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Reasons to use our Wapping conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 This site is the first site that enables you the ability to check that your conveyancing in Wapping will be conducted by a conveyancer on your bank member panel.
  • 2 We are the UKs most comprehensive residential conveyancing directory listing bank approved law practices delivering conveyancing in Wapping regulated by the SRA or CLC.
  • 3 No matter what any other on-line conveyancers tell you it just might be important to attend your solicitor to execute contracts. Too many 3rd parties are already engaged in a conveyancing transaction without having to include the postman into the pot.
  • 4 Over the years Wapping solicitor have established excellent connections with Wapping local estate agents, banks, building societies, landlords and property developers enabling them to liaise at speed with all parties involved in the process of dealing with your house sale or purchase in Wapping.
  • 5 Wapping conveyancer are the linchpin to a successful Wapping conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your transaction

Examples of recent conveyancing in Wapping since April 2019*

Transfer

of apartment The Highway E1W 2BE, at sale amount of £750,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, securing official copies of the title, setting up the completion formalities

Conveyance

of flat Cobblestone Square E1W 3AR, acquired for £740,000. Leasehold conveyancing work included: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, taking formal instructions from and updating the seller client, preparing statement detailing charges

Sale

of flat Star Place E1W 1AD, at sale price of £1,200,000. Leasehold conveyancing included: ordering official copies of the title, preparing statement detailing charges, setting up the completion formalities

Conveyance

of flat Wapping High Street E1W 1LH, at a price of £737,500. Leasehold conveyancing investigations included: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, setting up the completion formalities

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Wapping

My wife and I are planning to buy a 3 bedroom apartment in Wapping with a mortgage. We wish to retain our Wapping lawyer, however the bank says he's not on their "panel". We have to appoint one of the bank panel firms or keep our Wapping property lawyer and pay for one of their panel ones to act for them. This feels very unfair; can we not require that the bank use our Wapping conveyancer ?

Unfortunately,no. Your mortgage offer is subject to its terms and conditions, one of which will be that lawyers will on the bank’s conveyancing panel. Until recently, most lenders had large numbers of law firms on their panels: a borrower could choose one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. A further alternative is for your Wapping conveyancing solicitor to apply to be on the conveyancing panel.

Is it possible for conveyancing in Wapping to be done inside 28 days?

In a situation where the seller is applying pressure for your conveyancing we would recommend that your solicitor is familiar with the area as they will benefit local connections and knowledge. It is possible that they would have transacted previoushouses in the same neighbourhood. Therefore consider using a Wapping conveyancing firm. In addition, check that the lawyer is on the lender panel. It is understood that 18% of Wapping conveyancing transactions are held up or derailed after discovering a buyer’s lawyer was not on their banks list of approved solicitors. In many cases this discovery resulted in the home move being held up by an average of three weeks. It is understood that this issue impacts in the region of 100,000 home moves every year. Almost all Wapping conveyancing firms can not represent certain mortgage companies so do check as early as possible.

It is is a decade since I bought my house in Wapping. Conveyancing lawyers have just been retained on the sale but I can't find my deeds. Will this jeopardise the sale?

Don’t worry too much. Firstly the deeds may be kept by the lender or they may be in the possession of the conveyancers who handled the purchase. Secondly in most cases the land will be recorded at the land registry and you will be able to establish that you are the registered owner by your conveyancing solicitors acquiring current official copies of the land registers. The vast majority of conveyancing in Wapping relates to registered property but in the rare situation where your home is not registered it adds to the complexity but is not insurmountable.

I have an AIP. The lender mentioned the mortgage came with free conveyancing. Is the implication that I have to instruct their panel solicitor as I would much rather appoint a Wapping based conveyancing firm?

You should check but the chances are that appoint one of their panel lawyers should you want the "fee-free" deal. Contact the lender to ask if they allow a cash alternative. Some lenders have previously offered a £250 cashback as an alternative in which case you could put that amount towards your preferred conveyancing solicitor in Wapping.

I am buying a new build apartment in Wapping. Conveyancing is necessary evil 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 legal work.

Here are examples of a few leasehold new build questions that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Wapping

    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. Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease. Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents. There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company?

I have been on the look out for a ground for flat up to £245,000 and identified one close by in Wapping I like with a park and railway links nearby, however it only has 52 years on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Wapping suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake buying a lease with such few years left?

Should you need a mortgage the remaining unexpired lease term may be a potential deal breaker. Reduce the price by the amount the lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing owner has owned the premises for at least 2 years you may request that they commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the existing lease and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer regarding this.

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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 Licensed Conveyancers in Wapping regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers

Please be aware 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 list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Wapping practicing in planning law. This should include advice on making sure people do what the planning regulations say
  • 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
  • Bond Dickinson Llp, 4 More London Riverside, London, London, SE1 2AU

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

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