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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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Conveyancing in Kirkby Lonsdale Q & A's

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Updated: 21/10/16

Local area transport information

The nearest airport to Kirkby Lonsdale is Walney Aerodrome Airport (27 miles). Wennington station is approximately 6 miles from Kirkby Lonsdale.

Westmorland General is the neighbouring hospital for Kirkby Lonsdale.


Do all cheap conveyancing quotes have extra fees? We need to find discount conveyancing in Kirkby Lonsdale.


Many solicitors promote so-called cheap conveyancing quotes. Often extra fees are often hiding in the small print which buyers may have not read carefully A quote must also state applicable disbursements.Our online calculator will create an accurate quote for your buy.


How is Kirkby Lonsdale contaminated land checked?


A range of contaminants may reduce the value of property in Kirkby Lonsdale, such as hazardous substances in the ground and infilled land. An environmental search can provide much more clarity.


Is a building survey required when we are purchasing a home in Kirkby Lonsdale?


The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors strongly advise that most Kirkby Lonsdale buyers arrange an inspection. Buyers should be aware that there are many problems that have a negative impact on a property. These include roof damage or insect infestation. Such issues will not be considered during the conveyancing work itself.


We are buying in Kirkby Lonsdale, and have a conveyancing quote from you. Will we be invoiced any extra costs after the move?

Our solicitors never hide any additional charges. Rarely, a significant piece of extra work is required, like a vesting order, but any fees for this work will only be incurred with your knowledge.


Property environmental searches are all well and good but with recent events for example the major flooding in Sept 2012 in North West England are they comfort enough to report sufficient information about the changing Kirkby Lonsdale risk of flooding?


The conveyancing solicitor in Kirkby Lonsdale should include property conveyancing searches if the initial search spots a Kirkby Lonsdale flood risk area data

It may be prudent to get in touch with a close neighbour for more local information.


What can we do to defer paying stamp duty?


We firmly advise against any stamp duty reduction, as such schemes are expensive and the HMRC can review a scheme up to 6 years after a sale is completed . There have been a range of legitimate initiatives, however, such as higher thresholds for first-time buyers. A conveyancing solicitor should confirm whether you are eligible.


I am purchasing a £733000, how is Stamp Duty Land Tax worked out?


The Stamp Duty rate which will be owed will rely on a small number of factors, primarily the value of the house. For a house or flat estimated at £733000, the SDLT rate is £29320.


Would you recommend that we get a chancel search if we are buying a home next to a glebe in Kirkby Lonsdale?


Potentially amounting to over £100,000 in repair cost obligations, chancel liability should be considered by buyers of Kirkby Lonsdale property likely to be affected. Following a change in the law, interest over any affected land must be registered by October 2013. A solicitor will be able to advise as to whether a chancel search is necessary, and recommend suitable insurance. Church lands in the local area where chancel liability may apply include St Mary the Virgin.