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Transfer of Equity in West Ham

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 West Ham Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 06/12/16

Drivers are well served with West Ham ideally situated with excellent motorway access nearby at a couple of miles of the A102M.

West Ham's nearest airport is London City Airport. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 21 mile s, London Heliport Airport is 10 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 23 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 21 mile s, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 19 miles, Elstree Airport is 17 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 15 miles away and West Ham's nearest train station is Maryland.

Plaistow, Newham University is the most convenient hospital to West Ham.

Q.

I need to find discount conveyancing in West Ham. What do we need to check for?

A.

Several solicitors purport to offer cheap conveyancing. Often additional fees are frequently hidden in the solicitor's terms. The disbursements to be paid must also be stated on a West Ham conveyancing quote. Get a quote using the Homeward Legal quote calculator for the property you are buying.

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Which West Ham mortgage lender panels are your solicitors on?

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Of lenders with offices around West Ham, Homeward Legal work beside many. West Ham lenders and mortgage specialists include Bains Express, 31 Woodlands Rd, Ilford, IG1 1JL, White House Mortgages Ltd, 5 Harbour Exchange Sq, London, E14 9GE, and Fais, 60 Ilford La, Ilford, IG1 2RJ.

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What sort of inquiry concerning the uncertain risk of flooding in the Newham region will a conveyancing solicitor in West Ham advise us on a buy to let home we intend to buy?

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An experienced conveyancing solicitor will conduct environmental searches, which include West Ham flood risk area data. A recent check (27-Jan-09) there were no warnings around the Lower River Lee from West Ham and Canning Town at the The Lower River Lee from Hoddesdon to Canning Town including, Cheshunt, Enfield, Edmonton, Tottenham, Walthamstow, Hackney, Stratford and West Ham.

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How much is the council tax on a Thirties mid-terrace home in West Ham?

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In most cases the report on title will contain the Newham council tax band.

Up-to-date charges for West Ham are set out in detail at the Newham local authority site. At the time of writing (17/03/2013) band rates are:

  • Band A - £835.00
  • Band B - £974.00
  • Band C - £1,113.00
  • Band D - £1,252.00
  • Band E - £1,531.00
  • Band F - £1,809.00
  • Band G - £2,087.00
  • Band H - £2,505.00

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What do 'conveyancing searches' mean?

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These searches are a pack of enquiries ordered by the buyer's solicitor with several authorities. Whether buying in West Ham or elsewhere, you should be aware that, searches only relate to legal facets of the purchase.

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Does your company carry out the conveyancing of auction properties in West Ham?

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Our company is used to working with residential property auction conveyancing. Normally more complicated to convey lots for example investment properties, are purchased in auctions and these require additional legwork by the conveyancer Solicitors therefore recommend that purchasers instruct a qualified conveyancing firm prior to the actual auction to give enough time for a detailed review of the auction legal papers. Immediately following the auction you are the conveyancing solicitor must be ready for carry out all of the legal work within 4 weeks, a requirement of terms and conditions of sale.

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What causes the conveyancing process in West Ham to require months?

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The conveyancing process could be exposed to significant delays. We see how frustrating such delays may be and do our best to reduce the cost of these delays by chasing for prompt responses.

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Can you state how to avoid paying stamp duty on the purchase?

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SDLT is usually due for purchases over 125,000 pounds. Stamp duty mitigation must be treated with caution by purchasers in West Ham, as such schemes are often uneconomical and the HMRC can review a scheme up to 6 years after a sale is completed and the total stamp duty tax may be payable.

 
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