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Transfer of Equity in Halifax

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 Halifax Q & A's

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Updated: 15/10/16

Commuting to the area? ;

As determined by the 2011 census, Halifax has a residential population of 160,378 spread over an area of 29,160 hectares (72,055 acres) meaning a residential population density 5.5 people per hectare (2.2 per acre).

Halifax's closest station is Halifax. The closest airport to Halifax is Leeds Bradford Airport.

The nearest hospital is Halifax, Calderdale Royal.


How do we find low cost conveyancing?


The confusion over what is, and is not, included in a 'cheap' quote leaves many homeowners paying out more than they anticipated in the end, and many solicitors purport to offer supposedly cheap conveyancing, however additional fees are often hiding in the small print. This small print is often not read by homeowners in a hurry. Any disbursements should also be clearly stated on your conveyancing quote Any additional costs needs to be fair and only apply in cases where the solicitor must perform additional tasks , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Our online quote calculator will generate an accurate quote for your transaction.


I am looking to move from our period property in Halifax into a bigger flat in Guiseley , what is the optimum stage to book a house removal firm?


The ideal approach is for home movers to hold off agreeing a removal company until after both sides have set a moving date which occurs once signing of contracts. For more information try Michaels Of Halifax, 58 Free School La, Halifax, HX1 2PW Call: 07732 719241 or Reliance Removals, 37 Clapton Av, Halifax, HX1 3XB Telephone: 01422 250038.


How long should it take the conveyancer to carry out the conveyancing work for the top floor of Regency building in Halifax?

Getting contracts exchanged can take anywhere between a month and 3 months, which can be hampered by a number of factors such as the speed of the seller's conveyancing solicitor, or the speed of other lawyers in the chain.


Are Halifax any designated conservation areas going to affect us?


Locales deemed to be of historic or architectural significance, such as picturesque villages, will be designated as conservation areas. You may wish to contact the local authority for more detail, but your conveyancing lawyer will address this during the house-buying process.


Could my property legal fees include any extra charges?


We do not charge any extra, hidden charges for any reason. You should be aware that some conveyancers give 'quotes' which are in fact estimates. The final bill you receive may be much more.


The lender will be Alliance and Leicester, what will we need to consider?


When taking out a mortgage to buy a property, your lender will require legal work to be carried out on their behalf. In some cases, lenders are now reducing the size of their 'solicitor panel', potentially creating higher legal costs for buyers. Homeward Legal, however, are able to act on behalf of all large CML-approved lenders.


What steps can we take to get out of paying stamp duty in Halifax?


Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is usually due on property purchases valued at over one hundred and twenty-five thousand pounds. Stamp duty scheme should be treated with extreme caution. These schemes are costly and HMRC may challenge a scheme up to six years later meaning that the full stamp duty amount, interest and additional fines will be imposed. There have been a small number of legal initiatives, such as relief for buyers in 'disadvantaged areas'.


Will we need a chancel search if we plan to purchase in the parish of Campsall, near Halifax?


A solicitor responsible for your move could advise a chancel search. Through some Parochial Church Councils (PCCs) have chosen to charge chancel repairs on the owners of land subject to chancel liability, there is no way to be certain that a parish in which lay rectors have not been expected to pay chancel repair dues recently will continue to be unaffected.