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Conveyancing Solicitors Reading

In-Deed is a country wide group of conveyancers which delivers client focussed property legal services for residential property buyers and sellers in Reading and throughout Berkshire. In-Deed's solicitors work on a No Completion, No Fee basis so you don't need to incur any fees unless you actually move. Here we give you success focussed solicitors for your Reading move and an excellent conveyancing service that stands out from the rest.

House Price Data in Reading

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

Property prices in Reading have risen over the last four years. Rising by £6, 214 in comparison to last year, in October 2013, the Land Registry recorded residential purchases with an average of £202, 807.

Character homes in the Caversham Surley Row, Caversham St. Peters, Reading Market Place, London Street, Reading Russell St, Castle Hill, Reading St. Marys Butts, Castle Street, Reading Eldon Square, Reading South Park, Reading Downshire Square, Tilehurst Routh Lane, Reading The Mount, Reading Horncastle, Reading Redlands, Reading Christchurch, Reading Alexandra Road and Reading Kendrick Road conservation areas tend to be more sought after and can command a higher premium.

Property prices in the UK are predicted to continue increasing through 2014. Likely causes of the uptick include greater availability of mortgages.

Recent property transactions

  • Freehold Sale - Dickens Close, Caversham, Reading, Berkshire, RG4, £225, 000
  • Freehold Sale - Northbrook Road, Caversham, Reading, Berkshire, RG4, £310, 000
  • Freehold House Purchase - Kingswood Court, Southcote Road, Reading, RG30, £180, 000
  • Leasehold Purchase - Rembrandt Way, Reading, RG1, £153, 000
  • Freehold Purchase - Carey Street, Reading, RG1, £207, 500

Conveyancing Solicitor Fees In Reading

If you want a property lawyer that covers Reading, we offer a fixed fee quote with no concealed fees.

Far too many conveyancers hide further fees in their terms of their quote. Frequently these additional fees may be discernible from the very start i.e. when providing an initial quote. Check the small print for certain items like ancillary fees for acting for the mortgage company or for bank TT's (money transfers).

A guide to comparing conveyancing quotes from Reading solicitors

The trick to comparing Reading property lawyers quotes is to look through the small print for any additional fees. Why not read our incisive article that highlights everything to search for in the solicitors contractual terms when searching for any hidden costs e.g. fees for dealing with a freehold management company.

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Reading Local Council and Council Tax

Reading is in Reading Borough Council (Labour controlled). Council Tax bandings for 13\14 are as follows: Band A - £1, 021, Band B - £1, 191, Band C - £1, 361, Band D - £1, 531, Band E - £1, 872, Band F - £2, 212, Band G - £2, 552, Band H - £3, 063.

Living in the Reading area

Reading has a community of almost 155, 000 inhabitants and is located in Berkshire in South East England and is about 21 miles from the county administrative centre of Abingdon. Residents will enjoy Basildon Park and Fawley Court. The Zerodegrees, the All Bar One and the Purple Turtle are some of the local pubs.

Residents may also buy their groceries at Reading's Waitrose, on Oxford Road. This supermarket delivers more than a place where you pick up supper however. Living near a Waitrose can increase the sale price of your home by around twenty five percent. Agents may not be persuaded by this factor, even so this remains an issue to consider if moving into Reading.

How Your property lawyer Will Carry out the Conveyancing in Reading

  1. Deciding on a quote - The first step in the legal process is selecting a property lawyer to carry out the work. Don't rely on a low headline fee. Many cheap estimates may have hidden additional fees in the terms and conditions.

  2. Instructing a solicitor - First you should engage your conveyancer in Reading. To do this you must always check any terms of business accompanying the quote for any hidden conveyancing charges e.g. costs for acting on a shared ownership file, before you consent to them.

  3. The initial phases - This document collates the purchase price, details from the seller's title deeds, and the identities of the parties involved, and is sent to the buyer's conveyancing solicitor from the seller's. The final version is agreed, and preliminary dates may be set for exchange and completion.

  4. Obtaining the Home Buyer Survey - Property purchasers strongly encouraged to get a home survey as it will determine any possible defects like lack of internal support or dangerous modifications. Interlocking clay tiles are one of a number of a issue common in Berkshire.

  5. Conveyancing searches - Local Authority, Environmental, Drainage and Water, and Chancel Liability are the standard searches usually ordered by property lawyers. These searches investigate many matters including enforcement actions for a breach of planning permission. Your lawyer may also advise on potential further searches.

  6. Exchange of contracts - When the seller and purchaser are happy, both sides sign and send them to the other side. The buyer then pays the agreed deposit (in most cases 10% of the property price).

  7. Completion - The buyer will then pick up the keys to their new house after the seller's solicitor certifies that they have received, less the 10% deposit, the money that is due.

The Help to Buy programme

The Help to Buy scheme is planned to aid home movers and first-time buyers with a 5% deposit..

Call the Money Advice Service, or your local Help to Buy agent if you need more information. Radian (call 0238 062 8004) is Reading's Help to Buy agent.

Conveyancing when Remortgaging a property in Reading

In-Deed aim to furnish home owners remortgaging in Reading with an effective legal conveyancing service at competitive fixed fees. Our team of CQS solicitors can act on all major and smaller lender panels from Skipton Building Society to JPMorgan Chase Bank. Our team have invested in state of the art remortgage systems assisting our solicitors to give a communicative and personal service.

Online Conveyancing

Conveyancing technology, such as solutions like case management systems, is marketed by many conveyancers as a key driver for faster, cheaper conveyancing.

Most important, a critical component of a faster, easier move is a proactive and communicative solicitor, irrespective of their technology. Working with In-Deed's solicitors, you get the advantage of online conveyancing technology and additionally the reassuring presence of a dedicated property lawyer.