Conveyancing in Berkshire

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Conveyancing Solicitors Berkshire

Welcome to In-Deed, a national group of conveyancers delivering professional conveyancing legal services for buyers and sellers in Berkshire and South East England. We offer a great value fixed fee conveyancing service contains no hidden extras to help you know from the outset about the rising cost of moving home. (See In-Deed's fixed fee promise) Whether you are moving to or from South East England, In-Deed will make your property sale or purchase simple.

Berkshire Property Price Data

Reading House Prices (in £1000's)
  Oct-10 Oct-11 Oct-12 Oct-13
195 192 197 203

House values have risen in Reading, from 2010 to 2013. Properties purchased averaged £202, 807 (source: Land Registry) in October 2013.

Residential property prices are expected to continue increasing throughout 2014 by up to 8%. Possible reasons for the positive property market include Help to Buy and cheaper credit. Despite predictions, for pundits, a correction may be due by 2016.

Recent property transactions

  • Freehold Sale - Florence Gardens, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG18, £225, 000
  • Freehold Sale - Rosemary Gardens, Thatcham, RG18, £300, 000
  • Freehold Sale - London Road, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG18, £325, 000
  • Freehold Purchase - Yattendon Road, Thatcham, RG18, £285, 000
  • Freehold Sale - Vicarage Lane, Thatcham, RG18, £750, 000

Berkshire Solicitors Legal Fees

All too often solicitors hide fees in their small print. In some cases these charges may be an obvious part of the standard conveyancing transaction from the commencement.

Keep an eye out for items such as added legal costs for right to buy purchasers or for bank TT's. In-Deed's fixed fee quote means no hidden additional fees to worry about for your Berkshire move.

See details of our fixed fee guarantee.

Residential conveyancing guide

Choosing a quote

Selecting the agent's option is often not cost-effective, so many home movers do more research to find conveyancing solicitor. Focus on fixed-fee quotes that have 'no move, no fee' protection, but ensure that you check the small print for additional hidden fees.

Appointing your selected solicitor

When you have decided which solicitor you wish to do the legal process for your Berkshire sale or purchase you must formally engage their services. You should scour the solicitors small print for supplementary charges, for instance fees for acting on a shared ownership matter, before you consent to them.


The contract confirms information about the transaction itself including the sale price and the deposit and details of the two parties, and is sent to the buyer's solicitor from the seller's. The contract is finalised, and a day may be agreed for completion.

Ordering searches

Environmental, Drainage and Water, Chancel Liability and Local Authority are the common searches generally expected by mortgage lenders, and these look into numerous factors including environmental issues.

Exchange of contracts

Once terms are settled and the deposit is arranged, contracts are exchanged. Both parties are now obliged to complete the transaction.


The deeds are handed over to the purchaser, once payment of the funds that are due is made. The keys to the property are collected.

Post Completion Work

Now that you have completed, the conveyancing solicitor now has a number of tasks to complete such as registering the property at HM Land Registry.

Help to Buy Conveyancing

The Help to Buy scheme assists first-time buyers and home movers with a deposit of at least 5%. In order to be eligible for the Help to Buy scheme, the home being bought needs to be not Buy to Let, and you must not have an interest in any other property.

Speak to the Money Advice Service, or your local Help to Buy agent for more information.

Conveyancing when Remortgaging a property in Berkshire

When you are remortgaging a property in Berkshire you are going to need a solicitor. In-Deed have invested in leading online conveyancing systems assisting our solicitors in delivering a quick but individualised legal service.

Online Conveyancing

Automated updates and casetracking are included among the commonly advertised advantages of conveyancing online.

The key to a faster, easier move is a communicative solicitor, irrespective of the technology they use. With our conveyancing solicitors, buyers and sellers receive the advantage of modern conveyancing developments and the guidance of a dedicated, high street conveyancing solicitor.