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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: 21/10/16

Things to do in Paddington

Wandsworth London Windmill, Science Museum Kensington Aviation Museum and Apsley House English Heritage are around Paddington.

The closest airport to Paddington is London City Airport (10 miles). Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 13 miles, London Heliport Airport is 4 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 14 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 25 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 25 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 13 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 10 miles, Elstree Airport is 12 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 16 miles away. Paddington's nearest station is London Paddington at 1 mile s.

Motorists are well served with Paddington being well placed with excellent major road access close at inside a miles of the A40M.

The most convenient hospital to Paddington is St Marys London.


We are trying to find discount conveyancing in Paddington. What do we need to check for?


Many buyers and sellers seeking discount conveyancing are caught out by the lure of very low conveyancing rates. Many conveyancers advertise 'the cheapest conveyancing'. However extra costs will be included in the terms, left unread by preoccupied buyers and sellers A conveyancing quote should also state applicable disbursements.Homeward Legal quotes are not estimates, and offer a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.


Why could conveyancing take such a long time?


The conveyancing process could be delayed. We work hard to diminish the consequences of these delays by driving the transaction forward.


We are buying on a Paddington ex-industrial use land. Is vanadium top-soil contamination likely?

Paddington's local area has a history of contamination from industry and natural causes, like much of the UK. Various bodies hold data on land contaminants affecting Paddington, including local authorities.


As a consequence of the serious flooding in the UK in April 2012 we are anxious that flood risk searches may not be sufficient?


A conveyancing solicitor in Paddington will consider apply for in depth property conveyancing searches from Landmark if the first searches determine a significant risk Paddington flood risk.

For added peace of mind you could also try to get in touch with a future neighbour.


What are our options if purchasing a home in a Westminster council conservation area ?


Part of the legal due diligence when buying a property involves carrying out searches of the local authority to confirm conservation area status and the required permission for developments. .


We are enquiring about the council tax amounts on a Thirties end of terrace property in Paddington, how much are they?


Ordinarily, a report on title will supply the Westminster council tax band.

The correct rates for homes in Paddington are set out at the Westminster council site. Currently on 20 August 2012 rates are as follows:

  • Band A - £456.00
  • Band B - £533.00
  • Band C - £609.00
  • Band D - £685.00
  • Band E - £837.00
  • Band F - £989.00
  • Band G - £1,141.00
  • Band H - £1,369.00


What do searches bear upon?


Conveyancing searches are a commonly-used set of enquiries raised by the buyer's conveyancer via local and national authorities. Searches are not carried out by a property surveyor and will not advise on the structure of the property.


How much time can we budget for the legal work to sell a house require, in your experience?


In general, the time taken to sell or purchase a residence varies. This is based on a handful of concerns such as whether there is a mortgage. With Homeward Legal's Paddington property experts, every sale is handled quickly, and to the highest standard of service.