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Conveyancing in Old Ford Q & A's

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Updated: 23/04/17

Old Ford area information

Sutton House National Trust and Trinity Buoy Wharf LighthouseTemple Middle Temple Hall Historic Building are near to Old Ford.

Drivers are well served with Old Ford being well placed with excellent motorway access close at under a couple of miles of the A102M.

The closest station to Old Ford is Hackney Wick. London City Airport is 4 miles from Old Ford. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 19 miles, London Heliport Airport is 9 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 21 mile s, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 20 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 17 miles, Elstree Airport is 16 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 15 miles away.

The closest hospital to Old Ford is London Chest.

Q.

Please confirm the cheapest fee for a £358,000 property? I am trying to find an affordable Old Ford conveyancing estimate.

A.

This point catches out many buyers, and can leave them paying far more in conveyancing fees than they budgeted, and many property lawyers purport to offer so-called cheap conveyancing quotes, but extra charges may be added into small print that buyers often do not check. Extra charges which are listed in your solicitor's terms ought to be fair. Get a quote using the Homeward Legal quote calculator for the property you are buying.

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If we plan to buy near Old Ford, in the parish of Islington [St Mary], do we need a chancel search?

A.

Whichever Old Ford parish you are purchasing in, a Old Ford conveyancing solicitor could recommend a chancel search. In Old Ford's much older areas, chancel repair has the potential to be imposed on the current owners of a house where church councils may have not done so in the past, so it can be difficult to use this as a guide.

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Would you advise that we get a chancel liability search when we are buying in Old Ford close to a 1500s glebe?

A.

Property owners near to churches may be required to contribute towards the cost of repairs. This is referred to as chancel repair liability. A chancel search is used to check that such a liability exists. Liability is more common in some parts of the country. The solicitor acting on your behalf will confirm that a chancel search is appropriate. Old Ford Church of England properties include St Paul.

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My lender is Alliance and Leicester - is there anything I need to check?

A.

In some cases, lenders have limited the firms who can act for them, resulting in higher conveyancing costs for buyers if the lender insists upon their own chosen solicitor . Homeward Legal are able to act on behalf of many mortgage lenders, keeping buyers' legal costs to a minimum.

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Which local authority is responsible for Old Ford?

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Old Ford is located in Tower Hamlets Council, Town Hall, Mulberry Place, 5 Clove Crescent, E14 2B, Tel: 020 7364 5009

Q.

I have got a quote from you. Might we be billed any supplementary hidden costs?

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No. Homeward Legal's solicitors will not charge any additional fees regardless of circumstances. Some conveyancers give 'quotes' which are in fact estimates. The final bill you receive may be much more.

Q.

Can titanium (Ti) contaminate Old Ford soil?

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There are comprehensive regulations to prevent future top-soil contamination. The local authority for Old Ford will be able to provide more detail on cases of contamination.

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How is contaminated land in Old Ford investigated when purchasing a property?

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A wide range of contaminants caused by natural causes can ruin property, and an environmental search will reveal the extent to which a house may be affected by Old Ford contaminants like landfill sites and a proximate telecommunications base station.

 
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