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Conveyancing in East Ham Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 20/07/17

Local East Ham attractions

Eastbury Manor House National Trust , Trinity Buoy Wharf Lighthouse, Museum of the Royal Arttillery:Firepower Aviation Museum and Blackheath Old Dover Rd Library Art Gallery are situated in East Ham.

East Ham's closest airport is London City Airport. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 23 miles, London Heliport Airport is 11 miles s, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 24 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 23 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 20 miles, Elstree Airport is 19 miles, Rochester Airport is 24 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 14 miles away and the closest station to East Ham is Barking.

Drivers are well catered for with East Ham having very convenient major road access within 3m of the A102M.

The closest hospital for East Ham is Plaistow, Newham University.

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How do we find a cheap solicitor for selling a home?

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Several conveyancers claim to offer supposedly cheap conveyancing quotes, however additional fees are often hiding in the solicitor's terms. Applicable disbursements must also be stated on any quote for conveyancing in East HamOur online calculator will create an accurate quote for your sell.

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What causes sale conveyancing legal work to require so much time and effort?

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The legal work required to buy or sell property may take more time than initially expected, we, however, aim to curtail the consequences of these delays wherever a difference can be made by driving the transaction forward. Delays may include slow third parties such as landlords or managing agents.

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What kind of enquiries regarding the risk of local flooding to properties in Newham will the East Ham property solicitor report on?

A key component in the legal due diligence process involves a lawyer applying for property environmental searches that provide you with some details about the East Ham historical flood risk. On (09-Mar-10) there were no warnings around the Tidal Thames in the boroughs of Havering, Barking & Dagenham and Newham at the The River Roding in Barking including East Ham

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If my family are buying a property near a church furlong in East Ham, should you get a chancel search?

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Where land in East Ham was once owned by a lay-rector, new owners of that property may be obliged to contribute towards upkeep of a local church. Several sources are used to determine liability in East Ham, including local maps. Churches in this area include St Bartholomew, St George & St Ethelbert, St Mary Magdalene and St Paul.

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How do you work out stamp duty and what will we need to pay on a £755000 property?

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The Stamp Duty payable will depend on a small range of considerations, including the purchase price. Stamp duty will be £30200 on a £755000 property (information accurate 01/01/2013).

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Is there any detailed free published record about the East Ham conservation areas?

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English Heritage have created a list of the state of conservation areas. Conservation are issues like paths and footpaths, addition of PVC windows or back illuminated signs are governed by the local authority (Barking and Dagenham).

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How is East Ham contaminated land checked?

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A broad range of contaminants can quickly spoil property in East Ham, and factors such as local historic industrial processes or proximity to waste sites should be reported on during conveyancing searches.

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Do fixtures and fittings include things like kitchen units?

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Property buyers are often frustrated by confusion regarding 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, and which can make the clarification of any difference of opinion so important.

 
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