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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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Conveyancing in Downe Q & A's

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Updated: 15/01/17

Local Downe attractions

Keston London Windmill and Downe Down House (Charles Darwin) English Heritage are close to Downe.

The nearest airport to Downe is London Biggin Hill Airport. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 24 miles, London City Airport is 12 miles, London Heliport Airport is 14 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 16 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 16 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 24 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 25 miles, Rochester Airport is 20 miles and away. The nearest station to Downe is Chelsfield.

The closest hospital to Downe is Princess Royal University Orpington.

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How do we find fixed rate conveyancing in Downe?

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The lack of clarity surrounding this issue catches out many buyers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted. Many property lawyers claim to offer so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Often extra costs will be included in the solicitor's terms of engagement. A conveyancing quote should, in addition, define third party costs, termed disbursements, to be paid.The online quote calculator can generate an accurate statement of the legal fees for the property you plan to buy.

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Is contaminated land in Downe an issue?

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Property may be contaminated by many factors caused by man and by nature. Contaminants such as other land contamination or sand or clay quarries should be reported on during conveyancing searches.

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We plan to complete on around 3rd December. How is Stamp Duty Land Tax rates calculated?

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The Stamp Duty that will be due depends on a small range of considerations, most importantly the purchase price. On a £394000 house, stamp duty will be £11820.

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Is there any published record the status of the conservation areas in Downe?

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English Heritage have created a list of the state of repair of conservation areas in Bromley and throughout England. Conservation area matters like trees or neglected buildings are governed by Bromley.

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Which mortgage lenders in Downe do you work with?

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Most lenders in Downe are on our Downe solicitors' panel. Local mortgage lenders and brokers include Hampton Court Associates, 250 Wickham Rd, Croydon, CR0 8BJ, Freestyle Finance, A/26 Stanley Rd, Bromley, BR2 9JH, and Prosper Financial LLP, Compass House/36 East St, Bromley, BR1 1QU.

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How much is the council tax on a Fifties end of terrace home in Downe?

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Almost always the conveyancing report on title will give information the relevant Bromley council tax band. The latest tax rates for homes in Downe are tabled at the Bromley council website. On, 30/09/2012, rates for all bands are:

  • Band A - £865.00
  • Band B - £1,010.00
  • Band C - £1,154.00
  • Band D - £1,298.00
  • Band E - £1,586.00
  • Band F - £1,875.00
  • Band G - £2,163.00
  • Band H - £2,596.00

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What kind of scrutiny regarding the risk of a flood at Bromley will a solicitor in Downe check out?

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A conveyancing lawyer makes an application for official conveyancing searches, which include Downe flood risk data. As an additional measure means that your Downe lawyer might possibly propose an inexpensive (around twenty pounds) and more in-depth local flood search. On (26-Nov-12) there were no warnings around the at the Riverside locations and roads between Yeoford and Fordton, including Yeoford, Neopardy, Gunstone, Salmonhutch, Downes Mill and the A377 at Downes Mill.

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What are Downe's property searches?

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Searches are a commonly-used set of questions carried out on behalf of the party intending to buy the property, and deal with legal facets of the purchase.

 
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