Wapping Conveyancing Solicitor Quote
0%

Your conveyancing quote in seconds

All of our fees are fixed and complete for standard conveyancing transactions, meaning you won’t pay any extra later on. We also have a ‘No Move, No Fee’ guarantee, and are available 7 days a week to answer any questions you have.

Which service do you require?


The Conveyancing
Process Explained


Read More

Get an Instant Conveyancing Quote

Please quote me for:

Conveyancing in Wapping Q & A's

Profile photo of Lorraine Imhoff

By

Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 19/10/17

Wapping attractions

George Inn National Trust , Trinity Buoy Wharf Lighthouse, Tate Modern Art Gallery and Temple Middle Temple Hall Historic Building are near to Wapping.

Drivers are well catered for with Wapping enjoying good road access inside 3m of the A102M.

The nearest station to Wapping is Fenchurch Street and London City Airport is 5 miles from Wapping. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 17 miles, London Heliport Airport is 6 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 19 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 25 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 25 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 17 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 15 miles, Elstree Airport is 15 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 13 miles away.

The neighbouring hospital for Wapping is London Bridge.

Q.

How do I find the best rates for conveyancing for a £556,000 property?

A.

Many buyers seeking discount conveyancing are caught out by the lure of very low conveyancing rates, and many solicitors offer theoretically cheap conveyancing, but extra charges are frequently hidden in the terms and conditions. A quote should, in addition, define any disbursements to be paid.Our quotes offer a clear statement of your solicitors fees for a standard purchase or sale.

Q.

Should you get searches for chancel liability? I am purchasing in Wapping.

A.

The result of a landmark case in 2003 reaffirmed that 'lay rectors' of property must contribute towards the cost of church repairs. Insurance may be available to protect a buyer should a Wapping Parochial Church Council enforce liability.

Q.

As a consequence of the fact that 2012 was second wettest year since 1920 I am concerned that flood searches aren't thorough enough?

A.

An experienced lawyer in Wapping will advise you to include environmental searches if the first conveyancing searches identifies a local Wapping flood risk.

For added assurance it may be sensible to speak to a close neighbour.

Q.

What are our options if we buy a house in a Tower Hamlets local authority designated conservation area ?

A.

Part of the conveyancing process involves carrying out searches of Tower Hamlets planning authority to confirm conservation area status and the requisite consent being granted for any development. LLC1 searches are not fees and are charged at cost to the client. If no appropriate consents be supplied your solicitor will inform you of the options e.g. seeking cover from an indemnity insurance policy or requesting retrospective approval from the council.

Q.

The estate agent we are using in North Kensington has suggested the firm of solicitors. Is it risky to instruct this firm?

A.

It is commonplace for estate agents to recommend a conveyancing solicitor, however, these referrals should be considered carefully, as it may be the case that the agent recommends the firm which pays to the largest referral fee, not the best value for you.

Q.

Are many Wapping conservation areas likely to impact the building we are buying?

A.

Buyers in Wapping should be aware of several local conservation areas. Your conveyancing lawyer will provide more details and discuss what specific restrictions are in place.

Q.

Is there an organisation that holds any info on the upkeep of the conservation areas in Wapping?

A.

Conservation areas in Wapping for example property boundaries, satellite dishes or excessive road signs are dealt with by the local Tower Hamlets planning authority. Following a campaign, English Heritage have assembled a detailed list about the condition (poor to good) of conservation areas in Tower Hamlets and throughout England as well as the risk of deterioration or improvement.

Q.

What kind of checks in relation to the risk and history of floods in Tower Hamlets will the solicitor in Wapping actually carry out on a Victorian maisonette I am intending to buy?

A.

Your property conveyancer conducts formal environmental searches that will include Wapping flood risk data. At the time of writing (18-Dec-12) there were no warnings around the Tidal Thames from the Limehouse Basin to Blackfriars Bridge at the River Thames riverside from the Thames Barrier to Putney Bridge