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Examples of recent conveyancing in Wapping since February 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Wapping

What does a local search tell me about the property I am purchasing in Wapping?

Wapping conveyancing often commences with the ordering local authority searches directly from your local Authority or via a personal search company for example Searches UK The local search plays a central role in most Wapping conveyancing purchase; as long as you wish to avoid any unpleasant surprises after you move into your property. The search will provide information on, amongst other things, details on planning applications relevant to the property (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of 13 topic areas.

I have todaydiscovered that Arc property Solicitors have closed. They conducted my conveyancing in Wapping for a purchase of a leasehold apartment 12 months ago. How can I check that the property is in my name in the name of the previous owner?

The easiest way to check if the property is registered to you, you can make a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Wapping conveyancing specialists.

Just had an offer accepted on a new build flat in Wapping. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build conveyancing.

Set out below are examples of a few leasehold new build questions that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Wapping

    There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents. Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided.

Due to the guidance of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Wapping in advance of instructing solicitors. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold element to the house. My surveyor advised that some banks will not grant a loan on such a house.

It varies from the lender to lender. Santander has different instructions for example to Birmingham Midshires. If you contact us we can check with the relevant mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Wapping. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Wapping especially if they are accustomed to such properties in Wapping.

What does commercial conveyancing in Wapping cover?

Wapping conveyancing for business premises covers a broad array of services, offered by regulated solicitors, relating to business property. By way of example, this type of conveyancing can cover the sale or purchase of freehold business premises or, more commonly, the transfer of existing leases or the drafting of new leasing arrangements. Commercial conveyancing solicitors can also offer advice on the sale of business assets, commercial loans and the termination of tenancies.

Our conveyancer in Wapping has uncovered a a legal deficiency with the lease for the apartment we are buying in Wapping. The other side have suggested defective title insurance as a workaround. We are content with insurance and will cover the costs. Our solicitor says that as he is on the mortgage company conveyancing panel he must be satisfied that the lender is happy with this solution. Are we the client or is the mortgage company?

The short answer to your last question is that, notwithstanding the potential for a conflict of interest, you and the mortgage company are the client. A precondition to being on the lender approved panel is to comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook requirements. The UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook conditions require your lawyer to disclose issues such as defects will the lease so that the mortgage company can be afforded the opportunity to check with their valuer as to the extent that the value of the property is affected . Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your lawyer will have no choice but to discontinue acting for you.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Wapping

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

  • Waterstone Chambers Llp, 171 Cannon Street Road, London, E1 2LX
  • Gawor & Co, New Crane Wharf, New Crane Place, Wapping, London, London, E1W 3TS
  • Reynolds Porter Chamberlain Llp, Tower Bridge House, St. Katharines Way, London, E1W 1AA
  • Raymond Saul & Co Llp, 32 Alie Street, London, London, E1 8DA
  • Dorman Joseph Wachtel, 57 Mansell Street, London, E1 8AN

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Wapping regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Wapping but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Stratega Law Ltd, Sutherland House, W1F 7TE
  • Walter Saunders, 382 Brockley Road, SE4 2BY
  • T J Ball & Company, 49 Leytonstone Road, E15 1JA

Planning law solicitors in Wapping regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The solicitors listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Wapping specialising in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including compulsory purchases in Wapping
  • Reynolds Porter Chamberlain Llp, Tower Bridge House, St. Katharines Way, London, E1W 1AA
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Llp, 3 More London Riverside, London, London, SE1 2AQ
  • Clyde & Co Llp, The St. Botolph Building, 138 Houndsditch, London, EC3A 7AR
  • Laytons Solicitors Llp, 5th Floor, 2 More London Riverside, London, SE1 2AP
  • Cranelaw Nominees Limited, 4 More London Riverside, London, London, SE1 2AU

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