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Transfer of Equity in Southwark

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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Homeward Legal's panel of solicitors carry out remortgage conveyancing for Southwark clients every week.

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Conveyancing in Southwark Q & A's

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Updated: 15/01/17

Southwark attractions

Brixton London Windmill, London National Portrait Gallery Art Gallery and Temple Middle Temple Hall Historic Building are in the vicinity of Southwark.

Commuters are well catered for with Southwark situated with good road access close at approximately 2 miles of the A40M.

Charing Cross station is about 1 mile from Southwark and the closest airport to Southwark 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.

The most convenient hospital for Southwark is Royal London Homeopathic.

Q.

On the purchase of a £796,000 house, what will be the fees? We are looking for affordable conveyancing.

A.

Misleading conveyancing quotes catch out many sellers and buyers, leaving them to pay sometimes £100s more than planned. Many law firms advertise supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Often additional charges may increase the final invoice. Feeswhich are listed in the terms needs to be reasonable.

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How much will the cost of searches be?

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The cost of conveyancing searches significantly varies, depending on the searches chosen. The most generally useful searches include an environmental search and a drainage search.

Q.

Is a Homebuyer Report a good idea when we are purchasing a property, irrespective of its condition?

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It is heavily suggested that Southwark property purchasers order a house survey when you intend to buy in Southwark. Many defects will impact a property, for example poor ventilation, and issues such as these are not likely to be investigated as part of the conveyancing itself.

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How soon should we get a conveyancer?

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If you use a solicitor offering a 'no move, no fee' guarantee, earlier is preferable. Promptly instructing a firm for your Southwark transaction for a sale enables prior to marketing the property, documents can be prepared to make it potentially more attractive to motivated buyers, whereas if you are buying your offer may be taken more seriously if you already have a solicitor instructed.

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Is an administration fee a disbursement or fee?

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Disbursements and fees should be identified on the quote for your conveyancing, with no additional costs in the terms and conditions. This cost is a fee not a disbursement, and should be included in the quote for your conveyancing.

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May my legal charges incorporate any hidden costs?

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No. Homeward Legal's solicitors never charge any additional fees to carry out standard conveyancing. Some solicitor do not give accurate quotes, only estimates, which they will not be bound to.

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Could uranium (U) contaminate land in Southwark?

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Given the history of industry and agriculture in parts of Southwark, soil contamination cannot be totally avoided. Environment search results will factor contaminants, including metals and others such as water contaminants such as sewage and polychlorinated biphenyl (PCBs).

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Is it possible that some of the Southwark conservation areas are in poor condition?

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The directory of the state of conservation areas is assessed by English Heritage and the following details are available at the English Heritage website- St Georges Circus marked as very bad with low vulnerability and condition improving.

 
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