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Top 5 reasons to let us help you choose a high street conveyancing solicitor in Upper Clapton

  • 1 Upper Clapton property lawyers will have connections at the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and property agents
  • 2 Lawyer conveyancing firms have valuable personal connections with Upper Clapton estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 3 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Upper Clapton is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) often falls short of the high standards of professionalism you would hope for.
  • 4 Upper Clapton property lawyers have a crucial advantage when it comes to Upper Clapton conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that can impact your conveyancing
  • 5 There is a distinct possibility the the solicitors for the other party have offices in Upper Clapton - if so both parties will have worked on conveyancing matters in the past

Examples of recent conveyancing in Upper Clapton since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Upper Clapton

Are the Upper Clapton conveyancing solicitors identified as being on the UBS conveyancing panel, together with their details provided by UBS?

Upper Clapton conveyancing firms themselves provide us confirmation that they are on the UBS conveyancing panel as opposed to being supplied with a list from UBS directly.

This question may be naive but I am wet behind the ears as FTB of a garden flat in Upper Clapton. Do I collect the keys to the house on the completion date from my lawyer? If this is the case, I will instruct a High Street conveyancing solicitor in Upper Clapton?

On the day of completion you do not need to attend the conveyancers office in Upper Clapton. Your solicitors will electronically transfer the purchase money to the owner’s solicitors, and once they have received this, you should be called to pick up the keys from the Estate Agents and move into your new home. Usually this occurs between 1 and 3pm.

Are all Upper Clapton Conveyancing Quality Solicitors on the Principality conveyancing panel?

It is true that some banks and building societies now use CQS as the starting point for Panel membership such as HSBC and Santander. CQS membership however is no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. Nevertheless,the Council of Mortgage Lenders have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for solicitor practices wishing to join their approved list of firms.

My offer was accepted on a house in Upper Clapton on 28/3/2024, valuation was booked 4 days later, all came back fine. Property lawyer instructed, so all that was missing was my mortgage offer. Having made daily calls to Bank of Ireland and chasing them on my offer, I have now been told that my offer will not be issued unless the lawyer is on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel. Are Bank of Ireland entitled to hold back the Mortgage pending the lawyer being on the approved list?

A lender would not issue an offer until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for Bank of Ireland to deal with your lawyer's application to be on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitor will be accepted.

How does conveyancing in Upper Clapton differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build premises in Upper Clapton approach us having been asked by the housebuilder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is ready to move into. This is because builders in Upper Clapton typically acquire the real estate, 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 conveyancing solicitors 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 used to new build conveyancing in Upper Clapton or who has acted in the same development.

I am looking for a ground for flat up to £245,000 and found one near me in Upper Clapton I like with amenity areas and transport links in the vicinity, the downside is that it only has 52 years on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Upper Clapton suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error buying a short lease?

Should you need a home loan that many years will be an issue. Reduce the price by the expected lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the existing proprietor has owned the property for a minimum of twenty four months you may ask them to start the process of the extension and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the existing lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor about this.

I need to instruct a conveyancing practitioner in Upper Clapton for my home move. Can I see a firm’s complaints history with the profession’s regulator?

You may search for documented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations resulting from inquisitions commenced on or after Jan 2008. Visit Check a solicitor's record. For information Pre 2008, or to check a firm's record, telephone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. For non-uk callers, use +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator sometimes recorded telephone calls for training reasons.

How does one remove a departed person's name from the title register for a property in Upper Clapton?

Where a Upper Clapton property is jointly owned and one of the owners passes away, their name will not immediately be removed from the title deeds. You are not required to amend the title as when it comes to a sale your lawyer would just need to supply proof as to the reason the other owner is not included in the conveyance, normally this takes the form of a grant of probate.

With the aim of making the sale conveyancing simpler for the sale of the property you can arrange to have the deceased name removed from the title register by applying to HM Land Registry with evidence of the death. There is no fee from the Registry for this service.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Upper Clapton regulated by the SRA

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

  • Kostick Hanan Herskovic Llp, 1 Egerton Road, London, N16 6UE
  • Bude Storz, 220 Stamford Hill, London, N16 6RA
  • Morgan Has Solicitors Ltd, 1st and 2nd Floor Bank Chambers, 133 Stoke Newington High Street, London, London, N16 0PH
  • Sam & Co Solicitors, 79 Broad Lane, London, N15 4DW
  • Southgate & Co, 631 Seven Sisters Road, London, N15 5LE

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Upper Clapton regulated by the SRA

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Upper Clapton specialising in commercial conveyancing in Upper Clapton. This could include advice on buying or selling a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit
  • Kostick Hanan Herskovic Llp, 1 Egerton Road, London, N16 6UE
  • Bude Storz, 220 Stamford Hill, London, N16 6RA
  • Morgan Has Solicitors Ltd, 1st and 2nd Floor Bank Chambers, 133 Stoke Newington High Street, London, London, N16 0PH
  • Sam & Co Solicitors, 79 Broad Lane, London, N15 4DW
  • Southgate & Co, 631 Seven Sisters Road, London, N15 5LE

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Upper Clapton regulated by the CLC

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Upper Clapton but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • L B Property Lawyers, Imperial House, N17 0SP
  • T J Ball & Company, 49 Leytonstone Road, E15 1JA
  • Verbatim Property Lawyers Ltd, 455 High Road, IG8 0XE
  • Stratega Law Ltd, Sutherland House, W1F 7TE
  • House Owners Conveyancers Limited, 56 Windermere Avenue, N3 3RA

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

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