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Reasons to use our Clapton conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Clapton property lawyers have a crucial advantage when it comes to Clapton conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that will affect your home move
  • 2 Clapton lawyer are the linchpin to a successful Clapton conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your conveyancing
  • 3 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Clapton is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) sometimes falls short of the high standards of professionalism you will expect.
  • 4 Clapton conveyancers are likely to acquainted with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and property agents
  • 5 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these companies are often located many miles away with little appreciation of the factors that impact property transactions in Clapton

Examples of recent conveyancing in Clapton since October 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Clapton

I own a freehold premises in Clapton but nevertheless invoiced for rent, why is this and what is this?

It is rare for properties in Clapton and has limited impact for conveyancing in Clapton 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 dispensed with completely.

I am planning to acquire a property and need a conveyancing solicitor in Clapton who is on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing. Can you recommend a local solicitor?

Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Bank of Ireland in certain locations such as Clapton. We dont recommend any particular firm.

How does conveyancing in Clapton differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Clapton contact us having been asked by the housebuilder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is completed. This is because new home sellers in Clapton tend to acquire the land, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct property lawyers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in Clapton or who has acted in the same development.

I was advised by a few estate agents in Clapton to choose a conveyancer on your site. What’s the financial advantage for Estate Agents to promote your lawyers rather than another?

We refuse to give any referral fee for directing people to this site. We found it would be just too difficult a fee because home movers will think, ‘Why is the agent getting a kickback? Why am I not receiving any benefit too?’ We would prefer to grow our business on genuine recommendations.

We're FTB’s - had an offer accepted, yet the estate agent informed us that the owners will only go ahead if we use the agent's chosen conveyancers as they need a ‘quick sale’. My instinct tells me that we should use a high street conveyancer with experience of conveyancing in Clapton

It is highly unlikely the owners are behind this. If they want ‘a quick sale', alienating a genuine purchaser is going to damage their objectives. Speak to the owners direct and explain that (a)you are keen to buy (b)you are excited to move forward, with mortgage lined up © you are unencumbered (d) you wish to move quickly (e)however you will continue to instruct your preferred Clapton conveyancing lawyers - not the ones that will provide the estate agent a kickback or meet his conveyancing thresholds pre-set by senior management.

I am looking at a two apartments in Clapton both have in the region of 50 years remaining on the leases. Should I regard a short lease as a deal breaker?

A lease is a right to use the premises for a prescribed time frame. As the lease shortens the marketability of the lease deteriorates and it becomes more expensive to acquire a lease extension. For this reason it is generally wise to increase the term of the lease. It is often difficulties arise selling premises with a short lease as mortgage lenders may be unwilling to lend money on properties of this type. Lease enfranchisement can be a difficult process. We recommend you get professional assistance from a solicitor and surveyor with experience in this arena.

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

Most certainly. We can put you in touch with a Clapton conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement case for a Clapton residence is 104 Nightingale Road in May 2009. The Tribunal's Decision is that the premium torbe paid for the enfranchisement in this case is £112,174 This case related to 10 flats. The unexpired lease term was 71.25 years.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Clapton

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Clapton with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Service charge disputes

  • Hutchins & Co, 85 Lower Clapton Road, London, E5 0NP
  • Morgan Has Solicitors Ltd, 1st and 2nd Floor Bank Chambers, 133 Stoke Newington High Street, London, London, N16 0PH
  • Chris Solicitors, 72 Stoke Newington High Street, London, London, N16 7PA
  • Moss & Co, 17 Lower Clapton Road, London, E5 0NS
  • Spence & Horne, 343 Mare Street, Hackney, London, London, E8 1HY

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Clapton regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Clapton with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Clapton. This should include advice on granting a lease to a commercial tenant
  • Hutchins & Co, 85 Lower Clapton Road, London, E5 0NP
  • Morgan Has Solicitors Ltd, 1st and 2nd Floor Bank Chambers, 133 Stoke Newington High Street, London, London, N16 0PH
  • Spence & Horne, 343 Mare Street, Hackney, London, London, E8 1HY
  • Bude Storz, 220 Stamford Hill, London, N16 6RA
  • Kostick Hanan Herskovic Llp, 1 Egerton Road, London, N16 6UE

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Clapton regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Clapton but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • T J Ball & Company, 49 Leytonstone Road, E15 1JA
  • L B Property Lawyers, Imperial House, N17 0SP
  • Verbatim Property Lawyers Ltd, 455 High Road, IG8 0XE
  • Stratega Law Ltd, Sutherland House, W1F 7TE

Neighboring Locations

Upper Clapton
Clapton
Lea Bridge
Homerton
Lower Clapton

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

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