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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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Updated: 01/12/16

Stratford points of interest

Sutton House National Trust and Trinity Buoy Wharf LighthouseMuseum of the Royal Arttillery:Firepower Aviation Museum are situated in Stratford.

Stratford's closest train station is Stratford London. London City Airport is 4 miles from Stratford. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 20 miles, London Heliport Airport is 10 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 22 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 20 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 18 miles, Elstree Airport is 16 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 15 miles away.

Commuters are well served with Stratford being well placed with very good major road access close at approximately 3m of the A102M.

The closest hospital to Stratford is Homerton University Hackney.


I am trying to find a fixed rate conveyancing quote in Stratford. How do we get a quote?


Many online and high street property lawyers promote supposedly cheap conveyancing. Unfortunately extra costs are frequently hidden in the terms. Any charges found in terms and conditions needs to be fair and clearly defined and only be applied if the solicitor is required to complete unexpected extra work in your interest, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. The online quote calculator can generate an accurate statement of the legal fees for the property you plan to buy.


What do we need to be aware of if when buying a building located inside a Newham planning authority conservation area ?


An integral part of the due diligence for buyers includes the application for searches of Stratford-on-Avon council to find out conservation area status and the required consent for any developments. .


Are there any mortgage lenders with Stratford offices?


Most lenders in Stratford are on our solicitors' panels. Lenders and mortgage specialists in Stratford include Forum Wealth Management, 235 Cranbrook Rd, Ilford, IG1 4TD, Instant Mortgages Ltd, 376 High Rd, Woodford Green, IG8 0XQ, and White House Mortgages Ltd, 5 Harbour Exchange Sq, London, E14 9GE.


Will my lawyer in Stratford inform me about the amount to be paid of council tax for a Band E property before completion?


The solicitor will consult with the Stratford-on-Avon local council to reveal the applicable council tax band and rates, which will then be set out in the title report.

The latest council tax charges for properties in Stratford are published on the Stratford-on-Avon council site. On 07 November 2012 rates are:

  • Band A - £1,011.00
  • Band B - £1,179.00
  • Band C - £1,348.00
  • Band D - £1,516.00
  • Band E - £1,853.00
  • Band F - £2,190.00
  • Band G - £2,527.00
  • Band H - £3,032.00


Solicitors in Stratford order a number of conveyancing searches when instructed to act for a property buyer - which particular ones?


If getting a mortgage lender insist that at least a specified set of searches, including the following Local Authority, Drainage Search (Con29DW) and Environment Search, and possibly specific local Stratford searches e.g. a Chancel Repair Liability Search.


Conveyancing searches (environmental) are assessed from archived data and when you factor in recent events such as the Met Office projecting more intense rainfall in the future, are they comfort enough to report enough about the Stratford area flood risk?


A thorough conveyancer in Stratford will advise you to get additional environmental searches if the environmental searches spots a significant risk Stratford flood risk.

For greater peace of mind you could converse with a close neighbour.


Is topsoil in Stratford contaminated by arsenic?


Soil contamination by industrial waste, including metals, will have occurred in parts of Stratford. Data on many contaminants, such as industrial storage, will be included in an environmental search.


Where do I uncover more data about the conservation areas in Stratford?


English Heritage, a government body, have conducted a survey and created a list about the state of conservation areas in Stratford and across England along with the risk of a worsening of the condition of the area. Conservation area matters, for instance what can be developed, the colours of paint used or advertising hoardings are overseen by the local authority (Stratford-on-Avon).