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Main reasons to let us help you select a high street conveyancing solicitor in Clapton

  • 1 The organisations shown on our web pages have a variation of conveyancing practitioners, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases each year.
  • 2 Our site is the only site offering you the facility to check that your conveyancing in Clapton will be carried out by a conveyancer on your bank conveyancing panel.
  • 3 Excellent communication and pure property local knowledge are key benefits that you should value when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Clapton home moves can be made significantly more stressful because of lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers listed ensure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments instantly.
  • 4 Clapton conveyancer 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 move
  • 5 Firms that specialise in conveyancing in Clapton regularly deal withlocal issues peculiar to Clapton and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and expeditious conveyancing.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Clapton since March 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Clapton

My husband and I are hoping to purchase a 2 bedroom apartment in Clapton with a mortgage. We like our Clapton lawyer, but the mortgage company says she’s not on their "panel". It appears that we have little choice but to instruct one of the bank panel firms or continue with our Clapton property lawyer as well as pay for one of their panel firms to represent them. We regard this is unjust; 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 lender’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 Clapton conveyancing solicitor to apply to be on the conveyancing panel.

Should lawyers ask for an advanced payment for my conveyancing in Clapton?

Where you are retaining lawyers for conveyancing in Clapton 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 Local Authority Search. If any down payment is payable against the purchase price then this will be asked for shortly ahead of exchange of contracts. The closing balance that is needed should be transferred a couple of days ahead of the day of completion.

I just bought a house at auction in Clapton. Conveyancing is needed. What are my next steps?

Having legally committed yourself to purchase you will need to hire the services of a conveyancing practitioner soon as you are faced with a fast approaching deadline in which to complete the deal. An auction property should have a bespoke legal set of papers. This should include the copy title deeds, local authority and drainage searches. If you have purchased leasehold property the auction papers may contain a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and other conveyancing paperwork relating to a leasehold property. You need to pass this on to the conveyancer instructed by you as soon as possible. Do make sure that you have funds in order to complete the transaction on the set completion date.

When it comes to mortgage companies such as Co-operative, do Clapton lawyers have to pay a fee to be on the list of approved solicitors?

We are unaware of any lender fees to be on their list of approved firms, although some do levy an administration fee to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel submission.

Is it the case that all Clapton solicitors on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel are regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority?

As solicitors, in order to be on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel they would need to be regulated by the SRA. Many banks do allow licenced conveyancers on their panel and in that case the firms would be governed by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified as part of conveyancing in Clapton?

Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the legal transfer of property in Clapton. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’

I decided to have a survey done on a house in Clapton before appointing solicitors. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold overhang to the property. The surveyor has said that some banks may not give a mortgage on a flying freehold premises.

It varies from the lender to lender. Lloyds has different instructions from Birmingham Midshires. If you e-mail us we can check with the appropriate lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Clapton. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Clapton to see if the conveyancing costs will increase in light of this.

Can you set out the aspects of conveyancing done by Clapton conveyancing practices?

Almost all Clapton conveyancing solicitors manage to supply various assistance to home and land proprietors, sellers, purchasers, landlords and tenants such as:

    Private sale conveyancing in Clapton and wider afield House purchase conveyancing in Clapton and countrywide ‘Buy to let’ and investment property matters Option and Exclusivity Agreements Matrimonial conveyancing beyond Transferring equity to add or remove owners

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Clapton regulated by the SRA

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

  • 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

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Clapton regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Clapton practicing in commercial conveyancing in Clapton. This may include advice on complex issues under the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1954
  • 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

Planning law solicitors in Clapton regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The practices listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Clapton practicing in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including development on contaminated land
  • Regnum Solicitors, Unit 7, Kinetica, 13 Ramsgate Street, London, E8 2FD
  • Gelbergs Llp, 188 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 1RQ
  • Ronald Fletcher Baker Llp, 326 Old Street, London, EC1V 9DR
  • Bolt Burdon, Providence House, Providence Place, Islington, London, N1 0NT
  • Richard Pearlman Llp, 27 Phipp Street, London, EC2A 4NP

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

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