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Conveyancing in Limehouse Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 20/04/17

Local transport information

The closest station to Limehouse is Limehouse. The nearest airport to Limehouse is London City Airport (4 miles). Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 19 miles, London Heliport Airport is 7 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 20 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 19 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 17 miles, Elstree Airport is 16 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 13 miles away.

Drivers are well served with Limehouse enjoying good road access nearby at 1 1/2m of the A102M.

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Limehouse attractions and landmarks

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Trinity Buoy Wharf Lighthouse, Tate Modern Art Gallery and Temple Middle Temple Hall Historic Building are around Limehouse.

The closest hospital to Limehouse is London Independent Stepney.

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How do we get the best conveyancing rates in Limehouse for a £589,000 residence?

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Many law firms claim to offer theoretically cheap conveyancing. However additional charges may be added into the terms and conditions. Your quote should also state any disbursements. Any fees listed in terms of engagement should be reasonable. They only apply in cases where your conveyancer must perform additional tasks , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process.

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Is there any comprehensive public information the status of Limehouse conservation areas?

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Local Limehouse conservation areas, for instance area development or neglected buildings are presided over by the local authority (Tower Hamlets). Following a campaign, English Heritage have assembled a list of the state of repair of conservation areas in addition to the trend of the area.

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I am purchasing a property with Halifax, what will I need to check?

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Some lenders have reduced the number of firms able to act for them. Homeward Legal will act on behalf of most lenders in the UK to keep legal costs to a minimum.

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I am enquiring about council tax charges on a residential end of terrace property in Limehouse, how much are they?

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In most cases the conveyancing report on title will give the appropriate Tower Hamlets council tax band. Up-to-date rates for properties in Limehouse are set out at the Tower Hamlets local authority website. Currently, 01/08/2012, rates are:

  • Band A - £795.00
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  • Band B - £927.00
  • Band C - £1,060.00
  • Band D - £1,192.00
  • Band E - £1,457.00
  • Band F - £1,722.00
  • Band G - £1,987.00
  • Band H - £2,384.00

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Bookshops and the web both have an increasing number helpful handbooks going into great depth on by passing the solicitor. Do I need to spend money on a conveyancing solicitor in Limehouse ?

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There are no arguments why a seller cant adopt a DIY approach and embark on the bulk of the legal process without a professional conveyancing solicitor in Limehouse. The truth is however that a property solicitor carries out a huge array of actions ranging from chasing outstanding papers and identifying conservation area breaches which are more safely handled with appropriate a qualified solicitor. Above all have a go conveyancers are taking risks without relevant cover that every solicitors practices are liable to be required to possess.

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What type of conveyancing searches as respects the risk and history of possible flooding in the Tower Hamlets region will a conveyancer in Limehouse actually apply for on a seventies house I am wanting to purchase?

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Your property conveyancer conducts environmental searches that incorporate Limehouse flood risk information. Furthermore a Limehouse property lawyer may suggest a significantly more detailed search. A recent check (18-Dec-12) there were no warnings around the Tidal Thames from the River Lee to the Limehouse Basin at the River Thames riverside from the Thames Barrier to Putney Bridge

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Limehouse property solicitors apply for necessary property conveyancing searches if instructed to act for a purchaser - what specific searches?

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If buying and getting a mortgage lender insist that at least a specified set of searches, including the following Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal) and Environmental, and occasionally specific searches such as Commons Registration Search.

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Does your company look after the conveyancing for auction properties in Limehouse?

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Our firm is highly knowledgeable with residential property auction procedures. It is not uncommon for specialist lots like barn conversions, are bought in auctions which require greater due diligence. Solicitors therefore strongly recommend buyers at auction to formally instruct an experienced conveyancing company before the property auction to allow time for a full investigation. Thereafter, following the day of the auction your lawyer is thoroughly focused on concluding the purchase in as short a time frame as usually required .

 
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