and Wales in which accredited firms are based. The conveyancing scheme requires practices to undergo a strict assessment, compulsory training, self-certification, random audits and annual reviews in order to maintain CQS status. It is available to solicitors and not licensed conveyancers and has the support of the Association of British Insurers.

is it true that all Reading conveyancing solicitors on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel are overseen by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority?

As a firm of solicitors, in order to be on the Kent Reliance approved list of solicitors they would need to be overseen by the SRA. Some mortgage companies do list licenced conveyancers on their panel and in such a situation the organisation would be overseen by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.

My husband and I have organised the release of further funds on our mortgage from Lloyds as we want to carry out improvements to our home in Reading. Do we need to select a local Reading solicitor on the Lloyds conveyancing panel to deal with the paperwork?

Lloyds would not normally instruct firms on their conveyancing panel to deal with the formalities. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Lloyds list.

I am due to exchange contracts on my house. I had a double glazing fitted in January 2010, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My buyer's mortgage company, Lloyds are being difficult. The Reading solicitor who is on the Lloyds conveyancing panel is recommending indemnity insurance as a solution but Lloyds are insisting on a building regulation certificate. Why do Lloyds have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?

It is probably the case that Lloyds have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Lloyds may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing was correctly and safely installed. The indemnity insurance merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.

The deeds to our house can not be found. The lawyers who handled the conveyancing in Reading 4 years ago no longer exist. Will I be able to sell the house?

As long as you have a registered title the information relating to your ownership will be held by the Land Registry with a Title Number. It is easy to perform a search at the Land Registry, identify your house and order up to date copies of the Registered Entries for a small fee. If the title is Leasehold then the Land Registry will in most cases retain a file duplicate of the Registered Lease and again, a copy can be ordered for a small fee.

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