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Transfer of Equity in Bearsted

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: 24/10/16

Local Bearsted attractions

Stoneacre National Trust Eyhome Street Leeds Castle Castle and Maidstone The Hawking Centre Bird of Prey Centre are around Bearsted.

Motorists are well served with Bearsted situated with excellent road access nearby at a mile and a half of Junction 7 Eastbound of the M20.

Bearsted's nearest airport is Rochester, Maidstone Rd Airport. London Airport is 21 mile s, Rochester Airport is 6 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 25 miles away. Bearsted train station is almost a mile from Bearsted.

The closest hospital for Bearsted is Somerfield Maidstone.


How do we find affordable conveyancing in Bearsted?


Lack of clarity over this point catches out many homeowners, and can leave them paying far more in conveyancing fees than they budgeted, and many firms promote supposedly cheap conveyancing. Often extra fees will be included in the terms and conditions, left unread by preoccupied homeowners Applicable disbursements should be included on your conveyancing quote Any costs listed in the solicitor's terms should be fair and clearly defined and only come into force where your conveyancer must complete unanticipated additional work on your behalf, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Our quotes offer a clear statement of your solicitors fees for a standard purchase or sale.


What can affect land in Bearsted. Will they be comprehensively investigated?


Property in Bearsted would be contaminated by many natural causes, like pollution incidents. An environmental search can give more clarity.


We are using a lender in Kent, and need to know which Bearsted lenders you can work with. Which panels are you on?


Most lenders in Bearsted are on our Bearsted solicitors' panel. Local mortgage lenders and brokers include Ampofo Peter & Co, 18 Buckland Rd, Maidstone, ME16 0SL, Mortgage Doctor, 56 Mckenzie Rd, Chatham, ME5 8DJ, and Neve Pauline & Associates Ltd, St. Walstons/London Rd, Ryarsh, West Malling, ME19 5AW. The lawyer handling the work for your Bearsted purchase or sale should be able to carry out any relevant lender-imposed searches or checks.


If we are intending to buy near Bearsted, in the parish of Throwley, do we need a chancel search?


The solicitor instructed to handle the transaction could advise a chancel search, whichever parish in which the house being purchased is found.

Through some church councils have taken the decision to exact chancel repairs on the current owners of lay rectorships, there is no way to be certain that a parish where dues have not recently been paid will continue to be free from liability. In the event that chancel liability may apply, your solicitor might recommend insurance rather than pulling out of the purchase.


What will the council tax cost for a Fifties Band D flat in Bearsted?


Your council tax band should conventionally be identified as part of the conveyancing report on title along with the governing local authority Up-to-date rates for homes in Bearsted are set out in detail at the Maidstone council site. At the time of writing, 05 October 2012, rates for all bands are:

  • Band A - £997.00
  • Band B - £1,163.00
  • Band C - £1,329.00
  • Band D - £1,495.00
  • Band E - £1,827.00
  • Band F - £2,160.00
  • Band G - £2,492.00
  • Band H - £2,990.00


For a fast conveyancing process to buy a £665,000 property, what can we do to speed up the conveyancing process?


Essential to a fast conveyancing transaction is to instruct a proactive, diligent lawyer. Consider the following:

  • Do they offer 'instant' online quotes?
  • Do they use email as the preferred mode of communication?
  • Do they order searches immediately?


Do we need to get a chancel search if I am buying in Bearsted close to a 1200s vicarage?


As a result of chancel repair liability, the owners of property in Bearsted which was once owned by a 'lay rectors' can be liable for upkeep of nearby church land. Owners who have bought property prior to 2003 may be totally unaware that a liability exists if a chancel search was not carried out. A conveyancing solicitor will be able to advise as to whether a chancel search is necessary, and recommend suitable insurance. Bearsted church lands include Holy Cross.


Do your house conveyancing solicitors a lot of experience at the legal conveyancing of residential property auction properties in Bearsted?


Yes - Homeward Legal commonly do the legal work for buyers and sellers at auction. Solicitors consistently suggest bidders to formally appoint a fast conveyancing company well in advance of the property auction for a full investigation.

Immediately following the day of bidding your property conveyancing lawyer is utterly ready for completing the transaction inside the limited time frame as conventionally required .