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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: 15/10/16

Local Lewes attractions

Monk's House National Trust Glynde Place Historic Houses Association and Firle Place Historic Houses Association are in Lewes.

Lewes's nearest airport is Shoreham, Cecil Pashley Way Airport. Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 21 mile s, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 22 miles and Shoreham Airport is 14 miles away. Lewes's closest station is Lewes at 1 mile s.

The closest hospital to Lewes is Lewes Victoria.


How do I find fixed rate conveyancing in Lewes?


Many property lawyers promote theoretically cheap conveyancing quotes. However additional fees will be included in the solicitor's terms. Extra charges which are listed in the solicitor's terms ought to be fair. They be applied only where the conveyancer must complete work beyond standard conveyancing for you, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Any disbursements should also be clearly stated on a quote. Homeward Legal quotes offer a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.


How can I find if any of the protected Lewes conservation areas are in a poor state?


An up-to-date evaluation of the state of conservation areas in Lewes is reported by English Heritage. This information are currently to be found at the English Heritage website- Seaford Town Centre registered as poor with medium vulnerability and deteriorating.


If we are purchasing near Lewes, in the parish of Rogate, do we need a chancel search?


Your conveyancing solicitor might recommend that a chancel search be ordered. In older areas of Lewes, chancel repair has the potential to be charged on new owners of a property where parish councils have previously chosen not to do so, so indemnity insurance may be advisable even if liability is unlikely.


Are charges for obtaining duplicate freehold company share certificates disbursements or fees?


It may not be obvious if an itemised charge is a disbursement or fee. These costs are fees not disbursements, and should be included in a conveyancing quote.


We need to exchange contracts on the conveyancing on our leasehold flat within 4 weeks, are you fast Lewes solicitors ?


We have an extremely speed focused approach when carrying out the legal process for customers as quickly as possible.

Homeward Legals firm endeavour to communicate through the whole of the chain and use the very latest integrated and technology systems to drive through the sale of your property as quickly as possible.


Do you have low cost solicitors that get involved in auction conveyancing in Lewes?


Our company is very capable working with bidders at auction. Homeward Legals panel of conveyancing lawyers have been instructed by numerous buyers and sellers at local Lewes auctions like Acuitus, Allsop (Commercial), Allsop (Residential), Auction House London, Award Property, Barnett Ross, Baxtons, Brendons Auctioneers, Countrywide Property Auctions and Drivers Norris.

Experienced auction buyers always get an affordable conveyancing lawyer as fast as possible to give enough time for a thorough review of the sellers legal pack before the property auction date.

Immediately following the day of bidding your selected conveyancing solicitor will be geared up to finishing the legal work in a as tight time frame as required .


Does the report on title compiled by the Lewes lawyer advise us on the applicable rates of the council tax on a Band D property before exchanging contracts?


Your property solicitor will consult with the Lewes local council to ask about the current council tax rates, which will be set out in the report on title. The latest tax charges for residents of Lewes are set out at the Lewes council website. At the time of writing (09 September 2012) band rates are:

  • Band A - £1,097.00
  • Band B - £1,279.00
  • Band C - £1,462.00
  • Band D - £1,645.00
  • Band E - £2,010.00
  • Band F - £2,376.00
  • Band G - £2,741.00
  • Band H - £3,290.00


How is stamp duty tax calculated, and how much do we need to pay on a £608000 property?


The Stamp Duty due will rely on the property's value. On a £608000 house or flat in Lewes, stamp duty will be £24320.*

*Correct as of February 2013