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Conveyancing in Tilehurst Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 21/04/17

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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Which of the lender panels in Tilehurst are your solicitors on?

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Most lenders in Tilehurst are on our panels. Tilehurst lenders and mortgage specialists include Beechwood Mortgages Ltd, 68 School Rd, Tilehurst, Reading, RG31 5AW, I G Mortgages, 51 Westwood Rd, Tilehurst, Reading, RG31 5PL, and Village Financial Services, 92 School Rd, Tilehurst, Reading, RG31 5AU.

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What type of due diligence about the risk and history of possible flooding in the Berkshire area will a solicitor in Tilehurst look over?

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A residential property conveyancing lawyer conducts official conveyancing searches that will include Tilehurst flood risk area data. In addition your Tilehurst solicitor may propose a more detailed specialist search.

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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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Which individual searches does my Tilehurst property solicitor order when carrying out the conveyancing for a Tilehurst property?

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The customary procedure will be to get these searches - Local Authority, Drainage Search and Environmental and occasionally unique particular e.g. a Development reports.

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What would the charge for the searches total?

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With Homeward Legal, Tilehurst conveyancing clients are charged at most £249 for conveyancing searches. Searches are paid to a third party, and are charged 'at cost'.

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Is the High Speed Two line going to impact homes in Brent?

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Yes, HS2 will affect some properties in North Wembley's local authority. North Wembley Properties within 200m of the line will be identified during a search, but disruption, noise and vibration pollution may affect a much wider area.

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For fast conveyancing on the purchase of a £924k house, how can we speed things up?

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Instructing a proactive, diligent conveyancing solicitor is the key to moving faster. Ask these questions when identifying your conveyancer:

  • Do they offer 'instant' online quotes?
  • Which communication methods do they use? Days can be wasted waiting for letters in the post which could be emailed or faxed.
  • Do they work on a 'no sale, no fee' basis?

 
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