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Conveyancing in Burnham Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 22/04/17

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.


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.


What will the council tax cost for a Fifties Band E apartment in Burnham?


Your pertinent band will conventionally be given in the conveyancer's title report, as well as by the local authority. Correct rates for residents of Burnham are set out at the South Bucks council site. At the time of writing, 06 November 2012, rates for all bands are:

  • Band A - £993.00
  • Band B - £1,158.00
  • Band C - £1,324.00
  • Band D - £1,489.00
  • Band E - £1,820.00
  • Band F - £2,151.00
  • Band G - £2,482.00
  • Band H - £2,978.00


What particular conveyancing searches does the Burnham property lawyer order when carrying out the conveyancing for a Burnham flat?


The routine legal protocol will be to get Local Authority, Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal) and Environment Search and perhaps specific local searches for example Company Searches.


Would you advise taking action to avoid paying stamp duty?


Stamp duty is generally due on purchases over 125,000 pounds. Stamp duty reduction is not recommended for purchases in Burnham. These schemes are costly and , if a scheme is challenged, you can be fined up to 100% of the amount owed, in additional to the tax itself.


Sudden personal circumstances mean we need to hurry up and exchange contracts on the conveyancing process on a leasehold apartment quickly, do Homeward Legal have any especially very fast Burnham solicitors ?


Homeward Legal adopts a highly efficient approach to completing the conveyancing as fast as possible.

Having invested in new online completion systems . We always also give you a qualified conveyancing lawyer trained to communicate with the complete chain such as lenders, for a fast conclusion.


In about five weeks we are shortly going to move from our period residence on the outskirts of Burnham to a new dwelling in Buckingham , at what point to book a removals firm?


Most solicitors will advocate that you put off booking a removals company until exchange of contracts has occurred as an agreed moving date wont have been agreed.

The greater majority of home removals firms might charge a cancellation penalty . Local home mover companies include Jerry's, 50 The Green, Burnham, Slough, SL1 7BG Phone: 01628 543718 or J F Carter, 52 Britwell Rd, Burnham, Slough, SL1 8DH Tel: 01628 661619.


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.