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Reasons to use our South Hackney conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 South Hackney lawyers have a significant advantage when it comes to South Hackney conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that will impact your home move
  • 2 The accumulation of transactions means that South Hackney lawyer have developed very good links with South Hackney local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and house builders enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of handling your house sale or purchase in South Hackney.
  • 3 Using a local Solicitor on the whole means that you will receive a more personalised service. Sometimes when dealing with a large conveyancing firm, you tend to be looked after by a team of people who who update you by reading from their computer screens.
  • 4 South Hackney conveyancers work in conjunction with South Hackney estate agents, property finders, surveyors, banks and other professionals to make sure that a quality service is provided to home movers every step of the way, ensuring the smoothest, most stress-free process possible
  • 5 South Hackney solicitors will acquainted with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and selling agents

Examples of recent conveyancing in South Hackney since May 2019*

Sale

of apartment Daubeney Road E5 0EW, at buying consideration of £160,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending the transfer to the seller for execution in readiness for completion

Sale

of semi property, Albion Drive, E8 4LX completing on 21/05/2019 at a price of £1,400,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: agreeing completion date with parties, preparing statement detailing charges, sending title deeds and signed transfer to purchaser’s conveyancer

Acquisition

of apartment Meath Crescent E2 0QG, at a price of £425,000. Leasehold conveyancing work included: ordering official copies of the title, agreeing completion date with parties, preparing statement detailing charges

Disposal

of flat Beechwood Road E8 3DY, at the agreed price of £590,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: sending the transfer to the vendor for signature in preparation for completion, agreeing completion date with parties, setting up the completion formalities

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in South Hackney

We decided to go with a local firm for our conveyancing in South Hackney recently. Going through the Terms it is apparent thatI am responsible for costs even if the dealdoes not go ahead. Would I be best advised to instruct an internet conveyancing brokerage promising no completion no cost conveyancing in South Hackney?

It is usually a trade off in that if "No Completion No Fee" is available then the conveyancing charges will tend to be be more expensive to counteract the conveyances that abort. Also remember that these deals rarely cover expenses for example South Hackney conveyancing search expenses.

About to place an offer on a leasehold apartment in South Hackney. The estate agents tell me that it is standard for flats in South Hackney to have less than 75 years remaining. I am taking out a mortgage with Chelsea Building Society. Is this going to be a problem if the lease has 69 years unexpired.

Most leasehold conveyancing experts should be able to deal with a lease extension. if you are obtaining a mortgage then your lender may insist that the lease be extended before competition. Chelsea Building Society have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook in relation to minimum unexpired lease terms. As of 21/8/2019 the requirements read as follows :

85 years from the date of completion of the mortgage. Please ensure that you explain the implications of a short term lease to the borrower.

The estate agent has sent us the confirmation of our purchase of a new build apartment in South Hackney. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build conveyancing.

Here is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in South Hackney

    Please supply a car parking plan. Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified.

Due to the advice of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in South Hackney before retaining lawyers. I have been told that there is a flying freehold element to the house. Our surveyor advised that some mortgage companies tend refuse to issue a mortgage on a flying freehold house.

It varies from the lender to lender. HSBC has different requirements from Nationwide. Should you wish to telephone us we can check with the appropriate bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in South Hackney. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in South Hackney especially if they are acquainted with such properties in South Hackney.

I am using a search engine for the term cheap conveyancing in South Hackney it shows results of many property lawyersin the area. How do I determine which is the suitable conveyancer for purchase transaction?

The preferential way of finding the right conveyancer is through a personal testimonial, so ask friends and family who have bought a property in South Hackney or the respected estate agent or financial adviser. Fees for conveyancing in South Hackney vary, so it's advisable to request a minimum of four costs illustrations from different solicitors. Make sure that you know that the fees are fixed.

Completion is due on the disposal of our £150,000 flat in South Hackney next week. The management company has quoted £312 for Certificate of Compliance, insurance certificate and 3 years service charge statements. Is it legal for a freeholder to charge exorbitant fees for a leasehold 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 :

    Answering pre-exchange questions Where consent is required before sale in South Hackney Supplying insurance information Deeds of covenant upon sale Registering of the assignment of the change of lessee after a sale
Your solicitor 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 required to provide the information.

I have had difficulty in negotiating a lease extension in South Hackney. Can this matter be resolved via the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal?

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

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement decision for a South Hackney premises 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 affected 4 flats. The unexpired 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 could include advice on Terms and conditions of tenancy agreements

  • 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

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in South Hackney regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in South Hackney but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • T J Ball & Company, 49 Leytonstone Road, E15 1JA
  • L B Property Lawyers, Imperial House, N17 0SP
  • Stratega Law Ltd, Sutherland House, W1F 7TE
  • Verbatim Property Lawyers Ltd, 455 High Road, IG8 0XE
  • Suriya & Douglas, Suite B, 7th Floor, Charter House, IG1 1UF

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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