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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 West London Q & A's

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Updated: 04/12/16

Commuters are well catered for with West London ideally situated with good motorway access close at about a couple of miles of the A40M.

The nearest airport to West London is London City Airport (7 miles). 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 Charing Cross station is around a mile from West London.

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West London area information

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Brixton London Windmill, London National Portrait Gallery Art Gallery and Temple Middle Temple Hall Historic Building are situated in West London.

The nearest hospital is Royal London Homeopathic.

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How do I find the best conveyancing rates for a £110,000 residence?

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Many online and high street solicitors purport to offer supposedly cheap conveyancing quotes, however extra costs will be included in the solicitor's terms of engagement. Busy, stressed buyers ignore these terms at their peril. Applicable disbursements must also be stated on your quote Fees listed in the small print should be fair. Get a quote using the Homeward Legal quote calculator for the property you are buying.

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Bookshops have a multitude of guidebooks on the subject of how to do DIY conveyancing such as House Buying, Selling and Conveyancing: How to Save Estate Agent and Solicitor Fees When Buying or Selling Property . Do I actually have to use conveyancer in West London ?

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In theory there are absolutely no arguments why you cant go down that route and handle the legal work without assistance. In reality however, a property solicitor typically handles a large number of activities such as chasing any outstanding docs

or ensuring listed building alterations are compliant many of which are better done by someone with a qualified solicitor.

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Can you advise how we get out of paying for stamp duty on a residential property?

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Stamp duty scheme must be treated with caution by purchasers in West London. Such schemes are costly 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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The owner appears to have added unsightly dormer windows on the house in West London which might breach nearby conservation area rules

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Your instructed solicitor to ascertain if the property is located within a conservation area, and if so, whether any modifications have the essential permission.

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Will the property report prepared by the conveyancing solicitor in West London give details about the cost of council tax for a Band A townhouse before completion?

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Your property solicitor will speak to the local authority to enquire about the most up to date council tax rates, which should be written in the conveyancer's title report. Correct rates for properties in West London are tabled at the council website.

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Are many West London conservation areas likely to affect us?

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These areas detail local areas of special architectural or historic interest. Your solicitor will be able to offer more information and address the impact buying in a conservation area may have, regarding specific conservation areas in West London.

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Which factors can contaminate land in West London, and are they thoroughly investigated?

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Land in West London would be contaminated by numerous naturally-occurring factors, like civil aviation activity in the area and coal mining. An environmental search will give more information.

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What makes the sale conveyancing process to take such a long time? Isn't it a simple matter of filing paperwork?

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The legal work involved in buying or selling West London property will occasionally be delayed. Homeward Legal seek to minimise their consequences by proactively handling all enquiries.

 
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