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Transfer of Equity in Downham

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: 23/10/16

Downham attractions

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

Grove Park station is about a mile from Downham. The closest airport to Downham is London City Airport. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 21 mile s, London Heliport Airport is 9 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 22 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 20 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 21 mile s, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 20 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 20 miles, Elstree Airport is 22 miles, Rochester Airport is 22 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 7 miles away.

The neighbouring hospital for Downham is Sloane.


I need to find a cheap solicitor quote to purchase a property. What is included?


The lack of clarity surrounding this topic affects many buyers and sellers who opted for a very cheap quote, only to be stung later in the conveyancing process, and many property lawyers purport to offer theoretically cheap conveyancing quotes, however extra charges can inflate your final bill. Any additional fees should be reasonable. Our quotes are not estimates, stating all the solicitors fees you will pay for a standard sale or purchase.


We need to complete this purchase as soon as possible, how can we organise a fast exchange and completion?


Experienced buyers will tell you that finding a proactive solicitor is crucial to a fast completion. When finding a suitable a solicitor, you should ask yourself the following: Do they offer 'instant' online quotes? Are phone, fax and email their preferred methods of contact Do they work on a 'no sale, no fee' basis?


Which local authority is responsible for Downham?


Downham is located in London Borough of Lewisham Council, Town Hall, Catford, London, SE6 4RU, contact:


When do we need to speak to a solicitor?

With a 'no move, no fee' guarantee, earlier is preferable. The legal work can then begin very early in the process. Some groups advocate holding off instruction until an offer has been firmly agreed, but doing so will put you at a disadvantage compared to better prepared buyers, or if your buyer decides to pull out due to delays.


What is the council tax on a semi-detached home in Downham?


Almost always the conveyancer's title report should contain the relevant Lewisham council tax band. Council tax rates for properties in Downham are tabled on the Lewisham local authority site. At the time of writing, 30 August 2012, the 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


Is a survey a good idea if we are buying property in Downham?


The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors strongly recommend that property purchasers order a RICS survey. A wide range of issues affect a property, including chimney defects and severe weathering, and these will not be addressed by your conveyancing solicitor.


Which lenders in Downham do you work with?


The Homeward Legal partnership have solicitors who have experience working with all the major lenders assisting buyers in Downham. Local mortgage lenders and brokers include Countrywide Mortgages Ltd, 12 High St, Wickford, SS12 9AZ, Onecall, 386 High Rd, Benfleet, SS7 5HL, and Total Financial Planning Ltd, First Floor Basilica House/334 Southend Rd, Wickford, SS11 8QS.


What can a Downham property solicitor advise if the home I am intending to buy is in a conservation area in Lewisham local authority which has unsympathetic dormer windows installed?


Lewisham planning authority search (LLC1 - Requisition for search and Official Certificate of Search) conducted by the solicitor should confirm if the property is inside a designated conservation area and any evidence of the appropriate permissions for additions to the property will be asked for. If no appropriate permissions be available, your solicitor will give you professional advice on all options such as buying an indemnity policy or obtaining retrospective approval from Lewisham planning authority.