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Conveyancing in Canning Town Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 25/04/18

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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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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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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Can uranium contaminate Canning Town top-soil?

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Even where some contamination has occurred in Canning Town, risk levels are usually low. Also considering issues such as groundwater contaminants like sewage and fertilisers, contaminants affecting Canning Town property will be factored into an environmental search.

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Which local authority looks after Canning Town?

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Canning Town is located in London Borough of Newham Council, Newham Dockside, 1000 Dockside Road, London, E16 2QU, Call: 020 8430 2003

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How much is the council tax on a residential detached property in Canning Town?

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More often than not the conveyancer's title report should provide the relevant Newham council tax band. Council tax charges for Canning Town are listed on the Newham local authority website. At the time of writing on 10/11/2012 rates are:

  • Band A - £835.00
  • Band B - £974.00
  • Band C - £1,113.00
  • Band D - £1,252.00
  • Band E - £1,531.00
  • Band F - £1,809.00
  • Band G - £2,087.00
  • Band H - £2,505.00

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As a result of the fact that 2012 was second wettest year since 1920 I am questioning if conveyancing and environmental searches aren't exacting enough?

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Your Canning Town property solicitor should also get property environmental searches if the first search identifies a local Canning Town flood risk.

For extra peace of mind why not contact a local resident.

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Does the Canning Town solicitor carry out any searches on the London forties detached cottage we are buying?

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When applying for a mortgage the building society of bank insist that at least a specified set of searches, including the following Local Authority Search, Drainage Search (Con29DW) and Environmental, and specific local Canning Town searches, which may include a CON324.