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Conveyancing in Poplar Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 22/01/18

Poplar area info

Trinity Buoy Wharf Lighthouse, Blackheath Old Dover Rd Library Art Gallery and Tate Modern Art Gallery are close at hand to Poplar.

Drivers are well served with Poplar situated with good major road access roughly half a mile of the A102M.

London City Airport is 3 miles from Poplar. 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 13 miles away. The closest station to Poplar is Limehouse.

The closest hospital for Poplar is London Independent Stepney.

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How do we find a discount conveyancing quote in Poplar?

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Both high-street and online firms purport to offer cheap conveyancing quotes, but extra fees are frequently hidden in the small print. Busy, stressed property buyers and sellers ignore these terms at their peril. Our quotes clearly state the solicitors' fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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Is it recommended that I get searches for chancel liability? I am buying a flat conversion in Poplar.

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Owners of property near to churches must subsidise repairs, where chancel repair liability exists. A chancel search is employed to check whether such a liability exists. Liability is more common in some parts of the country. A solicitor will be able to advise further. Poplar churches include All Saints.

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Poplar property solicitors get formal property if instructed by a purchase client, what specific searches?

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If obtaining a mortgage the lender requires you to at least specific searches, including - Local Authority, Drainage Search

(Con29DW or personal) and Environment Search and occasionally special local Poplar searches such as Index Map Search (SIM).

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For a fast conveyancing transaction on the purchase of a £ 144,000 property, what can we do to speed up our transaction?

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The key to a fast completion is to use a proactive property lawyer. There are numerous things you as the purchaser can also do to speed up the process, such as, calling or emailing your property lawyer, and chase them if you suspect any delays, answering any queries raised by your property lawyer as soon as possible and organising your finances, including arranging a mortgage.

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What can we do if we buy a loft conversion within the boundary of a Tower Hamlets planning authority designated conservation area ?

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Part of conveyancing involves procurement of searches of Tower Hamlets council to identify conservation area status and the required permission for any modifications. Local Authority searches are charged at cost to the purchaser.

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Which local authority looks after Poplar?

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

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Is the Stamp Duty Land Tax fee a fee or disbursement?

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A quote will itemise fees and disbursements, clearly stating which is which. This charge is a fee not a disbursement. It should be included in a quote.

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What type of environmental searches in relation to the uncertain risk of flooding in the Tower Hamlets area will my conveyancing solicitor in Poplar actually carry out on a Sixties maisonette we intend to purchase?

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A solicitor will apply for conveyancing and environmental searches that incorporate Poplar flood risk area data. On (05-Dec-08) there were no warnings around the Tidal Thames from the River Lee to the Limehouse Basin at the River Thames including areas in the boroughs of Tower Hamlets, the City of London, the City of Westminster and Kensington & Chelsea