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Conveyancing in Silvertown Q & A's

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Updated: 15/10/17

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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What type of conveyancing searches as respects the uncertain risk of floods at Newham will my lawyer in Silvertown actually conduct?

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An essential part of the legal procedure involved in buying a home involves a solicitor applying for environmental searches that give you details on the Silvertown flooding. On (18-Dec-12) there were no warnings around the Tidal Thames from Beckton Sewage Works to the River Lee at the River Thames riverside from the Thames Barrier to Putney Bridge

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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 ?

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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.

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Please tell us why the conveyancing process takes so long?

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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.

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Dudley Building Society is going to be our lender, what will I need to check?

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Over the last two years, some lenders have decreased the number of firms on their approved panel, resulting in increased conveyancing costs for home buyers if the lender insists upon their own conveyancing solicitor . Homeward Legal, however, can act on behalf of all large lenders in the UK.

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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

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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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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.