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Transfer of Equity in North East London

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 North East London Q & A's

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Updated: 23/10/16

North East London attractions

Brixton London Windmill, London National Portrait Gallery Art Gallery and Temple Middle Temple Hall Historic Building are close at hand to North East London.

Drivers are well served with North East London enjoying very good major road access close at about 2m of the A40M.

The nearest airport to North East London is London City Airport (7 miles). Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 15 miles, London Heliport Airport is 4 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 17 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 25 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 25 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 15 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 13 miles, Elstree Airport is 14 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 14 miles away and Charing Cross station is about a mile from North East London.

The nearest hospital for North East London is Royal London Homeopathic.


How do we get low cost conveyancing in North East London?


Numerous solicitors claim to offer cheap conveyancing quotes, however additional fees are frequently hidden in the terms of engagement. Your quote should also clearly state any disbursements.Our quotes clearly state all legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.


In regards to the Met Office projecting more intense rainfall we are questioning whether flood searches won't be sufficient?


Environmental searches applied for by your North East London property solicitor should also include a far more rigorous flood search if the risk is deemed significant.

If you remain nervous you could consider contacting a neighbour.


What do we do to calculate stamp duty?

The rate of stamp duty you must pay will depend on the house's value. It will be £30880 on a £772000 residential property in North East London.*

*This information accurate as of February 2013


The vendor looks to have added incongruous windows to the property in North East London which might defy conservation area criteria


The conveyancing solicitor will find out whether the property is within a designated conservation area, and if so, whether any modifications have the requisite consents.


How can my property lawyer in North East London report back on the risk and history of local flooding in the North East London region for a Sixties property I am intending to buy?


A lawyer conducts standard property conveyancing searches, which include North East London flood risk area data.


How long can we allow for the legal work to transact a flat take, in your opinion?


Generally speaking, the amount of time taken to transfer a home will vary, according to a handful of considerations. The national average is 8 to 12 weeks, whereas Homeward Legal aim to complete the process within six weeks.


Will we need a chancel liability search if my family are buying a North East London property close to a priory built in the 1200s?


The result of Aston Cantlow (PCC) v Wallbank reaffirmed that 'lay rectors' of property must fund church repairs. Liability has the potential to impact the value of a property, but insurance is available should an obligation to fund repairs be enforced.


What is the danger of gazumping?


Gazumping occurs when a low offer is rejected, following initial acceptance, by the owner, choosing instead a greater offer. There is almost always a danger of being gazumped. The first step in reducing the chance that gazumping will effect you is to instruct a conveyancing solicitor as soon as you can.