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Conveyancing in Silvertown Q & A's

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Updated: 13/04/18

Drivers are well served with Silvertown having very convenient major road access very close at around 1 1/2 mile of the A102M.

Silvertown's nearest station is Woolwich Dockyard. The closest airport to Silvertown is London City Airport (0 miles). Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 22 miles, London Heliport Airport is 10 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 23 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 22 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 20 miles, Elstree Airport is 19 miles, Rochester Airport is 23 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 12 miles away.

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Things to do in Silvertown

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Trinity Buoy Wharf Lighthouse, Museum of the Royal Arttillery:Firepower Aviation Museum and Blackheath Old Dover Rd Library Art Gallery are in the vicinity of Silvertown.

The most convenient hospital for Silvertown is Plaistow, Newham University.

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How do we find the cheapest conveyancing solicitors?

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Confusion over this issue catches out many buyers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted, and many firms offer 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', however additional costs are frequently hidden in the terms.

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At what point should we speak to a solicitor?

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The straightforward answer is, earlier is preferable. Promptly instructing a firm for your Silvertown transaction can reduce any chance of the purchase or sale stalling.

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I plan to buy a chapel in St Martin in the Fields. Is a chancel search required?

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The solicitor responsible for your move might recommend a chancel search, whichever parish in which the property being purchased is located. In older areas of Silvertown, chancel repair can be imposed on new owners of a property where Parochial Church Councils may have not done so in the past. It is not safe to rely on the historical behaviour of the parish council alone as a guide.

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My wife and I are intending to buy in Silvertown, and need to know if there are any conservation areas.

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There are numerous conservation areas located near Silvertown. These restrictions create additional maintenance and repair responsibilities, but the benefits will include protection against unsympathetic development. Your solicitor will be able to offer more information.

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How much is the council tax on a Thirties mid-terrace property in Silvertown?

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In most cases the conveyancing report on title will give information the appropriate Greenwich council tax band. The correct rates for Silvertown are detailed online at the Greenwich council site. At the time of writing on 11/10/2012 band rates are:

  • Band A - £859.00
  • Band B - £1,002.00
  • Band C - £1,145.00
  • Band D - £1,288.00
  • Band E - £1,574.00
  • Band F - £1,860.00
  • Band G - £2,146.00
  • Band H - £2,576.00

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What factors will affect land in Silvertown, and will they be comprehensively investigated?

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Residential property in Silvertown may be contaminated by many environmental concerns. Contaminants such as the proposed erection of mobile masts or local waste transfer sites will be reported on in environmental search results.

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Does homewardlegal.co.uk administer the legal conveyancing of auction properties in Silvertown?

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Our company is very competent with sellers at auction. Quite often hard to value properties for example properties for investment, are sold in auctions which tend to demand further exploration. Conveyancers therefore advise auction buyers to decide on a an auction experienced lawyer prior to the property auction date for a detailed report. Immediately following the property auction date, a lawyer must be prepared for briskly finalise the legal work in less than the usual 28 days as required by the terms of sale.

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Is there any free information on the upkeep of Silvertown conservation areas?

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Following a campaign, English Heritage have conducted a survey and created information of the state of repair of conservation areas in addition to the risk of standards slipping. Local Silvertown conservation area issues, such as paths or modern telephone boxes are governed by Greenwich.