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Reasons to use our West Ham conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 West Ham lawyers have a crucial edge when it comes to West Ham conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other issues that will impact your home move
  • 2 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in West Ham is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by large estate agency chains) often falls short of the level of professionalism you will expect.
  • 3 The West Ham conveyancing firms that we work with are committed to supplying value for money, efficient and transparent conveyancing service to borrowers, sellers and remortgagors in West Ham
  • 4 This site is the only site offering you the ability to check that your property ownership legalities in West Ham will be conducted by a property lawyer on your mortgage lender’s authorised panel.
  • 5 We are the UKs most comprehensive domestic conveyancing directory listing bank approved property lawyers delivering conveyancing in West Ham regulated and authorised by the SRA or Council of Licensed Conveyancers.

Examples of recent conveyancing in West Ham since March 2022*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in West Ham

Can you vouch for a National Westminster Bank accepted West Ham conveyancing practice who can have us moved in within 10 days? Am I best advised to choose a high street West Ham firm or an online firm?

We can recommend some very good West Ham conveyancing firms. Another option is to visit the high street in West Ham. Visit two or three law practices and request to see a conveyancing solicitor for a quote. Discuss your expectations together with your reasons and ask for a commitment on your deadline. Appoint the one that genuine.

What can a local search tell me about the house my wife and I purchasing in West Ham?

West Ham conveyancing often commences with the ordering local authority searches directly from your local Authority or through a personal search organisations for instance Onsearch The local search plays a central part in many a West Ham conveyancing purchase; that is if you wish to avoid any nasty once you have moved into your new home. The search should provide data on, amongst other things, details on planning applications relevant to the premises (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 thirteen topic sections.

Just had an offer accepted on a new build apartment in West Ham. Conveyancing is daunting 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 is a sample of a few leasehold new build enquiries that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in West Ham

    Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. The Vendor must covenant to keep unoccupied units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. 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. Please supply a car parking plan. Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents.

I opted to have a survey carried out on a house in West Ham prior to appointing lawyers. I have been told that there is a flying freehold overhang to the property. Our surveyor advised that some lenders may not issue a mortgage on this type of house.

It varies from the lender to lender. Santander has different instructions from Halifax. If you contact us we can check via the relevant lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in West Ham. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.

I am using a search engine for the term conveyancing in West Ham it reveals numerous solicitorslocally. How do I determine which is the right conveyancer for my move?

The best method of choosing a suitable conveyancer is through a trusted testimonial, so seek the guidance of friends and those you trust who have bought a property in West Ham or a local estate agent or financial adviser. Charges for conveyancing in West Ham vary, so it's a good idea to secure at least three quotes from varying types of conveyancers. Make sure that you clarify that the fees are fixed.

I have attempted and failed to negotiate with my landlord for a lease extension without getting anywhere. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal decide on such issues? Can you recommend a West Ham conveyancing firm to help?

You certainly can. We are happy to put you in touch with a West Ham conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension case for a West Ham property is 46 Credon Road in January 2014. On 11 September 2013 Deputy District Judge Price sitting at the Bow County Court made a vesting order that the freeholder surrender his lease and be granted a new lease of the Premises on such terms as may be determined by the First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber).The appropriate sum as concluded by the Tribunal was £7225 This case related to 1 flat. The unexpired term was 69.77 years.

In relation to leasehold conveyancing in West Ham what are the most frequent lease problems?

Leasehold conveyancing in West Ham is not unique. All leases are individual and legal mistakes in the legal wording can sometimes mean that certain sections are wrong. For example, if your lease is missing any of the following, it could be defective:

    Maintenance charge proportions which don’t add up to the correct percentage

A defective lease will likely cause problems when trying to sell a property primarily because it impacts on the ability to obtain a mortgage on the property. Lloyds TSB Bank, Norwich and Peterborough Building Society, and Aldermore all have express conveyancing instructions when it comes to what is expected in a lease. If a mortgage lender believes that the lease is defective they may refuse to grant the mortgage, forcing the purchaser to withdraw.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in West Ham

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in West Ham 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

  • Matthew James Solicitors & Commissioners For Oaths, 189d, Upton Lane, Forest Gate, London, E7 9PJ
  • Stone Hart & Stone Limited, 15 Plashet Grove, London, E6 1AQ
  • Robinson Ravani & Co Solicitors, 229a Green Street, London, London, E7 8LL
  • Denning Solicitors Ltd, Dever House, 764 Barking Road, London, London, E13 9PJ
  • Adam Bernard Solicitors Ltd, 25 Barking Road, London, E6 1PW

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in West Ham regulated by the CLC

Please be aware that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in West Ham but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • T J Ball & Company, 49 Leytonstone Road, E15 1JA
  • Suriya & Douglas, Suite B, 7th Floor, Charter House, IG1 1UF
  • Verbatim Property Lawyers Ltd, 455 High Road, IG8 0XE
  • L B Property Lawyers, Imperial House, N17 0SP
  • Walter Saunders, 382 Brockley Road, SE4 2BY

Planning law solicitors in West Ham regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The solicitors listed below are a small selection of solicitors in West Ham specialising in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including special planning controls
  • Abdullah Solicitors, 56 Mansfield Road, Ilford, Essex, IG1 3BD
  • Adams Solicitors, Adams House, 129 Mile End Road, London, E1 4BG
  • Regnum Solicitors, Unit 7, Kinetica, 13 Ramsgate Street, London, E8 2FD
  • Gh Cornish Llp, First Floor, 34-36 High Street, Barkingside, Essex, IG6 2DQ
  • Allen & Overy (holdings) Limited, One Bishops Square, London, E1 6AD

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

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