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Transfer of Equity in Chester

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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Remortgage Solicitors Chester

Homeward Legal's panel of solicitors carry out remortgage conveyancing for Chester clients every week.

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Updated: 18/10/16

Helpful regional public transport and public service information

According to the 2011 national census the population of Chester 659,743 spread over an area of 98,551 hectares (243,523 acres) giving a residential population density 6.7 people per hectare or 2.7 per acre.


Chester attractions


Gt Saughall Cheshire Windmill, Chester Castle - Agricola Tower and Castle Walls English Heritage and Blue Planet Aquarium Aquarium are near to Chester.

Chester is nearby at 2m of the M53 junction entry 12 Northbound.

The nearest station to Chester is Chester and Chester's closest airport is Howarden Airport. Liverpool John Lennon Airport is 11 miles and away.

The closest hospital is Countess of Chester.


What will the overall charge be on the sale of a £236,000 home? We are trying to find a discount conveyancing quote in Chester.


Many online and high street solicitors purport to offer supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', but additional charges are often hiding in the terms of engagement. Your Chester conveyancing quote should also state third party costs, termed disbursements, to be paid. Additional charges should be fair and clearly defined. They be applicable if your conveyancer must complete unanticipated additional work , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Our quotes clearly state all legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.


Bradford and Bingley is going to be our lender, is there anything we need to consider?


Some lenders have reduced the number of firms able to act for them. Homeward Legal, however, are able to act for most lenders.


Can you recommend how we bypass paying SDLT?


Homeward Legal strongly advise against any form of stamp duty mitigation. These schemes are expensive and , if a scheme is challenged, you can be fined up to 100% of the amount owed, in additional to the tax itself. There have been a number of official schemes, however, such as relief for buyers in 'disadvantaged areas', and your solicitor will advise if these may apply.


Might charges for the conveyancing have any extra fees?


No. Homeward Legal's solicitors will not charge any additional fees. Buyers and sellers should be aware that some conveyancers give 'quotes' which are in fact estimates, which could be totally different to your final invoice.


We are on a deadline and need guarantee fast conveyancing, how could we speed up our move?


It is well established that finding a proactive property lawyer is crucial to buying faster. Beyond that, there are several tasks you, as the purchaser, can do to speed up the process. These include:

  • requesting status updates from the property lawyer regularly
  • completing all forms as soon as possible
  • organising your finances


The property in Chester being purchased is on a brownfield site. Is the soil potentially contaminated by waste minerals like caesium?


There are laws imposed to restrict topsoil contamination. Metal contamination of topsoil in Chester is more likely to occur near disused factories or waste management sites. Data on other contaminants, like groundwater contamination and polychlorinated biphenyl (PCBs), will also be included in an environmental search.


In 2 months we are hoping to be moving from our terraced residence just outside Chester to a larger home in Crewe what is the optimum stage to select a removals firm?


Best practice is to put off a removal firm until the point where everyone has agreed an absolute completion date that takes place once contracts are signed. Many residential removals firms might charge a rearrangement penalty . Try Man In Van, 7 Hunter Street, Chester, CH1 2HR Tel: 07533 150007 or Roy Trevor Ltd Trading As Lowes Of Chester, 1 Hartford Way/Sealand Ind Est, Chester, CH1 4NT Call: 01925 630441.


Should I use the law firm suggested by our estate agent?


It is not uncommon for agents in Harton to suggest one or more conveyancing firms, however, such referrals should be compared against alternatives, such as local solicitors, or firms found online, as some agents choose the conveyancer who pays out the highest referral fee, not the law firm with the best reputation.