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Updated: 14/10/16

Woolwich attractions

Trinity Buoy Wharf Lighthouse, Museum of the Royal Arttillery:Firepower Aviation Museum and Blackheath Old Dover Rd Library Art Gallery are close at hand to Woolwich.

The closest airport to Woolwich is London City Airport (1 mile). Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 23 miles, London Heliport Airport is 11 miles s, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 24 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 25 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 25 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 23 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 21 mile s, Elstree Airport is 21 mile s, Rochester Airport is 22 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 12 miles away. The nearest train station to Woolwich is Woolwich Arsenal, about 1 mile away.

Drivers are well served with Woolwich situated with very good motorway access approximately three miles of the A102M.


The most convenient hospital for Woolwich is Queen Elizabeth Charlton.


How do I find a cheap solicitor quote to sell a property?


Various firms claim to offer theoretically 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', but additional costs can increase the final invoice. Any fees which are listed in terms and conditions should be fair and clearly defined.


What amount of time may be planned for the conveyancing process require?


For most property in Woolwich, the length of time needed to transact a property varies. This is affected by many issues which may affect the property. These could include cases where a property has a mortgage. Nationwide, the average is around ten weeks, but we take a more proactive attitude, pushing a transaction to complete within 8 weeks if possible.


What should I be aware of when buying a house in a Greenwich local authority conservation area ?


An integral part of the legal process includes ordering of LLC1 searches of Greenwich local authority to ascertain conservation area status and the existence of formal approval for alterations. .


Is a property survey advisable if we are buying a house in Woolwich?


Homeward Legal firmly suggest that most Woolwich buyers arrange a survey when buying in Woolwich. Buyers should be aware that there are a wide range of problems which can affect a property. These can include dry rot, and issues such as these are not likely to be investigated as part of the conveyancing itself.


Are charges for obtaining copies of building regulation approval disbursements or fees?


It may be unclear whether a cost is a disbursement or fee. These costs are fees not disbursements, and should be included in a quote.


Can Woolwich brownfield land soil still be contaminated?


There are legislative rules imposed to restrict top-soil contamination. The local authority for Woolwich will be able to provide more detail on cases of contamination.


What is the council tax on a Forties semi-detached house in Woolwich?


Frequently the conveyancer's title report will include the appropriate Greenwich council tax band. Correct charges for homes in Woolwich are listed on the Greenwich local authority website. Currently on 14/12/2012 band rates are:

  • Band A - £859.00
  • Band B - £1,002.00
  • Band C - £1,145.00
  • Band D - £1,288.00
  • Band E - £1,574.00
  • Band F - £1,860.00
  • Band G - £2,146.00
  • Band H - £2,576.00


Will a Woolwich conveyancing solicitor conduct any conveyancing searches on the London Regency mid terrace flat I am purchasing


If purchasing and getting a mortgage the lender will expect at least the following Local Authority Search, Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW) and Environment Search, and, depending on certain criteria, less common searches, which may include a Contaminated land Search.