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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 Orpington Q & A's

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Updated: 19/01/17

Local key data:

Orpington's nearest station is Orpington. The closest airport to Orpington is London Biggin Hill Airport. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 25 miles, London City Airport is 10 miles, London Heliport Airport is 14 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 19 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 19 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 24 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 25 miles, Rochester Airport is 18 miles and away.

The neighbouring hospital for Orpington is Orpington.

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I need to find a discount conveyancing estimate in Orpington. What do we need to consider?

A.

Many property buyers and sellers seeking discount conveyancing are caught out by the lure of very low conveyancing rates. Many firms claim to offer so-called cheap conveyancing, but additional charges can pad your solicitor's invoice. Homeward Legal quotes are not estimates, and offer a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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Should we get a building survey for this property purchase?

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The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors recommend that buyers arrange a survey. Numerous problems can affect a property. These can include roof damage. Such issues will not be considered during the conveyancing work itself.

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We are buying in Orpington on a new-build ex-industrial use land. Is the soil likely to be contaminated?

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Most top soils in Orpington have some degree of contamination, from industrial or agricultural. Other sources of contaminated land include water contaminants such as petrol.

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Do I need to select the solicitors firm referred by my estate agent?

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Agent recommendations are a commonplace route to find a solicitor. However, if the agent is paid a fee by the solicitor, there is a risk that an agent may choose the conveyancer who pays out the highest referral fee, not the most suitable for you.

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What are the alternatives if we buy a converted flat in a Bromley planning authority conservation area ?

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An integral part of the legal process involves the ordering of searches of the local authority to find out conservation area status and the existence of consent for modifications. In the event that no appropriate permissions be available, the solicitor will inform you of the best alternative which can include getting covered by an indemnity insurance policy or requesting retrospective consent from Bromley local authority.

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In regards to the extensive flooding in the UK in April 2012 we are thinking that flood searches won't be sufficient?

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A competent Orpington property lawyer will suggest that you also get flood risk searches (Landmark search) if the first searches determine a any kind of Orpington flood risk.

For extra area background you could contact a future neighbour.

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What causes the conveyancing process to be so delayed?

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Conveyancing could be obstructed. We work hard to diminish their burden wherever possible to do so. There are numerous reasons for delay, such as slow third parties such as landlords or managing agents.

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Are charges for obtaining copies of building regulation approval disbursements or fees?

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Fees and disbursements ought to be clearly identified on a quote. These costs are fees not disbursements, and should be included in the quote for your conveyancing.

 
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