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Reasons to use our Shadwell conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Shadwell solicitors have a significant edge when it comes to Shadwell conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that can affect your home move
  • 2 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Shadwell is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) sometimes falls short of the high standards of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 3 Using a a family Solicitor usually results in a more personal touch. Sometimes when dealing with a large conveyancing firm, your transaction is dealt with by a team of people who who progress matters by reading from their computer screens.
  • 4 Excellent communication and pure property local knowledge are key benefits that you should look for when choosing conveyancing solicitors. Shadwell conveyancing can be made a lot more stressful because of poor communication between all the parties. The lawyers we work with ensure that communication channels are open and act on arising issues and developments instantly.
  • 5 Firms accustomed to conveyancing in Shadwell have a grasp oflocal concerns specific to Shadwell and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and expeditious conveyancing.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Shadwell since August 2019*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Shadwell

We are a couple about to sign contracts for a property in Shadwell. We encountered a stumbling block. The mortgage offer with Accord Mortgages Ltd expires on 13/1/2020 but the vendors are suggesting a completion date of 15/1/2020. Can one extend the loan offer?

The best person to address this issue is your conveyancer who will assess if they better off negotiating with the lender, seller’s conveyancers, estate agents or conceivably all parties based on the history of your transaction as of today.

I have been told that property searches are the primary reason for stalling in Shadwell house deals. Is that correct?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) has noted the findings of a review by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not figure amongst the common causes of hindrances during the legal transfer of property. Local searches are unlikely to feature in any delay in conveyancing in Shadwell.

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly picked up during conveyancing in Shadwell?

Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the legal transfer of property in Shadwell. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’

I have been on the look out for a flat up to £245,000 and found one close by in Shadwell I like with open areas and station nearby, however it only has 52 remaining years left on the lease. There is not much else in Shadwell suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error acquiring a lease with such few years left?

If you require a home loan the remaining unexpired lease term will likely be problematic. Reduce the price by the anticipated lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current proprietor has owned the premises for at least twenty four months you may ask them to start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor regarding this.

Are there any apps to help search for a Shadwell solicitor on the Nationwide Building Society conveyancing panel? I drive a motor bike and am prepared to travel upto 10miles to meet the conveyancer.

Feel free to make use of the search on this page. Please select a bank and your location and you will see a number of Shadwell conveyancing lawyers locally. We have listed some Shadwell conveyancing firms at the bottom of this page and you can contact them to see if they are on the Nationwide Building Society approved list

Our conveyancer has advised that he intends to complete and exchange simultaneously on the disposal of our £450,000 apartment in Shadwell next week. The management company has quoted £324 for Certificate of Compliance, insurance certificate and previous years service charge statements. Is the landlord entitled to charge exorbitant fees for a leasehold conveyance in Shadwell?

Shadwell conveyancing on leasehold flats normally involves administration charges invoiced by management companies :

    Addressing conveyancing due diligence questions Where consent is required before sale in Shadwell Copies of the building insurance and schedule Deeds of covenant upon sale Registering of the assignment of the change of lessee after a sale
Your lawyer will have no control over the level of the charges for this information but the average costs for the information for Shadwell leasehold property is £350. For Shadwell conveyancing transactions it is customary for the seller to pay for these costs. The landlord or their agents are under no legal obligation to answer such questions most will be willing to do so - albeit often at exorbitant prices where the fees bear little relation to the work involved. Unfortunately there is no law that requires fixed charges for administrative tasks. Neither is there any legal time frame by which they are required to supply answers.

Following months of negotiations we are unable to agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Shadwell. Does the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal have jurisdiction to calculate the appropriate figures?

Where there is a absentee freeholder or where there is disagreement about the premium for a lease extension, under the relevant legislation it is possible to make an application to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal to calculate the price payable.

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement decision for a Shadwell residence is 12, 14 & 16 Hull Close in May 2010. the Tribunal determined that the premium payable for the acquisition of the freehold to the subject premises was the sum of £18,300 This case was in relation to 3 flats. The unexpired residue of the current lease was 101.61 years.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Shadwell regulated by the SRA

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

  • Gawor & Co, New Crane Wharf, New Crane Place, Wapping, London, London, E1W 3TS
  • Hsr Solicitors, Victoria House, 526 Commercial Road, London, E1 0HY
  • Harris Waters & Co, Dundee Court, 73 Wapping High Street, London, Greater London, E1W 2YG
  • Hafiz & Haque Solicitors, 18 Cavell Street, London, E1 2HP
  • Nabas International Lawyers Llp, City Business Centre, Lower Road, Unit 23, London, London, SE16 2XB

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Shadwell regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Shadwell but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • T J Ball & Company, 49 Leytonstone Road, E15 1JA
  • Walter Saunders, 382 Brockley Road, SE4 2BY
  • Stratega Law Ltd, Sutherland House, W1F 7TE

Planning law solicitors in Shadwell regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The solicitors listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Shadwell specialising in planning law. This will likely include advice on special planning controls
  • 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
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Llp, 3 More London Riverside, London, London, SE1 2AQ
  • Bond Dickinson Llp, 4 More London Riverside, London, London, SE1 2AU

Neighboring Locations

Stepney
Limehouse
Wapping
Shadwell
Ratcliff
Surrey Quays
Rotherhithe

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

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