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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

Waltham Forest attractions and landmarks

Brixton London Windmill, London National Portrait Gallery Art Gallery and Temple Middle Temple Hall Historic Building are easily accessible from Waltham Forest.

Commuters are well catered for with Waltham Forest enjoying very good road access about a couple of miles of the A40M.

London City Airport is 7 miles from Waltham Forest. 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 Waltham Forest's nearest station is Charing Cross at 1 mile s.

The nearest hospital to Waltham Forest is Royal London Homeopathic.


How do we get fixed rate conveyancing in Waltham Forest?


The confusion over this issue catches out many sellers and buyers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted. Many firms advertise so-called cheap conveyancing quotes. Unfortunately extra charges may be added into the solicitor's terms of engagement. These terms are often ignored by excited sellers and buyers, eager to get underway. Costs ought to be reasonable and only apply in cases where the conveyancer must perform additional tasks , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Your conveyancing quote should also state any disbursements to be paid.


Do your solicitors get involved in property auction conveyancing in Waltham Forest?


Homeward Legal is accustomed to working with bidders at auction. Homeward Legal typically advocate buyers at auction to choose a suitable lawyer well in advance of the actual auction for a detailed report of the legal documents.

Immediately following the property auction date, the lawyer should be prepared for conclude the auction conveyancing process in less than 28 days after exchange of contracts, a requirement of terms of sale.


Do you advise looking into how to hold off paying for SDLT rates?


Stamp duty mitigation must be treated with caution. These schemes are often uneconomical and can be very unlikely to succeed. There have been a number of official schemes, however, such as higher thresholds for first-time buyers. Your solicitor will advise as to your eligibility.


Will the fees for our conveyancing take into account any hidden costs?


Homeward Legal's solicitors do not charge any additional charges under any circumstances. Know that some websites offer unrealistically low 'quotes' which are in fact estimates, which could be totally different to your final invoice.


Will a Waltham Forest property solicitor conduct official or personal searches on my property purchase?


The property lawyer will inform you as to the best type of search, depending on factors like building society requirements. For personal searches, a property lawyer might perhaps look for a search agent wit local experience for example James & Co, 622 Leabridge Road, Leyton, London, E10 6AP Tel: 07956 385026 Fax: 0208 556 3626


We plan to buy a property in Stepney. Is a chancel search necessary?


Your solicitor should confirm that a chancel search is ordered. Chancel repair may be apportioned on owners of a house where Parochial Church Councils may have not done so in the past. For property in the parish of Stepney, it is not safe to rely on the historical behaviour of the parish council alone as a guide.


What causes conveyancing for a purchase to take so long?


Conveyancing in Waltham Forest may be drawn out for a variety of reasons. The reasons are beyond your solicitor's power. Homeward Legal understand how unnecessarily stressful these delays can be and endeavour to minimise their cost if it is possible to do so.


What is the council tax on a residential end of terrace Band G property in Waltham Forest?


You will be give detail the houses band within the title report. Up-to-date charges for residents of Waltham Forest are tabled online at the Waltham Forest local authority website. As of 06 June 2012 rates are as follows:

  • Band A - £973.00
  • Band B - £1,135.00
  • Band C - £1,297.00
  • Band D - £1,459.00
  • Band E - £1,783.00
  • Band F - £2,107.00
  • Band G - £2,432.00
  • Band H - £2,918.00