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Conveyancing in Limehouse Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 13/01/18

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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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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As a consequence of the Met Office projecting more intense rainfall in the future I am concerned that environmental searches aren't exacting enough?

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A Limehouse conveyancing solicitor will advise you to include environmental searches if the initial search determines a local Limehouse flood risk.

For added assurance you may be able to speak to a neighbour.

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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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Which factors will contaminate land in Limehouse, and should they be an issue?

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Property is contaminated by a broad range of natural causes and human activities. Issues like proximity to waste sites should be considered as part of the appropriate search.

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How is stamp duty assessed and what will we need to pay on a £920000 house?

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The Stamp Duty which will be owed will depend on the home's value. It is £36800 on a £920000 property (correct March 2013).

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I am purchasing a newly-constructed home, should we have property searches performed?

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Conveyancing searches are standard enquiries carried out on behalf of the party intending to buy the property, which may include a British waterways search. Searches are not carried out by a property surveyor.

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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.