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Transfer of Equity in Shildon

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 Shildon Q & A's

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Updated: 12/10/16

The nearest airport to Shildon is Darlington, Durham Tees Valley Airport (12 miles). and the closest station to Shildon is Shildon, about 1 mile away.

Bishop Auckland General is a nearby hospital to Shildon.


How do I get affordable conveyancing?


Many law firms claim to offer supposedly cheap conveyancing, but extra charges may be added into the solicitor's terms of engagement. A quote must also state applicable disbursements.


When in the conveyancing process do I need to instruct a conveyancing solicitor to handle our purchase?


If you use a solicitor offering a 'no move, no fee' guarantee, as soon as possible, as the legal work can begin straight away. Early instruction of a conveyancing solicitor can limit the risk of the sale or purchase aborting.


What causes sale conveyancing legal work to require months?


The legal work required to buy or sell a house or flat will sometimes be exposed to significant delays for a variety of reasons. The reasons may unhappily be out of the conveyancing solicitor's control, we, however, aim to reduce the impact of these delays by driving the sale or purchase forward. There are numerous reasons for delay, such as issues elsewhere in a chain.


The current owner has installed conspicuous stone cladding on the maisonette in Shildon which we think might possibly overstep local conservation area rules

A conveyancing solicitor will make enquiries to identify whether your proposed purchase is affected by a conservation area, and if so whether any alterations have necessary permission from the County Durham planning authority.


The estate agent has suggested the solicitor . Must we instruct this firm?


It is commonplace for agents to endorse a solicitor, however, such referrals need to be weighed up against alternatives, as an agent may decide to recommend the conveyancer who pays out the highest referral fee, not the law firm with the best reputation.


Of the main Shildon lenders, who is on your panel?


The Homeward Legal partnership work with all the major lenders serving Shildon buyers. Lenders and mortgage specialists in Shildon include Martin Bage Ltd, 40 Church Street, Shildon, DL4 1DX, and Holland Adrian, George Reynolds Ind Est, Shildon, DL4 2RB.


If I plan to purchase near Shildon, in the parish of Edmondbyers, do we need a chancel search?


Whichever Shildon parish in which you are buying, a solicitor instructed to handle the transaction may suggest a chancel search. Chancel repair may be imposed on the current owners of a property where church councils may have spared previous owners or tenants, so the solicitor will be unable to make any guarantees, and will recommend insurance.


Can we avoid paying out for stamp duty?


We strongly advise against any stamp duty avoidance. These schemes are often uneconomical and , if a scheme is challenged, you can be fined up to 100% of the amount owed, in additional to the tax itself. There have been a range of government initiatives, such as disadvantaged area relief. A conveyancing solicitor should confirm whether you are eligible.