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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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Conveyancing in Newington Q & A's

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Updated: 16/10/16

Newington area info

George Inn National Trust , Brixton London Windmill, Imperial War Museum Aviation Museum and Tate Modern Art Gallery are easily accessible from Newington.

Newington's nearest airport is London City Airport (7 miles). Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 16 miles, London Heliport Airport is 4 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 17 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 24 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 24 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 16 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 14 miles, Elstree Airport is 15 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 13 miles away and Newington's closest train station is London Waterloo East.

The closest hospital is St Thomas Lambeth.


How do we find the best conveyancing rates for a 438,000 house?


Both high-street and online firms purport to offer supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Unfortunately additional charges are frequently hidden in the solicitor's terms of engagement. Any additional charges which are listed in terms of engagement ought to be fair and reasonable.


I am buying a £334000. What should be assessed for stamp duty?


The Stamp Duty due will depend on the house or flat's value. It is £10020 on a £334000 Newington home.*

*Accurate as of February 2013


Does Homeward Legal specialise auction conveyancing in Newington?


Yes - Homeward Legal is accustomed to working with auction buyers and sellers. Conventionally more complicated to convey lots such as live work flats, are included at auction which need extra examination before buying. Solicitors therefore advise that auction buyers decide on a local conveyancing company well in advance of the property auction date so there is time for a thorough investigation of the sellers documents. Subsequently, following the actual auction, a property conveyancing lawyer is ready for get through the conveyancing process in 28 days as typically required by the conditions of sale.


What are our options if we invest in a period house located inside a Southwark council conservation area ?


Part of the conveyancing process involves the ordering of searches of Southwark planning authority to determine conservation area status and the required formal approval for any alterations. Local Authority searches are not fees and are charged at cost to the client.


Does anybody hold some easily accessible data on the standard of conservation areas in Newington?


Local Newington conservation area issues, such as private spaces, non sympathetic doors or ugly highway signs are handled by the local Southwark planning authority.

English Heritage have put together a detailed list of the state of conservation areas along with the vulnerability of the area.


Is cobalt identified in Newington top-soil?


Some metal contamination may have occurred throughout Newington, but some extreme cases may be deemed an unsafe risk. Other sources of contaminated land include water contaminants such as hydrocarbons and chlorine.


We have requested a quote from you. Will there be any hidden fees?


Our solicitors will never charge any additional costs. Under the circumstances, it may be that your solicitor recommends some additional work, but you will be made aware of any fees pertaining to such work before they are incurred.


For fast conveyancing on the purchase of a £ 739,000 house, what should we get to accelerate the conveyancing process?


Contacting a experienced lawyer is the key to a fast completion. There are, in addition, numerous things you, as the purchaser, could do to accelerate the process. These include:

  • answering any queries raised by the lawyer as soon as possible
  • getting your mortgage offer in place
  • contacting your lawyer regularly