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Transfer of Equity in Orpington

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: 28/11/16

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?

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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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Will the Orpington solicitor order any searches on the London Regency mid terrace home I want to buy?

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When obtaining a mortgage the mortgage lender expects specific searches, including the following for properties in Orpington: Local Authority (council), Drainage and Water Search and Environmental,, and possibly less common searches, like a CON325.

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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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We have to choose a fast solicitor in Orpington, is that your company?

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We maintain that our speed focused property lawyers adopt a speed focused approach when completing the transfer of title for movers

Our lawyers approach to conveyancing is to employ modern conveyancing case management systems . More importantly , we give you a firm prepared to communicate through every part of the buyer and seller property chain .

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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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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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Is it dangerous to avoid paying stamp duty to HM Revenue?

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Homeward Legal do not recommend any stamp duty reduction. Such schemes are highly expensive and often likely to fail.

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Should I get a chancel liability search? I am buying near a vicarage in Orpington.

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Where land in Orpington was once owned by a lay-rector, new owners of that property may be obliged to pay for upkeep of nearby church land. Following the Land Registration Act 2002, 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 lands in Orpington where a chancel search may be necessary include Unity Church, Unity Church, Cray St Barnabas and St Paul's, Crofton.

 
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