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 anticipating and overcoming obstacles and ensuring the best result.

If you would simply like a customised quote at this stage, please ask for one of the team members from the conveyancing department on 0118 958 9711, email [email protected] or complete the form here.

Freehold and Leasehold Property Conveyancing

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 customised Conveyancing Fees quote includes 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. We’d encourage you to call us on 0118 958 9711 as early as possible when preparing for your property transaction.

Quality Conveyancing Service and Communication

We understand that moving house is a major event.  It can be confusing and stressful – especially when you use call-centre conveyancing or people that don’t know the area. We’re hugely experienced and members of the Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme, which guarantees you an excellent service.

We always help our clients understand the conveyancing process because it improves communication and helps us complete transactions efficiently. We have hundreds of recommendations on Google that demonstrate the value we provide to our clients.

There are some information sheets which simplify the process and make it easier to understand. And of course, feel free to discuss anything with us or sign up to our free series of conveyancing email guides by entering your email address here – the guides will come from Alan Warnes.

Property developers

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.

Alan Warnes

Chartered Legal Executive
Head of the Residential Conveyancing Team

Richard Ince

Solicitor
Residential Conveyancing Team

Want a quote or more information?

Barrett & Co can quickly organise a quote for your conveyancing when you provide us with a few details.

Whether you are buying or selling or both, simply call us on 0118 958 9711 and ask to speak to our conveyancing experts.

Once we have completed a short series of questions, we’ll prepare you a customised quote that details all the things we will provide for you as part of our conveyancing service.

Complicated Sale or Purchase – Specialised Conveyancing

When you would like to arrange a meeting in our Reading office, because you think you have unusual requirements, or if it is a commercial property matter, please email Alan or Richard, or call us on 0118 958 9711 so that an appointment can be made to discuss in more detail.

Our commercial solicitors and conveyancing team work together to advise on a broad range of property and commercial matters including business sales and acquisitions, commercial property and high value residential transactions.

Remember our free series of conveyancing email guides are available by entering your email address here – the guides will come from Alan Warnes.

  • 5 star review  Based on my experience I would have no hesitation to recommend Barrett and Co to any friend or family member in need of legal services. Further, any legal service is only as good as the people within it and the people at Barrett and Co are brilliant. They are helpful, communicative, understanding and patient. They explain the options and when legal language is required and necessary they are willing to sit down and explain what it mean in plain english. Great people and a Great service,

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    7th October 2020
  • 5 star review  I have worked with Justin Sadler several times and he always responds really well with easy to understand advice

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    5th September 2020
  • 5 star review  Vanessa drew up my will after a video consultation (due to Covid 19) and then I got it signed and witnessed in the office car park maintaining social distancing. My will was very straightforward but Vanessa ensured that all necessary areas were considered and addressed. I received a very professional, courteous service and I would certainly use Barrett and Co again.

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    3rd September 2020
  • 5 star review  Dealt with Chris Miller who was fantastic from the start. Clear assessment of the issues and risks with great guidance and proactive communications. Chris is a very valuable asset and I would recommend him fully. The only issue I had was with the bill which was not clear and had to be adjusted. We won the case with costs awarded but it still cost us the best part of £1400, not sure how that works....

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    16th August 2020
  • 5 star review  Justin Sadler provided an excellent service in relation to an employment matter. His clear and concise guidance provided me all the necessary assurance and support to conclude the matter. The rest of the team at Barrett's, where also very professional and highly responsive in the short time I had available to reach a conclusion. Barrett's certainly instilled a strong sense of trust and would definitely be my first choice for any future legal matters.

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    13th August 2020
  • 5 star review  From start to finish these guys made me feel at ease during a turbulent time. First class service from all who I death with so I highly recommend them.

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    6th May 2020
  • 5 star review  Vanessa Ruparel helped me to write my will after I re-married. She also sorted out my uncle's probate, which was more complicated than we anticipated. I have used Barrett & Co before many years ago when I divorced, so I didn't hesitate to use them again. They always give a quote up front for their work and if there are any problems and costs change they inform you and get your approval. I would never hesitate to recommended them (and I have done so). Thank you for all your help.

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    17th April 2020
  • 5 star review  Used Barrett and Co extensively with my business and recently for a personal matter, excellent service on all occasions, you only get what you pay for, would have no hesitation in recommending their services. A big thank you to Vanessa for all her advice and assistance.

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    17th April 2020