By Frances Traynor
19th January 2018
"A team to trust throughout your home move."
If you need to release some equity from or remortgage your home, or you are simply buying or selling a property, then you should instruct a solicitor to complete the legal work.
The lawyers at Homeward Legal have many years of conveyancing experience in Maidenhead and throughout Berkshire. Our proactive, speed-focused approach means we often complete the transaction in the shortest possible time.
Our conveyancing solicitors perform all the legal work for your sale or purchase for a fixed rate.
We do not charge you any solicitors fees, if your Buckinghamshire house move does not complete.
Using local conveyancing expertise, our CQS solicitors will guide you through the details of the legal process.
No additional fees whatsoever.
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.Q.
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 Completion, No Fee’ guarantee.Q.
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.Q.
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.Q.
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.Q.
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:
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.Q.
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).Q.
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 Completion, No Fee’-guaranteed quote, contact our auction experts on 0800 038 6699.Q.
Our firm is very competent with buyers and sellers at auction. Homeward Legals panel of solicitors and conveyancers have acted for numerous bidders at national and local auctions that, amongst others, include Acuitus, Allsop (Commercial), Allsop (Residential), Auction House London, Award Property, Barnett Ross, Baxtons, Brendons Auctioneers, Countrywide Property Auctions and Drivers Norris.
Prepared buyers at auction know to formally instruct a qualified conveyancing lawyer as rapidly as possible for a full review. before the day of bidding.
Thereafter, following the property auction date your selected conveyancing lawyer is able to concentrate on briskly finishing all of the legal work within the limited time frame as usually required by the conditions of sale.Q.
Chancel repair can require owners in Maidenhead to fund upkeep of a church in the area. Insurance may be available to protect a buyer should a Maidenhead Parochial Church Council enforce liability. Church lands in the local area include All Saints , Boyne Hill, Parkside Hall, St Lukes Road, St Andrew and St Mary Magdalene and St Luke's Church.Q.
Local Maidenhead conservation areas are set up by the local South Bucks planning authority, who are responsible for everything from building materials to the stoppage of derelict buildings. English Heritage have assembled information in relation to the condition of conservation areas along with the trend of the area.Q.
Your solicitor is required to find out whether the property is within a designated conservation area, and if so whether any modifications have appropriate permissions.Q.
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.Q.
Environmental searches conducted by the Maidenhead property lawyer should also include a more thorough Landmark flood search if required.
If you are anxious you could contact a neighbour or nearby Berkshire flood damage expert, such as: CRL Fire & Flood Damage Ltd, 31 Cordwallis Rd, Maidenhead, SL6 7DQ Tel: 01628 407490.Q.
If land has been contaminated by previous industrial use, remediation is often feasible, but it can be costly, but this is generally the responsibility of local authorities to arrange, and a local service provider such as Slough & District Turf Supplies, South View/Money Row Green, Holyport, Maidenhead, SL6 2ND may be able to provide more information.