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Conveyancing in East Ham Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 16/10/17

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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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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Please recommend how to get out of paying out for stamp duty to the Revenue?

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SDLT is usually due for property priced at over 125,000 pounds. Stamp duty mitigation should be treated with extreme caution. These schemes are expensive and , if the scheme fails, you may be charged a penalty of up to 100% of the stamp duty amount owed.

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How long should I expect it to take our assigned lawyer to handle all of the conveyancing formalities on a terraced Thirties property we are intending to buy?

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The process can take anywhere between one month and 3 months depending on any number of things e.g. the speed of the seller's conveyancing solicitor, or whether additional searches are required.

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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?

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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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What are our options when buying a modified home in a Barking and Dagenham planning authority designated conservation area ?

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Part of conveyancing involves the making of enquiries of Barking and Dagenham council to find out conservation area status and the existence of consent for modifications. .

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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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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).