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Cheap conveyancing in Limehouse does not necessarily mean low quality - but the odds are stacked against you

Main reasons to use our service to assist you select a high street conveyancing solicitor in Limehouse

  • 1 Limehouse property lawyers are likely to acquainted with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and selling agents
  • 2 Personal touch and a wealth of experience are key benefits that you should seek when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Limehouse conveyancing can become a lot more protracted as a result of poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers we work with endeavour to make sure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments expeditiously.
  • 3 Firms that specialise in conveyancing in Limehouse have a grasp oflocal issues peculiar to Limehouse and therefore you may benefit from better advice and speedier conveyancing.
  • 4 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Limehouse is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) often falls short of the level of professionalism you will expect.
  • 5 Using a local Solicitor generally results in a more personal touch. Sometimes when dealing with a large conveyancing firm, your matter is dealt with by a team of people who who progress matters by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Limehouse since March 2022*

Sale

of terraced premises, Boleyn Road, E7 9QG completing on 22/03/2022 at a price of £308,995. The conveyancing process incorporates some of the following tasks: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, obtaining official copies of the title

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Limehouse

We're in Limehouse, First time buyers buying with a mortgage (lender is Coventry BS , and our solicitor is on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?

The fact that your lawyer is on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel is a help. It would almost certainly delay matters if they were not. However, no conveyancer should guarantee a timeframe for your conveyancing, due to third parties outside of your control such as delays caused by lenders,conveyancing search providers or by the other side’s solicitors. The time taken is often determined by the number of parties in a chain.

Can you help - my lawyer advises that flying freehold insurance is needed on my purchase. What is the typical level of cover needed for conveyancing in Limehouse?

The appropriate level of flying freehold indemnity insurance should be dictated by who your lender. It would differ for example between Lloyds TSB Bank and Barnsley Building Society. Conveyancing lawyers as opposed to members of the public take out such policies.

Is it the case that all Limehouse CQS (Conveyancing Quality Scheme) solicitors are on the Skipton conveyancing list of approved firms?

Some major lenders now make use of the accreditation scheme as the starting point for Panel membership such as HSBC and Santander. The Law Society’s CQS membership however is no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. Nevertheless,the Council of Mortgage Lenders have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for firms wishing to remain on their approved list of conveyancing solicitors.

I am currently in the process of buying my council flat in Limehouse. I have a mortgage agreed with Yorkshire BS. Conveyancing is not something I have any knowledge of. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should have one. Any advice?

It is not advisable to proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event, if you are getting a mortgage with Yorkshire BS, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel.

What does a local search reveal about the property my wife and I purchasing in Limehouse?

Limehouse conveyancing often starts with the submitting local authority searches directly from your local Authority or through a personal search company for instance Xpress Legal The local search is essential in every Limehouse conveyancing purchase; that is if you don’t want any nasty surprises after you move into your new home. The search should reveal data on, amongst other things, details on planning applications relevant to the property (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of 13 topic headings.

I used Wolstenholmes a few years ago for my conveyancing in Limehouse. Now, I need the files but the law firm has closed. What do I do?

You should contact 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 Limehouse of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously instructed, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

I am using a search engine for the phrase conveyancing in Limehouse it shows results of numerous conveyancersin the area. How do I determine which is the right conveyancer for the sale of my house?

The preferential method of seeking the right conveyancer is via personal recommendation, so seek the counsel of friends and family who have bought a property in Limehouse or a local estate agent or financial adviser. Fees for conveyancing in Limehouse differ, so it's sensible to request a minimum of four fee calculations from varying types of law firms. Dont forget to clarify what costs in the quote includes.

If all goes to plan we aim to complete our sale of a £425,000 apartment in Limehouse in seven days. The management company has quoted £360 for Landlord’s certificate, building insurance schedule and 3 years statements of service charge. Is the landlord entitled to charge such fees for a leasehold conveyance in Limehouse?

Limehouse conveyancing on leasehold apartments often necessitates the purchaser’s conveyancer sending questions for the landlord to address. Although the landlord is not legally bound to respond to these enquiries the majority will be content to do so. They are at liberty to charge a reasonable administration fee for answering questions or supplying documentation. There is no set fee. The average costs for the paperwork that you are referring to is over three hundred pounds, in some situations it is in excess of £800. The administration charge levied by the landlord must be accompanied by a synopsis of entitlements and obligations in respect of administration charges, otherwise the charge is technically not due. Reality however dictates that one has little choice but to pay whatever is demanded should you wish to complete the sale of your home.

Having spent years of dialogue we are unable to agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Limehouse. Does the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal have jurisdiction to calculate the appropriate figures?

You certainly can. We can put you in touch with a Limehouse conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement decision for a Limehouse residence is 26 Rhondda Grove in June 2009. The net price payable by the leaseholders as determined by the Tribunal was £3,015.13. This comprised £11,300 premium for the reversion less £8,284.87 costs as ordered by the County Court.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Limehouse regulated by the SRA

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

  • Shanaz & Partners Solicitors, Unit 8, Quebec Wharf, 14 Thomas Road, London, London, E14 7AF
  • Hsr Solicitors, Victoria House, 526 Commercial Road, London, E1 0HY
  • White Horse Law Limited, 96 White Horse Lane, London, London, E1 4LR
  • Dalton Barrett Solicitors, 33 Milligan Street, London, E14 8AT
  • Skd Legal Ltd, 249-251 Mile End Road, Tower Hamlets, London, E1 4BJ

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Limehouse regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Limehouse with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Limehouse. This will likely include advice on complex issues under the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1954
  • Shanaz & Partners Solicitors, Unit 8, Quebec Wharf, 14 Thomas Road, London, London, E14 7AF
  • Hsr Solicitors, Victoria House, 526 Commercial Road, London, E1 0HY
  • Shahid Rahman, 160 Mile End Road, London, E1 4LJ
  • Adams Solicitors, Adams House, 129 Mile End Road, London, E1 4BG
  • Kingdom Solicitors, 53a Mile End Road, First Floor, London, E14tt, London, England, E1 4TT

Planning law solicitors in Limehouse regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Limehouse practicing in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including applications about listed buildings and conservation areas
  • Adams Solicitors, Adams House, 129 Mile End Road, London, E1 4BG
  • Reynolds Porter Chamberlain Llp, Tower Bridge House, St. Katharines Way, London, E1W 1AA
  • Clyde & Co Llp, The St. Botolph Building, 138 Houndsditch, London, EC3A 7AR
  • Allen & Overy (holdings) Limited, One Bishops Square, London, E1 6AD
  • Aosphere Llp, One Bishops Square, London, E1 6AD

Neighboring Locations

Bow
Mile End
Bromley
Stepney
Limehouse
Ratcliff
Shadwell
Canary Wharf
Poplar

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

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