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.

  • review rating 5  Justin provided me with legal council on behalf of Barrett and Co. I would highly recommend the initial consultation, as this helped outline the matter and provide me with possible options. Justin is personable, clear and concise and I would definitely recommend his services.

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    10/08/2019
  • review rating 5  'I had no prior knowledge of this firm, until I telephoned the office based on Google reviews and with only a few days left prior to the case unfolding, the pressure was really on!! The approach of every staff member was gentle, caring and unusually courteous. I was terrified at the prospect of my chances, especially as the other side had considerable experience in court. Both Justin Sadler and Chris Miller were warm, sympathetic, calm and completely unperturbed; they immediately suggested a way forward and then recommended their choice of Counsel. I had my doubts and was like a rabbit in headlights; Chris carefully guided me through the process and kept me calm throughout. The result was an outright victory. An amazing result, delivered with care, attention and I was charged less than the amount of work actually delivered! A highly unusual firm of solicitors. Huge thanks to Chris/Justin.

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    9/30/2019
  • review rating 5  Would like to place on record my thanks to Chris Miller who worked on our case. Great support and hard work to ensure we came out with a positive outcome. Would not hesitate to contact or recommend Chris, Justin and team to help with any future cases. Thanks again, Joe

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    8/15/2019
  • review rating 5  I have recently used Barrett & Co to assist me with my divorce and can only say good words about the experience. Paul Wild especially not only provided reassuring advice, but his professionalism (and indeed, that of everyone at Barrett & Co) made me feel supported throughout the whole process, and left me with the feeling that he genuinely cared about my situation. The level of dedication displayed by not only Paul but also Richard Ince in the conveyancing team was top notch, in particular when turning work around within tight timescales, and keeping me appraised throughout so nothing came as a surprise. I will definitely use Barrett & Co for any legal needs in the future - very highly recommended!

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    8/15/2019
  • review rating 5  Barrett & Co come highly recommended. I recently worked with Alan Warnes on a property sale that was very complicated due to changes in the lease, and dealing with difficult and lengthy queries from the buyer's solicitors, and Alan guided me expertly through the process. His tenacity, patience, legal expertise and good humour were greatly appreciated. I have used Barrett & Co's services for previous property purchases and sales, for declarations of trust, and one of the partners also became executor to my parent's estate several years ago. They are very professional, and also warm, friendly solicitors to work with. I would not hesitate to engage them again if the need arises.

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    8/06/2019
  • review rating 5  Thanking Justin Sadler and Chris Miller for being so welcoming, understanding, supportive, very dedicated to our situation. They are very professional and a very committed legal team! Also the receptionists were always welcoming and kind. I would highly recommend Barrett and Co Solicitors in the first instance!

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    8/01/2019
  • review rating 5  I had Justin Sadler work with me, giving excellent advice and general support with a very difficult, complex case against an ex-business partner. Happy to say that I got a full settlement before going to court, as with that advice, I was in a very strong, empowered position to emphatically 'win' my case without incurring additional court costs!

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    7/31/2019
  • review rating 5  Jane Whitfield was friendly and professional and I found the process of making a will to be easy and straightforward. I would thoroughly recommend.

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    7/29/2019