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Conveyancing in Abbey Wood Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 19/10/17

Intending to relocate to Abbey Wood? Practical regional travel and public service information

London City Airport is 3 miles from Abbey Wood. Heathrow (Terminals 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5) Airport is 25 miles away, Elstree Airport is 22 miles, Rochester Airport is 20 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 12 miles away. Train links are also conveenient with the nearest train station only 1 mile.

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Abbey Wood attractions and landmarks

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Erith London Windmill, Museum of the Royal Arttillery Firepower Aviation Museum and Blackheath Old Dover Rd Library Art Galleryare all around Abbey Wood.

The most convenient hospital is Heathlands Private Belvedere.

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How do we get low cost conveyancing?

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Many conveyancers advertise supposedly cheap conveyancing quotes. Unfortunately extra costs are often hiding in the terms and conditions, left unregarded by busy homeowners Any extra costs listed in the terms should be fair and reasonable. They be applicable if your conveyancer must complete unanticipated additional work , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Your conveyancing quote should also clearly state any disbursements.

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How soon should I speak to a conveyancer to act on our purchase?

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With few exceptions, instructing as soon as possible is wise, as there are a number of tasks that may be performed immediately. Early instruction of a conveyancing firm can reduce any chance of the transaction stalling.

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Will you need a chancel liability search? We are buying a property by a vicarage in Abbey Wood.

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Some owners in Abbey Wood can be required to pay for maintenance of an old church building. A number of sources are used to identify liability, including county histories. Church lands in Abbey Wood where a chancel search may be necessary include St Michael & All Angels and William Temple.

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Which local authority is responsible for Abbey Wood?

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Abbey Wood is located in Royal Borough of Greenwich, The Woolwich Centre, 35 Wellington Street, London, SE18 6HQ, Tel: 020 8854 8888

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Environmental searches may be all well and good but considering climate change for instance the Met Office projecting more intense rainfall in the future are they comfort enough to see enough about the ever changing Abbey Wood area flood risk?

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A diligent conveyancing solicitor in Abbey Wood should always get additional flood risk searches if the standard searches establishes a Abbey Wood flood risk area data

For extra area background you could contact a close neighbour.

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There are a growing number books about how to do DIY conveyancing such as How to Buy Your First Home (And How to Sell it Too). Do we have to use Abbey Wood lawyer ?

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On paper there are no reasons why you cant go down that route and do the greater majority of the conveyancing without assistance.

In reality however, a Abbey Wood lawyer is familiar with a large array of jobs ranging from chasing outstanding papers and identifying the most appropriate searches many of which need training. Moreover legal firms are under a duty to have acceptable indemnity insurance in order to protect you from any professional errors.

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We are buying on a recently-developed ex-industrial use land. Is the soil likely to remain contaminated?

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Metal contamination may have occurred throughout Abbey Wood, but contaminated land areas are labelled as such if the danger to the environment is judged to be too great. Environment search results will factor contaminants, including metals and others such as groundwater contamination and trichloroethylene.

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I am in a contract race situation, and need guarantee fast conveyancing, what can we do to speed up the transaction?

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Most importantly, contacting a proactive conveyancer is crucial to a fast conveyancing transaction. You should consider:

  • Did you experience any delays when requesting a quote?
  • What methods of communication do they use? Posting documents can adds days of waiting to a purchase.
  • Will they work on a 'no sale, no fee' basis?