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Transfer of Equity in Derby

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 Derby Q & A's

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Updated: 18/10/16

Some useful Derby transport and services facts and figures -

According to the UK census, Derby has a residential population 730,620 spread over an area of 179,043 hectares (442,424 acres) meaning a density of population of 4.1 people per hectare or 1.7 per acre.

The closest airport to Derby is East Midlands Airport. Tollerton Airport is 17 miles away and Derby station is almost a mile from Derby.

The most convenient hospital for Derby is Derbyshire Royal Infirmary.


How do we identify a genuinely cheap fee? We are looking for low cost conveyancing.


Many buyers seeking discount conveyancing are caught out by the lure of very low conveyancing rates. Many solicitors purport to offer 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Often additional fees are often hiding in the small print. Homeward Legal quotes are not estimates, and offer a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.


Which local authority looks after Derby?


Derby is located in Derby City Council, 1 Albion Street, Derby, Derbyshire, DE1 2PR, phone: 01332 293 111


Is a chancel repair liability search a disbursement or fee?


Comparing conveyancing quotes can be difficult, considering differences in terminology. This charge is a disbursement not a fee, and is passed on at cost.


Which individual searches should my property solicitor in Derby get when instructed on a Derby flat?


The customary conveyancing procedure will be to obtain Local Authority Search, Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW), Environment Search and Lead Mining Search as well as any less common searches, like a Subsidence.


What does my searches cost?


With Homeward Legal, a client in Derby is charged at most £249 for conveyancing searches. Conveyancing searches are paid to a third party.


As a result of the widespread flooding in Sept 2012 in the East Midlands we are wondering if environmental searches won't be sufficient?


Flood risk searches carried out by a Derby solicitor will include a more thorough flood search if required.

If you are still anxious you could try to speak to a next door neighbour.


We are using a lender in Derbyshire, and need to know which Derby lenders your lawyers are able to work with. Which panels are you on?


Homeward Legal work with the majority of lenders serving Derby homebuyers. Derby lenders and mortgage specialists include Cheque Centre, 111 St. Peters St, Derby, DE1 2AD, Assets Assist, 105 Pear Tree Rd, Derby, DE23 6QB, and Mortgage Advice Services, 16 St. Christophers Way, Pride Park, Derby, DE24 8JY. The Derby solicitor handling the work for your sale or purchase will be able to confirm additional costs or hurdles associated with your chosen lender.


How does a solicitor in Derby advise me on the risk of flooding around Derby?


A key part of the legal due diligence process involved in buying a home involves a lawyer carrying out property conveyancing searches that go in specific information with regard to Derby area flood risk.