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

Reasons to use our South Hackney conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these firms are often based many miles away with limited understanding of the factors that affect property transactions in South Hackney
  • 2 Solicitors accustomed to conveyancing in South Hackney have a grasp oflocal issues peculiar to South Hackney and therefore you may benefit from better guidance and expeditious conveyancing.
  • 3 South Hackney property lawyer are the key to a successful South Hackney home move, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your transaction
  • 4 Chances are that the the conveyancers for the other party have offices in South Hackney - if so sets of solicitors will be on good working terms
  • 5 Using a a family Solicitor in the main means that you will receive a more personal touch. When using a an online conveyancing factory, your matter is handled by a team of people who who progress matters by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.

Examples of recent conveyancing in South Hackney since September 2019*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in South Hackney

Should our lawyer be making enquiries concerning flooding as part of the conveyancing in South Hackney.

Flooding is a growing risk for conveyancers dealing with homes in South Hackney. Plenty of people will acquire a house in South Hackney, fully expectant that at some time, it may be flooded. However, leaving to one side the physical damage, where a house is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, suitable insurance cover, or dispose of the premises. There are steps that can be taken during the course of a property purchase to forewarn the purchaser.

Conveyancers are not qualified to give advice on flood risk, however there are a various searches that can be carried out by the buyer or by their conveyancers which will figure out the risks in South Hackney. The standard information sent to a purchaser’s lawyer (where the Conveyancing Protocol is adopted) incorporates a usual question of the owner to discover if the premises has suffered from flooding. In the event that flooding has previously occurred and is not revealed by the seller, then a buyer may bring a claim for damages stemming from an incorrect answer. A buyer’s lawyers should also commission an environmental report. This should indicate whether there is a recorded flood risk. If so, additional inquiries will need to be conducted.

It has been 4 months following my purchase conveyancing in South Hackney took place. I have checked the Land Registry website which shows that I paid £200,000 when infact I paid £170,000. Why the discrepancy?

The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the residence from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.

Over the last few months I have been searching for a ground for flat up to £305k and identified one close by in South Hackney I like with open areas and station in the vicinity, however it's only got 51 years on the lease. I can't really find anything else in South Hackney for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake buying a lease with such few years left?

If you need a mortgage the remaining unexpired lease term may be a potential deal breaker. Discount the price by the anticipated lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current owner has owned the property for a minimum of 2 years you could request that they commence the lease extension formalities and then assign it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease term and have £0 ground rent by law. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor concerning this matter.

In what way does the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 impact my business property in South Hackney and how can you help?

The particular law that you refer to affords protection to business lessees, giving them the right to apply to court for a continuation of occupancy when the lease comes to an end. There are limited grounds where a landlord can refrain from granting a lease renewal and the rules are complex. We are happy to direct you to commercial conveyancing practices who use the act to your advantage and handle your commercial conveyancing in South Hackney

Am I best advised to use a South Hackney conveyancing solicitor in close proximity to the house I am buying? I have an old university friend who can carry out the legal work but her office is a couple of hundredkilometers drive away.

The primary upside of using a local South Hackney conveyancing practice is that you can visit the firm to sign documents, hand in your ID and pester them where appropriate. They will also have local insight which is a benefit. That being said it's more important to get someone that will pull out all the stops for you. If you know people who used your friend and in the main were content that should trump using an unknown South Hackney conveyancing solicitor just because they are South Hackney based.

If all goes to plan we aim to complete our sale of a £225,000 maisonette in South Hackney in just under a week. The management company has quoted £396 for Landlord’s certificate, insurance certificate and previous years service charge statements. Is the landlord entitled to charge such fees for a flat conveyance in South Hackney?

For most leasehold sales in South Hackney conveyancing will involve, queries regarding the management of a building inevitably needing to be answered directly by the freeholder or its agent, this includes :

    Addressing pre-contract enquiries Where consent is required before sale in South Hackney 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 South Hackney leasehold premises is £350. For South Hackney 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 obliged to supply the information.

I have had difficulty in trying to purchase the freehold in South Hackney. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal adjudicate on premiums?

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

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement matter before the tribunal for a South Hackney flat 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 was in relation to 4 flats. The unexpired lease term was 90 (or thereabouts).

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in South Hackney regulated by the SRA

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

  • Spence & Horne, 343 Mare Street, Hackney, London, London, E8 1HY
  • Hutchins & Co, 85 Lower Clapton Road, London, E5 0NP
  • Waterfields Solicitors, 445 Roman Road, Bow, London, E3 5LX
  • Regnum Solicitors, Unit 7, Kinetica, 13 Ramsgate Street, London, E8 2FD
  • Miramar Legal, 289, Hackney Road, London, London, E2 8NA

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in South Hackney

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in South Hackney with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Claims for damages for illegal

  • Olisakwe Vincent Onuegbu Solicitors, Suite 15, Celia Fiennes House, 8 - 20 Well Street, 8-20 Well Street, London, E9 7PX
  • Spence & Horne, 343 Mare Street, Hackney, London, London, E8 1HY
  • Moss & Co, 17 Lower Clapton Road, London, E5 0NS
  • Hutchins & Co, 85 Lower Clapton Road, London, E5 0NP
  • Waterfields Solicitors, 445 Roman Road, Bow, London, E3 5LX

Planning law solicitors in South Hackney regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The practices listed below are a small selection of solicitors in South Hackney specialising in planning law. This could include advice on making sure people do what the planning regulations say
  • Regnum Solicitors, Unit 7, Kinetica, 13 Ramsgate Street, London, E8 2FD
  • Adams Solicitors, Adams House, 129 Mile End Road, London, E1 4BG
  • Ronald Fletcher Baker Llp, 326 Old Street, London, EC1V 9DR
  • Richard Pearlman Llp, 27 Phipp Street, London, EC2A 4NP
  • Allen & Overy (holdings) Limited, One Bishops Square, London, E1 6AD

Neighboring Locations

Homerton
Lower Clapton
Dalston
Hackney
South Hackney
Cambridge Heath
Old Ford

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

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