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Reasons to use our East Ham conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 East Ham property lawyers are likely to acquainted with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and property agents
  • 2 Experience means that East Ham solicitor have developed excellent connections with East Ham local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of handling your house sale or purchase in East Ham.
  • 3 Lawyer conveyancing firms have excellent personal links with East Ham selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 4 Retaining the services of a a family Solicitor usually means that you will receive a more bespoke service. Online forums often suggest that in using a an online conveyancing factory, your transaction is handled by a team of people who who progress matters by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.
  • 5 East Ham solicitors work in conjunction with East Ham estate agents, property finders, surveyors, banks and other professionals to ensure that the highest level of service is offered to home movers every step of the way, ensuring the smoothest, most stress-free process possible

Examples of recent conveyancing in East Ham since October 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in East Ham

We went with a local lawyer for my conveyancing in East Ham yesterday. Going through the official terms of business it is apparent thatI am responsible for fees even if the movefalls through. Should I go with them or choose a web based solicitor practice promoting no-sale-no-fee conveyancing in East Ham?

Generally there is a compromise along the lines that if "No Completion No Fee" is advertised then the conveyancing charges will generally be higher to offset the transactions that fail to complete. Dont forget that such schemes rarely protect you from expenses by way of example East Ham conveyancing search costs.

In what way does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in East Ham? What am I being asked for?

East Ham conveyancing solicitors and indeed property practitioners accross the UK have a duty under Anti-terror and anti-money-laundering rules to check the identity of any client in order to satisfy themselves that clients are who they say they are.

Conveyancing clients are required to provide two forms of certified identification; proof of ID (usually a Passport or Driving Licence) and evidence of address (usually a Utility Bill no more than three months).

Proof of the origin of funds is also necessary under the money laundering regulations as lawyers are required to check that the monies you are using to buy a property (be it the exchange deposit or the full purchase monies where you are buying mortgage free) has come from a reputable source (such as employment savings) as opposed to the product of illegitimate activity.

Should commercial conveyancing searches reveal impending roadworks that may affect a commercial property in East Ham?

Its becoming the norm that commercial conveyancing solicitors in East Ham will conduct a SiteSolutions Highways report as it reduces the time that conveyancers invest in researching accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in East Ham. The report provides definitive information on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in East Ham.

For every commercial conveyancing transaction in East Ham it is crucial to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. The absence of identifying developments where adoption procedures have not been addressed adequately could result in delays to East Ham commercial conveyancing deals as well as pose a risk to future plans for the site. These searches are not conducted for residential conveyancing in East Ham.

I am buying a new build house in East Ham benefiting from help to buy. The developers would not reduce the price so I negotiated five thousand pounds worth of extras instead. The house builders rep told me not disclose to my solicitor about this side-deal as it may jeopardize my loan with the bank. Do I keep my lawyer in the dark?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

How easy is it to switch conveyancer as I have to select one who is on the Godiva Mortgages Ltd conveyancing list. I hired a family conveyancing solicitor in East Ham five minutes from me but she is not accepted by Godiva Mortgages Ltd

We will our best to assist in finding you a conveyancing solicitor in East Ham on the Godiva Mortgages Ltd panel. Please note that the conveyancers that we list do not pay us fee if you instruct them and are under regulation of the SRA who oversee all conveyancing solicitors in East Ham. In making use of search facility on this website, you can compare and instruct different solicitors and conveyancers both nationally and in East Ham.

Can you provide any top tips for leasehold conveyancing in East Ham from the perspective of speeding up the sale process?

  • A significant proportion of the frustration in leasehold conveyancing in East Ham can be reduced if you appoint lawyers the minute your agents start advertising the property and request that they start to collate the leasehold documentation needed by the purchasers’ representatives.
  • You may think that you are aware of the number of years remaining on your lease but it would be wise to verify this via your conveyancers. A purchaser's conveyancer will not be happy to advise their client to to exchange contracts if the lease term is less than 80 years. In the circumstances it is essential at an early stage that you consider whether the lease term requires a lease extension. If it does, contact your solicitors before you put your property on the market for sale. Some East Ham leases require Licence to Assign from the landlord. If this applies to your lease, it would be prudent to place the estate agents on notice to make sure that the purchasers put in hand financial (bank) and professional references. The bank reference will need to confirm that the buyers are financially capable of paying the yearly service charge and the actual amount of the service charge should be quoted in the bank’s letter. You will therefore need to provide your estate agents with the service charge figures so that they can pass this information on to the buyers or their lawyers. Many landlords or managing agents in East Ham charge for providing management packs for a leasehold property. You or your lawyers should discover the actual amount of the charges. The management information sought on or before finding a buyer, thus reducing delays. The typical amount of time it takes to receive management information is three weeks. It is the most common cause of frustration in leasehold conveyancing in East Ham. If you have carried out any alterations to the residence would they have required Landlord’s permission? Have you, for example laid down wooden flooring? East Ham leases often stipulate that internal structural alterations or laying down wooden flooring require a licence from the Landlord acquiescing to such changes. Should you dont have the paperwork to hand you should not communicate with the landlord without checking with your lawyer before hand.

I have given up trying to purchase the freehold in East Ham. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal adjudicate on premiums?

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

An example of a Lease Extension case for a East Ham flat is 46 Credon Road in January 2014. On 11 September 2013 Deputy District Judge Price sitting at the Bow County Court made a vesting order that the freeholder surrender his lease and be granted a new lease of the Premises on such terms as may be determined by the First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber).The appropriate sum as concluded by the Tribunal was £7225 This case affected 1 flat. The unexpired residue of the current lease was 69.77 years.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in East Ham regulated by the SRA

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

  • Wiseman Lee Llp, 2 High Street South, East Ham, London, E6 6EU
  • Norman H Barnett & Co, 397 Barking Road, London, E6 2JT
  • Jacobs & Co Solicitors, 451 Barking Road, London, London, E6 2JX
  • Ratna & Co, 169a High Street North, London, London, E6 1JB
  • West Brook Law Ltd, 2a Heigham Road, London, London, E6 2JG

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in East Ham

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in East Ham practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Rent Act Protected, Assured and Assured Shorthold tenancies

  • Wiseman Lee Llp, 2 High Street South, East Ham, London, E6 6EU
  • Norman H Barnett & Co, 397 Barking Road, London, E6 2JT
  • Jacobs & Co Solicitors, 451 Barking Road, London, London, E6 2JX
  • Ratna & Co, 169a High Street North, London, London, E6 1JB
  • West Brook Law Ltd, 2a Heigham Road, London, London, E6 2JG

Planning law solicitors in East Ham regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in East Ham with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including development on contaminated land
  • Abdullah Solicitors, 56 Mansfield Road, Ilford, Essex, IG1 3BD
  • Gh Cornish Llp, First Floor, 34-36 High Street, Barkingside, Essex, IG6 2DQ
  • Adams Solicitors, Adams House, 129 Mile End Road, London, E1 4BG
  • Beverley Morris & Co, 35 Montpelier Vale, Blackheath Villiage, London, SE3 0TJ
  • Hadfield & Co, 1 Central Avenue, Welling, Kent, DA16 3AX

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

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