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Conveyancing in Tilehurst Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 20/04/18

Tilehurst is about 1m of junction entry 12 Westbound of the M4.

Tilehurst's closest airport is White Waltham, Waltham Rd Airport (13 miles). Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 25 miles, Farnborough (TAG London) Airport is 17 miles, White Waltham Airport is 13 miles, Blackbushe Airport is 14 miles and Booker Airport is 16 miles away and Tilehurst's nearest train station is Tilehurst.

Prospect Park Reading is the neighbouring hospital for Tilehurst.

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How do we get the cheapest conveyancing solicitors in Tilehurst?

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Both high-street and online law firms promote so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing', however extra charges are frequently hidden in the solicitor's terms of engagement. Busy, stressed property buyers and sellers ignore these terms at their peril. Extra fees ought to be fair. A quote should also clearly state any disbursements.The Homeward Legal quote calculator will confirm the solicitors' fees, based on the property you are buying.

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Does your solicitors company do the conveyancing of property auction properties in Tilehurst?

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Yes - Our firm is very capable working with buyers at auction. Often more complicated to convey houses are purchased in property auctions and these demand more review before committing. Conveyancers therefore advise that buyers at auction choose a local lawyer in advance of the auction day to allow for a thorough investigation of the legal documents.

After the property auction date, the solicitor will be focused on finish the auction conveyancing process in less than the 28 day time frame as conventionally required by the auction conditions.

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As a result of the fact that last year was second wettest year since records began we are concerned that environmental searches may not be exacting enough?

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A qualified solicitor in Tilehurst will carry out environmental searches if the standard searches establishes a risk.

Sometimes buyers speak to a neighbour of the property for additional confidence.

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When in the process is it appropriate to instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Tilehurst?

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Generally, instructing as soon as possible is wise. Prompt instruction of a firm could mitigate the chance of the sale or purchase aborting.

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Will the fixtures and fittings list things like external light fixtures?

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Property buyers are often frustrated by confusion regarding what fixtures and fittings are included. To avoid misunderstandings, a fixtures and fittings form should be agreed, clarifying to both parties what items will stay, and which will be removed.

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We are purchasing in Tilehurst. Can I confirm that the residence is in a designated conservation area?

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There are several conservation areas around Tilehurst. These restrictions can add to maintenance costs, but the benefits will include protection for trees and other flora.

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What environmental concerns can impact land in Tilehurst?

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Land will be contaminated by a range of environmental factors, and an environmental search should clarify to what extent a home is impacted by contaminants in the region including proximity to landfill sites or environmental radon sources.

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What do we need to calculate SDLT in Tilehurst, and what should we budget for a £708000 home?

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The Stamp Duty due is based on the purchase price. For a property bought for £708000, the SDLT rate is £28320.