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A transfer of equity occurs when a property owner wishes to change the legal ownership of the property. Reasons include marriage, divorce and tax planning.

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Updated: 19/10/16

Local points of interest in Brockley

Brixton London Windmill, Blackheath Old Dover Rd Library Art Gallery and Eltham Palace English Heritage are situated in Brockley.

The nearest airport to Brockley is London City Airport (5 miles). Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 18 miles, London Heliport Airport is 7 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 20 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 22 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 22 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 18 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 18 miles, Elstree Airport is 19 miles, Rochester Airport is 25 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 10 miles away. The closest station to Brockley is Crofton Park, around a mile away.

The closest hospital is University Lewisham.


I need a fixed rate conveyancing quote in Brockley. How do I get a quote?


Both high-street and online conveyancers offer so-called cheap conveyancing quotes, however extra fees will be included in the solicitor's terms of engagement. Charges included in terms of engagement ought to be reasonable and only be applied if your conveyancer must perform additional tasks in your interest, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Homeward Legal quotes offer a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.


What are Brockley's 'conveyancing searches'?


These searches are a commonly-used bundle of queries ordered by the purchaser's solicitor through several agencies, including an environmental search, and only relate to the legal aspects of the purchase.


Flood searches are calculated from archived records but when one considers current events such as the Met Office projecting more intense rainfall are they still appropriate to investigate sufficient information about the Brockley area flood risk?


Your Brockley lawyer will consider include rigorous conveyancing and environmental searches if the environmental searches identifies a the local Brockley flood risk

For extra area background you may be able to contact a neighbour or local resident.


How early should we get a conveyancer to act on our sale?


Simply, as soon as possible, as there are a number of tasks that can be carried out immediately. Early instruction of a solicitor to act on your Brockley sale or purchase could mitigate the chance of your purchase or sale stalling.


How much is the council tax on a Fifties terraced property in Brockley?


Customarily the conveyancer's title report will cover the Lewisham council tax band. Council tax rates for residents of Brockley are tabled at the Lewisham local authority site. As of 06 February 2013 rates are:

  • Band A - £899.00
  • Band B - £1,049.00
  • Band C - £1,199.00
  • Band D - £1,349.00
  • Band E - £1,649.00
  • Band F - £1,948.00
  • Band G - £2,248.00
  • Band H - £2,698.00


Bookshops and the web both have an abundance of on and offline publications giving details on doing your own legal work. Do we necessarily have to use property solicitor in Brockley ?


In theory, there is no reason at all why a seller cant carry out the your own conveyancing unaided. That said, a lawyer is familiar with a huge array of actions e.g. chasing any missing replies/clarifications to enquiries and checking for any restrictive covenants some of which are more safely handled with appropriate a skilled professional. In any event however, solicitors firms always be covered by insurance that ultimately protects you in the event of omissions made by the lawyer.


Our estate agent has offered a conveyancing which they often use. Is it risky to use this solicitor?


Both agents and mortgage brokers will usually refer a conveyancing solicitor. If the agent is paid a referral fee, however, some agents choose the solicitor willing to pay the highest referral fee, not the best solicitor for your needs.


Which of the Brockley mortgage lender panels are you on?


We have worked with all the major lenders assisting Brockley buyers. Lenders and mortgage specialists in Brockley include Largemortgageloans.Com, 12 Pepper St, London, E14 9RP, Platinum Financial Review, 127 High St, Beckenham, BR3 1AG, and White House Mortgages Ltd, 5 Harbour Exchange Sq, London, E14 9GE.