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Conveyancing in Blackwall Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 16/07/17

Local Blackwall attractions

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

The nearest station to Blackwall is Limehouse and London City Airport is 2 miles from Blackwall. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 20 miles, London Heliport Airport is 8 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 21 mile s, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 20 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 18 miles, Elstree Airport is 17 miles, Rochester Airport is 25 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 13 miles away.

Commuters are well served with Blackwall being well placed with good major road access roughly 0.25m of the A102M.

The nearest hospital to Blackwall is London Independent Stepney.

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How do we get a cheap solicitor in Blackwall to own a house?

A.

Many law firms claim to offer 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. However extra charges are often hiding in the small print. Any costs needs to be reasonable and only apply to matters if your lawyer must complete unanticipated additional work , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process.

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What sort of investigation about the risk of possible flooding in the Tower Hamlets area will a Blackwall property lawyer check?

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An integral part of the conveyancing process of buying a property involves a conveyancer applying for conveyancing searches that give certain details regarding Blackwall historical flood risk. A more thorough Tower Hamlets database search, for instance the Landmark search, could possibly be advised by a qualified conveyancing solicitor in Blackwall if in the event that the enviro. search show any risk of flooding. On (05-Dec-08) there were no warnings around the Tidal Thames from the River Lee to the Limehouse Basin at the River Thames including areas in the boroughs of Tower Hamlets, the City of London, the City of Westminster and Kensington & Chelsea

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Do I need to get a house surveyor to look into the property purchase?

A.

Homeward Legal recommend that all purchasers book a home surveyor to perform a survey. Numerous issues affect a property. These include ground movement. These will not be reported on by a solicitor.

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Which regions of Blackwall are protected by a designated conservation area?

A.

Conservation areas specify areas designated as being of special architectural or historic interest. The lawyer handling your purchase should be able to provide more details and discuss the relevant responsibilities you would be taking on by purchasing in a conservation area.

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What do we need to know about fixtures and fittings?

A.

New owners in Blackwall will often be frustrated with the lack of formality around fixtures and fittings. Completion or agreement of a fixtures and fittings form is unfortunately often left to the last minute, when a dispute may jeopordise the transaction.

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Will you need a chancel search if my family are purchasing in Blackwall next to a priory built in the 12th Century?

A.

There are fifteen thousand parishes in the UK. Owners of property within some of these may be required to contribute towards the repair of a local church. Liability has the potential to impact the value of a property, but insurance is available should an obligation to fund repairs be enforced.

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Does anybody hold some public record on the upkeep of the conservation areas in Blackwall?

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English Heritage, a government body, have conducted a survey and created a list of the state of conservation areas. Conservation area matters including the upkeep of public spaces, addition of hard standings to the front of houses or ugly parking meters are presided over by the local authority (Newham).

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The house being purchased is on a ex-industrial site. Could the top-soil be contaminated by industrial waste like strontium?

A.

Blackwall industry, agriculture and the natural environment can cause soil contamination. Data on many contaminants, such as water contaminants such as sewage, will be included in an environmental search.

 
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