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Transfer of Equity in South Kensington

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 South Kensington Q & A's

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Updated: 19/10/16

Noted South Kensington interest

Carlyle's House National Trust , Wandsworth London Windmill, Science Museum Kensington Aviation Museum and Apsley House English Heritage are situated in South Kensington.

The closest airport to South Kensington is London City Airport (10 miles). Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 12 miles, London Heliport Airport is 2 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 14 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 24 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 24 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 12 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 11 miles s, Elstree Airport is 13 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 15 miles away and the nearest train station to South Kensington is West Brompton, approximately 1 mile away.

Commuters are well catered for with South Kensington enjoying very good major road access close at approximately 1.5m of the A40M.

The closest hospital to South Kensington is Cromwell London.


How do we find affordable conveyancing?


Numerous solicitors purport to offer so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. However extra charges may increase the solicitor's invoice. Fees listed in terms of engagement ought to be fair and reasonable and only apply to matters if the lawyer must perform additional tasks in your interest, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Any disbursements must also be stated on a quote. Our quotes are not estimates, stating all the solicitors fees you will pay for a standard sale or purchase.


Our purchase is completing in September. What will be calculated for Stamp Duty Land Tax?


SDLT in South Kensington is calculated with reference to the property's value. Stamp duty will be £37320 on a £933000 property.


The lender will be Northern Rock, what do I need to know?


Traditionally, most solicitors could act for the majority lenders. Some lenders have opted to reduce the size of their 'solicitor panel'. For buyers, this can result in significantly higher legal costs. We will act for many lenders.


Do I need to get a house survey for this home purchase?


We advise that all purchasers order a property survey. There can be a wide range of concerns which can negatively affect a property. These can include unsafe chimney circulation and poor ventilation.


Is contaminated land in South Kensington a concern for houses?


A wide range of contaminants caused by naturally-occurring factors can spoil property in South Kensington. Contaminants like nearby electrical substations should be considered as part of the appropriate search.


My estate agent has named a conveyancing solicitor whom they usually use. Should I instruct this solicitor?


It is common practice for agents to suggest one or more conveyancing firms, however, such referrals must be carefully considered, as an agent may select the solicitor willing to pay the highest referral fee, not the best solicitor for your needs.


How soon should we get a conveyancer in South Kensington?


If you use a firm offering a 'no move, no fee' guarantee, as soon as possible. Promptly instructing a solicitor for your South Kensington transaction for a sale enables prior to marketing the property, documents can be prepared to make it potentially more attractive to motivated buyers, whereas if you are buying your offer may be taken more seriously if you already have a solicitor instructed.


What conservation areas are there in South Kensington?


Areas considered to be of architectural or historic interest, like mining villages, may be recognised as conservation areas. The local council will be able to advise further about local conservation areas, and the conveyancing lawyer handling your purchase address the impact buying in a conservation area may have.