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Conveyancing in Millwall Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 20/10/17

Millwall attractions and landmarks

Trinity Buoy Wharf Lighthouse, Blackheath Old Dover Rd Library Art Gallery and Tate Modern Art Gallery are in the vicinity of Millwall.

Motorists are well catered for with Millwall situated with very convenient motorway access nearby at 1 mile of the A102M.

Millwall's nearest train station is Deptford and the closest airport to Millwall is London City Airport. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 19 miles, London Heliport Airport is 8 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 21 mile s, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 25 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 25 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 19 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 17 miles, Elstree Airport is 17 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 12 miles away.

The closest hospital to Millwall is London Independent Stepney.

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I am looking for the cheapest conveyancing solicitors in Millwall. What are the risks?

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Several solicitors purport to offer theoretically cheap conveyancing quotes. Unfortunately additional charges are often hiding in the terms and conditions. Costs found in the terms should be clearly defined. Our quotes clearly state the solicitors' fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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Millwall property solicitors order official property conveyancing searches if instructed by a home purchaser - what actual ones?

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If buying and getting a mortgage the mortgage lender mandates these searches - Local Authority (council), Drainage Search (Con29DW) and Environmental, and occasionally specific searches, which may include a Cheshire Brine Search.

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Has cadmium ever contaminated land in Millwall?

There are extensive regulations imposed to limit top-soil contamination. Various bodies hold data on land contaminants affecting Millwall, including local authorities.

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How many weeks will conveyancing to sell property require? I am buying in Millwall.

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For the majority of buyers and sellers, the time required to buy or sell a home does vary, affected by many issues which may affect the property, for example, whether the property being bought or sold is leasehold. The national average is 8 to 12 weeks, but we drive the process forwards, completing within eight weeks.

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Is there a government body any detailed public info about the conservation areas in Millwall?

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English Heritage, a government body, administer records about the state of repair of conservation areas along with the trend. Local Millwall conservation areas, such as building materials used, the painting of houses or street guard rails etc. are managed by the local authority (Lewisham).

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Will I need a home buyers survey for our house purchase in Millwall?

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The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors firmly recommend that Millwall property purchasers book a house survey. A wide range of defects have a negative impact on a property. These include cracks in walls or chimney defects, and these will not be addressed by your conveyancing solicitor.

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Which local authority is responsible for Millwall?

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Millwall is located in London Borough of Lewisham Council, Town Hall, Catford, London, SE6 4RU, contact:

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For a fast exchange and completion to buy a £288,000 property, what should we ensure to speed up the conveyancing process?

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The key to a fast conveyancing transaction is to instruct a proactive, diligent conveyancing solicitor. Additionally, there are several tasks you, as the purchaser, could do to get moving sooner, such as, calling or emailing the conveyancing solicitor, and chase them if you suspect any delays, answering any queries raised by the conveyancing solicitor as soon as possible and confirming your mortgage offer.