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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: 16/01/17

Waltham Forest attractions and landmarks

Brixton London Windmill, London National Portrait Gallery Art Gallery and Temple Middle Temple Hall Historic Building are easily accessible from Waltham Forest.

Commuters are well catered for with Waltham Forest enjoying very good road access about a couple of miles of the A40M.

London City Airport is 7 miles from Waltham Forest. 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 and Waltham Forest's nearest station is Charing Cross at 1 mile s.

The nearest hospital to Waltham Forest is Royal London Homeopathic.


How do we get fixed rate conveyancing in Waltham Forest?


The confusion over this issue catches out many sellers and buyers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted. Many firms advertise so-called cheap conveyancing quotes. Unfortunately extra charges may be added into the solicitor's terms of engagement. These terms are often ignored by excited sellers and buyers, eager to get underway. Costs ought to be reasonable and only apply in cases where the conveyancer must perform additional tasks , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Your conveyancing quote should also state any disbursements to be paid.


I am purchasing a 1930s investment flat in the middle of a conservation area. Where can I locate more information relating to the state of upkeep of the conservation area?


English Heritage have produced details about the condition (poor to good) of conservation areas in England as well as the exposure to the area falling into disrepair.

Conservation areas are nominated by Waltham Forest who manage conservation area concerns from paths and footpaths to billboards.


Will a conveyancing solicitor in Waltham Forest order any property on the London Edwardian end-of-terrace house we are buying?

If you are taking out a mortgage the lender mandates at least the following Local Authority Search, Drainage and Water Search and Environmental and perhaps specific searches for example Planning report.


We are buying on a brownfield site. Is the soil potentially contaminated by waste minerals like uranium (U)?


Policies and legislation are in place to control pollution, waste, water and chemical contamination. Metal contamination of soil in Waltham Forest is more likely to occur near landfill sites. Data on other contaminants, like acidic compounds and groundwater contamination, will also be included in an environmental search.


What sort of additional enquiries into the risk of floods in North East London will my Waltham Forest lawyer report on?


A vital component in the conveyancing protocol of buying a property involves a conveyancing solicitor carrying out environmental searches that go into details about the local Waltham Forest flood risk. As an additional measure means that the Waltham Forest property lawyer may suggest an inexpensive additional detailed flood search.


I have to exchange on the conveyancing on my share of freehold flat in under 30 days, are you very fast Waltham Forest solicitors ?


Annoyingly, many property lawyers are just too passive which creates large amounts of uncertainty to buying or selling a house.

The utilisation of speed focused technology and workflow systems . We assign property sellers a dedicated solicitor prepared to communicate with all parties in the property chain (line of buyers and sellers) e.g. landlords, for a fast home move.


What is the council tax on a residential end of terrace Band G property in Waltham Forest?


You will be give detail the houses band within the title report. Up-to-date charges for residents of Waltham Forest are tabled online at the Waltham Forest local authority website. As of 06 June 2012 rates are as follows:

  • Band A - £973.00
  • Band B - £1,135.00
  • Band C - £1,297.00
  • Band D - £1,459.00
  • Band E - £1,783.00
  • Band F - £2,107.00
  • Band G - £2,432.00
  • Band H - £2,918.00


Are the many designated conservation areas in Waltham Forest likely to affect us?


These areas categorise areas of historical or architectural value. Your conveyancing solicitor will be able to advise further, in regard to relevant conservation area restrictions in Waltham Forest.