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Recommendation for conveyancing in Reading - and does it really take this long?

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Monkeytoo Tue 14-Dec-10 13:14:19

Hello - can anyone recommend a conveyancing solicitor in Reading please?

Also - we're being told 8-12 weeks to complete the buying process, is this what it normally turns out to be? Sure there's no normal but this is our first time buying in this country!

babybarrister Tue 14-Dec-10 14:33:29

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

freshmint Tue 14-Dec-10 14:39:34

better to use a local solicitor who may have some idea of specific issues in the area. blandy & blandy, boyes turner and ratcliffe duce & grammar are all good firms that do conveyancing in reading.
8 - 12 weeks is a little on the high side. If there are no major issues then you should be able to do it in 8 weeks easily. subject of course to the other side proceeding properly (no chain issues etc etc).

webminx Tue 14-Dec-10 18:37:49

Whatever you do, avoid EJ Winter if you want to complete in that timeframe. We used them once years ago and they were excellent so chose them again when we moved in August. To say that standards had slipped would be an understatement. We had to chase every single little thing, had to email and phone several times on every issue and are still waiting for some final documents and a copy of the deeds to be sent, five months on. And breathe....
Have heard good things about Blandy and blandy. Good luck with the move!

Monkeytoo Tue 14-Dec-10 21:10:05

Thank you everyone for the advice, very useful

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