By Frances Traynor
19th January 2018
"The professional legal experts for your move."
If you are buying, selling or remortgaging a house or flat in Reading, you will have to instruct a solicitor to take care of legal work .
Homeward Legal's panel of solicitors have many years experience of conveyancing in Reading and across Berkshire and our pragmatic approach means we move you faster than other firms.
Our property lawyers handle all the conveyancing work for your move for a fixed cost.
If your Berkshire house move does not complete you will not be charged any solicitors fees.
Using local conveyancing experience, our CQS solicitors will guide you through the legal process.
No additional fees whatsoever.
If you are remortgaging, buying or selling or a bungalow or house in Reading, you will have to instruct a lawyer to handle the conveyancing work.
The conveyancing solicitors at Homeward Legal have many years of experience of conveyancing in Reading and around Berkshire. The pragmatism in our approach means we move you in the shortest possible time and faster than other firms.
Unwary home-buyers and -sellers should be conscious of the fact that several firms advertise so-called cheap conveyancing. Extra costs are often hiding in the solicitor's terms of engagement. Such additional charges need to be fair and clear. Homeward Legal never hide any costs, and our quotes offer a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction. Try our quote calculator, or call our team of conveyancing experts on 0800 038 6699 to discuss your needs.
Homeward Legal works closely with many lenders who are approved by the Council of Mortgage Lenders. A number of mortgage specialists operate in Reading, including:
Environmental searches conducted by a Reading conveyancing solicitor should include the more in-depth search (via the Landmark Information Group) if the risk is deemed significant enough. If you are still nervous about this, why not contact a local resident, perhaps a future neighbour, or a local Berkshire flood damage builder (e.g. AA Painters & General Handyman, 5 Laud Close, Reading, RG1 6RD (Tel: 07956 619611)).
There is no legal reason why you can’t take care of the greater majority of the legal process for your Reading property without the involvement of a conveyancer. In reality, though, a solicitor handles a large number of tasks (ranging from chasing replies to requisitions, or ensuring the seller is the rightful owner), many of which are better done by a skilled professional. More importantly, and the principal reason for avoiding do-it-yourself conveyancing, amateur lawyers are not covered by acceptable professional indemnity insurance which qualified legal firms are legally obligated to obtain.
A lot of property lawyers are far too slow which usually adds additional stress to the conveyancing process. With Homeward Legal, the conveyancing solicitors work fast and efficiently, and endeavour to communicate along the entire buyer and seller chain. In addition, they use modern practice management and technology systems to exchange on the property sale as quickly as possible. Contact our property experts at Homeward Legal for more information and advice.
On average, the time to complete the conveyancing is between one and three months. Unfortunately, the time taken to buy or sell residential property can vary considerably. This is based on several issues which may affect the smooth sale or purchase of your property (for instance, if a third party is slow to respond, or one of the buyers in the chain is waiting to hear back on a mortgage application). With our solicitors at Homeward Legal, every purchase is handled as fast as possible, without compromising on service. We aim to complete the conveyancing work within six weeks.
Reading has a history of contamination from industrial or agricultural, like much of the UK. The local authority for Reading will be able to provide more detail on cases of contamination (see the public service information section above).