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5 reasons to use our service to assist you find a high street conveyancing solicitor in East London

  • 1 The organisations shown on our directory have a mix of conveyancing solicitors, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters annually.
  • 2 We are the UKs most comprehensive residential conveyancing directory service identifying bank approved law practices conducting conveyancing in East London regulated by the SRA or CLC.
  • 3 Experience means that East London property lawyer have established valuable links with East London local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of undertaking your home move in East London.
  • 4 East London conveyancers work in conjunction with East London estate agents, house builders, surveyors, banks and other professionals to make sure that a quality service is offered to buyers and sellers every step of the way, with the aim of reducing administrative burdens and transaction times
  • 5 East London property lawyers have a significant advantage when it comes to East London conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that will affect your home move

Examples of recent conveyancing in East London since March 2020*

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of flat Belvedere Road SE1 7GD, at sale sum of £500,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, preparing statement detailing charges, setting up the completion formalities

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of flat Red Lion Square WC1R 4RB, at the agreed consideration of £790,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, agreeing completion date with parties

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of apartment North Audley Street W1K 6WB, at a price of £1,140,100. Leasehold conveyancing work included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, obtaining official copies of the title

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of flat Grosvenor Road SW1V 3JN, purchased for £1,525,000. Leasehold conveyancing investigations included: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, preparing statement detailing charges

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in East London

I am in the market for a reasonably priced property lawyer. Do I opt for a web based conveyancer rather than a family East London conveyancing lawyer?

Existing third party relationships is an important consideration when choosing conveyancing lawyers. East London law firms benefit from long term relationships with financial advisers and agents, local authorities, surveyors and other law firms meaning you will move in shortest possible time. Having years of intelligence of the local area is an advantage.

How up to date is your database of East London solicitors on the Lloyds conveyancing panel? Do Lloyds send you an updated list?

East London conveyancing firms themselves provide us confirmation that they are on the Lloyds conveyancing panel as opposed to being supplied with a list from Lloyds directly.

I require fast conveyancing in East London as I am under a deadline to complete in less than one month. A home loan is not required. Can I avoid the conveyancing searches to save fees and time?

If.Given you are not obtaining a mortgage you have the choice not to have searches carried out although no law firm would recommend that you don't. Drawing on years of experience of conveyancing in East London the following are instances of issues that can arise and therefore impact future saleability: Refused Planning Applications, Outstanding Charges, Overdue Grants, Unadopted Roads,...

How does conveyancing in East London differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build residence in East London approach us having been asked by the housebuilder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is constructed. This is because new home sellers in East London tend to buy 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 conveyancing solicitors 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 East London or who has acted in the same development.

I have been on the look out for a ground for flat up to £245,000 and found one round the corner in East London I like with amenity areas and transport links nearby, however it's only got 51 remaining years left on the lease. There is not much else in East London in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error purchasing a short lease?

Should you require a mortgage the shortness of the lease may be problematic. Reduce the offer by the expected lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing owner has owned the property for a minimum of 2 years you could request that they start the process of the extension and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the existing lease term and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer about this matter.

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

in cases where there is a absentee landlord or if there is dispute about the premium for a lease extension, under the relevant statutes it is possible to make an application to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal to determine the amount due.

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement decision for a East London premises is 20 Avonwick Road in July 2013. The Tribunal was dealing with an application under Section 26 of the Leasehold Reform Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 for a determination of the freehold value of the property. It was concluded that the price to be paid was Fifteen Thousand Nine Hundred and Seventy (£15,970) divided as to £8,200 for Flat 20 and £7,770 for Flat 20A This case affected 1 flat. The unexpired lease term was 73.26 years.

When it comes to leasehold conveyancing in East London what are the most frequent lease defects?

Leasehold conveyancing in East London is not unique. Most leases are individual and drafting errors can sometimes mean that certain clauses are erroneous. The following missing provisions could result in a defective lease:

    Repairing obligations to or maintain elements of the premises

A defective lease can cause issues when trying to sell a property primarily because it impacts on the ability to obtain a mortgage on the property. Santander, Virgin Money, and TSB all have express conveyancing instructions when it comes to what is expected in a lease. Where a lender has been advised by their lawyers that the lease is problematic they may refuse to grant the mortgage, forcing the buyer to withdraw.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in East London regulated by the SRA

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

  • Rubinstein Phillips Lewis Smith Limited, 13 Craven Street, London, WC2N 5PB
  • Gordon Dadds Llp, 6 Agar Street, London, Greater London, WC2N 4HN
  • Spring Law Limited, 65 Chandos Place, London, WC2N 4HG
  • Hempsons, 40 Villiers Street, London, WC2N 6NJ
  • Emersons Law Limited, 7 - 10 Adam Street, London, London, WC2N 6AA

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in East London

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in East London with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on Rent Act Protected, Assured and Assured Shorthold tenancies

  • Rubinstein Phillips Lewis Smith Limited, 13 Craven Street, London, WC2N 5PB
  • Hillary Cooper Law Limited, 53-59 Chandos Place, London, WC2N 4HS
  • Gordon Dadds Llp, 6 Agar Street, London, Greater London, WC2N 4HN
  • Spring Law Limited, 65 Chandos Place, London, WC2N 4HG
  • Hempsons, 40 Villiers Street, London, WC2N 6NJ

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in East London regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in East London but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Stratega Law Ltd, Sutherland House, W1F 7TE
  • R & C Property Lawyers Llp, 10A Upper Tooting Road, SW17 7PG
  • Walter Saunders, 382 Brockley Road, SE4 2BY

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

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