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Conveyancing in Caversham Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 21/07/17

Useful local travel and services facts and figures ;

Caversham's nearest station is Reading and White Waltham, Waltham Rd Airport is 9 miles from Caversham. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 23 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 21 mile s, Farnborough (TAG London) Airport is 16 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 23 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 25 miles, White Waltham Airport is 9 miles, Blackbushe Airport is 12 miles and Booker Airport is 12 miles away.

Commuters are well served with Caversham enjoying very good major road access very close at a couple of miles of the A329M.

Reading, Royal Berkshire is the closest hospital to Caversham.

Q.

How do I find the best rates for conveyancing for a £782,000 property?

A.

Many online and high street conveyancers promote so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing', however extra charges may pad the final invoice. Any costs which are listed in terms and conditions needs to be fair. They be applicable if the solicitor must complete unanticipated additional work for you, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Based on the property you intend to buy, our online quote calculator will generate an accurate statement of conveyancing fees.

Q.

We are intending to buy a renovated investment property in a conservation area, how does one find data about the state of repair?

A.

Conservation areas in Caversham are set up by Reading who oversee things like the historic layout of roads to poorly maintained public spaces. English Heritage, a government body, maintain a list of the state of conservation areas.

Q.

What will the council tax cost me for a new build Band G maisonette in Caversham?

A.

Your pertinent council tax band will typically be detailed within the conveyancing report on title, and by the governing local authority. The correct charges for homes in Caversham are listed online at the Reading

local authority site. At the time of writing (09 January 2013) rates are as follows:

  • 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

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What length of time should it take for my assigned lawyer to finish the legal process on the lower floor of building we are purchasing?

A.

Getting contracts exchanged can take anywhere between 3 weeks and twelve weeks, based on various factors like the efficiency of the seller's conveyancing solicitor, or the time taken getting replies to enquiries. Our highly lawyers are exceptionally focused on speed and communication, with a view to completing the process in as short a time as we can.

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How is Caversham contaminated land investigated?

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Property in Caversham is contaminated by a range of factors caused by man and by nature. Contaminants including masts or pylons should be reported on during conveyancing searches.

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Is your solicitor team set up to move fast on the conveyancing for residential property auction properties in Caversham?

A.

Yes - Indeed we are familiar with local and national auctions and commonly get instructed by buyers and sellers at auction. It is very important for buyers at auction to pick a good firm as rapidly as possible to allow for a detailed review of the auction legal pack well in advance of the actual auction.

After the property auction your chosen lawyer is completely focused on concluding the purchase in as short a time frame as typically required .

Q.

I am buying in Caversham, do we need 'conveyancing searches'?

A.

Searches are questions raised by the purchaser's solicitor, and refer to issues with the property's title.

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What sort of fact finding regarding the potential risk of flooding in the Berkshire area will a conveyancing solicitor in Caversham look into?

A.

A conveyancing solicitor makes an application for property environmental searches that should include Caversham flood risk area data information.

 
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