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Reasons to use our Wapping conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Over the years Wapping lawyer have established very good connections with Wapping local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all concerned in the process of handling your home move in Wapping.
  • 2 Excellent communication together with a wealth of expertise are key benefits that you should seek when selecting conveyancing solicitors. Wapping property deals can be made a lot more protracted as a result of lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers we work with ensure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments expeditiously.
  • 3 Notwithstanding what alternative sites advise it may be important to pop into your solicitor to sign contracts. There are various parties with with an interest in a homemove without needing to add the postman into the pot.
  • 4 Wapping solicitors work in conjunction with Wapping estate agents, developers, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to make sure that a quality service is provided to buyers and sellers every step of the way, never losing sight of the time-critical nature behind your conveyancing transaction
  • 5 The Wapping conveyancing practitioners that we work with are committed to supplying the most cost, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to purchasers, sellers and investors in Wapping

Examples of recent conveyancing in Wapping since April 2021*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Wapping

My partner and I are intent on acquiring a maisonette in Wapping. My lawyer is not listed on the lender solicitor list. Am I still permitted to appoint my Wapping conveyancing solicitor even though they are not on the bank list of approved lawyers?

You must appoint a solicitor to deal with the legal work required when you need a mortgage to buy your property. They will conduct all the relevant investigations on the property, ensuring that you will be properly registered as the owner and ensure that all the required mortgage paperwork is in place. One could instruct a Wapping lawyer of your choice. Nevertheless, if the property lawyer selected is not a member of the lender approved list supplemental charges will be incurred as separate legal representation will be required by them. Bank panel applications can be submitted, so if your solicitor has not previously applied for membership they should do so.

I am selling my home in Wapping. Does my solicitor have to be on the UBS conveyancing panel in order to deal with paying off my mortgage?

Ordinarily, even if your lawyer is not on the UBS conveyancing panel they can still act for you on your sale. It might be that the lender will not release the original deeds (if applicable and increasingly irrelevant) until after the mortgage is paid off. You should speak to your lawyer directly before you start the process though to ensure that there is no problem as lenders are changing their specifications fairly frequently at the moment.

When it comes to lenders such as RBS, do Wapping lawyers incur an annual charge to be on the conveyancing panel?

We are not aware of any lender fees to register on their panel, although some do levy an administration fee to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel submission.

I was told two weeks ago that my mortgage has been agreed to by Principality. Is it usual for Principality to only issue the offer once my solicitor in Wapping is approved on their conveyancing panel? Principality have asked my solicitor to see a copy of their PI Insurance.

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

UBS have agreed my mortgage in principle, my bid on a apartment in Wapping has been accepted, what happens next?

The property agent will wish to know who your solicitors are (ensure that the property lawyers are on the bank’s panel). Contact UBS or the broker and complete any appropriate forms. UBS will appoint a valuer who will get in touch with the selling agent or vendor to book a time for the valuation to happen. Once carried out (assuming no problems) it takes approximately a fortnight for the mortgage offer to be issued. UBS will send the offer to you and your property lawyers. The transaction will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing in Wapping.

Despite weeks of looking the Title Certificate and documents to our property are lost. The solicitors who dealt with the conveyancing in Wapping 5 years ago are no longer around. What do I do?

You no longer need to hold title official documentation to establish that you are the registered proprietor of land or property, given that the Land Registry have everything they need in a digital format.

How does conveyancing in Wapping differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build property in Wapping approach us having been asked by the seller to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is ready to move into. This is because house builders in Wapping typically acquire the site, 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 property lawyers 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 Wapping or who has acted in the same development.

I'm remortgaging my primary home to a BTL mortgage with Birmingham Midshires and intend to use the remaining equity towards further house. The neighborhood we are interested in is Wapping. Will your lawyers be able to act for the two banks and link together the conveyances?

Make use of our search tool on this page to ensure that the solicitors are on the relevant lender panels. Having checked that they are your conveyancer will be able to simultaneously deal with the two deals but you should talk with you lawyer and specify your desired outcome and needs.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Wapping

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Wapping with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on Court proceedings for possession

  • 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

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Wapping regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Wapping specialising in commercial conveyancing in Wapping. This could include advice on buying or selling a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit
  • Harris Waters & Co, Dundee Court, 73 Wapping High Street, London, Greater London, E1W 2YG
  • 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
  • Thamina Solicitors Limited, 135 Commercial Road, 1st Floor, London, London, E1 1PX

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 throughout 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

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

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