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Conveyancing in Victoria Docks Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 16/01/18

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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I have requested a quote from you. Will there be any extra charges?

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No. Homeward Legal do not hide any extra, hidden costs for your standard conveyancing. You should be aware that some conveyancers give 'quotes' which are in fact estimates, which could be totally different to your final invoice.

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How is contaminated land in Victoria Docks investigated?

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Land in Victoria Docks is contaminated by a broad range of natural and human-influenced issues. Contaminants including hazardous substances in the ground will be considered as part of the environmental searches.

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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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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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Does your firm look after the conveyancing for auction properties in Victoria Docks?

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We are highly experienced with residential property auction protocols. Traditionally more complicated to convey houses e. g. un-mortgageable properties are purchased in property auctions which demand increasedby the lawyer. Lawyers therefore suggest purchasers to formally instruct an affordable conveyancing solicitor well before the date of the auction to allow for an investigation of the sellers documents. After the date of the auction, a property lawyer is ready for finalise the legal side of things in less than 28 days as required by the conditions of sale.

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Could Victoria Docks soil be contaminated by tungsten (W)?

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Metal contamination may have occurred throughout Victoria Docks, but an plot will be marked as 'contaminated land' if the risk to human life is unacceptable. The local authority for Victoria Docks will be able to provide more detail on cases of contamination.

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We are buying a house with Northern Rock - what will we need to check?

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Some lenders have reduced their 'solicitor panel', potentially creating greater conveyancing costs for home buyers. We are able to act for most lenders.