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Conveyancing in Upminster Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 23/04/17

Upminster is close at within a couple of miles off the M25 junction entry 29 Westbound.

The closest train station to Upminster is Upminster, about a mile away. London City Airport is 9 miles from Upminster. London Heliport Airport is 20 miles, London Airport is 20 miles, Rochester Airport is 19 miles, London Biggin Hill Airport is 19 miles and Stansted Airport is 23 miles away.

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Local Upminster attractions

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Upminster London Windmill, Aveley Belhus Woods Country Park and Brentwood Thorndon Country Park Country Park are easily accessible from Upminster.

The nearest hospital to Upminster is St Georges Hornchuch.

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We need to find low cost conveyancing in Upminster. What do I need to check for?

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Both high-street and online solicitors offer supposedly cheap conveyancing quotes. Unfortunately additional costs may inflate your final invoice. Our quotes are not estimates, stating all the solicitors fees you will pay for a standard sale or purchase.

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In Upminster, is topsoil remediation of contaminated land an option?

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Remediation of contaminated land can often be possible. Contact a local service provider such as Dagenham Landscapes Ltd, Redcroft Farm/Ockendon Rd, Upminster, RM14 2DJ for more information.

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Is a home buyers survey a good idea when we are purchasing a house?

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Homeward Legal strongly recommend that all purchasers in Upminster book a building survey. Buyers should be aware that there are many concerns that affect a property, which a conveyancing solicitor will not report on, such as chimney defects.

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Why does conveyancing be so delayed?

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Conveyancing will occasionally be held up even in the best of circumstances. Sometimes, the causes are regrettably out of the solicitors' control, Homeward Legal, however, strive to reduce the cost of these delays, where possible,.

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How is contaminated land in Upminster identified?

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Numerous of contaminants can lessen the value of property, such as potentially contaminative use of nearby land. An environmental search will reveal this in more detail. Contamination in Upminster can be caused by local waste sites, such as (ex-GLC) Landfill Site, Gerpins Lane, Essex, RM14 2XR.

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Are there many conservation areas in Upminster?

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With around 9,000 conservation areas across the country, the areas in or near Upminster will include numerous areas of historical or architectural value recorded as protected. You may wish to contact the local council for more information, but your solicitor will investigate this in detail during the property transaction.

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How do we determine additional info the status of the conservation areas in Upminster?

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Conservation areas in Upminster including street furniture, extensions or poorly maintained pavements are regulated by the local authority (Havering).

Following a campaign, English Heritage maintain a detailed list of the condition (poor to good) of conservation areas as well as the vulnerability to getting worse.

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National Counties Building Society is going to be our mortgage lender - what will we need to check?

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A small number of lenders have reduced the number of firms on their approved panel, potentially creating increased legal costs for buyers. We can act for the majority of lenders in the UK to ensure that you will not need to pay the lender's costs.

 
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