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Conveyancing in Rainham Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 24/07/17

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Rainham Hall National Trust , Erith London Windmill and Aveley Belhus Woods Country Park are around Rainham.

The closest train station to Rainham is Dagenham Dock, almost 2 miles away. The closest airport to Rainham is London City Airport. London Heliport Airport is 17 miles, London Airport is 22 miles, Elstree Airport is 25 miles, Rochester Airport is 18 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 15 miles away.

The nearest hospital is St Georges Hornchuch.

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I need a low cost conveyancing quote in Rainham. What should we check?

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Many firms claim to offer cheap conveyancing quotes, but extra charges are often hiding in small print. This small print is often not read by homeowners in a hurry. Any charges needs to be fair and clearly defined. They only be applied if your solicitor is required to complete unexpected extra work , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Applicable disbursements should also be included on a quote

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If Rainham contaminated property is found in an environmental search, can the soil be easily remedied?

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Remediation of contaminated land in Rainham is possible is some cases, though expensive. Contact Medway Landscapes, 61 Berengrave La, Rainham, Gillingham, ME8 7NL for more information.

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What factors can affect land in Rainham, and are they checked for thoroughly?

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Land will be contaminated by many human activities. Contaminants including shallow mining or other land contamination will be investigated during the conveyancing process. Contamination can be caused by local landfill sites, including Ayletts Farm Quarry, Warwick Lane, Essex, RM13 9XW.

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How do we determine more info on the conservation areas in Rainham?

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Conservation areas in Rainham, for instance paths, satellite dishes or derelict buildings are handled by the local authority (Havering). English Heritage have assembled information about the state of conservation areas along with the vulnerability to a worsening of the condition of the area.

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As a result of the Met Office warn of more intense rain - 15-30% (according to climate change risk in 2012) we are thinking that environmental searches may not be exacting enough?

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A qualified Rainham lawyer will suggest that you get rigorous environmental searches if the initial conveyancing searches identifies a significant risk the local Rainham flood risk

For more history you could always get in touch with a neighbour of the property.

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We are anticipating to be finally moving out of our period house near Rainham into a new house in Hornchurch at what stage to select a home removal company?

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The best advice is for buyers to hold off agreeing the removals company until the point where both sides have agreed the final completion date which takes place once signing of contracts. Try Stewart Harvey & Woodbridge Ltd, 22 Easter Ind Pk/Ferry La, Rainham, RM13 9BP Call: 01708 253800.

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What causes the conveyancing work to require so much time and effort?

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The legal work required to buy or sell a property may be obstructed. We seek to reduce their impact by driving the sale or purchase forward.

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If I am purchasing in Rainham, do you need a search for chancel liability?

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As a result of chancel repair liability, the owners of property in Rainham which was once owned by a 'lay impropriators' can be liable for repairs to local churches. After the passing of an Act in 2002, interest over any affected land in Rainham must be registered by October 2013. This will make it easier to identify affected property through a chancel search. Church properties in Rainham where chancel liability may apply include South Hornchurch St John & St Matthew, St Helen & St Giles and St Margaret.

 
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