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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: 16/10/16

Local data:

The closest airport to Oval is London City Airport. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 15 miles, London Heliport Airport is 3 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 17 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 23 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 23 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 15 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 14 miles, Elstree Airport is 15 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 12 miles away and Vauxhall train station is approximately 1 mile from Oval.


Oval attractions


Brixton London Windmill, Imperial War Museum Aviation Museum and Jewel Tower English Heritage are near to Oval.

The closest hospital to Oval is St Thomas Lambeth.


What are the best rates for conveyancing for a 677,000 house?


Many online and high street property lawyers claim to offer so-called cheap conveyancing. Often additional charges can inflate your final bill. Any extra fees should be fair and reasonable and be applicable solely where the solicitor must complete additional work , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process.


How much does my conveyancing searches cost?


The cost of searches does vary greatly. Conveyancing searches are charged at cost.


What amount of time can the conveyancing process often need, according to your estimates?


The time needed to transact a home will vary. This is according to a handful of factors which can include whether it is a leasehold property being transferred. Nationally, the average is up to twelve weeks, whereas Homeward Legal work for a deadline of six weeks.


When do I need to find a conveyancer?


In simple terms, the sooner you instruct a conveyancing solicitor, the better, as there are a number of tasks which may be performed very early in the process. Some sources recommend postponing 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.


Do your panel of solicitors get involved in the legal conveyancing of residential property auction properties in Oval?


Our company is familiar with buyers and sellers at auction. It is not unusual for hard to value auction lots are bought in property auctions and these will want greater inquiries by the conveyancing lawyer. We therefore recommend purchasers to instruct a lawyer well in advance of the property auction date to give enough time for a review of the legal documents. Subsequently, immediately after the auction day itself, a conveyancing lawyer will need to be fully prepared to carry out the legal process within 4 weeks as conventionally required by the terms and conditions of sale.


Should I use a firm of solicitors referred by our estate agent in Waddon?


Agent referrals are a commonplace route for buyers to find a solicitor. However, if they are paid a referral fee, the agent may recommend the solicitor willing to pay the highest referral fee, not the most suitable for you.


What is the council tax on a residential semi-detached house in Oval?


Ordinarily, a report on title should give detail the Lambeth council tax band.

Correct rates for properties in Oval are set out on the Lambeth council website. On 04/09/2012 the rates are:

  • Band A - £821.00
  • Band B - £958.00
  • Band C - £1,095.00
  • Band D - £1,232.00
  • Band E - £1,506.00
  • Band F - £1,780.00
  • Band G - £2,053.00
  • Band H - £2,464.00


Environmental searches are standard procedure for home buyers but in light of recent weather changes for example the catastrophic flooding in the UK in April 2012 are they actually good enough to report enough about the Oval area flood risk?


A competent Oval conveyancing solicitor will recommend that you also get thorough environmental searches (Landmark database search) if the initial searches spots a Oval flood risk area data

For extra assurance it may be prudent to get in touch with a neighbour or local resident.