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Transfer of Equity in Sanderstead

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: 14/01/17

Local information:

The nearest airport to Sanderstead is London Biggin Hill Airport (5 miles). Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 19 miles, London City Airport is 13 miles, London Heliport Airport is 11 miles s, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 20 miles, Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 13 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 13 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 18 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 21 mile s, Elstree Airport is 25 miles and away. The closest train station to Sanderstead is Riddlesdown.

The most convenient hospital is Purley War Memorial.


I need to find a property lawyer that offers cheap conveyancing in Sanderstead. What should I check?


Many homeowners seeking discount conveyancing are caught out by the lure of very low conveyancing rates. Many conveyancers purport to offer 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', but additional charges are frequently hidden in the solicitor's terms. Additional fees found in terms of engagement should be fair and clearly defined. Your conveyancing quote should also clearly state costs to be paid to third parties, like the local authority, (disbursments).The Homeward Legal quote calculator will confirm the solicitors' fees, based on the property you are buying.


Do we need to plan for gazumping?


Gazumping occurs when an offer is accepted but then rejected by the property seller and then selecting another buyer's offer. Although being gazumped is less common in a declining market, there will always be a chance. The first step in reducing the chance that gazumping will effect you is to instruct a conveyancing solicitor early.


We are purchasing a £489000. How is Stamp Duty Land Tax rates calculated?


SDLT is dependent on the property's price. For a residential property in Sanderstead bought for £489000, SDLT is £14670 (source:, August 2012).


Which Sanderstead lenders do you work with?

Of lenders with offices in Sanderstead, we closely with many. Local mortgage lenders and brokers include Ideal Mortgages Ltd, 22 Gravel Hill, Croydon, CR0 5BB, Easy Life Mortgages, A/193 Livingstone Rd, Thornton Heath, CR7 8JZ, and Apple Mortgage Solutions, Hamilton House Offices/17a Cedar Rd, Sutton, SM2 5DA.


Flood searches may be fine but in light of recent climactic events such as the fact that 4 of the top 5 wettest years recorded were in last 12 years are they sufficient to determine enough about the Sanderstead flood risk area?


A good Sanderstead solicitor will advise you to carry out rigorous property conveyancing searches (Landmark database search) if the standard searches flag up a significant risk the local Sanderstead flood risk

For added area background you could also try to speak to a future neighbour.


How much is the council tax on a period mid-terrace Band C house in Sanderstead?


You will be told about your new home's band in the conveyancing report on title. The latest council tax charges for Sanderstead are detailed online at the Croydon council site. At the time of authoring (11 June 2012) band rates are:

  • Band A - £971.00
  • Band B - £1,133.00
  • Band C - £1,295.00
  • Band D - £1,457.00
  • Band E - £1,781.00
  • Band F - £2,104.00
  • Band G - £2,428.00
  • Band H - £2,914.00


Where can we learn more info the status of the conservation areas in Sanderstead?


Local Sanderstead conservation areas including what can be demolished, non sympathetic doors or neglected buildings are administered by the local authority (Croydon). Following a campaign, English Heritage keep a list of the state of repair of conservation areas as well as the exposure to a worsening of the condition of the area.


How much time does I allow for the conveyancing process generally need, according to your estimates?


For most residential property, the amount of time needed to buy or sell a residence will vary, dependent on a number of issues, for example, matters where a property has a mortgage. We strive to ensure your move is undertaken as quickly as possible.