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Reasons to use our Wapping conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Experience means that Wapping lawyer have developed excellent 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 undertaking your home move in Wapping.
  • 2 Our site is the first site that enables you the facility to check that your property ownership legalities in Wapping will be carried out by a conveyancer on your lender’s member panel.
  • 3 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Wapping is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) often falls short of the high standards of professionalism you will expect.
  • 4 Wapping conveyancers work in partnership with Wapping estate agents, house builders, surveyors, banks and other professionals to ensure that the highest level of service is offered to buyers and sellers every step of the way, offering all the legal expertise and support you need
  • 5 The Wapping conveyancing firms that we work with are committed to supplying value for money, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to borrowers, sellers and investors in Wapping

Examples of recent conveyancing in Wapping since October 2021*

Sale

of apartment Green Walk SE1 4TX, at purchase amount of £850,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, agreeing completion date with parties, preparing statement detailing charges

Disposal

of apartment Devons Road E3 3RG, at the agreed price of £265,500. Leasehold conveyancing included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in readiness for completion, setting up the completion formalities

Conveyance

of flat Langdale Close SE17 3UF, acquired for £426,000. Leasehold conveyancing due diligence included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, obtaining official copies of the title

Disposal

of apartment Glengall Grove E14 3NE, at sale sum of £150,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: drafting the sale agreement and Transfer, sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, setting up the completion formalities

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Wapping

Please could you suggest a Leeds Building Society allowed Wapping conveyancing conveyancer that can complete within two weeks? Am I best advised to choose a high street Wapping conveyancer or a national conveyancer?

We can recommend some very good Wapping conveyancing firms. Another option is to visit the main road in Wapping. Go in to a couple of firms and ask to see a conveyancing solicitor for a quote. Discuss your deadline together with your reasons and get a commitment on your deadline. Appoint the one that appears most efficient.

Can you explain why leasehold purchase conveyancing in Wapping costs more?

Wapping leasehold conveyancing transactions usually involve additional investigations than freeholds including investigating the Lease, liaising with the Landlord such as serving applicable notices on the Landlord or managing agent, obtaining up-to-date service charge and management information, obtaining Landlord’s consents and reviewing management accounts and formation documents.

I am told that my conveyancing solicitors will need to check that the building insurance for my purchase of a house in Wapping. My lender is Tesco Bank

Tesco Bank have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook. As of 14/1/2022, the requirements read as follows :

I can see plenty of here about conveyancing in Wapping but what is your top tip for finding the right conveyancer in Wapping

Do not opt for the cheapest Wapping conveyancing fees. You really do get what you’re paying for when it comes to property lawyers. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you know exactly what you’ll have to pay in ahead of time.

I am helping my aunt sell her flat in Wapping. Will the conveyancing solicitor order an energy assessment or should I organise this?

After the abolition of Home Information Packs, energy performance certificates became a compulsory component of selling a property. An energy assessment must be to hand prior to the property being advertised. This is not as aspect of the sale process that lawyers normally organise. Where you are using a Wapping conveyancing practitioner they might be willing to arrange energy assessments due to their relationships with long established local providers

I have been told by my conveyancer that restrictive coveneant insurance is necessary on my purchase. What is the level of cover for Wapping conveyancing?

The right level of restrictive coveneant indemnity insurance depends on your lender. It would differ for example between Lloyds TSB Bank and Coventry Building Society. Conveyancing lawyers as opposed to members of the public take out such insurances.

Last July I purchased a leasehold flat in Wapping. Do I have any liability for service charges relating to a period prior to my ownership?

In a situation where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous owner and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. Strange as it may seem, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. It is an essential part of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to be sure to have an up to date clear service charge receipt before completion of your purchase. If you have a mortgage this is likely to be a requirement of your lender.

If you purchase part way through an accounting year you may be liable for charges not yet demanded even if they relate to a period prior to your purchase. In such circumstances your conveyancer would normally arrange for the seller to set aside some money to cover their part of the period (usually called a service charge retention).

I inherited a basement flat in Wapping. Given that I can not reach agreement with the freeholder, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal determine the sum due for the purchase of the freehold?

Where there is a absentee freeholder or where there is disagreement about the premium for a lease extension, under the relevant legislation you can apply to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) to judgment on the premium.

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement matter before the tribunal for a Wapping premises is 1-41 Royal Tower Lodge 40 Cartwright Street in April 2013. the tribunal adding the agreed value of capitalised ground rents and the reversion the price to be paid for the freehold was £1,187,000 This case affected 41 flats. The unexpired term as at the valuation date was 107 years.

I have selected a Wapping conveyancing solicitor for our house purchase (first time buyers) and have spotted in the terms and conditions that they are not overseen by the Financial Conduct Authority. Need I be worried or is that standard with conveyancing practitioner?

We can't see why they should be. Most solicitor don't lend money. They will be regulated by the SRA, who set strict conditions regulating funds held on client account.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Wapping regulated by the SRA

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

  • 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
  • Mq Hassan Solicitors, 37 New Road, Ground Floor, Whitechapel, London, E1 1HE

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Wapping

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Wapping with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on wrongful eviction

  • 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

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

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