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Conveyancing in East Ham Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 22/04/17

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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I have a reasonable understanding of doing ones own conveyancing when buying and selling a flat. Is it practicable to carry out the legal side myself?

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In theory there are no arguments at all why a home mover cant adopt a DIY approach and handle the legal work without assistance. However, a property solicitor handles a significant number of roles from such as approving completion statements or apportioning ground rents some of which are better done by someone with experience.

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My partner and I are buying in East Ham. How do I establish whether the residence is in a designated conservation area?

Parts of East Ham considered be of historical or architectural value, like historic transport links, may be designated as conservation areas. You may wish to contact the local council for more information, but your solicitor will address this during the house-buying process.

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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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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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East Ham property lawyers apply for formal property when they are instructed by a buyer, but which actual ones?

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If buying and taking out a mortgage the mortgage lender mandates a solicitor to get at least these searches - Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW) and Environment Search and, depending on certain criteria, area-specific searches e.g. a Bankruptcy Search (K16).

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I plan to purchase a house in the parish of Ickenham. Is a chancel search compulsory?

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Your property lawyer should confirm that a chancel search be taken out, regardless of the parish where the residence being bought is located. In older areas of East Ham, chancel repair may be imposed on new owners of a residence where church councils may have not done so in the past. Even if liability is unlikely, indemnity insurance is a sensible precaution.

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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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