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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Reading

A mortgage agreement from HSBC for the remortgage of my 2 bedroom flat is expected imminently. Are you able to suggest a low cost conveyancing lawyer in Reading?

You are on the wrong site if you are seeking the lowest fares for conveyancing solicitors in Reading. Our aim is to provide cost effective conveyancing but we do not aim to advertise as being the cheapest. Do not be seduced by brokers teasing you with £100 conveyancing in Reading. At best, in choosing a lawyer for cheap conveyancing, you will end up with what you pay for and at worst you will end up invoiced for additional fees and still not receive the service you were looking for.

Completed the sale of my flat in Reading last October but our buyer keeps e-mailing every few hours to moan that her solicitor needs to hear from mine. What should my lawyer have done following completion?

After completion of your disposal your lawyer is obliged to send the transfer deeds and all supplemental paperwork to the buyer’s lawyers. Depending on the transaction, your lawyer must also send confirmation that the legal charge in favour of the lender has been redeemed to the buyers solicitors. There is unlikely to be post completion procedures specific conveyancing in Reading.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold element on a property I put an offer in a fortnight ago in what was supposed to be a quick, no chain conveyancing. Reading is where the house is located. Is there any guidance you can impart?

Flying freeholds in Reading are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Reading you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds thoroughly. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Reading may ascertain 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.

How simple is it to switch firm as I have to retain a firm on the The Royal Bank of Scotland conveyancing list. I hired a local conveyancing solicitor in Reading five minutes from me but she is not accepted by The Royal Bank of Scotland

We will our best to assist in finding you a conveyancing solicitor in Reading on the The Royal Bank of Scotland panel. Please note that the solicitors that we work with do not pay us commission if you instruct them and are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority who oversee all conveyancing solicitors in Reading. In utilising the find a conveyancing solicitor tool on this site, you can compare and instruct different solicitors and conveyancers both nationally and in Reading.

My wife and I purchased a leasehold house in Reading. Conveyancing and Bank of Scotland mortgage are in place. I have received a letter from someone saying they have taken over the reversionary interest in the property. Attached was a ground rent demand for rent dating back to 1994. The conveyancing solicitor in Reading who acted for me is not around. What should I do?

The first thing you should do is contact HMLR to make sure that the individual claiming to own the freehold is in fact the new freeholder. There is no need to instruct a Reading conveyancing practitioner to do this as it can be done on-line for £3. You should note that regardless, even if this is the rightful freeholder, under the Limitation Act 1980 the limitation period for recovery of ground rent is six years.

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    Can you inform me if there are any major works on the horizon that will increase the maintenance costs? Is there a share of the freehold? Who takes charge for maintaining and repairing the block?

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