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Reasons to use our Chinatown conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Chinatown solicitors work in partnership with Chinatown estate agents, house builders, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to make sure that the highest level of service is offered to clients every step of the way, to ensure you’re kept informed as to progress throughout
  • 2 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Chinatown is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) often falls short of the high standards of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 3 You can rest easier when select the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Chinatown has a number to choose from, but for a truly dependable and reliable service many local people have been use the recommendation of this site.
  • 4 Chinatown solicitors have a crucial edge when it comes to Chinatown conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that will affect your sale or purchase
  • 5 Personal touch and a wealth of local knowledge are key benefits that you should seek when selecting conveyancing solicitors. Chinatown property deals can become significantly more complicated as a result of lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers listed endeavour to make sure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments quickly.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Chinatown since December 2018*

Sale

of terraced premises, Hillside Gardens, E17 3RH completing on 19/12/2018 at a price of £570,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client

Purchase

of apartment Chelmsford Road E18 2PR, at a price of £385,000. Leasehold conveyancing work included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, ordering official copies of the title, preparing statement detailing charges

Sale

of semi-detached premises, Granville Road, E17 9BS completing on 19/12/2018 at a price of £1,085,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, setting up the completion formalities

Sale

of terraced premises, Lister Road, E11 3DS completing on 20/12/2018 at a price of £640,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, obtaining official copies of the title

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Chinatown

We are intending to purchase a 1 bedroom flat in Chinatown with a mortgage. We would like to retain our Chinatown conveyancer, however the lender says he's not on their "panel". It seems we have no option but to select one of the mortgage company panel conveyancing practices or retain our Chinatown conveyancing practitioner and pay for one of their panel ones to act for them. This feels very unfair; is there anything we can do?

Unfortunately,no. The mortgage offered to you is subject to its terms and conditions, one of which will be that lawyers will on the bank’s conveyancing panel. Until recently, most lenders had large numbers of law firms on their panels: a borrower could choose one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. A further alternative is for your Chinatown conveyancing lawyer to apply to be on the conveyancing panel.

Why do I have to pay up front for my conveyancing in Chinatown?

Where you are retaining lawyers for conveyancing in Chinatown your lawyer will request that you place them with monies to cover the search fees. This will be the total of the cost of the conveyancing searches. When the deposit is as part of the sale price then this will be asked for immediately prior to contracts are exchanged. The closing balance that is due should be sent to your lawyer a couple of days prior to the completion date.

Due to the advice of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Chinatown in advance of instructing conveyancers. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold element to the property. The surveyor advised that some banks tend refuse to issue a mortgage on this type of house.

It depends who your proposed lender is. Lloyds has different requirements from Halifax. If you contact us we can check with the relevant lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Chinatown. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.

What tools are available to identify a Chinatown solicitor on the Birmingham Midshires conveyancing panel? I have a car and am prepared to travel upto 10kilometers to meet the conveyancer.

Feel free to make use of the facility on this page. Please select a lender and your location and you will see a number of Chinatown conveyancing lawyers based on proximity. We have detailed some Chinatown conveyancing firms towards the end of this page and you can contact them to see whether they are on the Birmingham Midshires member panel

There are only 72 years unexpired on my flat in Chinatown. I need to extend my lease but my landlord is absent. What options are available to me?

On the basis that you qualify, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can submit an application to the County Court for an order to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will enable the lease to be granted an extra 90 years by the Court. However, you will be required to demonstrate that you have done all that could be expected to track down the freeholder. In some cases an enquiry agent should be helpful to carry out a search and prepare an expert document to be accepted by the court as evidence that the landlord is indeed missing. It is advisable to get professional help from a solicitor both on proving the landlord’s disappearance and the vesting order request to the County Court overseeing Chinatown.

Having spent months of negotiations we are unable to agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Chinatown. Does the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal have jurisdiction to calculate the appropriate figures?

Most definitely. We can put you in touch with a Chinatown conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement case for a Chinatown premises is 36 New Wanstead in August 2010. The Tribunal arrived at a valuation of the premium for the freehold of £22,359. This case affected 2 flats. The remaining number of years on the lease was 73.92 years.

Our mortgage broker has recommended their solicitor for the conveyancing in Chinatown - won’t it be better to just use them?

It is not always the case and you are free to instruct whichever lawyer you prefer for your Chinatown home move. The conveyancing practitioner put forward by an estate agent may not always be the best conveyancing practitioner, they may recommend their preferred conveyancing firm who are based far away. In this instance you may not have contact with your conveyancer and due to the lack of continuity in the transaction, it may be difficult to obtain progress reports.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Chinatown

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Chinatown specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on service charge disputes and the right to manage

  • Arcadian Law Limited, 11 Station Parade, High Street Wanstead, London, London, E11 1QF
  • Andrew Keen & Company, 10 The Shrubberies, George Lane, South Woodford, London, London, E18 1BG
  • Huggins & Lewis Foskett, 5/6 The Shrubberies, George Lane, London, London, E18 1BG
  • Laderman Law Limited, 4 The Shrubberies, George Lane, London, E18 1BD
  • Laderman & Co, 4 The Shrubberies, George Lane, London, E18 1BD

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Chinatown regulated by the CLC

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Chinatown but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Verbatim Property Lawyers Ltd, 455 High Road, IG8 0XE
  • T J Ball & Company, 49 Leytonstone Road, E15 1JA
  • L B Property Lawyers, Imperial House, N17 0SP
  • Suriya & Douglas, Suite B, 7th Floor, Charter House, IG1 1UF

Planning law solicitors in Chinatown regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Chinatown specialising in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including special planning controls
  • Abdullah Solicitors, 56 Mansfield Road, Ilford, Essex, IG1 3BD
  • Gh Cornish Llp, First Floor, 34-36 High Street, Barkingside, Essex, IG6 2DQ
  • Coldham Shield & Mace Solicitors Llp, 123-125 Station Road, Chingford, London, E4 6AG
  • Sal & Co Solicitors Limited, 191 Angel Place, Fore Street, Edmonton, London, England, N18 2UD
  • Stuart & Co, 285 Fore Street, London, London, N9 0PD

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

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