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
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.