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Reasons to use our West Ham conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 West Ham property lawyers work in partnership with West Ham estate agents, property finders, surveyors, mortgage companies and other professionals to ensure that a quality service is offered to buyers and sellers every step of the way, with the aim of reducing administrative burdens and transaction times
  • 2 Our site is the first site offering you the ability to ensure that your conveyancing in West Ham will be conducted by a property lawyer on your bank member panel.
  • 3 West Ham conveyancers will be familiar with the local Land Registry Office, Local Authority and selling agents
  • 4 Regardless alternative companies say it could be necessary to attend your lawyer to sign legal papers. Too many 3rd parties are already involved in a conveyancing transaction without having to add Royal Mail into the mix.
  • 5 Retaining the services of a local Solicitor on the whole results in a more personal touch. When using a an online conveyancing factory, your transaction is handled by a team of people who check what is happening on the file by reading from their computer screens.

Examples of recent conveyancing in West Ham since July 2019*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in West Ham

We hope to to buy with Loughborough BS. I called into 3 or 4 local companies yet cant to find a West Ham conveyancing firm on the Loughborough BS approved list. Can you help?

Please do make the most of the find a conveyancing panel solicitor tool on this site. Pick the lender and type West Ham or your preferred area and you will discover numerous conveyancers offices in West Ham or near you.

A relative advised me that in buying a property in West Ham there could be a number of restrictions affecting the ability to carry out external alterations to the property. Is this right?

We are aware of a number of properties in West Ham which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to external variations. Part of the conveyancing in West Ham should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.

I am the sole recipient of my late mum's will with all property in now in my sole name, including the my former home in West Ham. The West Ham property was put into my name in September. I now wish to sell up. I do know about the CML six month 'rule', which means that my proprietorship will be regarded the same way as if I'd bought the house in September. Do I have to wait 6 months to sell?

The CML handbook obliges solicitors to: "report to us immediately if the owner or registered proprietor has been registered for less than six months." Technically you might be affected by that. Most lenders would take a practical view as this clause is primarily there to pick up on the purchase and immediately sell or the flipping of properties.

I am due to exchange contracts on my apartment. I had a double glazing fitted in June 2008, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My purchaser’s lender, Yorkshire BS are being difficult. The West Ham solicitor who is on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel is saying indemnity insurance will be fine but Yorkshire BS are requiring a building regulation certificate. Why do Yorkshire BS have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?

It is probably the case that Yorkshire BS have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Yorkshire BS may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing was correctly and safely installed. The indemnity insurance merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.

How does conveyancing in West Ham differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in West Ham contact us having been asked by the developer to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is built. This is because builders in West Ham usually buy the land, 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 West Ham or who has acted in the same development.

I am looking for a flat up to £245,000 and identified one near me in West Ham I like with a park and railway links in the vicinity, the downside is that it's only got 51 years on the lease. I can't really find anything else in West Ham for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error acquiring a lease with such few years left?

Should you need a home loan the remaining unexpired lease term will be problematic. Discount the price by the amount the lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current proprietor has owned the property for a minimum of 2 years you may ask them to start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer about this.

I am downsizing from my house. My past conveyancers has retired. I am in need of a recommendation of a conveyancing firm. I happen to live in West Ham if that makes things easier.

Do use our search tool to help you find a solicitor for your conveyancing in West Ham. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with regulated solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move runs smoothly.

We have recently had a bid accepted on our 1st home in West Ham, and need to get solicitors appointed. We have made use of the different comparison tools and the fee estimates are from all over the the UK. Is it important to have a West Ham conveyancing practitioner local to your prospective property? I am willing to do all the communicating electronically, but I am thinking at some stage we will be required to visit the conveyancing practitioner's office to sign papers?

On the whole there is no need to physically visit the office of your conveyancing practitioner, they can post any relevant contracts to you, which you can sign and send back. Many home movers choose to use a locally based solicitor, but it's by no means essential for conveyancing in West Ham.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in West Ham

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in West Ham with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Claims for damages for illegal

  • 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

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in West Ham regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in West Ham practicing in commercial conveyancing in West Ham. This should include advice on buying or selling a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit
  • 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
  • Sandhu & Shah, 382 Katherine Road, London, E7 8NW
  • Nasim & Co Solicitors, 62a Barking Road, East Ham, London, London, E6 3BP

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 compulsory purchases in West Ham
  • 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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