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Conveyancing solicitors in East London

If you are looking for a conveyancing solicitor in East London we can help you. Our conveyancing solicitors offer a convenient, efficient, and friendly conveyancing service to clients in East London, throughout Greater London and all over England, Wales and beyond.

If you are buying a detached house in East London, selling a terraced house in Greenwich, downsizing to a bungalow in Hackney, or buying to let in Newham, we can help you with your conveyancing.

Why should you use Bird and Co Solicitors for your conveyancing in East London?

We offer a friendly, modern and efficient service. If you want to deal with proper lawyers who are friendly and approachable, our team can help you.

You will have a direct line straight through to your legal team, and direct email addresses. You can guarantee that your query will reach the right people, whether you want to ask about search fees in East London, drainage and water fees in Greater London or something else.

"The team always provided me with clear, pragmatic and commercially viable advice with efficient and focused communication."

We're a Conveyancing Quality Scheme accredited firm providing conveyancing to clients in East London. This is a guarantee that our processes and procedures have been approved, that we operate to a certain standard, and is a mark of the excellence of our service approved by the Law Society, the body that represents solicitors throughout England and Wales.

We are on the panel for most major lenders, and many smaller ones too. Whether you want to use your local Building Society in Greater London or one of the larger corporates, chances are we have you covered.

In short, you get an excellent conveyancing service at an affordable price. You don't have the risk of going to the cheapest providers, most of whom aren't solicitors; instead you get a great service from proper lawyers.

Why don't you need a conveyancer based in East London?

In the old days you used your local solicitor. You would visit their office in the centre of East London and all documents would be hand-produced and posted or delivered by hand.

That service came at a price, but the truth is that it is no longer needed. With modern technology such as scanning, emailing and even Skype or Facetime video calls, there is no need to use your local solicitor. Your conveyancer can be based anywhere and still provide a great service - even if he or she is in an office many miles away in a different part of East London or perhaps not even in Greater London.

We have successfully dealt with thousands of conveyancing transactions all over the country, even with clients from the other side of the world. It is not unknown for us to talk to clients outside the UK using Skype – we once had clients in Thailand talking to us through an interpreter in New Zealand!

There will be no need for you to visit our offices or hand deliver documents. You need never leave East London - our conveyancers will talk you through the process via phone and email, and everything works just as smoothly as it would if we were just down the road.


Online Conveyancing in East London

There isn't really any such thing as online conveyancing. Clients come to us for conveyancing in East London, Greenwich, Newham and all sorts of other places, having first found us via our website.

After that, the relationship between you and your conveyancer is the same as any other. We have the same professional obligations towards you, and deal with your conveyancing file in the same way.

It might feel like online conveyancing because you can talk to us through email on your computer, but really it is proper conveyancing.

Search Fees in East London

Every local authority is different. We use an excellent, trusted national search provider, which means we can provide searches to clients in East London and all over the country, knowing that we will get a product we're happy with and which we know is properly insured and protects your interests.

What is the process to instruct us for your conveyancing?

First, fill in our conveyancing quote form for conveyancing in East London. You can find the links at the top of this page.

Our helpful conveyancing support team will then guide you through the initial stages, and once your conveyancing file is opened your East London conveyancing solicitor and their small team will deal with the legal side of the conveyancing transaction. You'll be given direct contact details for your conveyancing lawyers and they'll keep in touch with you every step of the way.

Whether you're moving to East London or away from East London to somewhere else, our conveyancing team can help you do so with the minimum of fuss and inconvenience.

Fees for conveyancing in East London

Our fees are transparent and, so long as the situation does not change (for example so long as your property doesn't turn out to be leasehold when we thought it was freehold), the fee we quote is the fee you will be charged.

We don't add extras on for things like photocopying or postage. Those are our overheads and we don't pass them on to you.

All our conveyancing fees are dependent on the nature and value of the transaction, so we naturally charge a bit more for more complicated and high value work. However, the fee charged will be the same for a customer in Newcastle as it would be for someone in London, or indeed in East London.

There are some aspects of our conveyancing fees that we can't change. Fees charged by other bodies such as HM Land Registry, or by HMRC for Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) are out of our control.

Introduction to East London

East London is a term used loosely to refer to the part of London east of the City and north of the Thames. Exactly what is classed as East London is a matter of opinion, with different people including and excluding different boroughs and districts.

One definition is that provided by the London Plan, a development plan for Greater London written by the Mayor of London and published by the Greater London Authority. According to the current version of the London Plan, the boroughs in East London are Barking and Dagenham, Bexley, Greenwich, Hackney, Havering, Lewisham, Newham, Redbridge, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest.

The East End of London, commonly referred to simply as the East End, is a part of Central London, East London and the London Docklands. Its name refers to the fact that it was located to the east of the Roman and medieval walls of the original City of London.

Barking and Dagenham

Barking and Dagenham is an Outer London borough around 9 miles east of Central London. According to the 2011 census, its population was 187,000. Districts within the borough include Barking, Becontree, Castle Green, Chadwell Heath, Dagenham, Rush Green and Thames View.

Barking and Dagenham is served the Hammersmith & City line and the District line of the London Underground as well as the London Underground. The borough is also well served with buses, connecting it with much of the rest of the city.


Although located south of the Thames, Bexley is considered part of East London according to the London Plan. It has a population of approximately 244,800 according to mid-2016 estimates. Districts within Bexley include Albany Park, Barnehurst, Belvedere, Bexley, Crayford, Falconwood, Longlands, North End, Northumberland Heath, Sidcup, Upton, Welling and West Heath.


Greenwich is a borough situated in south east London. Like many London boroughs, it was formed as a merger between former metropolitan boroughs, in this case Greenwich and part of Woolwich. Greenwich is a relatively large London borough, covering around 18 square miles and has a population of 268,678.

Greenwich is best known as the location of the Prime Meridian, on which all Coordinated Universal time is based. The Greenwich Meridian begins at the Greenwich Observatory, which is in close proximity to The Royal Naval College. Both are classified as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The Royal Naval College also accommodates the majority of the University of Greenwich, which boasts the number one ranking in terms of student satisfaction from all 20 listed London universities.

The borough also played an important role during the 2012 London Olympics, as the Royal Artillery Barracks hosted shooting events, Greenwich Park hosted Equestrianism and the O2 arena hosted Gymnastics and Basketball.

In terms of transport, Greenwich offers a variety of services. There are foot tunnels underneath the River Thames going from Greenwich and Island Gardens and Woolwich and North Woolwich. A cable car linking the Greenwich Peninsula to the Royal Docks also opened in 2012 and the Thames Clipper ferry service provides a connection between Woolwich to Canary Wharf and the City.

There are many railway stations in the borough, notably Abbey Wood, Eltham, Greenwich and Charlton, however the Underground only provides one station, North Greenwich (Jubilee line) and instead the area is connected by the Docklands Light Railway service or “DLR”.


Hackney is a relatively new borough, having been formed in 1965 as an amalgamation of the metropolitan boroughs of Stoke Newington, Hackney and Shoreditch. It has a population of roughly 273,500 based on mid-2016 estimates.

The borough has been maintained as a particularly green area, being called Inner London's 'greenest borough', with 62 parks and open spaces, covering 815 acres. Seven of these parks now boast Green Flag status. It is also situated alongside the River Lea, making for much more attractive residential areas.

In terms of transport, Hackney is mainly served by the London Overground service rather than the Underground. There are three Overground lines present in Hackney; The North London, East London and Lea Valley lines. Manor House is the only tube station present in Hackney.

Districts within the London Borough of Hackney include Cambridge Heath, Dalston, Finsbury Park, Hackney Central, Homerton, Hoxton, Lea Bridge, London Fields, Newington Green, Shoreditch, Stamford Hill and Stoke Newington.


Havering is the easternmost of the London boroughs. The borough is mainly suburban in character, with large areas of open space, while Romford provides a major retail and entertainment centre for the borough. Havering has a population of 252,800 according to mid-2016 estimates.

Districts in the London Borough of Havering include Ardleigh Green, Chase Cross, Coldharbour, Collier Row, Cranham, Emerson Park, Frog Island, Hacton, Heath Park, Romford, Rush Green, Upminster and Wennington.


A south-east London borough and part of inner London, Lewisham is classed as East London according to the London Plan, although many residents consider it part of South London as it is located south of the Thames. Lewisham has a population of 301,900 according to mid-2016 estimates.

Districts in the borough include Bell Green, Blackheath, Catford, Crystal Palace, Deptford, Forest Hill, Ladywell, Lee Green, Lewisham, New Cross, St John’s Southend, Sydenham and Telegraph Hill.


Newham was created from the former Essex county boroughs of West Ham and East Ham and is located 5 miles east of the City of London and immediately north of the Thames. Newham has a population of 341,000 according to mid-2016 estimates. It was one of the six host boroughs of the 2012 Summer Olympics. West Ham United F.C. plays out of the London Stadium in Stratford.

Districts within the London Borough of Newham include Beckton, Canning Town, East Ham, East Village, Forest Gate, Manor Park, North Woolwich, Silvertown, Stratford, Temple Mills, Upton Park and West Ham.


Redbridge is a London borough in the North East of the city with a relatively quiet, suburban character. Around a quarter of the borough is covered in forest and green space and around three-quarters of homes are owner occupied. According to mid-2016 estimates, the borough has a population of 299,200.

Districts within Redbridge include Aldersbrook, Barking, Chadwell Heath, Clayhall, Cranbrook, Fulwell Cross, Ilford, Little Heath, Newbury Park, Redbridge, Seven Kings, Valentines, Wanstead, Woodford and Woodford Green.

Tower Hamlets

The London Borough of Tower Hamlets was formed in 1965 by the merger of the former Metropolitan Boroughs of Bethnal Green, Poplar and Stepney. The borough includes much of the redeveloped London Docklands region, including Canary Wharf. Tower Hamlets has a population of roughly 304,900 based on mid-2016 estimates.

Areas within the borough include Bethnal Green, Blackwall, Bow, Cambridge Heath, Canary Wharf, Docklands, Globe Town, Isle of Dogs, Millwall, Limehouse, Mile End, Poplar, Ratcliff, Shadwell, Spitalfields, Stepney, Wapping and Whitechapel.

Famous sites in Tower Hamlets include Brick lane, Cable Street, the Tower of London, Tower Bridge and Victoria Park.

Waltham Forest

Sometimes considered part of North London, Waltham Forest is in North East London and had a population of around 275,800 in mid-2016. It includes districts such as Bakers Arms, Chingford, Hale End, Leyton, Walthamstow and Whipps Cross.

The borough is on the Central line of the London Underground, as well as the Victoria line and has various London Overground stations. Local sports teams include Leyton Orient Football Club, Leyton Football Club, Waltham Forest F.C. and Lee Valley Lions.