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Conveyancing in Newham

Conveyancing is the legal process of buying and selling a property, involving the work a solicitor does to investigate the property, handle mortgage requirements and register the new owner. If you need a solicitor for conveyancing in Newham, we can help you with fast & proactive conveyancing from a national panel of conveyancing specialists.

We have helped Newham and London clients with buying, selling, buy-to-let, Help to Buy, Right to Buy, shared ownership, new build, leasehold, lease extensions, remortgage and transfer of equity.

Other areas covered: Barnet, Croydon, Edmonton, West London and London

Newham Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Newham

Created by merging the former Essex county boroughs of East and West Ham, the London Borough of Newham lies 8 km east of the City of London. The major centre within the borough is Stratford, which received major investment prior to the London Olympics in 2012.

Stratford is now East London's primary retail, cultural and leisure centre, with the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park including the London stadium and London Aquatic Centre as well as parklands, waterways, playgrounds and cafes.

Newham has also become the second most significant business location (after Canary Wharf) in the east of the capital. Ongoing regeneration will ensure the area continues to thrive.

Newham house prices

The average price paid for a property in Newham between March and April 2024 was £402,435 (updated July 2024).

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Council Tax in Newham (2023/24)

Band Amount
A £1,085.02
B £1,265.86
C £1,446.69
D £1,627.53
E £1,989.20
F £2,350.88
G £2,712.55
H £3,255.06

What does a property lawyer do?

A conveyancer or solicitor assists you with the legal aspect of buying a property. Your lawyer will order searches, raise questions for the seller, review contracts and take care of tasks after the sale, like HMLR registration and paying Stamp Duty Land Tax.

In addition to standard searches, Newham conveyancing solicitors may also undertake checks for leasehold issues, such as excessive service charges and ground rents.

Purchasing with a mortgage?

Whether you are buying a property to rent out or buying a leasehold flat, your solicitor must also complete legal work for the bank arranging your mortgage.

Being a member of a lender's panel means your solicitor can represent the interests of your chosen mortgage provider.

More than 100 banks and specialist lenders have approved our chosen panel lawyers. We can help you complete your Newham transaction smoothly.

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We have also helped home movers in Newham with the legal work for:

Conservation areas

When you purchase a property in a Newham conservation area, your solicitor or licensed conveyancer will need to check for covenants and restrictions, including street appearance restrictions, and tree preservation orders (TPOs). Conservation areas in Newham and across the London local authority include Laurence Pountney Hill, Bow Lane and Guildhall.

Listed buildings

Roughly half a million listed properties exist across the country - around 130 of which are in London Borough of Newham.

Listed buildings in and around Newham include:

  • Entrance To Woolwich Pedestrian Tunnel, Pier Road E16 North Woolwich, East Ham, Newham, Greater London Authority
  • Church Of St Luke, Jude Street, Canning Town, West Ham, Newham, Greater London Authority
  • Police Station, With Walls And Gatepiers To Side, High Street, Non Civil Parish, West Ham, Newham, Greater London Authority
  • Coronation Cinema Now Snooker Hall, High Street North, Manor Park, East Ham, Newham, Greater London Authority
  • Silo D, Royal Victoria Dock, East Ham, Newham, Greater London Authority

Listed buildings come with complex rules that the owner must adhere to. Our specialist panel of property solicitors will explain to you the legal duties your ownership will impose. Examples include regular upkeep, consent for additions like solar panels and a restriction on installing double glazing or modern door designs.

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Buying a Shared Ownership property

Shared ownership means buying only a share in the property from a registered provider of social housing. Buying a shared ownership property is more complex than buying a home outright.

Our expert solicitor panel has years of experience with shared ownership conveyancing and staircasing.

Leasehold flats

Purchasing a leasehold house or flat can be complex. The numerous common problems awaiting the unsuspecting buyer can include legally technical issues like incomplete management company accounts and freeholds sold without first refusal to leaseholders.

A specialist leasehold solicitor will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.

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Selling property in Newham

For the sale of property in Newham, your conveyancer will assemble all essential documents, including assorted property information forms and the sale contract.

The conveyancer's role involves addressing snags like a dispute with the freeholder, responding to the buyer's solicitor's questions and taking charge of the mortgage redemption.

Your lawyer will liaise with key parties, like agents, managing agents and lenders, to confirm that the sale completes quickly.

I am selling a leasehold property in Newham - what do I need to know?

The conveyancing process for a leasehold property is a great deal more difficult than it is for a freehold home.

Leasehold complexity involves additional tasks on the part of conveyancing solicitors in Newham, such as collating an up-to-date service charge statement, through to details of planned major works.

To reduce leasehold-related delays, It is highly recommended that the vendor contact a conveyancer as soon as the property is marketed, if not before.

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Remortgage conveyancing in Newham

The Bank of England's current base rate is 5.25% (15 July, 2024)

Don't forget to check your remortgage solicitor's lender panel membership before you instruct.

Our remortgage panel solicitors can work with 99% of all building societies and banks, so whether you are changing to a 5-year fixed rate with Metro Bank or moving to a home reversion mortgage with Accord, we can help take care of the legal side.

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Newham Transfer of equity

If you intend to restructure the ownership of your home, whether you are resolving joint ownership, gifting a share of a property or estate planning, you'll need to carry out a transfer of equity. Your legal representative will complete the process for a low, fixed fee.

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Conveyancing costs in Newham: What to expect

Don't be surprised if some of the costs listed on a conveyancing quote seem unfamiliar.

Conveyancing solicitors fees

These fees are what your conveyancer charges you for the tasks they complete. The conveyancing quote should clearly detail the legal fees, including VAT, that you pay when the property transaction is complete.

Disbursements

A disbursement is a cost that your conveyancer must pay to a third party for a tax or additional service. Third-party disbursements include Stamp Duty and property searches.

Check what's included in your quote

Double-check for additional fees or charges, if you are comparing conveyancing quotes. Some firms include additional fees in the small print, resulting in a final bill that is higher than the original quote.

Article by Completely Moved authors

The Completely Moved team have years of experience helping home buyers, sellers and owners, answering questions and providing property advice.

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