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Transfer of Equity in Hillingdon

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: 05/12/16

Local points of interest in Hillingdon

Brixton London Windmill, London National Portrait Gallery Art Gallery and Temple Middle Temple Hall Historic Building are around Hillingdon.

Hillingdon's nearest train station is Charing Cross at 1 mile s. The closest airport to Hillingdon is London City Airport. 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.

Commuters are well served with Hillingdon having excellent road access about a couple of miles of the A40M.

The nearest hospital is Royal London Homeopathic.


How do I find fixed rate conveyancing in Hillingdon?


Confusion over this matter affects many buyers and sellers who opted for a very cheap quote, only to be stung later in the conveyancing process, and many law firms purport to offer 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', but extra fees may be added into the terms and conditions which unwary buyers and sellers fail to check. Chargeswhich are listed in the terms should be reasonable and clear. Your Hillingdon conveyancing quote should state third party costs, termed disbursements, to be paid.The Homeward Legal quote calculator will confirm the exact legal fees based on the property you are buying.


We are using a lender in West London, and need to know which Hillingdon lenders you work with. Which panels are your solicitors on?


Most lenders in Hillingdon are on our Hillingdon solicitors' panel. Hillingdon lenders and mortgage specialists include Russell & Co, 15a Leacroft Rd, Iver, SL0 9QP, Middlesex

Financial Services (2004) Ltd, 47 King St, Southall, UB2 4DQ, and Sarb Finance Ltd, 88 Norwood Rd, Southall, UB2 4DS.


How much can conveyancing searches cost?


Hillingdon searches ranges in cost, subject to which searches have been ordered. Additional searches your solicitor may recommend include a tin mining search.


How is Hillingdon contaminated land checked when buying a house?


Hillingdon property could be contaminated by a broad range of environmental concerns, such as sand or clay quarries. An environmental search will reveal this in more detail.


Do I need a property survey for this Hillingdon property purchase?


We strongly recommend that all purchasers arrange a house surveyor when you intend to buy in Hillingdon. There are many concerns that can affect a property, which will not be addressed during a property valuation, such as cavity wall tie failure or ground movement.


What is the council tax on a detached Band D home in Hillingdon?


You should be briefed about the homes band with the report on title. The correct rates for properties in Hillingdon are set out at the Hillingdon local authority site. At the time of writing on 11 December 2012 the rates are:

  • Band A - £946.00
  • Band B - £1,104.00
  • Band C - £1,262.00
  • Band D - £1,420.00
  • Band E - £1,735.00
  • Band F - £2,051.00
  • Band G - £2,366.00
  • Band H - £2,839.00


Should we get a chancel search if we are intending to buy in the parish of Monken Hadley, near Hillingdon?


A conveyancing solicitor should confirm that a chancel search be ordered, regardless of the parish in which the home being purchased is located. In Hillingdon's much older areas, chancel repair has the potential to be imposed on owners of a home where Parochial Church Councils may have not done so in the past.


I have taken out a quote from you. Could there be any hidden costs?


No. Our solicitors will not charge any hidden charges whatsoever.