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Reasons to use our Hackney conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 The practices shown on our directory have a mix of conveyancing lawyers, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases each year.
  • 2 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Hackney is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) sometimes falls short of the level of professionalism you will expect.
  • 3 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these organisations are often based hundreds of kilometers away with limited understanding of the factors that impact property transactions in Hackney
  • 4 Hackney conveyancers work in conjunction with Hackney estate agents, developers, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to ensure that a quality service is offered to home movers every step of the way, ensuring the smoothest, most stress-free process possible
  • 5 The accumulation of transactions means that Hackney conveyancer have established excellent working relationships with Hackney local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of handling your home move in Hackney.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Hackney since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Hackney

When does exchange of contracts happen for sale conveyancing in Hackney and am I required to attend the lawyers branch?

If you are in close proximity to our conveyancing solicitors in Hackney you are invited in to sign contracts. That being said, the law practices we recommend supply a national conveyancing service and provide as equally diligent and professional a job for you when communicating with you by post or email. The signing of the contract is not when everything is set in stone. A signed contract simply enables the conveyancer to exchange contracts at the suitable time, which is ordinarily shortly after signing. The procedure is is usually a five minute process, although where a long "chain" is involved, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Hackney)to be in the office at the appropriate time.

I am about to put a bid on a leasehold property in Hackney. The estate agents say that it is standard for flats in Hackney to have less than 75 years remaining. I am obtaining a loan with Platform. Will the property be mortgageable given that the lease has 69 years remaining.

Most leasehold conveyancing experts should be able to deal with a lease extension. if you are obtaining a mortgage then your lender may insist that the lease be extended before competition. Platform have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook in relation to minimum unexpired lease terms. As of 16/5/2024 the requirements read as follows :

Minimum 85 years unexpired from completion, except where the mortgage application is pursuant to Platform's participation in the Government's Help to Buy Shared Equity scheme, in which case (a) the unexpired lease term must not be less than 250 years for new-build houses and not less than 125 years for new-build flats and (b) ground rent must be reasonable at all times and any escalation must be linked to RPI (Retail Price Index) or a similar index.

I require fast conveyancing in Hackney as I am faced with a deadline to exchange contracts inside 2 weeks. A home loan is not required. Is it possible to avoid the conveyancing searches to save money and time?

If.Given you are are a cash buyer you are at liberty not to do searches although no lawyer would recommend that you don't. Drawing on our experience of conveyancing in Hackney the following are examples of issues that can be revealed and adversely impact market value: Refused Planning Applications, Outstanding Charges, Outstanding Grants, Road Schemes,...

Just acquired a terraced house in Hackney , how long will it take for the Land Registry to record the transfer to my name? My Hackney conveyancing solicitor has been painfully slow, so I want to be certain the land registry aspects are concluded.

As far as conveyancing in Hackney registration is no quicker or slower than anywhere else in the country. As opposed to being determined by geographic area, timeframes can adjust according to who lodges the application, whether it is in order and if the Land registry need to notify any third parties. At present approximately 80% of such applications are fully addressed in less than three weeks but some can be subject to protracted delays. Registration occurs after the buyer has moved in to the property therefore an expedited registration is not typically top priority but if there is a degree of urgency associated with the registration then you or your lawyers must speak with the land registry and explain the circumstances.

In my capacity as executor for the will of my aunt I am disposing of a house in Swansea but reside in Hackney. My solicitor (based 200 kilometers awayneeds me to execute a statutory declaration prior to the transaction finalising. Can you recommend a conveyancing practitioner in Hackney to attest and place their company stamp on the document?

Technically speaking you should not need to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally or notary public or qualified solicitor will suffice regardless of whether they are Hackney based

There are only 72 years left on my flat in Hackney. I need to get lease extension but my landlord is missing. What should I do?

If you meet the appropriate requirements, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can submit an application to the County Court for for permission to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will mean that your lease can be lengthened by the Court. However, you will be required to prove that you or your lawyers have used your best endeavours to track down the lessor. In some cases a specialist may be useful to try and locate and to produce an expert document which can be used as proof that the landlord is indeed missing. It is advisable to get professional help from a conveyancer in relation to investigating the landlord’s disappearance and the vesting order request to the County Court overseeing Hackney.

Having spent months of correspondence we simply can't agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Hackney. Can we issue an application to the Residential Property Tribunal Service?

You certainly can. We are happy to put you in touch with a Hackney conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement matter before the tribunal for a Hackney residence is 150 Amhurst Road in December 2013. The tribunal concluded that the premium to be paid by the applicant for the enfranchisement of the subject property was £43,500. This case affected 4 flats. The number of years remaining on the existing lease(s) was 90 (or thereabouts).

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Hackney regulated by the SRA

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

  • Spence & Horne, 343 Mare Street, Hackney, London, London, E8 1HY
  • Regnum Solicitors, Unit 7, Kinetica, 13 Ramsgate Street, London, E8 2FD
  • Hutchins & Co, 85 Lower Clapton Road, London, E5 0NP
  • Obaseki Solicitors, Unit 1, 222 Kingsland Road, London, E2 8AX
  • Miramar Legal, 289, Hackney Road, London, London, E2 8NA

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Hackney regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Hackney with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Hackney. This will likely include advice on re-mortgaging commercial property
  • Spence & Horne, 343 Mare Street, Hackney, London, London, E8 1HY
  • Regnum Solicitors, Unit 7, Kinetica, 13 Ramsgate Street, London, E8 2FD
  • Hutchins & Co, 85 Lower Clapton Road, London, E5 0NP
  • Obaseki Solicitors, Unit 1, 222 Kingsland Road, London, E2 8AX
  • Miramar Legal, 289, Hackney Road, London, London, E2 8NA

Planning law solicitors in Hackney regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Hackney with expertise in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including applications about listed buildings and conservation areas
  • Regnum Solicitors, Unit 7, Kinetica, 13 Ramsgate Street, London, E8 2FD
  • Ronald Fletcher Baker Llp, 326 Old Street, London, EC1V 9DR
  • Richard Pearlman Llp, 27 Phipp Street, London, EC2A 4NP
  • Adams Solicitors, Adams House, 129 Mile End Road, London, E1 4BG
  • Reed Smith Llp, The Broadgate Tower, 20 Primrose Street, London, London, EC2A 2RS

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

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