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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: 16/10/16

Commuting to the Houghton Le Spring area? ;

The closest station to Houghton Le Spring is Chester-Le-Street, around 4 miles away. Houghton Le Spring's nearest airport is Newcastle Airport. Darlington Airport is 23 miles away.

The nearest hospital is Cherry Knowle Sunderland.


How do I find a cheap solicitor for purchasing a leasehold house?


Several firms promote supposedly cheap conveyancing. Unfortunately extra costs may inflate the solicitor's invoice.


Regarding the widespread flooding in Sept 2012 in North East England I am apprehensive that flood searches might not be sufficient?


Flood risk searches handled by a lawyer in Houghton Le Spring will also include a more rigorous Landmark flood search if the risk is deemed significant.

If you remain still anxious you could attempt to call a neighbour of the property.


Doing your own conveyancing without the assistance of a Houghton Le Spring conveyancer is becoming possible when selling a home. Would it actually be sensible ?


There is no argument why a home buyer should not reasonably take care of the conveyancing without the help of a skilled Houghton Le Spring solicitor.

That said, a property lawyer in Houghton Le Spring handles a long list of roles from e.g. chasing replies to requisitions and assembling correct warranties many of which need adequate training. Above all do it yourself conveyancers do not have sufficient insurance which qualified firms and their solicitors are required by the SRA to carry.


When I am buying a house next to parish grounds in Houghton Le Spring, should you get a chancel search?


There are fifteen thousand ecclesiastical parishes across the country. Property owners within some of these may be required to fund the repair of a local church. Insurance may be available to protect a buyer should a Houghton Le Spring Parochial Church Council enforce liability.


Kent Reliance will be our mortgage lender - is there anything I need to know?


When organising a mortgage, your lender will require legal work to be carried out on their behalf. Buyers should know that some lenders have reduced the number of firms able to act for them. We, fortunately, are able to act for many CML-approved lenders so that the buyer will not have to pay your lender's legal costs.


Conveyancing solicitors in Houghton Le Spring carry out varied property if instructed by a purchase client but what particular ones?


If buying and applying for a mortgage, your lender mandates a solicitor to get at least the following for Houghton Le Spring: Local Authority, Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal) and Environment Search and occasionally particular searches, like Chancel Check.


Is a survey a good idea when we are buying a property in Houghton Le Spring?


The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors recommend that property purchasers order a RICS survey if you are intending to buy in Houghton Le Spring. It is a fact that there are a range of problems that have a negative impact on a property, such as ground movement or cavity wall tie failure, and these will not be addressed by your conveyancing solicitor.


Would you state looking into how to defer paying out for stamp duty to HM Revenue?


We firmly advise against any stamp duty mitigation, as such schemes are expensive and HMRC may challenge a scheme up to six years later. There have been a range of legal initiatives, such as disadvantaged area relief.