Conveyancing Solicitors in Stratford London

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Conveyancing in Stratford London

Conveyancing is the legal process for transferring the ownership of property from one party to another, or the legal work involved in a transfer of equity or remortgage. If you're looking for a conveyancing solicitor in Stratford London, you're in the right place. Get a fast & proactive solicitor from a nationwide panel of conveyancing experts.

We have years of experience helping homemovers in Stratford London and throughout Newham handle their sale, purchase, 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, Edmonton, Newham, West London and London

Stratford London Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Stratford London

Part of East London, Stratford has seen significant redevelopment as a result of hosting the 2012 London Olympics. The area now boasts the large Westfield Stratford City shopping centre, the Olympic Park, and many new residential developments.

With multiple tube lines, overground, DLR services, and a major bus station, Stratford offers excellent transport links. The area has a population of approximately 130,000.

Stratford London house prices

The average price paid for a property in Stratford London between March and April 2024 was £281,373 (updated July 2024).

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Council Tax in Stratford London (2023/24)

Stratford London is in London Borough of Newham.

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 Stratford London conveyancing solicitor do?

A solicitor plays a pivotal role in a purchase, and guides the buyer through the legal aspects of the transaction. This means performing due diligence on the property purchase, including arranging searches from entities including Newham Council, raising enquires, reviewing contracts of sale and completing the registration of your ownership with HM Land Registry.

Stratford London conveyancing solicitors may undertake checks for leasehold issues, such as excessive service charges and ground rents.

Purchasing with a mortgage?

As part of the conveyancing process, your solicitor also has to handle legal due diligence on behalf of your lender.

Your transaction could take significantly longer to complete if your lawyer is not on your bank or building society's panel.

Our chosen panel lawyers have established relationships with the majority of banks and building societies, so your conveyancing will complete sooner.

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We can help home buyers in Stratford London with the legal work for:

Buying a property in a conservation area

When you buy a property in a Stratford London conservation area, your solicitor or licensed conveyancer will need to check for potential planning breaches, which could include roof maintenance restrictions, and replacement of original windows. Conservation areas in Stratford London and the Newham local authority include:

  • Stratford, St John's
  • East Ham Town Centre
  • Woodgrange Estate, Forest Gate
  • Forest Gate Town Centre

Purchasing a Shared Ownership house or flat

Shared ownership conveyancing is the service you will need, when purchasing a share in a house or flat from housing associations that offer part-buy, part-rent schemes. Although this is a more affordable route to home ownership, shared ownership conveyancing is more complex, as all properties are leasehold.

If you need conveyancing to purchase a shared ownership property, or for staircasing, our panel of specialist solicitors will work with you to complete the process.

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Selling a property in Stratford London

For the sale of homes in Stratford London, the solicitor will prepare the necessary documentation, including the TA6 and TA10 property information forms and the draft contract.

The lawyer's role involves responding to enquiries from the buyer's solicitor, dealing with complications like a planning issue and taking charge of the mortgage redemption.

To ensure the transaction is straightforward, your solicitor will coordinate with both sides, such as agents, lenders and landlords.

Does the conveyancing for selling leasehold take longer?

Yes, it can take much more time to complete the legal work on a leasehold house or flat when compared to conveyancing on a freehold house.

The buyer's conveyancer will expect to see several leasehold-related documents, including a copy of buildings insurance for the common parts of the property. Delays are usually the result of the time required by the solicitor to get these documents together.

It can take a long time to gather these details if it is difficult to contact the managing agent, so the seller's solicitor should commence this even before you have found a buyer.

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Remortgage in Stratford London

The base interest rate is 5.25% (16 July, 2024)

Before appointing a solicitor, your solicitor needs to be able to act on your mortgage lender's behalf.

We work with remortgage solicitors who are on all major banks and building societies' panels, so whether you are changing to an offset mortgage with Nationwide or taking out a capped mortgage from Birmingham Midshires, we can help.

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Transfer of equity

Whether you are gifting a property, purchasing another owner's stake or dealing with inheritance tax planning, you will need a conveyancing solicitor to handle the transfer of equity.

Your legal representative can handle the legal work for a low, fixed fee.

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How much does conveyancing cost in Stratford London?

Some of the fees included in conveyancing quotes can be unfamiliar, especially for first time buyers.

Solicitors' fees

Conveyancing fees are paid to your solicitor for the legal services they provide during your property transaction. The quote will detail the fees for the legal work, including VAT, to be paid when the conveyancing transaction completes.

Disbursements

The quote will include necessary third-party costs, called disbursements, including Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT), HM Land Registry fees and property searches.

Check what's included in your quote

Beware of hidden fees or extra charges, if you are comparing quotes. Some firms include extra costs in the small print, resulting in a total cost that's much higher than the initial 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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