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Updated: 16/10/16

Reading information:

As reported in the most recent (2011) national census, Reading's population is 778,677 spread over an area of 196,322 hectares (485,122 acres) which equals a density of residential population of 4 people per hectare or 1.6 per acre.

Reading's nearest airport is White Waltham, Waltham Rd Airport (10 miles). Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 23 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 21 mile s, Farnborough (TAG London) Airport is 15 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 23 miles, White Waltham Airport is 10 miles, Blackbushe Airport is 11 miles and Booker Airport is 14 miles away and the closest station to Reading is Reading, approximately a mile away.

Motorists are well catered for with Reading ideally situated with good major road access roughly 1.5m of the A329M.

Bath Road Day Reading is the most convenient hospital for Reading.


How do I find the cheapest Reading conveyancing quote?


Numerous firms advertise so-called cheap conveyancing. Often extra costs are often hiding in the solicitor's terms. Additional charges needs to be fair. Homeward Legal quotes offer a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.


What environmental concerns can impact land in Reading, and will they be properly investigated?


Property in Reading is contaminated by many natural causes and human activities, like sand or gravel pits or a proximate telecommunications base station. An environmental search will give more information. Contamination can be caused by Reading waste sites, including Smallmead, Bennet road, Berkshire, RG2 0JL.


How soon should we instruct a conveyancing solicitor?


Generally, the earlier, the better, as conveyancing involves several tasks which may begin very early in the process. Some groups advocate postponing instruction until a chain is completed, but opting to delay can jeopardise your sale or purchase.


What will the council tax cost for a Thirties Band G flat in Reading?

Your relevant council tax band will usually be reported as part of the conveyancing report on title along with the local council. The correct rates for residents of Reading are published online at the Reading local authority website. At the time of writing on 31 December 2012 the different rates are:

  • Band A - £999.00
  • Band B - £1,166.00
  • Band C - £1,332.00
  • Band D - £1,499.00
  • Band E - £1,832.00
  • Band F - £2,165.00
  • Band G - £2,498.00
  • Band H - £2,998.00


My wife and I are buying in Reading. Are there any conservation areas in the area?


With over 8,000 conservation areas throughout the country, the areas in or near Reading will include a range of areas of architectural merit designated as protected. Caversham Surley Row, Caversham St. Peters and Reading Market Place/London Street are among the conservation areas in Reading. A solicitor will address the impact buying in a conservation area may have and provide more details for conservation areas in Reading.


Which particular searches will my conveyancer in Reading do when instructed on a Reading property?


The common conveyancing protocol will be to get Local Authority Search, Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal) and Environment Search and perhaps less common searches, which may include a Commons Search.


In a few weeks I am looking to be moving from our terraced residence in Reading to a new home in Newbury , what is the optimum stage to choose a removal company?


The most sensible course of action is for buyers to avoid arranging a removal company until after both sides have accepted by both parties an absolute completion date that occurs after contracts are signed. Try Removals Of Berkshire, 108 Mount St, Reading, RG2 0AB Call: 0800 644 6901 or Two Men & Van, 110 Mount St, Reading, RG2 0AB Telephone: 0118 967 6701.


I am intending to buy a converted chapel in the parish of Reading St Mary. Do we need a chancel search?


The conveyancer is likely to recommend a chancel search, irrespective of the parish in which the building being purchased is found. Chancel repair may be imposed on owners of a building where Parochial Church Councils (PCCs) have previously chosen not to do so. Even if liability is unlikely, indemnity insurance is a sensible precaution.