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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 Havering Q & A's

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Updated: 16/01/17

Havering area information

Brixton London Windmill, London National Portrait Gallery Art Gallery and Temple Middle Temple Hall Historic Building are close to Havering.

Motorists are well served with Havering ideally situated with very convenient major road access about 2m of the A40M.

The nearest airport to Havering is London City Airport (7 miles). 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. The nearest train station to Havering is Charing Cross, almost 1 mile away.

The closest hospital to Havering is Royal London Homeopathic.


How do I find the best conveyancing rates in Havering for a £182k property?


Numerous solicitors promote theoretically cheap conveyancing. However additional charges may increase your solicitor's invoice. Any extra charges ought to be reasonable and clear. They only come into force where your conveyancer is required to complete extra work in your interest, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Any disbursements ought to be defined on the conveyancing quote. Our quotes clearly state the solicitors' fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.


We have a found a property to buy. How do we guarantee a fast exchange and completion?


The key to a faster move is to instruct a proactive conveyancer. There are, however, a range of tasks you, as the buyer, could do to accelerate your conveyancing. These include:

  • answering any queries raised by the conveyancer as soon as possible
  • organising your finances, including arranging a mortgage
  • asking for property searches to be ordered immediately


What exploration in respect to the risk of possible flooding in the East London area will a Havering conveyancing solicitor report on?

A key step in the legal due diligence process of buying a property involves your conveyancing solicitor applying for conveyancing searches (environmental) that provide you with detail on the Havering flooding. An inexpensive (around twenty pounds) and more detailed dedicated flood risk search (most likely a Landmark Database search) could be proposed by the Havering property solicitor if the results of the initial searches highlight a risk of flooding.


Do your solicitors look after the conveyancing of auction properties in Havering?


Our recommended conveyancing firms in Havering often get instructed by auction buyers and sellers. We usually tell bidders to formally instruct a property conveyancing lawyer well before the auction day to allow for a detailed review of the property's legal title.

Immediately following the auction the solicitor is absolutely ready for concluding the legal work inside a month as usually required by the terms of sale.


When buying a period property in a designated conservation area in Havering, how do I lay my hands on more details concerning the state of upkeep of the conservation area?


Local Havering conservation areas are designated by Havering who oversee things like trees to ugly highway signs. English Heritage have put together information on the condition (poor to good) of conservation areas in addition to the trend of the area.


The estate agent has referred a solicitors firm which they often use. Should we use this firm?


Many agents in Newmarket have referral deals with solicitors where they refer clients, however, such referrals should be compared against alternatives, as there is a risk that the agent may suggest the solicitor willing to pay the highest referral fee, not the most suitable for you.


What will the council tax cost for a Sixties Band H flat in Havering?


The pertinent council tax band should normally be given in the title report along with the local authority. The latest tax rates for residents of Havering are set out on the Havering local authority site. At the time of writing, 25 December 2012, the rates are:

  • Band A - £1,001.00
  • Band B - £1,168.00
  • Band C - £1,335.00
  • Band D - £1,502.00
  • Band E - £1,836.00
  • Band F - £2,169.00
  • Band G - £2,503.00
  • Band H - £3,004.00


Alliance and Leicester is going to be our lender, what do we need to be aware of?


Your mortgage lender will require legal work to be performed on their behalf. Recently, a number of lenders have limited the number of solicitors who can act for them. Homeward Legal will act on behalf of most lenders to ensure that you will not need to pay your lender's conveyancing fees.