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Choosing the right solicitor is the most important decision when it comes to your Canary Wharf conveyancing

5 reasons to use our service to help you find a high street conveyancing solicitor in Canary Wharf

  • 1 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these firms are often based hundreds of kilometers away with little appreciation of the factors that affect property transactions in Canary Wharf
  • 2 Canary Wharf property lawyers work in partnership with Canary Wharf estate agents, developers, surveyors, banks and other professionals to make sure that the highest level of service is provided to buyers and sellers every step of the way, never losing sight of the time-critical nature behind your conveyancing transaction
  • 3 Firms that specialise in conveyancing in Canary Wharf regularly deal withlocal issues peculiar to Canary Wharf and therefore you may benefit from better advice and faster conveyancing.
  • 4 Canary Wharf conveyancers are likely to have connections at the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and selling agents
  • 5 Canary Wharf solicitors have a significant edge when it comes to Canary Wharf conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that will impact your sale or purchase

Examples of recent conveyancing in Canary Wharf since June 2022*

Purchase

of apartment Marsh Wall E14 9LW, at a price of £575,000. Leasehold conveyancing work included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, setting up the completion formalities

Purchase

of flat Westferry Road E14 8NG, sold for £650,000. Leasehold conveyancing work included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, agreeing completion date with parties

Conveyance

of apartment Lincoln Plaza E14 9BU, at a price of £450,000. Leasehold conveyancing investigations included: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, preparing statement detailing charges, setting up the completion formalities

Purchase

of apartment Landon Walk E14 0BH, acquired for £374,000. Leasehold conveyancing work included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, agreeing completion date with parties, preparing statement detailing charges

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Canary Wharf

I purchased a freehold residence in Canary Wharf but nevertheless charged rent, why is this and what is this?

It’s unusual for properties in Canary Wharf and has limited impact for conveyancing in Canary Wharf but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.

Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges date back many centuries, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the generation of fresh rentcharges from 1977 onwards.

Old rentcharges can now be extinguished by making a one off payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence in 2037 is to be extinguished.

Will my conveyancing lawyers need to check that the building insurance for my purchase of a house in Canary Wharf. My lender is Accord Mortgages

Accord Mortgages have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook. As of 17/9/2022, the requirements read as follows :

A friend pointed out to me me that in purchasing a property in Canary Wharf there could be various restrictions prohibiting external changes to a property. Is this right?

We are aware of anumerous of properties in Canary Wharf which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to external variations. Part of the conveyancing in Canary Wharf should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.

is it true that all Canary Wharf solicitors on the HSBC conveyancing panel are regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority?

As a firm of solicitors, in order to be on the HSBC approved list of solicitors they would need to be governed by the SRA. Some banks do list licenced conveyancers on their panel and in such a situation the firms would be regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.

I have decided to exercise my right to buy my property in Canary Wharf off the council. I have a mortgage agreed with Aldermore. Conveyancing is new to me. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should use one. Any advice?

It is not advisable to proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event, if you are getting a mortgage with Aldermore, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Aldermore conveyancing panel.

The deeds to my house can not be found. The solicitors who dealt with the conveyancing in Canary Wharf 10 years ago no longer exist. What do I do?

Assuming the title is registered the details of your ownership will be retained by the Land Registry under a Title Number. It is possible to carry out a search at the Land Registry, identify your house and secure current copies of the Registered Entries for less than a fiver. Where the property is Leasehold then the Land Registry will usually hold a file copy of the Registered Lease and again, a copy can be retrieved for twenty pounds.

Do I need to be concerned by 3rd parties that I am dealing with are suggesting a factory type conveyancing firm as opposed to a local Canary Wharf conveyancing practice?

As with lots of professional services, often referrals from family and friends can be most helpful. But there are numerous players in a conveyancing transaction; estate agents, mortgage brokers and lenders may recommend lawyers to appoint. On occasion these conveyancers might be known to one of the organisations as being good in their field, but sometimes there might be a financial incentive behind the endorsement. You are at liberty to select your preferred lawyer. However, bear in mind that some lenders specify a panel list of solicitors you must use for the lender related work in your conveyancing.

Would local authority permission be required to split a house into multiple flats in Canary Wharf? This has occurred to a house adjacent to my home in Canary Wharf and was not aware of the conversion until it was complete.

Planning consent is necessary for converting a single dwelling in Canary Wharf into apartments but possibly not for reverting once again to single dwelling-house so, simply put, yes.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Canary Wharf regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in Canary Wharf but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.

  • Lpc Law Limited, Level 34, 25 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5LQ
  • Frei Solicitors Limited, Level 30, 40 Bank Street, Canary Wharf, London, London, E14 5NR
  • Docklands Solicitors Llp, 2 Beatty House, Admirals Way, Docklands, London, E14 9UF
  • Kidd Rapinet Llp, 29 Harbour Exchange Square, London, Greater London, E14 9GE
  • Holden Haie Solicitors, Second Floor, 5 Harbour Exchange, Harbour Square, London, London, E14 9GE

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Canary Wharf regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Canary Wharf specialising in commercial conveyancing in Canary Wharf. This could include advice on granting a lease to a commercial tenant
  • Kgia Ltd, 37th Floor, One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London, Greater London, E14 5AA
  • Frei Solicitors Limited, Level 30, 40 Bank Street, Canary Wharf, London, London, E14 5NR
  • Kpmg Llp, 15 Canada Square, London, London, E14 5GL
  • Clifford Chance Europe Llp, 10 Upper Bank Street, London, E14 5JJ
  • Cc Worldwide Limited, 10 Upper Bank Street, London, E14 5JJ

Planning law solicitors in Canary Wharf regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The practices listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Canary Wharf specialising in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including making sure people do what the planning regulations say
  • Adams Solicitors, Adams House, 129 Mile End Road, London, E1 4BG
  • Reynolds Porter Chamberlain Llp, Tower Bridge House, St. Katharines Way, London, E1W 1AA
  • Clyde & Co Llp, The St. Botolph Building, 138 Houndsditch, London, EC3A 7AR
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Llp, 3 More London Riverside, London, London, SE1 2AQ
  • Bond Dickinson Llp, 4 More London Riverside, London, London, SE1 2AU

Neighboring Locations

Limehouse
Poplar
Canary Wharf
Blackwall
Cubitt Town

*Source acknowledgement: House price data produced by Land Registry as well data supplied by Lexsure Ltd.

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