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Conveyancing in Victoria Docks Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 15/10/17

Commuters are well served with Victoria Docks ideally situated with excellent motorway access about 1.4 miles of the A102M.

The nearest airport to Victoria Docks is London City Airport (1 mile). Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 21 mile s, London Heliport Airport is 10 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 23 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 21 mile s, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 19 miles, Elstree Airport is 18 miles, Rochester Airport is 24 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 13 miles away and Charlton train station is around 2 miles from Victoria Docks.

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Local points of interest in Victoria Docks

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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 close at hand to Victoria Docks.

The most convenient hospital to Victoria Docks is Plaistow, Newham University.

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How do we get low cost conveyancing in Victoria Docks?

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This catches out many sellers and buyers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted, and many solicitors offer 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. However additional costs will be included in the solicitor's terms of engagement. We provide quotes, not estimates, and clearly state the fees for a standard conveyancing.

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Is there any over the web record on the standard of Victoria Docks conservation areas?

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Following a campaign, English Heritage administer information about the condition (poor to good) of conservation areas along with the vulnerability to a worsening of the condition of the area. Conservation are issues such as property boundaries, dormer windows or traffic signs are handled by the local authority (Newham).

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What causes the purchase conveyancing process in Victoria Docks to take weeks more than planned? Isn't it a simple matter of filing paperwork?

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Conveyancing can be obstructed. Homeward Legal endeavour to lessen the impact of these delays by pushing all parties involved.

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What amount of time should conveyancing to sell a house usually require, on average? The house being transacted is also in the area.

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Generally speaking, the amount of time needed to transfer a residence varies, based on a handful of issues affecting the property. Our lawyers strive to ensure your sale, purchase or remortgage is handled as fast as possible, without compromising on service.

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What is the council tax on a period semi-detached house in Victoria Docks?

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In most cases a conveyancer's title report will contain the appropriate Newham council tax band. The correct rates for properties in Victoria Docks are set out in detail online at the Newham local authority website. At the time of writing on 24/07/2012 band rates are:

  • Band A - £835.00
  • Band B - £974.00
  • Band C - £1,113.00
  • Band D - £1,252.00
  • Band E - £1,531.00
  • Band F - £1,809.00
  • Band G - £2,087.00
  • Band H - £2,505.00

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Conveyancers in Victoria Docks carry out a variety of conveyancing searches when they are acting for a purchaser - what specific ones?

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When applying for a mortgage lender expects particular searches, including - Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal) and Environmental and, depending on certain criteria, specific local searches, which may include a Chancel check Search.

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Will I need searches for chancel liability? We are purchasing a apartment in Victoria Docks.

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Repair costs resulting from chancel liability can total hundreds of thousands of pounds. Owners who have bought property prior to 2003 may be totally unaware that a liability exists if a chancel search was not carried out. The solicitor handling your conveyancing will confirm that a chancel search is appropriate.

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We are bidding at a property auction and would like ensure a fast conveyancing transaction, what do we need to do?

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Finding a proactive and experienced solicitor is crucial to buying faster. There are several things you as the buyer can do to accelerate the legal work, including, responding to your solicitor by phone, fax or email wherever possible, arranging any finances require to complete the purchase and requesting regular updates from your solicitor and keep the pressure on.