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Conveyancing in Greenwich Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 18/04/17

Noted Greenwich interest

Brixton London Windmill, London National Portrait Gallery Art Gallery and Temple Middle Temple Hall Historic Building are near to Greenwich.

Commuters are well served with Greenwich situated with very convenient major road access nearby at about 2 miles of the A40M.

Greenwich's nearest train station is Charing Cross at 1 mile s. The closest airport to Greenwich is London City Airport (7 miles). Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 15 miles, London Heliport Airport is 4 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 17 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 25 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 25 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 15 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 13 miles, Elstree Airport is 14 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 14 miles away.

The nearest hospital for Greenwich is Royal London Homeopathic.

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

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Many conveyancers purport to offer so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing', but extra costs will be included in the solicitor's terms. This small print is often not read by sellers and buyers in a hurry. Our quotes clearly state the solicitors' fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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We are buying on a newly development ex-industrial site. Could the top-soil be contaminated by industrial waste?

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Measures are taken throughout Greenwich to identify and resolve topsoil contamination. Environment search results will factor contaminants, including metals and others such as hazardous gases.

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We are going to buy a converted building in a designated Greenwich conservation area. How do I lay my hands on details in relation to the standard of repair?

English Heritage, a government body, have assembled records about the condition of conservation areas in addition to the trend. Local conservation areas are created by Greenwich who preside over things like public spaces to the deterrence of derelict buildings.

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What kind of local environmental searches in respect to the uncertain risk of flooding in the South East London area will my conveyancer in Greenwich be able to conduct?

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A vital component in the legal due diligence procedure of buying a property involves a conveyancing lawyer carrying out environmental searches that give you details with respect to Greenwich area flood risk.

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How do I check that a residence is in a conservation area?

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There are numerous conservation areas located near Greenwich. A lawyer will discuss what specific restrictions are in place for affected areas in Greenwich.

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What are fixtures and fittings?

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Commonly, fixtures are permanently fixed to the property, whereas fixtures are free-standing. The fixtures and fittings form is intended to avoid confusion, saving heartache once the sale is completed.

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If we plan to buy in the parish of Chelsea, do we need a chancel search?

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The conveyancing solicitor is likely to recommend a chancel search, irrespective of the parish in which the building being purchased is located. Although some Parochial Church Councils have determined to charge chancel repairs on the current owners of affected property, it cannot be guaranteed that a parish where chancel repair fees have not been paid previously will continue to be free from liability. For property in the parish of Chelsea, it is not safe to rely on the historical behaviour of the parish council alone as a guide.

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I want to exchange on the sale of a house quickly, are you a fast solicitor in Greenwich ?

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Our company have a completely proactive approach when concluding the legal work. By investing in the very latest technology and conveyancing case management systems . We also give home movers carefully selected conveyancing property lawyer who will go the extra mile to communicate by phone and email with the entire buyer and seller chain like lenders, to achieve a fast home move.

 
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