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Transfer of Equity in Downe

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: 16/10/16

Local Downe attractions

Keston London Windmill and Downe Down House (Charles Darwin) English Heritage are close to Downe.

The nearest airport to Downe is London Biggin Hill Airport. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 24 miles, London City Airport is 12 miles, London Heliport Airport is 14 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 16 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 16 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 24 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 25 miles, Rochester Airport is 20 miles and away. The nearest station to Downe is Chelsfield.

The closest hospital to Downe is Princess Royal University Orpington.


How do we find fixed rate conveyancing in Downe?


The lack of clarity surrounding this issue catches out many buyers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted. Many property lawyers claim to offer so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Often extra costs will be included in the solicitor's terms of engagement. A conveyancing quote should, in addition, define third party costs, termed disbursements, to be paid.The online quote calculator can generate an accurate statement of the legal fees for the property you plan to buy.


Flood risk searches are computed from past records and when you factor in recent flooding such as the serious flooding in the UK in April 2012, are they the best way to ascertain enough about the evolving Downe future flood risk?


A good solicitor in Downe will consider also get property conveyancing searches (Landmark database search) if the enviro search determines a any kind of Downe flood risk.

For extra area background you could also try to contact a close neighbour.


Is an online ID fee a fee or a disbursement?


Disbursements and fees ought to be stated on a quote. This cost is a fee not a disbursement. It should be included in a quote for your conveyancing.


I am going to purchase with Saffron Building Society - what do I need to be aware of?


Some lenders have opted to reduce the size of their 'solicitor panel', resulting in increased conveyancing costs for property purchasers if the lender insists upon their own conveyancing solicitor . Homeward Legal, however, can act on behalf of many mortgage lenders.


Which mortgage lenders in Downe do you work with?


Most lenders in Downe are on our Downe solicitors' panel. Local mortgage lenders and brokers include Hampton Court Associates, 250 Wickham Rd, Croydon, CR0 8BJ, Freestyle Finance, A/26 Stanley Rd, Bromley, BR2 9JH, and Prosper Financial LLP, Compass House/36 East St, Bromley, BR1 1QU.


How long on average should it take for my property solicitor to get through the conveyancing formalities on a terraced building?


Getting contracts exchanged can take anywhere from 1 month to 12 weeks contingent on any number of issues e.g. the speed of the vendor's property lawyer, or whether there are any linked sales.


Does your solicitors firm handle auction conveyancing in Downe?


We are highly knowledgeable with buyers at auction. Normally hard to value lots for example uninsurable property, are listed in auctions which demand extended fact-finding. We therefore strongly advocate purchasers to instruct a qualified conveyancing firm before the property auction date to allow adequate time for a title report.

After the property auction date your chosen property lawyer is fully able to concentrate on finishing the legal side of things inside a month as required .


Will the Downe lawyer order any property on the London Victorian mid terrace home I am intending to purchase?


When taking out a mortgage the lender mandates the following Local Authority (council), Drainage Search (Con29DW) and Environmental and perhaps less common searches, which may include a Planning report.