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Reasons to use our Silvertown conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Silvertown conveyancers have a crucial edge when it comes to Silvertown conveyancing as they have valuable local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that can impact your conveyancing
  • 2 The Silvertown conveyancing firms that are listed are committed to providing value for money, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to borrowers, sellers and investors in Silvertown
  • 3 The companies shown on our directory have a mix of conveyancing lawyers, legal executives and support staff handling thousands of conveyancing matters annually.
  • 4 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these companies are often based hundreds of miles away with little understanding of the factors that impact property transactions in Silvertown
  • 5 Silvertown conveyancers work in conjunction with Silvertown estate agents, developers, surveyors, banks and other professionals to ensure that the highest level of service is offered to clients every step of the way, offering all the advice and help you need

Examples of recent conveyancing in Silvertown since August 2021*

Sale

of semi residence, Hornfair Road, SE7 7BD completing on 20/08/2021 at a price of £490,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in readiness for completion, sending title deeds and signed transfer to buyer’s solicitor

Purchase

of flat Royal Herbert Pavilions SE18 4PP, acquired for £240,000. Leasehold conveyancing investigations included: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending the transfer to the seller for signature in preparation for completion, setting up the completion formalities

Transfer

of flat Quebec Way SE16 7FS, at sale price of £507,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: securing official copies of the title, preparing statement detailing charges, setting up the completion formalities

Disposal

of detached residence residence, Westbourne Road, DA7 5LQ completing on 20/08/2021 at a price of £420,000. The conveyancing process included amongst the various tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending the transfer to the seller for execution in readiness for completion, agreeing completion date with parties

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Silvertown

Completed the sale of my flat in Silvertown last February yet the purchaser is calling daily complaining that his solicitor is waiting to hear from mine. What are the post completion sale legalities now that I have sold?

Following your sale your solicitor is duty bound to forward the transfer documentation and all of the paperwork to the buyer’s lawyers. Depending on the transaction, your lawyer must also confirm that the mortgage has been discharged to the buyers lawyers. There is unlikely to be post completion steps just for conveyancing in Silvertown.

I'm the only recipient of my late mum's estate and I have everything in my name now, including the house in Silvertown. Conveyancing formalities meant that the Land Registry date was in October. I now wish to sell up. I understand that there is a CML six month 'rule', which means that my proprietorship could be treated the same way as though I had purchased the house in October. Is the property unsalable for six months?

The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ handbook mandates conveyancers to: "report to us immediately if the owner or registered proprietor has been registered for less than six months." Technically you might be caught by that. How sensible a view lenders take of it, depend on the lender as this clause chiefly exists to identify subsales or the wholesaling and assigning of properties.

Can I be sure that the Silvertown conveyancing solicitor on the Co-operative panel is any good?

When it comes to conveyancing in Silvertown obtaining recommendations is a good start. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one which is cheap as chips. We would always recommend that you speak with the solicitor handling your transaction.

We have a mortgage agreed in principle with Bank of Ireland. Silvertown conveyancing practitioners are instructed. What is the average time that one could expect to receive a mortgage offer from Bank of Ireland?

There is no definitive answer here. Have Bank of Ireland done the survey? Have you informed Bank of Ireland as to your lawyers' details and checked that your lawyers are on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel? Sometimes it can take as long as six weeks for a mortgage offer to be issued.

I have been told that property searches are the main reason for stalling in Silvertown conveyancing transactions. Is that correct?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) released findings of a review by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not figure amongst the top 10 causes of delays during the legal transfer of property. Searches are not likely to feature in any holding up conveyancing in Silvertown.

How does conveyancing in Silvertown differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build property in Silvertown approach 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 Silvertown tend to buy 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 conveyancers 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 Silvertown or who has acted in the same development.

I am thinking of appointing a conveyancing solicitor in Silvertown for my home move. Can I review a firm’s complaints history with the legal regulator?

One can search for documented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions resulting from investigations commenced on or after 1 January 2008. Visit Check a solicitor's record. To find information about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a firm's history, telephone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. For callers outside the UK, use +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA may recorded call for training requirements.

Why do Silvertown conveyancing fees differ for leasehold and freehold properties?

Leasehold conveyancing in Silvertown more often than not will involve additional work including reviewing the lease, corresponding with the freeholder, obtaining up to date rent receipts, landlord’s consents, management company’s accounts etc.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Silvertown regulated by the SRA

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

  • Oasis Solicitors, 8 The Village, Charlton, London, SE7 8UD
  • Hudgell & Partners, 35-36 Market Street, London, SE18 6QP
  • Whitehorse Solicitors, Island Business Centre, 18-36 Wellington Street, London, SE18 6PF
  • Atlantic Solicitors, Suite 209 Island Business Centre, 18-36 Wellington Street, Woolwich, London, London, SE18 6PF
  • Hughes-narborough & Thomas, 83-85 Powis Street, London, SE18 6JX

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Silvertown

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Silvertown practicing in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Rent Act Protected, Assured and Assured Shorthold tenancies

  • Oasis Solicitors, 8 The Village, Charlton, London, SE7 8UD
  • Saviours Solicitors, 1a Barnard Close, London, SE18 6JQ
  • Atlantic Solicitors, Suite 209 Island Business Centre, 18-36 Wellington Street, Woolwich, London, London, SE18 6PF
  • James Solicitors, Ground Floor, 18-36 Wellington Street, London, SE18 6PF
  • Whitehorse Solicitors, Island Business Centre, 18-36 Wellington Street, London, SE18 6PF

Planning law solicitors in Silvertown regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The solicitors listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Silvertown with expertise in planning law. This could include advice on tree preservation orders
  • Beverley Morris & Co, 35 Montpelier Vale, Blackheath Villiage, London, SE3 0TJ
  • Beverley Morris & Co Incorporating Peter Egan & Co, 62 Lewisham High Street, London, London, SE13 5JH
  • Hadfield & Co, 1 Central Avenue, Welling, Kent, DA16 3AX
  • Adams Solicitors, Adams House, 129 Mile End Road, London, E1 4BG
  • Apex Law Llp, 3 The Pantiles, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA7 5HH

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

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