Specialist Property Solicitors Berkshire

For residents of Berkshire seeking conveyancing services or are looking to sell or purchase commercial property, get in contact with Charsley Harrison LLP. We are a well-established firm of solicitors that specialise in many legal services, including commercial and residential property. Our aim is to ensure a smooth transaction for you, making sure that you get the specialist advice you need.

To speak to one of our solicitors regarding your property matter, give us a call today on 01753 851 591. We look forward to discussing your situation and going through the various avenues we offer.

Specialist Property Solicitors Berkshire

Acquiring or selling property can be a stressful process depending on your current circumstances and whether it is a transaction for a residential or commercial property. Due to the legalities involved, it is essential that you hire experienced solicitors who are well versed in this area of the law.

Thankfully, we have a team of solicitors who have specialist experience in this arena. Hardeep Chana is our Head of Residential Conveyancing, while solicitor Christopher Tierney specialises in property law. Also, Senior Partner Bart Leach has experience in commercial property having worked with many national and international businesses.

The Most Reliable Property Solicitors Berkshire Has to Offer?

As a firm, we are known for our professional yet friendly approach. Our solicitors are well aware of the stresses and strains that come with any form of legal challenge, so we are here to help guide you through it. Rely on our expertise to get the results you need.

What Can Our Specialist Property Solicitors Do for You?

There are many different aspects of property law that we cover here at Charsley Harrison LLP. They range from commercial property acquisitions to conveyancing services for residential property transactions. Below, we have outlined the legal services that we offer.

Specialist Property Solicitors Berkshire

Commercial Property Solicitors Berkshire

As a leading commercial practice, you can trust our commercial property solicitors to take care of any project relating to high-value property deals. We represent many different businesses, ranging from local and national to international companies looking to expand their business property.

Among our extensive list of projects have been property deals involving office block development, warehouses, factories, bars, restaurants, and retail outlets. What makes our firm stand out among others that offer commercial property services is that many of our solicitors also have business acumen.

When it comes to the acquisition of commercial property, it has to be approached in a different way to residential purchases and sales. Members of our team have business experience, so will make sure that all the relevant criteria are ticked off during high-value deals. Not only will we focus on the legal aspect, but we will also aim to add value to your transaction.

Our solicitors will save you time, money, and staff resources by taking a commercially-centric approach, something that you won’t get from lawyers who are not commercially business minded. We aim to understand your business to ensure that we are securing the best deal for your circumstance.

There are various commercial property services that we offer, and they include freehold and leasehold acquisitions and disposals, as well as commercial developments. We can work on new leases for business tenants, lease renewals, disposals, and assignments. Our solicitors can also draw up new business tenancies and agreements under the Landlord and Tenancy Act 1954.

On top of that, we can work on behalf of property developers to acquire sites and sell plots, and provide advice on inheritance tax and business property relief. This is in reference to family-owned commercial property.

Residential Property Solicitors Berkshire

The process of buying or selling a residential property is extensive and can be stressful. As part of this process, you require the assistance of a solicitor to ensure that the transaction goes through smoothly. We provide a professional conveyancing service, one that takes care of all the legal matters involved in buying or selling a residential home.

Some people opt for cheap online deals without understanding the complexities of the property market. By coming to Charsley Harrison LLP, you will get direct access to a lawyer, who will take care of the entire conveyancing process at a fair and competitive rate. Our personable approach means that our solicitors will be available whenever you need them, whether that be over the phone, email, or in person.

We cover every aspect of residential property law, including the buying and selling of freehold property, as well as right-to-buy purchases. Our solicitors can also oversee the purchase and sale of plot and the buying and selling of leasehold property. We can instruct the transfer of equity transactions, including matrimonial transfers, and we also handle lease extensions. In addition to what has already been mentioned, we also cover:

  • Shared Ownership Schemes
  • Buy-to-Let Transactions
  • Drafting Leases
  • Auction Properties
  • Assured Shorthold Tenancies
  • Remortgages


Our extensive services will be delivered on a one-to-one basis. We will assign a specialist conveyancer to you, and they will be supported by an assistant, and you will only be dealing with them on a day-to-day basis. There is no risk of you being bounced back and forth between different lawyers.

You will also be kept abreast of all developments, and will never be left in the dark. Our knowledge is extensive, and we are fully aware of local planning policies and aspects that may become an issue later down the line. Rather than wait for a problem to arise, we will tackle it head on.

How Can Charsley Harrison Property Solicitors Help with Buying a Property?

Plenty of legal work needs to be undertaken when purchasing a residential property, and you can rest assured that our solicitors can handle all of it. Our fees cover every element, including registration at the Land Registry, Stamp Duty if the property isn’t in England, or Land Tax if you are purchasing in Wales.

Our property specialists will be honest and transparent from the start, informing you of the process and the various stages it entails. It is important to note that stages can vary depending on the circumstance, but generally, they follow a similar pattern. Initially, we will take your instructions and provide you with a client care letter.

Then, we will check that the finances are sufficient enough for the purchase and we will receive and advise on contract documents. The next stage will be to carry out searches or take out indemnity insurance. If needed, we will gather further planning documentation before making necessary enquiries to the solicitor of the seller.

Once those stages have been completed, we will provide you with the advice you need on all the documents and information gathered. Our solicitor will go through the conditions of the mortgage offered and then send a final contract for you to sign. The next step is to conduct pre-completion searches and then agree on a completion date.

At this point, we will exchange contracts and let you know when this has been done. Then, we will arrange the funds and finalise the purchase. The last few tasks are to sort the Stamp Duty/Land Tax payment and apply for registration at Land Registry.

It is important to note that it takes, on average, around 6-10 weeks for the purchase to be complete but there are factors to consider. If the selling party has a chain, then the process could take longer, and for a first-time buyer it could take up to 12 weeks. For those looking to buy a leasehold property with a lease extension, it could take between 3-6 months to complete.

how Can Charsley Harrison Property Solicitors Help with Selling a Property?

If you are looking to sell your current home or a portfolio of properties, our dedicated conveyancers can help. With regards to the process, the steps are fairly similar to the ones taken when purchasing a property. No two property transactions are the same, so depending on the circumstances, the process could differ, but they generally take the same route.

Like when purchasing a property, we will send out a client care letter to you to begin with. Then, our solicitors will prepare the contract documents and send them to the solicitor of the buyer. If they come back with any enquiries, we will answer them and then advice you on the documents and information we have.

The next step is to send you the final contract to sign and then we will agree a completion date. At this point, contracts can be exchanged and you will be notified when this happens. Before completing the same, we will redeem any mortgages on the property, pay estate agents if necessary and account to you for net proceeds. Once all that is done, we can finalise the sale.

Other Practice Areas

Here at Charsley Harrison LLP, we are known for our conveyancing and commercial property services, but we offer plenty more legal advice. Due to our impressive team, we have specialists in all corners of the law. Our aim is to give people and businesses the legal advice and practice that they need to achieve the outcome they desire.

In every case we get involved in, particularly if it is a dispute, we seek a fair outcome and aim to resolve it quickly to alleviate the stress it can bring. As well as legal property services, we also specialise in the following:


About Charsley Harrison LLP Solicitors

As mentioned, our solicitors specialise in various sectors of the law. This allows us to provide wide-ranging legal services to the community. Our firm is currently made up of 12 professionals, including two Senior Partners and three Partners. Each lawyer is a member of professional groups and we also have a Notary Public among our Partners.

You can trust our expertise and integrity as we are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, and we have been recognised for our practice standards under the Conveyancing Quality Scheme. Within our group are solicitors that have been recognised individually by numerous professional bodies.

There is no doubt that our credentials are impressive, but what’s most impressive is that every single member of our firm shares the same goal; to help you with immediate legal concerns. Our professionals go above and beyond to ensure that you get the best legal support possible.

Why Should You Choose Our Specialist Property Solicitors in Berkshire?

Here at Charsley Harrison LLP, we cater to many clients that have zero legal knowledge or a background in law, so we make sure that you’re not bombarded with legal jargon. It is important to us that you feel comfortable and in the loop with any legal processes that we undertake. Experience and recognition are essential when looking for a law firm to represent you in a legal matter.

Thankfully, we have a long-established standing in the realm of law having come into the fray in the late 19th century. Our impressive history gives clients peace of mind, and you can rest assured that we have adapted as the law has changed around us. Over time, we have cemented links with other specialists, including barristers, surveyors, overseas law firms, and accountants.

Our extended knowledge helps us to secure the best outcome for clients, whether private or commercial. Also, the advice we provide is very cost-effective as we don’t just tell you what you want to hear. Our solicitors are honest and transparent, providing direct access, which is something you may not get at another firm.

Contact Us

Whether you require legal assistance in the acquisition of a large commercial property, or you are looking to buy or sell a residential property, get in touch with our solicitors. No matter is too complex for us to take on thanks to years of training in the legal system. There is no doubt that we are the go-to solicitors for all specialist property matters.

To book a consultation call 01753 851 591. Alternatively, you can contact us by filling in our online form with your details. We vow to get back to you as soon as possible.