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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 Hackney Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 15/01/17

Noted Hackney interest

Sutton House National Trust , Trinity Buoy Wharf Lighthouse, Kentish Town St Luke Churches Conservation Trust and Holborn Lincolns Inn Great Hall Historic Building are close to Hackney.

London City Airport is 6 miles from Hackney. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 18 miles, London Heliport Airport is 8 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 19 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 18 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 15 miles, Elstree Airport is 13 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 16 miles away. The closest station to Hackney is Dalston Kingsland.

The most convenient hospital for Hackney is Homerton University Hackney.

Q.

I am looking for discount conveyancing. How do we get a quote?

A.

Many conveyancers offer so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing', however additional charges are often hiding in the solicitor's terms. Extra fees included in terms and conditions ought to be fair. The disbursements to be paid should also be clearly stated on the conveyancing quote. Our online calculator will create an accurate quote for your buy.

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Regarding the serious flooding in the UK in April 2012 we are thinking that environmental searches may not be sufficient?

A.

Environmental searches carried out by the Hackney property solicitor should also include the far more in depth search (Landmark) if the risk warrants it.

If you are nervous why not contact a future neighbour.

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Which areas of Hackney are suitable for disadvantaged area relief?

Disadvantaged areas in Hackney are identified by local government ward. Areas in Hackney currently include Dalston, Victoria, Kings Park, De Beauvoir, Brownswood, Chatham, Wick, Queensbridge, Leabridge, Northfield, New River, Haggerston, Springfield, Clissold, Eastdown, Homerton, Moorfields, North Defoe, Northwold, Rectory, South Defoe, Wenlock and Westdown. Update: As of the 2013/14 tax year, stamp duty relief for disadvantaged areas is no longer available.

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How do we work out stamp duty, how much should it be on a £646000 Hackney residential property?

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Stamp Duty will depend on the purchase price. Stamp duty will be £25840 on a £646000 house.

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I am on a tight deadline, and would like organise a fast purchase, how can we speed things up?

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Key to faster conveyancing is to instruct a communicative lawyer. There are numerous things you, as the purchaser, could do, such as, answering any queries raised by your lawyer as soon as possible, pushing the lawyer to begin enquiries as soon as possible and organising your finances, including arranging a mortgage.

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When do you need to arrange a conveyancing solicitor?

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In the vast majority of cases, the earlier in the process you can instruct a conveyancing solicitor, the better. Some advocate holding off instruction until a chain is completed, but opting to delay can jeopardise your sale or purchase.

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How much will my searches be?

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With a Homeward Legal conveyancing solicitor, clients buying in Hackney expected to pay at a maximum £249 for conveyancing searches. They are paid to a third party, and are charged 'at cost'.

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How can I find if any of the Hackney conservation areas are in a vulnerable state?

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The directory of the state of conservation areas is assessed by English Heritage and this information is accessible at the English Heritage website: Dalston Lane West marked as very bad with low vulnerability and unknown, Sun Street marked as very bad with medium vulnerability and deteriorating condition significantly.

 
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