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Transfer of Equity in County Durham

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 County Durham Q & A's

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Updated: 20/10/16

Helpful nearby public service information -

The closest airport to County Durham is Darlington, Durham Tees Valley Airport (20 miles). Newcastle Airport is 25 miles and Darlington Airport is 20 miles away. The nearest station to County Durham is Bishop Auckland, around 6 miles away.

Bishop Auckland General is the most convenient hospital to County Durham.


We need to find a cheap solicitor to sell a home. as we are on a budget.


This issue catches out many home owners, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted. Many solicitors offer 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Often extra fees are frequently hidden in the terms. Busy, stressed home owners ignore these terms at their peril. Get a quote using the Homeward Legal quote calculator for the property you are selling.


Will the property lawyer in County Durham get official or personal searches on my property purchase?


The conveyancing solicitor will make a recommendation about the most appropriate type of search, depending on factors like mortgage lender requirements. For personal searches, a conveyancing solicitor may try to find a search agent wit local experience such as AlphaSearch (UK) Ltd, Suite 30 Evolution Business Centre, 6 County Business Park, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL6 2NQ Tel: 01609 760487 Fax: 01609 770759


Is Homeward Legal geared up for move quickly on the legal conveyancing of residential property auction properties in County Durham?


Indeed we work closely with auctioneers and frequently do the legal work for buyers and sellers at auction. Our auction team solicitors and conveyancers have in the past been instructed by numerous successful bidders at local auctions including Acuitus, Allsop (Commercial), Allsop (Residential), Auction House London, Award Property, Barnett Ross, Baxtons, Brendons Auctioneers, Countrywide Property Auctions and Drivers Norris.

Shrewd buyers at auction will formally instruct a SRA regulated firm asap for a thorough review of the legal documents well before the property auction date.

Subsequently, immediately after the date of the auction your Homeward Legal conveyancing solicitor is wholly geared up to completing the legal work inside the limited time frame as required by the terms if sale.


When my partner and I are purchasing a home near a church built in the 16th Century in County Durham, will I need a chancel search?


There are over 15,000 parishes across England and Wales. Owners of property within some of these may be required to contribute towards the cost of the repair of a local church. A chancel search will confirm whether liability for County Durham properties is likely to exist.


Does the report on title compiled by the County Durham conveyancing solicitor report on the rates of the council tax on a property before exchange of contracts?


The property lawyer will consult with the council to reveal the applicable council tax charges which will then be detailed in the conveyancer's title report. Up-to-date rates for residents of County Durham are set out in detail at the local authority site.


Flood searches are standard procedure for home buyers but considering recent flooding such as the extensive flooding in Sept 2012 in North East England are they comfort enough to ascertain sufficient information about the County Durham risk of flooding?


Flood searches applied for by your County Durham conveyancer should include a far more informative Landmark flood search if required.

If you remain still anxious you can approach a next door neighbour.


How is County Durham contaminated land identified?


Land will be contaminated by several environmental factors, and an environmental search should reveal whether a house is impacted by contaminants in the area including petroleum and fuel sites.


Which individual search enquiries should my solicitor in County Durham get on a County Durham property?


The conventional procedure is to obtain Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW) and Environment Search and occasionally area-specific searches, which may include a Chancel.