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Reasons to use our East London conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 East London conveyancers work in conjunction with East London estate agents, house builders, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to make sure that the highest level of service is provided to home movers every step of the way, ensuring the smoothest, most stress-free process possible
  • 2 Lawyer conveyancing lawyers have valuable personal connections with East London selling agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 3 East London solicitors 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 matters that will affect your sale or purchase
  • 4 East London conveyancers will have connections at the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and property agents
  • 5 Notwithstanding what other companies tell you it just might be necessary to attend your conveyancer to sign legal papers. There are enough parties involved in a house sale without having to add the postman into the pot.

Examples of recent conveyancing in East London since January 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in East London

We are looking to buy a house and need a conveyancing solicitor in East London who is on the Barclays conveyancing panel. Can you recommend a local solicitor?

Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Barclays . We don't recommend any particular firms conducting conveyancing in East London.

Do commercial conveyancing searches reveal impending roadworks that may impact a commercial property in East London?

Its becoming the norm that commercial conveyancing solicitors in East London will carry out a SiteSolutions Highways report as it reduces the time that conveyancers expend in investigating accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in East London. The search result sets out definitive data 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 London.

For every commercial conveyancing transaction in East London it is crucial to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. Failure to identify developments where adoption procedures have not been dealt with adequately can cause delays to East London commercial conveyancing deals as well as pose a risk to future intentions for the site. These searches are not ordered for residential conveyancing in East London.

I used Action Conveyancing a few years ago for my conveyancing in East London. Now, I need the documents but cannot find the solicitor. What do I do?

Do call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in East London of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously used, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

How does conveyancing in East London differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build property in East London approach us having been asked by the builder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is constructed. This is because new home sellers in East London usually buy the real estate, 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 property lawyers 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 accustomed to new build conveyancing in East London or who has acted in the same development.

What are your top tips when it comes to choosing a East London conveyancing practice to carry out our lease extension conveyancing?

When appointing a solicitor for lease extension works (regardless if they are a East London conveyancing practice) it is essential that he or she should be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of conveyancing. We recommend that you talk with two or three firms including non East London conveyancing practices before you instructing a firm. If the firm is ALEP accredited then so much the better. The following questions might be of use:

    Can they put you in touch with clients in East London who can give a testimonial?

I have given up trying to reach an agreement for a lease extension in East London. Can this matter be resolved via the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal?

Absolutely. We can put you in touch with a East London conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement matter before the tribunal for a East London residence 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 was in relation to 1 flat. The unexpired lease term was 73.26 years.

Should one as executor remove a deceased person's name from the title register for a house in East London?

If a East London property is jointly owned and one of the proprietors passes away, the name will not immediately be removed from the Land Registry title. It is not necessary to amend the title as in the event of a disposal your conveyancer would simply be asked to evidence as to the reason the co proprietor is missing from the contract, usually this is in the form of a grant of probate.

With a view to making the sale conveyancing more straight forward for the sale of the property you may arrange to have the deceased person removed from the title register by applying to the land registry with proof of the death. There is no land registry fee payable.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in East London regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in East London with expertise in commercial conveyancing in East London. This may include advice on granting a lease to a commercial tenant
  • Pricewaterhousecoopers Legal Llp, 1 Embankment Place, London, London, WC2N 6DX
  • Rubinstein Phillips Lewis Smith Limited, 13 Craven Street, London, WC2N 5PB
  • Ahc Solicitors Limited, 1 Northumberland Avenue, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5BW
  • Hillary Cooper Law Limited, 53-59 Chandos Place, London, WC2N 4HS
  • Gordon Dadds Llp, 6 Agar Street, London, Greater London, WC2N 4HN

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in East London regulated by the CLC

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

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

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in East London with expertise in planning law. This may include advice on making sure people do what the planning regulations say
  • Fortune Green Legal Practice Limited, Golden Cross House, 8 Duncannon Street, London, WC2N 4JF
  • Ahc Solicitors Limited, 1 Northumberland Avenue, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5BW
  • Gordon Dadds Llp, 6 Agar Street, London, Greater London, WC2N 4HN
  • Hempsons, 40 Villiers Street, London, WC2N 6NJ
  • Mackrell Turner Garrett, Savoy Hill House, Savoy Hill, London, London, WC2R 0BU

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

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