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Main reasons to let us assist you find a high street conveyancing solicitor in Stepney

  • 1 Property lawyer conveyancing lawyers have valuable personal links with Stepney estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 2 The Stepney conveyancing firms that we work with are dedicated to providing the most cost, efficient and accessible conveyancing service to borrowers, sellers and remortgagors in Stepney
  • 3 Firms that specialise in conveyancing in Stepney regularly deal withlocal concerns specific to Stepney and therefore you may benefit from better advice and faster conveyancing.
  • 4 Experience means that Stepney solicitor have established valuable working relationships with Stepney local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of dealing with your house sale or purchase in Stepney.
  • 5 This site is the first site offering you the facility to ensure that your property ownership legalities in Stepney will be conducted by a conveyancer on your lender’s approved panel.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Stepney since March 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Stepney

What does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in Stepney? Why is this being asked of me?

Stepney conveyancing solicitors and indeed property lawyers accross the UK have an obligation under money laundering regulations to check the identity of any client in order to satisfy themselves that clients are who they say they are.

Conveyancing clients will need to disclose two forms of certified ID; proof of ID (typically a Passport or Driving Licence) and evidence of address (usually a Utility Bill less than 3 months old).

Confirmation of the origin of monies is also necessary under the money laundering statutes as conveyancers are required to check that the money you are using to buy a property (whether it be the deposit for exchange or the full purchase price where you are a cash purchaser) has originated from legitimate source (such as an inheritance) as opposed to the product of criminal behaviour.

Do I choose a Licenced Conveyancer or Solicitor for conveyancing in Stepney?

There are two types of lawyers who can carry out conveyancing in Stepney namely CLC regulated conveyancers or solicitors. The two can handle the legal services that required to complete the sale or acquisition of property. They are both obliged to handle Stepney conveyancing on similar standards and guidelines so you may be safe in the knowledge that your conveyancing will be professionally carried out and that all requisite steps should be correctly attended to.

Can you point me to a directory of Nationwide panel conveyancers in Stepney on the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook Website?

No. There is no such tool on the CML or Building Society Association sites. Very few lending institutions make their panel listings available over the internet. If you are seeking to appoint a Stepney conveyancer on the Nationwide please use our facility.

Our offer on a detached house in Stepney has been accepted, but there is a chain. The sellers have offered on somewhere, however it’s not been accepted yet, and have viewings of other apartments booked. I have selected a local conveyancing solicitor in Stepney. What do I do now? At what stage do I apply for the mortgage with Principality?

It is normal to have anxieties where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to be too out of pocket too early (home loan application is approx £1k, then valuation, Stepney conveyancing search fees, etc). First, you must ensure that your solicitor is on the Principality approved list. As to the next stages this very much depends on the uniqueness of your transaction, attraction to this property and on the state of the market. In a buoyant market many home buyers will apply for the mortgage with Principality and pay for the valuation and only if it was satisfactory would they pay their conveyancing practitioner to proceed with the conveyancing in Stepney.

I need some expedited conveyancing in Stepney as I am faced with pressure to complete in less than 4 weeks. Luckily I do not require a mortgage. Is it possible to avoid the conveyancing searches to save fees and time?

As you are not taking a mortgage you have the choice not to have searches carried out although no conveyancer would suggest that you don't. With lots of history conveyancing in Stepney the following are examples of issues that can appear and adversely impact future saleability: Refused Planning Applications, Outstanding Charges, Outstanding Grants, Road Schemes,...

I am buying a new build house in Stepney with a mortgage from Leeds Building Society. The sellers would not budge the amount so I negotiated five thousand pounds worth of additionals instead. The estate agent suggested that I not disclose to my conveyancer about this extras as it may impact my mortgage with the lender. Should I keep quiet?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

I have been on the look out for a ground for flat up to £195,000 and found one near me in Stepney I like with amenity areas and station in the vicinity, the downside is that it only has 51 years on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Stepney in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error purchasing a short lease?

Should you require a home loan the remaining unexpired lease term may be a potential deal breaker. Discount the price by the expected lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current owner has owned the property for at least 2 years you can ask them to commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease term and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor regarding this matter.

I have just appointed agents to market my 2 bed flat in Stepney. Conveyancing has not commenced, however I have just received a half-yearly service charge invoice – what should I do?

Your conveyancing lawyer is likely to suggest that you should pay the service charge as you normally would because all rents and maintenance payments will be allotted on completion, so you should recover the relevant percentage by the purchaser for the period running from after the completion date to the subsequent invoice date. Most managing agents will not acknowledge the buyer until the service charges have been paid and are up to date, so it is important for both buyer and seller for the seller to show that they are up to date. Having a clear account will assist your cause and will leave you no worse off financially.

Despite our best endeavours, we have been unsuccessful in negotiating a lease extension in Stepney. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal adjudicate on premiums?

Absolutely. We can put you in touch with a Stepney conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement matter before the tribunal for a Stepney flat 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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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Stepney

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Stepney specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on wrongful eviction

  • Hsr Solicitors, Victoria House, 526 Commercial Road, London, E1 0HY
  • Sami Legal Services Ltd, 16 Cavell Street, London, E1 2HP
  • Hafiz & Haque Solicitors, 18 Cavell Street, London, E1 2HP
  • Shahid Rahman, 160 Mile End Road, London, E1 4LJ
  • Alcott Solicitors Limited, 172 Mile End Road, London, E1 4LJ

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Stepney regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Stepney specialising in commercial conveyancing in Stepney. This will likely include advice on complex issues under the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1954
  • Hsr Solicitors, Victoria House, 526 Commercial Road, London, E1 0HY
  • Hafiz & Haque Solicitors, 18 Cavell Street, London, E1 2HP
  • Shahid Rahman, 160 Mile End Road, London, E1 4LJ
  • Adams Solicitors, Adams House, 129 Mile End Road, London, E1 4BG
  • Kingdom Solicitors, 53a Mile End Road, First Floor, London, E14tt, London, England, E1 4TT

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Stepney regulated by the CLC

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Stepney but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • T J Ball & Company, 49 Leytonstone Road, E15 1JA
  • Stratega Law Ltd, Sutherland House, W1F 7TE
  • Walter Saunders, 382 Brockley Road, SE4 2BY
  • L B Property Lawyers, Imperial House, N17 0SP

Neighboring Locations

Bethnal Green
Bow
Mile End
Stepney
Limehouse
Wapping
Ratcliff
Shadwell

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

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