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Conveyancing in Canning Town Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 17/10/17

Some useful Canning Town transport and services information

Drivers are well served with Canning Town being well placed with excellent motorway access nearby at 1 mile of the A102M.

Canning Town's closest train station is Charlton at 2 miles and London City Airport is 2 miles from Canning Town. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 21 mile s, London Heliport Airport is 9 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 22 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 21 mile s, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 19 miles, Elstree Airport is 18 miles, Rochester Airport is 24 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 13 miles away.

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Local points of interest in Canning Town

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Trinity Buoy Wharf Lighthouse, Blackheath Old Dover Rd Library Art Gallery and Museum of the Royal Arttillery:Firepower Aviation Museum are in Canning Town.

The most convenient hospital to Canning Town is Plaistow, Newham University.

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We are trying to find an affordable Canning Town conveyancing quote. What do I need to check for?

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Lack of clarity over this topic catches out many buyers and sellers, and can leave them paying far more in conveyancing fees than they budgeted, and many firms claim to offer 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Often extra charges can increase the solicitor's invoice. The online quote calculator can generate an accurate statement of the legal fees for the property you plan to buy.

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At what point do we need to instruct a conveyancer?

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If you use a solicitor offering a 'no move, no fee' guarantee, the faster you instruct the better, as there are a number of tasks that can be carried out very early in the process. Prompt instruction of a firm for a sale may mean that information, especially from slow third-parties, can be requested even prior to accepting an offer, whereas if you are buying you will the details of your Canning Town solicitor ready when you make an offer.

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Do you work with many lenders with Canning Town offices?

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Our solicitors have experience working with many lenders. A number of mortgage specialists operate in Canning Town, like De Havilland Group Ltd, 2 Skylines

Village/Limeharbour, London, E14 9TS, Mortgage Direct Ltd, 44-50 Royal Pde Mews, London, SE3 0TN, and Shanco Services Ltd, 653A Romford Rd, London, E12 5AD.

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Is there a risk that our purchase may be gazumped?

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Gazumping takes place when a property owner accepts the 1st buyer's offer, only to reject it in favour of a greater offer. The risk of gazumping is present in any transaction. You should instruct your conveyancing solicitor early, and even before acceptance of an offer to reduce the chance of your transaction being gazumped.

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We are intending to buy a chapel in the parish of Harefield. Is a chancel search specified?

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Your conveyancing solicitor may suggest a chancel search. In Canning Town's much older areas, chancel repair can be imposed on the current owners of a residence where parish councils have previously chosen not to do so. In the event that chancel liability may apply, your solicitor might recommend insurance rather than pulling out of the purchase.

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What average time does it take the lawyer to handle all of the conveyancing formalities on the lower floor of building we are buying?

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The conveyancing process can take anywhere between around a month and twelve weeks contingent on a number of factors e.g. the speed of the vendor's property solicitor, or whether your solicitor has to act for your lender. Our proactive property solicitors are extremely results-focused you moving home as quickly as realistically possible.

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Does homewardlegal.co.uk conduct the conveyancing for auction properties in Canning Town?

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Yes - Our company is used to working with property auction procedures. Regularly difficult to value buildings e. g. barn conversions, are purchased in property auctions which tend to want added fact-finding. We therefore suggest that buyers at auction formally appoint a CQS conveyancing company in advance of the auction for a thorough investigation.

Immediately following the actual auction your lawyer is utterly ready for concluding the conveyancing in the reduced time frame as usually required .

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We are buying in Canning Town. Are there many designated conservation areas in the area?

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Buyers in Canning Town should be aware of a number of local conservation areas. A conveyancing lawyer will address the impact buying in a conservation area may have and offer more information.