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Conveyancing in Burnham Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 23/07/17

Burnham area information

Dorneywood Garden National Trust , Wexham Bucks Windmill, Dorney Court Historic Houses Association and Windsor Castle Castle are close at hand to Burnham.

Motorists are well served with Burnham ideally situated with very good major road access around 1.5m of the M4 Junction 7 Westbound.

The nearest airport to Burnham is White Waltham, Waltham Rd Airport (5 miles). Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 10 miles, London Heliport Airport is 22 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 9 miles, Farnborough (TAG London) Airport is 19 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 11 miles s, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 11 miles s, Elstree Airport is 17 miles, White Waltham Airport is 6 miles, Blackbushe Airport is 17 miles and Booker Airport is 8 miles away and the closest train station to Burnham is Burnham.

The most convenient hospital is Huntercombe Maidenhead.


How do I get the best rates for conveyancing in Burnham for a £772,000 residence?


Many homeowners seeking discount conveyancing are caught out by the lure of very low conveyancing rates. Many solicitors promote supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', but additional costs may increase the solicitor's invoice. The online quote calculator can generate an accurate statement of the legal fees for the property you plan to buy.


In relation to the fact that last year was second wettest year since 1920, I am wondering whether conveyancing and environmental searches won't be sufficient?


Flood searches carried out by your property solicitor in Burnham should include a more rigorous flood search if required.

Property purchasers sometimes speak to a future neighbour for added confidence if still concerned.


Do you work with mortgage lenders with branches in Burnham?


The Homeward Legal group work closely with many lenders registered with the Council of Mortgage Lenders. A number of mortgage

specialists operate in Burnham, including Mace Julian & Associates, 72 West St, Marlow, SL7 2BP, Independent Mortgage Consultancy Ltd, Summit House/London Rd, Bracknell, RG12 2AQ, and Think Mortgages Ltd, The Barn/Brooklyn/Forest Rd, Warfield, Bracknell, RG42 6AJ.


We have a found a home to buy. How do we ensure fast conveyancing?


Essential to moving faster is to use a proactive and experienced solicitor. There are a number of things you as the buyer could do to speed up the legal work, including, quickly answering your solicitor's questions, getting your mortgage offer in place and keeping in regular contact with your solicitor.


What can affect land in Burnham, and are they comprehensively investigated?


Residential property would be contaminated by a range of factors caused by man and by nature, such as radioactive substances in the region or sand or clay quarries. An environmental search will reveal this in more detail.


If we plan to buy near Burnham, in the parish of Long Crendon, do we need a chancel search?


Whichever Burnham parish in which you are purchasing, a conveyancing lawyer could advise a chancel search. In older areas of Burnham, chancel repair has the potential to be charged on the current owners of a house where Parochial Church Councils have not imposed the same liability on the last owners. Even if liability is unlikely, indemnity insurance is a sensible precaution.


Do your solicitors administer residential property auction conveyancing in Burnham?


Yes - Our residential property lawyers frequently do the legal conveyancing buyers at auction. Homeward Legal always advocate bidders to choose an experienced lawyer in advance of the day of the auction for a full review of the auction legal pack,

After the property auction date your experienced lawyer is completely geared up to completing the conveyancing inside 4 weeks as required .


When should I speak to a solicitor in Burnham?


Generally, the sooner the better. The legal work can then start very early in the process. Instructing a conveyancing firm early for a purchase means that you can shave days off the process by having the details of your instructed solicitor ready when you make an offer, or, if you are selling a property, paperwork can be prepared, even before a buyer is found.