Whether you’re a first-time property buyer or an experienced property developer, Barrett & Co. can help smooth what can often be a stressful process.
We’ve worked in residential conveyancing for over 25 years, are on the panel of all major mortgage companies, and each of our conveyancers has over 10 years’ experience in the residential property market, with great expertise in the Reading and Thames Valley areas. So, you can be assured of industry-leading advice at all times.
When we act for you, we’ll give you a direct contact email address, as well as communicating by letter and telephone, so you’ll always be able to reach us. This attention to detail and depth of expertise makes a real difference when it comes to overcoming obstacles and ensuring the best result. If you wish to come in to the office in central Reading, (Queen’s Road) then you are more than welcome to meet your team.
If you would simply like a quote at this stage please use our instant online calculator for your sale or purchase (or both)
Freehold and Leasehold
From your first flat to your dream retirement cottage, we can help you make it a reality – anywhere in England and Wales. Our no-obligation Conveyancing Fees estimate includes any applicable stamp duty, land registry fees and other charges. We’ll also send you information sheets that are relevant to your particular transaction. By knowing the probable legal costs, you’ll be better able to plan your move.
Moving house is a major event. Understandably, it can be confusing and stressful. To help ease the pain, we’ve prepared information sheets which simplify the process and make it easier to understand. It’s worth taking a few minutes to read through them. And of course, feel free to discuss anything with us.
We act for developers with regard to the acquisition of land or property for development. Our involvement includes checking anything in the title which could hinder development, preparing deeds for new freehold properties, and drawing up leases for new developments and conversions. To discuss our services, please email Martin Reynolds at ‘[email protected]’ with a brief description of your project and contact details.
Transfers of equity
Equity transfers may be applicable when a person who is already registered as the proprietor of a property remains on the deeds. A second party may also need to be transferred off or onto the title. The transfer may be ‘subject to a mortgage’ (where the existing mortgage is being retained), the property may be re-mortgaged, or there may be no mortgage at all.
Get in Touch
Martin Reynolds offers a fixed fee initial meeting of one hour to discuss your personal circumstances, your options and your next steps, at a cost of £95.00 ( inc VAT), followed by a free letter of advice. If your conveyancing is very straightforward, then you should simply use our conveyancing calculator as it is unlikely you will need a fixed-fee meeting.
If you would like to arrange a meeting with Martin in our Reading Berkshire office because you think you have unusual requirements or if it is a commercial property matter, please email Martin or call us on 0118 958 9711 so that an appointment can be made.
Martin advises on a broad range of property and commercial matters including business sales and acquisitions, commercial property and high value residential transactions.
I had a general conveyancing query and needed a second opinion. The response was so quick and the reply was really informative with a surprising amount of detail, but delivered in plain English (no legal jargon) that even I could understand. If I could start this whole buying and selling process again I’d have gone with Barrett and Co rather than the solicitors I’ve gone with.
Thank you Charlotte for the help and advice you gave us. The work was carried out quickly and efficiently and our meetings with you were a pleasure. I would certainly suggest Barrett and Co if asked for a recommendation.
Barrett and Co has been our family solicitors for over 20 years for various legal matters, including, immigration, purchasing properties, tenancy disputes, wills and recently employment related matters. This includes our extended family too. We would without any hesitation recommend Barrett and Co and in particular, Justin Sadler and his team for legal matters. Very helpful team of solicitors, knowledgable, friendly and understanding. On every occasion, from the initial contact to the resolution, it’s always a pleasure to work with them and no complaints at all. Easy to contact, updates where needed and the charges are well explained and reasonable too. Even though we live in Ascot, we find it easy to do most of the paperwork remotely and only visit the branch when it’s absolutely necessary. Thanks again and a very happy client.
I would definitely recommend Barrett and co-solicitors to anyone! I recently engaged Charlotte Fox to get a will put together and I must say that Charlotte made it an fast, effortless and painless process for me.. pricing was very competitive and I received regular communication and some great advice from her that ensured the will represented exactly what I needed. I have used other solicitors in Caversham in the past and I must say my experience with Barrett and co has been the best by far.
I found these solicitors very helpful in drawing up my will. First class service and a pleasure to deal with.
Not having spoken with Solicitors for many years we viewed our visit to Barrett and Co. with some trepidation but were completely put as ease by both Charlotte's with the advice and understanding given by them when requiring advice on changing our Wills and other associated matters. These matters were discussed thoroughly with ourselves throughout and completed very promptly. We would certainly recommend their services and have no hesitation in using them again, should the need arise.
Charlotte Fox handled my father’s Will in a professional and timely way. I would recommend them as solicitors for their excellent service
Excellent service and advice I would certainly use Barrett and Co again. Justin was very professional and knowledgable enabling me to achieve my desired outcome and cannot thank him enough. N