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Conveyancing in Silvertown Q & A's

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Updated: 21/07/17

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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I am on a deadline and will need to get fast conveyancing, how could we speed up our transaction?

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Key to a fast transaction is to use a proactive conveyancing solicitor. There are, however, various jobs you can do. These include:

  • requesting regular updates from your conveyancing solicitor and keep the pressure on
  • answering any queries raised by the conveyancing solicitor as soon as possible
  • organising your finances
  • Q.

    Which local authority looks after Silvertown?

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    Silvertown is located in Royal Borough of Greenwich, The Woolwich Centre, 35 Wellington Street, London, SE18 6HQ, Call: 020 8854 8894

    Q.

    At what point should we speak to a solicitor?

    A.

    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.

    Q.

    I am purchasing a £649000 Silvertown residential property, how is stamp duty determined?

    A.

    Stamp Duty Land Tax will depend on the purchase price. Stamp duty will be £25960 on a £649000 house in Silvertown.

    Q.

    Handling the legal work without instructing a property solicitor in Silvertown appears to be becoming possible as a seller of a flat , but would it be really be a good economy ?

    A.

    Hypothetically there is absolutely no reason why a home seller should not undertake the bulk of the your own conveyancing on your own. However, a conveyancer carries out a significant number of activities including interpreting protocol forms and interpreting management accounts most of which need a skilled professional.

    Q.

    Please tell us why the conveyancing process takes so long?

    A.

    Conveyancing can be delayed. We understand how frustrating these are and aim to lessen their impact by chasing for prompt responses. Reasons for delay can include slow third parties such as landlords or managing agents.

    Q.

    What do we need to be aware of if when buying a Silvertown building in a Greenwich local authority conservation area ?

    A.

    Part of the conveyancing process includes ordering of LLC1 searches of Greenwich local authority to see conservation area status and the required consent for modifications. In the absence of any appropriate consents, your Silvertown conveyancer will advise you of the best alternatives, which include getting from Greenwich planning authority or seeking cover with indemnity insurance.

     
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