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Conveyancing in Shinfield Q & A's

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Updated: 29/04/17

Earley train station is about 3 miles from Shinfield. Blackbushe Airport is 7 miles from Shinfield. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 22 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 21 mile s, Farnborough (TAG London) Airport is 12 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 22 miles, White Waltham Airport is 11 miles s, and Booker Airport is 16 miles away.

Shinfield is around 1m of the M4 junction entry 11 Eastbound.

Reading, Royal Berkshire is the closest hospital to Shinfield.


How do we get the best conveyancing rates in Shinfield for a £779,000 home?


Several conveyancers advertise so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', but additional charges are often hiding in the terms and conditions, left unread by preoccupied home owners Our quotes clearly state the solicitors' fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.


Are any conservation areas in Shinfield likely to affect us?


Areas deemed to be of historical merit, such as 19th century suburbs, will be designated as conservation areas. Your property solicitor will provide more details and address the impact buying in a conservation area may have.


Will a conveyancing solicitor inShinfield do official or personal searches on my property purchase?


Your conveyancing solicitor will make a recommendation as to the most appropriate route, depending on factors like lender requirements. If personal searches are used, your property lawyer will consider a search agent wit local experience such as PIE or Property Information Exchange Ltd, Wyvols Court, Swallowfield, Reading, RG7 1WY Tel: 01189 769 490.


Flood searches are based on archived data but when one considers recent events such as the fact that last year was second wettest year since on record, are they sufficient to see enough about the ever changing risk of flooding in Shinfield?

A qualified Shinfield solicitor will recommend that you apply for rigorous flood risk searches if the first searches establishes a significant risk Shinfield flooding risk.

You can always contact a next door neighbour for that additional peace of mind if still concerned.


How is stamp duty tax measured and what should we budget for a £954000 residential property?


The Stamp Duty payable is based on the value of the property. On a £954000 residential property, stamp duty will be £38160 (correct March 2013).


What type of local authority searches about the risk of floods in the Berkshire area will a conveyancer in Shinfield carry out?


A vital step in the conveyancing procedure of buying a property involves your conveyancing lawyer conducting property environmental searches that offer some details on the Shinfield flooding. A substantially more thorough flood risk search (most likely a Landmark Database search) might be recommended by a qualified conveyancing solicitor in Shinfield if in the event that the initial conveyancing searches show that there is a potential flood risk to the property.


Which government body is under obligation for safeguarding the state of repair of the conservation areas in Shinfield?


Local conservation areas are set up by the local authority (Wokingham) who manage everything from including things like ugly highway signs, removal of front gardens for parking and area development.

Following a campaign, English Heritage keep information on the state of repair of conservation areas in Berkshire and throughout England in addition to the vulnerability to deterioration or improvement.


We are purchasing a Shinfield house with Northern Rock - is there anything I need to consider?


Some lenders have decreased the number of firms on their approved panel, potentially creating higher legal costs for purchasers. Homeward Legal can act on behalf of the majority of lenders, keeping buyers' legal costs to a minimum.