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Transfer of Equity in Kensington

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 Kensington Q & A's

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Updated: 27/11/16

Kensington attractions

Carlyle's House National Trust , Wandsworth London Windmill, Science Museum Kensington Aviation Museum and Apsley House English Heritage are situated in Kensington.

Commuters are well served with Kensington being well placed with very convenient major road access of the A40M.

The closest train station to Kensington is Kensington Olympia. Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 10 miles from Kensington. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 12 miles, London City Airport is 11 miles s, London Heliport Airport is 3 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 13 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 25 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 24 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 12 miles, Elstree Airport is 12 miles, White Waltham Airport is 25 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 16 miles away.

The nearest hospital to Kensington is Cromwell London.

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How do I find affordable conveyancing?

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Many firms claim to offer so-called cheap conveyancing quotes, but additional costs will be included in the solicitor's terms of engagement that unknowing buyers have not reviewed Get a quote using the Homeward Legal quote calculator for the property you are buying.

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Are there any designated conservation areas in Kensington?

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Conservation areas distinguish local areas of historic or architectural significance. You may wish to contact the local authority for more detail, but your solicitor will address this during the conveyancing process.

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My lender is Furness Building Society - what do we need to be aware of?

Some lenders have decreased the number of firms on their approved panel. For buyers, this can result in significantly increased legal costs. Homeward Legal, though, are able to act on behalf of most lenders to keep legal costs to a minimum.

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How many mortgage lenders in Kensington do you work with?

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The Homeward Legal partnership have solicitors who have experience working with the bulk of lenders. A number of mortgage specialists operate in Kensington, like Mortgage Gateway, 84 Kensington High St, London, W8 4SG. Your solicitor should be able to deal with the particular enquiries and searches your lender requires.

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Is barium (Ba) found in Kensington topsoil?

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Even where some contamination has occurred in Kensington, risk levels are usually low. Data on many contaminants, such as groundwater contamination and acidic compounds, will be included in an environmental search.

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What environmental concerns can contaminate land in Kensington. Are they an issue?

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Residential property would be contaminated by many naturally-occurring factors. Issues including shallow mining or shallow mining will be detailed in an appropriate search.

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Which local authority is responsible for Kensington?

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Kensington is located in Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Council, The Town Hall, Hornton Street, London, W8 7NX, contact: 020 7361 3000

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Would you advise that I get a chancel search? We are buying a Kensington apartment close by rectory grounds.

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Owners of property in Kensington may be subject to chancel repair liability. Following a change in the law, interest over any affected land must be registered by October 2013. A solicitor will be able to advise as to whether a chancel search is necessary, and recommend suitable insurance. Church of England properties in this area which may give rise to chancel liability include St Augustine Queens Gate, St Francis Community Church, St George The Martyr, Campden Hill and St John the Baptist, Holland Road.

 
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