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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 14/10/17

Transport and public service information if you’re buying or selling residential property in Maidenhead -

By road: Maidenhead is served by the M4, A308, A404(M), A404 and A440. By rail: The nearest train station is Maidenhead. By air: Maidenhead’s proximity to London means that there are eight accessible airports: Wycombe Air Park (10 miles), London Heathrow Airport (15), Blackbushe Airport and Northolt Jet Centre (both 22 miles away), TAG London Farnborough Airport (23), Elstree Aerodrome (36), London Luton Airport (45), and London Gatwick Airport (52 miles).

Hospital: Saint Mark’s, St. Mark’s Road, Maidenhead, SL6 6DU. Council: Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (www.rbwm.gov.uk).

Attractions: Ockwells Manor and Park, Windsor Great Park, Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Boulter’s Lock and Ray Mill Island, Thames Path, and Maidenhead Heritage Centre.

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When should we get a conveyancing solicitor to handle our purchase in Maidenhead?

In almost every case, the answer is the same: the sooner you appoint a solicitor, the better. Instructing a firm to handle your Maidenhead conveyancing early for a sale means that the appropriate documents can be prepared earlier, considerably accelerating the whole process. If you are buying, your offer may be taken more seriously if you already have a solicitor involved. Try Homeward Legal’s quote calculator, or call our team of conveyancing experts on 0800 038 6699 to obtain your fixed-fee quote backed up with our ‘No Move, No Fee’ guarantee.

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We are planning to buy a newly-constructed home in Maidenhead, so do we need to have searches undertaken?

Searches are a necessary and legally prescribed set of queries performed on your behalf (for example, a British waterways search, contaminant assessment in the environment search, or a local council planning search). Buyers should be aware that these searches will only cover issues and defects relating to the property's legal title and not anything to do with the structural integrity of the property being bought, for which Homeward Legal strongly advises ordering a building survey.

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Why does sale-conveyancing work in Maidenhead take so much time and effort? Isn't it a simple matter of filing paperwork?

Maidenhead conveyancing can be delayed by any number of unpredictable and predictable reasons. However, at Homeward Legal, we aim to diminish the effect of these delays or proactively remove the hurdles before become an issue where practicable. Our solicitors are chosen for their diligence and willingness to go the extra mile to manage your transaction and complete as early as possible. Give our team a call on 0800 038 6699 to discuss your conveyancing needs and to receive your free, fixed-fee quote.

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What will be the SDLT for a £845,000 residence I am purchasing in Maidenhead?

The Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) rate depends on a number of factors but principally on the purchase price if it was over £125,000. In the example cited, the duty owed on a property bought for £845,000 would be £32,250. Note that the government’s housing policies may change the rate or the trigger value. You might wish to use a stamp duty calculator like the one at www.stampdutycalculator.org.uk.

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Which mortgage lender panels in Maidenhead are you on?

We have solicitors who have experience working with the majority of lenders who assist home-buyers in Maidenhead, which means that we protect you from having to pay for their legal costs in arranging your mortgage. Lenders and mortgage specialists with offices in and around Maidenhead include:

  • H. C., Cannon Lane, Maidenhead, SL6 3NT
  • AFP Partnership Network, 44 Broadway, Maidenhead, SL6 1LU
  • Astor Mortgage Advisors, Broadway House, 21 Broadway, Maidenhead, SL6 1NJ
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What will the fees for searches total for our Maidenhead move?

With a Homeward Legal solicitor, Maidenhead clients are required to pay no more than £249 for standard Maidenhead conveyancing searches. Searches are disbursements paid to a third party, and will not be included in your solicitor's fees. Give Homeward Legal’s team a call on 0800 038 6699 to discuss your conveyancing requirements and to obtain a free fixed-fee quote.

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Flood-risk searches are standard procedure for home-buyers, but when one considers recent events (e.g. the Met Office projecting more intense rainfall), are they actually good enough to ascertain the evolving local Maidenhead flood-risk?

Environmental searches will be conducted by your property lawyer in Maidenhead, which will include looking at the available data regarding the historical flooding in the area. If the results deem the risk to be significant, your solicitor can also include a more thorough Landmark flood search. If you are still anxious about the flood-risk impact, you could contact a neighbour or perhaps a nearby flood-damage expert, such as: CRL Fire & Flood Damage Ltd., Unit 8, Fullers Yard, Sheephouse Road, Maidenhead, SL6 8HA (Tel: 01628 481612).

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Does Homeward Legal carry out the conveyancing of auction properties in Maidenhead?

Our firm has a long history of working for buyers and sellers at auction. Homeward Legal’s panel of solicitors and conveyancers have acted for numerous bidders at national and local auctions. If you formally instruct a qualified lawyer as early as possible, a full review of the legal papers can be carried out before the auction day itself. Then, following the property auction date, your selected conveyancer will be able to concentrate on briskly finishing all of the legal work within the limited timeframe, as usually required by the conditions of sale. To discuss your needs and to obtain your fixed-fee, ‘No Move, No Fee’-guaranteed quote, contact our auction experts on 0800 038 6699.

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Is there something we can do to avoid paying stamp duty to HM Revenue?

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Stamp duty mitigation should not be considered when purchasing in Maidenhead. Such schemes are highly expensive and the HMRC can review a scheme up to 6 years after a sale is completed .

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Which mortgage lender panels in Maidenhead are you on?

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We have solicitors who have experience working with the majority of lenders assisting home buyers in Maidenhead. Maidenhead lenders and mortgage specialists include A H C, Cannon La, Maidenhead, SL6 3NT, AFP Mortgages & Protection, 44 Broadway, Maidenhead, SL6 1LU, and Astor Mortgage Advisors, Broadway House/21 Broadway, Maidenhead, SL6 1NJ.

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There are a lot of books about doing your own conveyancing when selling a home - Would it be a silly move to enact the legals on our own?

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Technically, there is no reason at all why a home buyer cant complete the legal process unaided. That said, a conveyancing solicitor is familiar with a huge array of actions such as interpreting replies to enquiries or maintaining constant communication with agents many of which are more safely handled with appropriate a qualified professional. AT any rate solicitors firms are duty bound to be covered by appropriate insurance cover in order to protect you in the event of any errors.

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In a few weeks I am shortly going to move out of our semi detached residence in Maidenhead into our new abode in Hungerford what is the best point to choose a home removal company?

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Most property lawyers tend to advocate that home sellers wait until after contracts have exchanged as an absolute home moving date wont have been set.

For a local company Castle, Banham House/Forest Green Rd, Fifield, Maidenhead, SL6 2NR Telephone: 01628 620064 or Man With A Luton Van, 68 Brunel Rd, Maidenhead, SL6 2RT on 01628 635336.

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Why does sale conveyancing work require so much time and effort? Isn't it a simple matter of filing paperwork?

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Maidenhead conveyancing can be delayed. We aim to diminish the effect of these delays if it can be achieved. Reasons for delay can include waiting for responses from third parties.

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How long should the legal work to sell a house take? We have a buyer ready.

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The time required to transfer residential property varies, influenced by a number of issues such as matters where a property has a mortgage. 8 to 12 weeks is the average for many firms, whereas Homeward Legal aim for faster conveyancing, driving the transaction to complete within 6 to 8 weeks.

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We are planning to buy a newly-constructed home. Should we have searches undertaken?

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Searches are a prescribed set of queries performed on your behalf, for example a British waterways search. Buyers should be aware that, these searches will only cover issues and defects relating to the property's legal title.