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  • 1 This site is the only site offering you the facility to ensure that your conveyancing in Shadwell will be conducted by a conveyancer on your lender’s approved panel.
  • 2 We are the UKs largest domestic conveyancing directory listing bank approved property lawyers carrying out conveyancing in Shadwell who are regulated by the SRA or Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
  • 3 Experience means that Shadwell solicitor have established very good links with Shadwell local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of handling your house sale or purchase in Shadwell.
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  • 5 Excellent communication together with a wealth of experience are key benefits that you should seek when selecting conveyancing solicitors. Shadwell conveyancing can be made significantly more complicated 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 expeditiously.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Shadwell since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Shadwell

We are buying a 2 bedroom flat in Shadwell with a mortgage. We wish to retain our Shadwell conveyancer, however the lender advise she’s not on their "panel". It appears that we have no choice but to appoint one of the lender panel solicitors or continue with our Shadwell property lawyer as well as pay for one of their panel lawyers to represent them. This seems very unfair; is there anything we can do?

No, not really. Your mortgage offer is subject to its terms and conditions, one of which will be that lawyers will on the bank’s conveyancing panel. Until recently, most lenders had large numbers of law firms on their panels: a borrower could choose one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. A further alternative is for your Shadwell conveyancing solicitor to apply to be on the conveyancing panel.

When scouring mumsnet.com for a recommended solicitor in Shadwell, many comment that I must look for a CQS assured solicitor. Can you explain what CQS is?

The Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme is the recognised kitemark for legal experts in the legal transfer of properties, trusted by some of the UK's leading lenders. Four years ago the Conveyancing Quality Scheme was officially recognised by the Legal Ombudsman. The scheme does not cover licenced conveyancers. Shadwell is one of the numerous areas of the UK where there are Accredited solicitors.

Just acquired a detached house in Shadwell , how long will it take for the Land Registry to register the transfer to my name? My Shadwell conveyancing solicitor works at snail pace, so I want to check that my name is recorded.

There is nothing unique about conveyancing in Shadwell registration formalities. As opposed to being determined by geographic area, timeframes can adjust subject to the party submitting the application, whether it is in order and whether the Land registry must send notices to any 3rd persons or bodies. Currently roughly 80% of submission are fully addressed within two weeks but occasionally there can be longer hold-ups. Historically registration occurs after the new owner is living at the premises so an expedited registration is not usually an essential issue yet if there is a degree of urgency associated with the registration then you or your solicitor should speak with the land registry and explain the circumstances.

How does conveyancing in Shadwell differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Shadwell come to us having been asked by the seller to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is built. This is because developers in Shadwell tend to purchase 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 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 Shadwell or who has acted in the same development.

In what way does the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 affect my business offices in Shadwell and how can you help?

The particular law that you refer to provides protection to commercial tenants, giving them the a statutory right to apply to court for a continuation of occupancy at the end of an expired lease. There are limited grounds where a landlord can refuse a lease renewal and the rules are complicated. Fees are different for commercial conveyancing. Shadwell is one of the many areas of the UK in which our lawyers are based

I work for a long established estate agency in Shadwell where we see a number of leasehold sales put at risk due to leases having less than 80 years remaining. I have received conflicting advice from local Shadwell conveyancing firms. Please can you shed some light as to whether the vendor of a flat can start the lease extension process for the purchaser on completion of the sale?

Provided that the seller has been the owner for at least 2 years it is possible, to serve a Section 42 notice to start the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. This means that the proposed purchaser can avoid having to wait 2 years for a lease extension. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment needs to be completed before, or simultaneously with completion of the sale.

An alternative approach is to extend the lease informally by agreement with the landlord either before or after the sale. If you are informally negotiating there are no rules and so you cannot insist on the landlord agreeing to grant an extension or transferring the benefit of an agreement to the purchaser.

Following months of negotiations we cannot agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Shadwell. Can we issue an application to the Residential Property Tribunal Service?

if there is a absentee freeholder or if there is dispute about what the lease extension should cost, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 it is possible to make an application to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) to decide the price.

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement decision for a Shadwell premises 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 lease term was 101.61 years.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Shadwell

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Shadwell specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This may include advice on wrongful eviction

  • Gawor & Co, New Crane Wharf, New Crane Place, Wapping, London, London, E1W 3TS
  • Hsr Solicitors, Victoria House, 526 Commercial Road, London, E1 0HY
  • Hafiz & Haque Solicitors, 18 Cavell Street, London, E1 2HP
  • Sami Legal Services Ltd, 16 Cavell Street, London, E1 2HP
  • Waterstone Chambers Llp, 171 Cannon Street Road, London, E1 2LX

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

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Shadwell but also conveyancing throughout 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 list below is a small selection of solicitors in Shadwell specialising in planning law. This will likely include advice on development on contaminated land
  • 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
  • Laytons Solicitors Llp, 5th Floor, 2 More London Riverside, London, SE1 2AP

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