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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 St Lukes Q & A's

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Updated: 15/01/17

St Lukes attractions and landmarks

Trinity Buoy Wharf Lighthouse, Holborn Lincolns Inn Great Hall Historic Building and Temple Middle Temple Hall Historic Building are situated in St Lukes.

St Lukes's closest station is Old Street. The nearest airport to St Lukes is London City Airport. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 16 miles, London Heliport Airport is 6 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 18 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 16 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 14 miles, Elstree Airport is 14 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 15 miles away.

The most convenient hospital is Moorfields Eye London.

Q.

What do you charge for the legal fees on a £589,000 home? We need to find discount conveyancing.

A.

Confusion over this topic catches out many sellers and buyers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted. Many law firms claim to offer 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', but extra charges may be added into the solicitor's terms. These terms are often ignored by excited sellers and buyers, eager to get underway. Any fees which are listed in the terms ought to be fair and reasonable. Homeward Legal quotes offer a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

Q.

How is Stamp Duty Land Tax rates assessed?

A.

The Stamp Duty you will owe is dependent on a small number of factors, primarily the house or flat's purchase price. Stamp duty will be £37120 on a £928000 house or flat.

Q.

How much is the council tax on a period detached property in St Lukes?

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Normally the report on title will include the Islington council tax band. Council tax rates for homes in St Lukes are detailed online at the Islington local authority site. On 08/06/2012 rates are as follows:

  • Band A - £846.00
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  • Band B - £987.00
  • Band C - £1,128.00
  • Band D - £1,269.00
  • Band E - £1,551.00
  • Band F - £1,832.00
  • Band G - £2,114.00
  • Band H - £2,537.00

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What makes St Lukes purchase conveyancing to go on for so long?

A.

The conveyancing process will sometimes experience delays even in ideal circumstances. The reasons may be out of a solicitor's control. We do our best to diminish the cost of these delays by chasing for prompt responses.

Q.

I have a reasonable understanding of conveyancing as a buyer and seller of a flat , Might it be practical to take care of the legal side without any help?

A.

It can certainly possible for you to complete the conveyancing unaided. That said, a property solicitor in St Lukes carries out a long list of roles from ranging from drafting contracts or communication with the lender some of which really need a qualified solicitor. In any event however, lawyers will carry cover in order to protect you from any professional negligence made by the lawyer.

Q.

Is there a government body any comprehensive data about the St Lukes conservation areas?

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English Heritage, a government body, have produced records in relation to the condition (poor to good) of conservation areas in Islington and throughout England as well as the risk of deterioration. Conservation areas in St Lukes for instance what can be demolished, dormer windows or neglected buildings are administered by the local authority (Islington).

Q.

My husband and I are interested in purchasing in St Lukes, and need to know if there are any conservation areas.

A.

The areas located near St Lukes will include several conservation areas. Your lawyer will be able to provide more details and address the impact buying in a conservation area may have, regarding specific conservation areas in St Lukes.

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What do we need to know about fixtures and fittings?

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Usually, fixtures are fixed items, such as kitchen units to the property, whereas fixtures are free-standing. Completion or agreement of a fixtures and fittings form is unfortunately often left to the last minute, when a dispute may jeopordise the transaction.

 
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