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Reasons to use our Dockland Settlement conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 You can gain comfort when you select the very best, most recommended conveyancing solicitors. Dockland Settlement has a number to choose from, but for a truly professional and dependable service many local people have been use the recommendation of this site.
  • 2 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these companies are often located hundreds of miles away with little understanding of the factors that impact property transactions in Dockland Settlement
  • 3 Dockland Settlement solicitors will have connections at the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and property agents
  • 4 Experience means that Dockland Settlement property lawyer have established very good connections with Dockland Settlement local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of undertaking your home move in Dockland Settlement.
  • 5 Personal touch together with a wealth of expertise are key benefits that you should seek when selecting conveyancing solicitors. Dockland Settlement property deals can be made a lot more protracted due to lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers listed endeavour to make sure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments instantly.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Dockland Settlement since March 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Dockland Settlement

Is the fact that my solicitor in Dockland Settlement is not on my lender's solicitor panel that there is a problem with the quality of his work?

It would not be wise to jump to that conclusion. There are plenty of plausible explanations. Just recently a report by the solicitors regulator revealed 76% of law firms surveyed had been removed from at least one lender panel. The top 5 reasons are as follows: (1) lack of transactions (2) the solicitor is a sole practitioner (3) as part of the HSBC panel reduction (4) regulatory contact by SRA (5) accidental removal. If you are concerned you should simply call the Dockland Settlement conveyancing firm and ask them why they are no longer on the approved list for your lender.

I am under pressure from the mortgagee in possession of a property in Dockland Settlement to complete within four weeks. What can I do to speed up matters?

First, If the seller is applying time constraints to sign contracts it is highly recommended that your lawyer is familiar with the location as they will make use of local connections and knowledge. It is even conceivable that they could have transacted otherhouses in the same street. You would be best advised to use a Dockland Settlement conveyancing solicitor. In addition, make sure that the conveyancing firm is on the lender panel. It is claimed that 18% of Dockland Settlement conveyancing transactions are held up or derailed after finding out that a purchaser’s solicitor was not on their banks panel. This can often result in the buying process being held up by as much as three weeks. It is claimed that this issue impacts in the region of 100,000 home sales every year. Most Dockland Settlement conveyancing firms can not represent certain lenders so do check at the outset.

Will my conveyancing lawyers need to check that the building insurance for my purchase of a house in Dockland Settlement. My lender is Platform

Platform have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook. As of 21/6/2024, the requirements read as follows :

Due to the guidance of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Dockland Settlement prior to appointing conveyancers. I have been told that there is a flying freehold element to the house. The surveyor advised that some banks may not grant a mortgage on a flying freehold premises.

It varies from the lender to lender. Santander has different requirements for example to Halifax. If you call us we can check via the appropriate mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Dockland Settlement. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Dockland Settlement to see if the conveyancing will be more expensive.

In my capacity as executor for the will of my grandmother I am selling a property in Newport but I am based in Dockland Settlement. My lawyer (approximately 260 miles from merequires that I sign a statutory declaration before the transaction finalising. Can you recommend a conveyancing lawyer in Dockland Settlement who can witness and place their company stamp on the document?

Technically speaking you should not be required to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally or notary public or solicitor will be fine regardless of whether they are located in Dockland Settlement

I am looking at a couple of apartments in Dockland Settlement which have in the region of forty five years left on the leases. Should I regard a short lease as a deal breaker?

There is no doubt about it. A leasehold apartment in Dockland Settlement is a deteriorating asset as a result of the reducing lease term. The nearer the lease gets to zero years unexpired, the more it reduces the salability of the premises. The majority of purchasers and banks, leases with under 75 years become less and less marketable. On a more positive note, leaseholders can extend their leases by serving a Section 42 Notice. One stipulation is that they must have owned the premises for two years (unlike a Section 13 notice for purchasing the freehold, when leaseholders can participate from day one of ownership). When successful, they will have the right to an extension of 90 years to the current term and ground rent is effectively reduced to zero. Before moving forward with a purchase of a property with a short lease term remaining you should talk to a solicitor specialising in lease extensions and leasehold enfranchisement. We are are happy to put you in touch with Dockland Settlement conveyancing experts who will explain the options available to you during an initial telephone conversation free of charge. A more straightforward and quicker method of extending would be to contact your landlord directly and sound him out on the prospect of extending the lease. You may find he or she is happy to negotiate informally and willing to consider your offer straight off, without having to involve anyone else. This will save you time and money and it could help you reach a lower price on the lease. You need to ensure that the agreed terms represent good long-term value compared with the standard benefits of the Section 42 Notice and that onerous clauses are not inserted into any redrafting of the lease.

My wife and I have hit a brick wall in seeking a lease extension in Dockland Settlement. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal adjudicate on premiums?

Where there is a missing freeholder or if there is disagreement about what the lease extension should cost, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 it is possible to make an application to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal to decide the price.

An example of a Lease Extension decision for a Dockland Settlement flat is 73 Walerand Road in August 2012. the result of the findings of the Tribunal led to a premium to be paid for the extended lease in respect of Flat 73 in the sum of £10,040. The premium applicable in respect of Flat 85 was £5,710. This case affected 2 flats. The unexpired term was 72 years.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Dockland Settlement regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Dockland Settlement with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Dockland Settlement. This could include advice on re-mortgaging commercial property
  • Curling Moore Solicitors & Advocates, Crystal House (2nd Floor), 10 Lanark Square, Cross Harbour, London, E14 9RE
  • Miller Evans Llp, 19 Pepper Street, London, E14 9RP
  • Holden Haie Solicitors, Second Floor, 5 Harbour Exchange, Harbour Square, London, London, E14 9GE
  • Kidd Rapinet Llp, 29 Harbour Exchange Square, London, Greater London, E14 9GE
  • B Gadwah Limited, 225 Marsh Wall, 3rd Floor, Suite 20, London, London, E14 9FW

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Dockland Settlement regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Dockland Settlement but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Walter Saunders, 382 Brockley Road, SE4 2BY
  • T J Ball & Company, 49 Leytonstone Road, E15 1JA
  • Stratega Law Ltd, Sutherland House, W1F 7TE

Planning law solicitors in Dockland Settlement regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The practices listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Dockland Settlement with expertise in planning law. This will likely include advice on tree preservation orders
  • Beverley Morris & Co, 35 Montpelier Vale, Blackheath Villiage, London, SE3 0TJ
  • Beverley Morris & Co Incorporating Peter Egan & Co, 62 Lewisham High Street, London, London, SE13 5JH
  • Adams Solicitors, Adams House, 129 Mile End Road, London, E1 4BG
  • Reynolds Porter Chamberlain Llp, Tower Bridge House, St. Katharines Way, London, E1W 1AA
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Llp, 3 More London Riverside, London, London, SE1 2AQ

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

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