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Reasons to use our Clapton conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these organisations are often located hundreds of kilometers away with little appreciation of the factors that impact property transactions in Clapton
  • 2 Peace of mind comes when you choose the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Clapton has a number to pick from, but for a truly professional and dependable service many local people have been use the endorsement of this site.
  • 3 Clapton conveyancing lawyers will have connections at the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and property agents
  • 4 Clapton lawyers have a significant 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
  • 5 Excellent communication together with a wealth of expertise are key benefits that you should value when selecting conveyancing solicitors. Clapton conveyancing can be made a lot more protracted because of lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers listed strive to make sure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments expeditiously.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Clapton since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Clapton

My husband and I are hoping to buy a 3 bedroom apartment in Clapton with a mortgage. We have a Clapton lawyer, but the lender says he's not on their "panel". We have to appoint one of the bank panel conveyancing practices or retain our Clapton conveyancer as well as pay for one of their panel firms to represent them. This seems very unfair; is there anything we can do?

Unfortunately,no. Your mortgage offer 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. Another option that might be available is for your Clapton conveyancing solicitor to apply to be on the conveyancing panel.

I am told that my conveyancing solicitors will need to check that the building insurance when buying a house in Clapton. My lender is Virgin

Virgin have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook. As of 17/5/2024, the requirements read as follows :

I have paid off my mortgage with TSB. I assume I don't need a Clapton lawyer on the TSB panel to discharge the mortgage at the Land Registry. Am I right?

If you have finished paying off your TSB mortgage, they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the TSB mortgage from the register. TSB, and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage:

  1. but are not moving to another property
  2. where TSB has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
  3. TSB has instructed the Land Registry to do so
The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your TSB mortgage has been paid off.

About to purchase maisonette in Clapton. I have received an online quote from a licenced conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Building Society if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the Santander conveyancing panel. I wanted to make sure it means there will be no additional fees for dealing with the mortgage.

They are simply saying that the cost for acting for the lender is included in the fee being quoted. It is worth you checking that the Clapton solicitor is on the Santander conveyancing panel.

Having digested plenty of house buying guides, I note that they all recommend that you should get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my local Clapton solicitor - who is on the Santander conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. is that correct?

Santander will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Santander will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. Your conveyancer will not organise the survey but they may be able to put you in touch with a local one that they recommend. RICS offers a find a surveyor service (just google it) where you can search for a qualified surveyor by your Clapton postcode. As you are getting a mortgage with Santander, you could contact them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors in Clapton.

About to purchase a new build flat in Clapton. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build conveyancing.

Here is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Clapton

    Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal. Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease. Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified. The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme.

I opted to have a survey done on a property in Clapton before appointing lawyers. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold element to the property. Our surveyor advised that some banks may refuse to issue a mortgage on such a home.

It depends who your proposed lender is. Lloyds has different instructions from Birmingham Midshires. Should you wish to telephone us we can investigate further via the relevant mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Clapton. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Clapton especially if they are acquainted with such properties in Clapton.

Expecting to exchange soon on a garden flat in Clapton. Conveyancing solicitors inform me that they are sending me a report on Monday. Are there areas in the report that I should be focusing on?

The report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in Clapton should include some of the following:

    Repair and maintenance of the flat Defining your rights in respect of the communal areas in the building.For instance, does the lease include a right of way over a path or hallways? Are pets allowed in the flat? Alterations to the premises
For details of the information to be included in your report on your leasehold property in Clapton please ask your solicitor in ahead of your conveyancing in Clapton.

We have reached the end of our tether in trying to purchase the freehold in Clapton. Can this matter be resolved via the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal?

Where there is a missing freeholder or where there is dispute about the premium for a lease extension, under the relevant statutes you can apply to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) to arrive at the price payable.

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement decision for a Clapton premises 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 affected 10 flats. The unexpired term as at the valuation date was 71.25 years.

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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 should include advice on taking a commercial lease as a 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 be aware 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

Planning law solicitors in Clapton regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Clapton with expertise in planning law. This may include advice on compulsory purchases in Clapton
  • 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

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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