Conveyancing Solicitors Reading


Trusted by 100s of clients to help them with their conveyancing in Reading, giving us detailed knowledge of the local housing market. We offer an Excellent service and we can solve any property challenge along the way.


"Had an amazing service. Completed on a house sale in 28 days the quickest ever. Great communication and got the job done. I hope to do business with you again very soon."

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On 99% of Lender Panels*
Conveyancing Quality Scheme

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No Sale No Fee Conveyancing

No Sale No Fee***

Look no further for your conveyancing solicitor in Reading

Whatever your property challenge, we can solve it.

Selling a property in Reading

Your conveyancing solicitor's role, when selling a property in Reading, will include:

  • Draft contracts – Your solicitor drafts the initial legal contract to be sent to the buyer's solicitor.
  • Responding to enquiries – your solicitor responds to any questions the buyer's solicitor may have (this is where you'll find out if you are missing documents, which can cause delays to your sale).
  • Investigating issues – your solicitor may need to complete further investigation to try and satisfy them.
  • Exchange contracts – once the buyer's solicitor has satisfied their enquiries, contracts are finalised and exchanged
  • Day of completion – your solicitor receives the money for the sale, discharges the mortgage (if required), pays the estate agent, deducts their fee and then sends the net sale proceeds to you.
  • Post completion – your solicitor receives the DS1 discharge documents and, when leasehold, settles your liabilities for ground rent and service charges.

Our conveyancing solicitors' cost for selling a property in Reading starts from £723 INC VAT.

Buying a property in Reading

  • Draft contracts – Your solicitor reviews the draft contract sent by the seller's solicitor.
  • Raising enquiries – your solicitor will ask the seller's solicitor questions based on the contract, title, and property documents to protect you from any nasty surprises.
  • Exchange contracts – once your solicitor is satisfied with their enquiries, they agree with the seller to finalise and exchange contracts
  • Day of completion – on the day of completion, your solicitor transfers the money for the sale.
  • Post completion – following completion, your solicitor makes an application to the Land Registry to register you as the new owner.

Our conveyancing solicitors' cost for buying a property in Reading starts from £723 INC VAT.

Add or remove someone from a property title in Reading

With a Transfer of Equity, you can buy someone out of a shared property and remove them from the title, or add someone to the title, making them a joint owner. This service includes:

  • Solicitors fees including ID checks, office copies
  • Land Registration fees
  • (if party being removed) ID1 Form verification fee
  • (if mortgage) Change of mortgage fee
  • (if leasehold) Notice fee to freeholder

Our conveyancing solicitors' cost for a Transfer of Equity in Reading starts at £363 INC VAT.

If someone is giving up their share of the property for less than market value, they may be required to get independent legal advice, which will be an additional expense.

Switch your mortgage deal in Reading

Your remortgage solicitor will perform all the necessary checks, review your new mortgage offer, and update the Land Registry post-completion. The process is similar to when you purchase but should take less time, as the solicitor doesn't need to raise any legal enquiries.

If you own a leasehold property, your solicitor must carry out extra work to investigate the lease terms. Our conveyancing solicitors' cost for a remortgage in Reading starts at £363 INC VAT INC VAT.

Purchase the next chunk of your equity

When you're ready to buy the next chunk of the equity in your shared ownership property, a conveyancer will be required to handle:

  • The bank transfer;
  • obtaining a mortgage redemption statement from your existing lender;
  • receiving your new mortgage offer and confirming the lender terms;
  • receiving the memorandum of staircasing;
  • handling completion;
  • filing SDLT form (if required); and
  • registration at the Land Registry.

Our conveyancing solicitors' cost for shared ownership staircasing in Reading starts at £569 INC VAT.

If you need to add someone to the legal title, you will need to pay an additional fee for a transfer of equity.

Paying off your Help to Buy equity loan

You'll need a solicitor to:

  • Receive redemption letter;
  • review title for ownership and restrictions;
  • obtain Authority to Complete;
  • draft a deed of postponement for your current lender;
  • handling completion;
  • bank transfer; and
  • if repaid in full, removal of the loan restriction at the Land Registry.

Our conveyancing solicitors' cost for Help to Buy loan redemption in Reading starts at £333 INC VAT.

Price based on a freehold with the loan being repaid in full using savings.

Why buy a home in Reading?

Reading is a large town in Berkshire. It combines excellent shopping and great leisure options with many housing choices. It hosts the University of Reading, the annual Reading Festival (in Little John's Farm on Richfield Avenue) and a number of prominent theatres, including the Hexagon. The town also has 5 Grade I listed buildings, including Reading Abbey and Greyfriars Church.

Reading Hospital information

West Berkshire Community Hospital, London Road, Benham Hill, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG18 3AS

Royal Berkshire Hospital, London Road, Craven Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 5AN

The Berkshire Independent Hospital, Swallowscroft, Wensley Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 6UZ

Property Solicitors Reading, Transport information

Reading Railway Station is a major hub, offering connections to London Paddington, Birmingham, Oxford, Bristol and many other destinations. The M4 runs just to the south of the town (London to Wales) and the A33, heading south, links to the M3, which links London and Portsmouth.

Distance to Airports from Reading


AirportMiles by car
Heathrow26.4 miles
Luton56.3 miles
Southampton57.1 miles
Local Schools in Reading

Kendrick School, 41 London Rd, Reading, RG1 5BN

Blessed Hugh Faringdon Catholic School, Fawley Road, Southcote, Reading, RG30 3EP

Maiden Erlegh School, Silverdale Rd, Earley, Reading RG6 7HS

Conveyancing Solicitors in and around Reading

Our Reading conveyancing solicitors can help you with your conveyance locally or in any of the surrounding areas, including Earley, Newbury, Twyford, Wokingham, Pangbourne, Caversham and Bracknell.

Conveyancing Solicitors Reading

We have many offices throughout England and Wales, so you can find a solicitor near you.

Recently completed properties in Reading:
  • Kentwood Hill, Tilehurst, Reading, RG31 6DL
  • Matlock Road, Caversham Heights, Reading, Berkshire, RG4 7BS
  • Rotherfield Way, Reading, Berkshire, RG4 8PJ
  • Stanbury Gate, Spencers Wood, Reading, RG7 1SR
  • Birdhill Avenue, Reading, RG2 7JU

New build developers and developments in the area:
  • Reading Gateway (houses) – Church Lane, Three Mile Cross.
    Developed by Bewley Homes from our property solicitors Reading.

Reading Property Prices



Average property price in Reading£327,738
Population of Reading155,700


Property price data is sourced from the Land Registry House Price Index by Conveyancing Solicitors Reading.
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Are local conveyancing solicitors near me more expensive?

Local or high street solicitors conveyancing costs can often be more than those of online conveyancing solicitors. They may handle less cases or be working on a referral arrangement with a local estate agent.

We provide local services, nationally, online, so you get the best of both.

Why choose SAM Conveyancing Solicitors in Reading?

Whether you're buying, selling, remortgaging, extending a lease, staircasing shared ownership, or paying off your help to buy loan, you'll need a conveyancer to handle the legal side of things. With SAM you get the benefit of dedicated conveyancing executive who'll guide you through the process, from start to finish, at no extra cost. Available Monday to Saturday to answer all your questions, we'll bridge the gap between you and your solicitor, with regular updates in plain English.

We have hand selected some of the best conveyancing solicitors Reading has to offer, which are backed by a no sale no fee guarantee and the Reading conveyancing fee we quote is broken down so you can see exactly what your quote includes. What we quote you is the fixed price you will pay for the agreed work. No unpleasant surprises.

You'll also benefit form our state of the art Online Conveyancing Process to track your progress and next steps along the way.

Affordable Housing Schemes

Several affordable housing schemes in Reading help make buying a property more achievable. The work is more complex, and we have specialist conveyancing solicitors to handle the following:

  • Shared Ownership Solicitors
  • Right to Buy Solicitors Reading - speak to Reading Borough Council to find out if you are eligible
  • Discount Market Sale Reading - check with Reading Borough Council if they are running a DMS scheme


Property Solicitors Reading

You can rest assured that you're in good hands with our Conveyancing Solicitors Reading. They are skilled and experienced with complex transactions from a simple purchase for a property in Reading to a Sale and Purchase of a shared ownership property, executing a Deed of Trust simultaneously.

Are you buying or selling a short lease in Reading?

If there are 80 years or less on the Reading leasehold, it will be harder to mortgage. Whether you're buying or selling, you should consider extending the lease, which may be done before, during, or in some cases after the transaction.

Our specialist leasehold solicitors Reading have vast experience handling the extension of a short lease for the buyer or the seller; speak to a SAM advisor to get an inclusive fixed fee quote for leasehold conveyancing or share of freehold conveyancing today. Property Challenges Solved.

Frequently Asked Questions: Conveyancing Solicitors Reading



Average conveyancing fees in London can be slightly higher than the rest of the country. Depending on the property's price and the transaction's complexity, you could pay several hundred to a couple of thousand pounds. Our conveyancing fees in Reading start at £723 INC VAT.

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It's unnecessary to have a local conveyancing solicitor as the process is the same throughout England and Wales. You should prioritise service and efficiency over proximity to Reading, when choosing your conveyancing solicitor.

Many factors can delay conveyancing in Reading. A simple transaction can be completed in less than two months, but the average is closer to 12-16 weeks.

CQS Accreditation

All our panel solicitors are CQS accredited. You can trust the Conveyancing Quality Scheme for the highest standards of conveyancing.

Fixed Fee

Don't bother with an 'estimate' fee. You want to make sure that your total fee is fixed (they can't charge you more later) and it includes all the necessary components. We build your quote based on each of the costs involved in a standard transaction based on the information you give us, with no sneaky extra fees. If you have additional requirements, speak with a helpful team member to ensure everything you need is covered within your quote.

No Sale No Fee

Choose a conveyancing solicitor in Reading who offers a No Sale No Fee Guarantee, like ours. If your first sale or purchase falls through, the money you've spent with us will go toward your next one. Terms apply.

Reviews

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Communication

Not knowing what is going on is the most frustrating thing for a client. Many solicitors are too busy doing legal work to answer all their clients call for updates. With SAM Conveyancing, you'll have a dedicated conveyancing executive available Monday to Saturday. They'll keep you in the loop on progress, translate the legal jargon, chase your solicitor when required and email you about milestones.

Value

Get a fully comprehensive quote covering all your needs so you can accurately compare your options to ensure you're paying a good price.

Online conveyancing is just as safe as you protect your data on the internet as you would in any other transaction. Online conveyancing means speedier turnaround times on documents, more convenient meetings and lower running costs for the firm. We pass our savings on to you.

Yes, if you're buying and selling simultaneously, the same conveyancing solicitor can handle both transactions, saving you money, as you'll only have to do the 'new client' admin once.

1. Get a mortgage in principle

Know what you can afford to save wasting time on any false starts.

2. Instruct your conveyancing solicitor before you make your offer

Waiting until your offer is accepted can delay your transaction. As early as possible, inform them of any details, such as gifted deposits. An online service reduces snail mail delays and waiting for physical meetings, which can be conducted by video call.

3. Apply for your mortgage quickly

You can submit your application as soon as your offer is accepted. An independent broker can help speed this along.

4. Order your searches and surveys

Ordering these early can speed up your conveyancing process, especially if local authorities face delays. However, it is usually considered prudent to time this with the rest of your chain if a transaction falls through.

5. Get your building insurance ready

You'll need insurance from the exchange so research & compare insurance quotes, once your solicitor is instructed.

6. Paperwork (When selling)

Ensure you have your paperwork, including energy performance & FENSA certificates.

Berkshire Conveyancing Solicitors for local buying, selling, transfer of equity and remortgageBerkshire is a county which touches a small part of the borders of West London. It is a home county (because it borders Greater London) and is often called Royal Berkshire because it contains Windsor and Windsor Castle. It hosts a number of iconic UK landmarks, such as Ascot (Ascot Racecourse), Wentworth (Golf Course), Sunningdale (Golf Course), Virginia Water, Windsor Great Park and Eton School. Virginia Water was the first postcode area where the average property price exceeded one million.

Like many of the home counties, there are many essentially commuter dormitory settlements which house London workers. Reading (which is Berkshire's county town), in particular, is a larger one and is popular because of its very fast rail links to Central London - there are many one-stop services to London Paddington and it is also due to be the western terminus of the Crossrail line.


Reading Housing Market Reports

*Mortgage lenders choose which solicitors they will or won't work with. Our panel solicitors are on 99% of mortgage lender panels. Our panel solicitors are currently not on the panel for Kent Reliance (when buying through Shared Ownership) and the Islamic Development Bank. Tell us who your lender is and we will assign you an approved panel solicitor.
**Our panel of solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and conveyancing work is accredited with the Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme.
***No Sale No Fee applies to any sale or purchase quote except auction and right to buy. Read our No Sale No Fee Policy.

What are the conveyancing costs?

Reading Conveyancing Solicitor fees vary between online conveyancing solicitors, high street conveyancers or housing solicitors introduced by your estate agent.

The actual conveyancing costs, outside of the legal work, should be fixed, including:

For buyers: stamp duty, land registration, property searches, ID searches and leasehold charges (if buying a leasehold property).

For sellers: office copies, title plan and management information (if selling a leasehold property).

Make sure to budget for all of the above conveyancing costs and to get a fixed fee conveyancing quote from several firms, to compare value.

Making the right choice of solicitor is key to the whole process: