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Conveyancing in Thames View Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 20/04/17

Motorists are well served with Thames View being well placed with very convenient major road access less than 3m of the M11 Junction 4 Northbound.

Thames View's closest airport is London City Airport (4 miles). Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 24 miles, London Heliport Airport is 13 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 24 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 21 mile s, Elstree Airport is 19 miles, Rochester Airport is 24 miles, London Biggin Hill Airport is 16 miles and Stansted Airport is 24 miles away. The nearest train station to Thames View is Ilford.

Barking is a nearby hospital for Thames View.

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What are the best rates for conveyancing for a £359,000 house?

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Many online and high street solicitors purport to offer supposedly cheap conveyancing. However additional charges can increase your final invoice. Any charges included in terms of engagement ought to be fair and clearly defined. Get a quote using the Homeward Legal quote calculator for the property you are buying.

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Our mortgage lender is Topaz Finance, what do we need to check?

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Until recently, it was usually straightforward for solicitors to act for both a buyer and their lender. Some lenders have reduced their 'solicitor panel', resulting in higher conveyancing costs for buyers in cases where the conveyancing solicitor cannot act for their lender, and another must also be instructed. Homeward Legal are able to act for the majority of mortgage lenders.

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What should I be conscious of if we acquire a property in a Barking and Dagenham planning authority designated conservation area ?

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Part of conveyancing for buyers involves ordering of LLC1 searches of Barking and Dagenham local authority to confirm conservation area status and formal approval for any alterations. .

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Where do I determine more information on the conservation areas in Thames View?

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Local Thames View conservation areas like street furniture, addition of hard standings to the front of houses or ugly parking meters are managed by the local authority (Barking and Dagenham). English Heritage, a government body, have created a detailed list in relation to the condition of conservation areas in addition to the vulnerability to a decline in standards.

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Could strontium (Sr) contaminate land in Thames View?

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There are regulations in place to manage soil contamination. Metal contamination of soil in Thames View is more likely to occur near ex-industrial sites or ex-landfills. Data on other contaminants, like water contaminants such as organic compounds and chlorinated solvents, will also be included in an environmental search.

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Would getting a house survey be sensible when purchasing a property?

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Homeward Legal strongly recommend that all purchasers arrange a house survey when you plan to buy in Thames View. There are a range of concerns that can negatively affect a property, which are not included in your mortgage lender's valuation, such as severe weathering or blocked drains.

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Will a conveyancing solicitor in Thames View do any property conveyancing searches on the London Regency end-of-terrace property we are buying?

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If buying and taking out a mortgage lender insist that a solicitor to get at least specific searches, including these searches - Local Authority Search, Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal) and Environmental, and occasionally specific searches such as Flood Risk search.

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How many mortgage lenders in Thames View do you work with?

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We have solicitors who have experience working with the vast majority of lenders. A number of mortgage specialists operate in Thames View, like Allerford House, 301-305 Ley St, Ilford, IG1 4BN, Forum Wealth Management, 235 Cranbrook Rd, Ilford, IG1 4TD, and Smart Money, 116 Wellesley Rd, Ilford, IG1 4LD.

 
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