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Conveyancing in Isle Of Dogs Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 16/01/18

Commuting from the area? ;

Isle Of Dogs's closest train station is Greenwich. Isle Of Dogs's nearest airport is London City Airport (3 miles). Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 19 miles, London Heliport Airport is 7 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 21 mile s, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 24 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 24 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 19 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 18 miles, Elstree Airport is 18 miles, Rochester Airport is 25 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 11 miles away.

Commuters are well catered for with Isle Of Dogs ideally situated with good road access about a mile of the A102M.

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Isle Of Dogs area info

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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 situated in Isle Of Dogs.

The nearest hospital is Blackheath.

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There are lots of 'cheap' offers, but how do we find a good one? We are looking for fixed rate conveyancing.

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Various solicitors promote theoretically 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Often extra charges are frequently hidden in the small print, left unread by preoccupied property buyers and sellers Costs found in the small print should be fair and reasonable.

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I have a reasonable understanding of doing ones own conveyancing when buying a maisonette , Is it shrewd to enact the DIY conveyancing on my own?

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If you wish to refer to the various books, you can feasibly take care of the bulk of the legal process without formally instructing Isle Of Dogs conveyancing solicitor. All solicitors practices would suggest that DIY conveyancing would be a very risky idea as do it yourself conveyancers take huge risks in operating without sufficient professional indemnity insurance that all solicitors are obligated to have.

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When in the conveyancing process do I need to instruct a conveyancer?

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If you choose a firm with 'no move, no fee' protection, the earlier, the better, as conveyancing involves a number of tasks that can be carried out very early in the process. Prompt instruction of a conveyancing solicitor to act for

you on your Isle Of Dogs transaction could mitigate the chance of your transaction falling through.

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How much is the council tax on a period mid-terrace home in Isle Of Dogs?

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Ordinarily, the conveyancer's title report should give information the appropriate Lewisham council tax band. The correct rates for properties in Isle Of Dogs are set out on the Lewisham local authority site. At the time of authoring (25 September 2012) the different rates are:

  • Band A - £899.00
  • Band B - £1,049.00
  • Band C - £1,199.00
  • Band D - £1,349.00
  • Band E - £1,649.00
  • Band F - £1,948.00
  • Band G - £2,248.00
  • Band H - £2,698.00

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Isle Of Dogs solicitors do formal searches when instructed to act for a home buyer, which actual ones?

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If purchasing and obtaining a mortgage the building society of bank expects a solicitor to get at least specific searches, including the following Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW) and Environmental, as well as any specific local Isle Of Dogs searches e.g. a Land Charges Search (K15).

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In respect to the fact that 4 of the top 5 wettest years recorded were in last 10-12 years, I am concerned that flood risk searches may not be sufficient?

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A qualified property solicitor in Isle Of Dogs should include flood searches if the enviro searches spots a any kind of Isle Of Dogs flood risk area data

For more history you can always get in touch with a local resident.

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Is there any thorough data on the upkeep of Isle Of Dogs conservation areas?

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Conservation area matters such as public spaces, the painting of houses or back illuminated signs are presided over by the local Lewisham planning authority. English Heritage, a government body, maintain a list on the condition of conservation areas in England as well as the trend.

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Is it advisable that we get a chancel search? I am purchasing a Isle Of Dogs flat conversion near a church built in around the 1200s.

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The Law Lords decision in Aston Cantlow (PCC) v Wallbank confirmed that chancel repair liability could be enforced. Liability has the potential to impact the value of a property, but insurance is available should an obligation to fund repairs be enforced. Isle Of Dogs church properties which may give rise to chancel liability include Christ Church and St Luke.