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Transfer of Equity in Shillington

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 Shillington Q & A's

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Updated: 23/10/16

Shillington's nearest station is Arlesey at 5 miles and the nearest airport to Shillington is Luton Airport (8 miles). Elstree Airport is 24 miles away.


Local points of interest in Shillington


Lower Gravenhurst St Mary Churches Conservation Trust and Wrest Park Gardens English Heritage are close at hand to Shillington.

The nearest hospital is Pinehill Hitchin.


How do I get a cheap solicitor quote to purchase a new build home?


Several firms claim to offer theoretically 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', but extra costs will be included in the terms of engagement, left unread by preoccupied buyers Additional charges needs to be fair and clearly defined. Our quotes clearly state the solicitors' fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.


Is a managing agent fee a disbursement or a fee?


Each fee and disbursement should be identified on a quote for your conveyancing. This cost is a fee not a disbursement, and should be included in a quote.


Are your lawyers able to complete within 28 days of exchange on the legal conveyancing of auction properties in Shillington?


Indeed we work closely with auctioneers and often carry out work for sellers at auction. It is prudent for buyers to choose an auction experienced conveyancing lawyer as quickly as they can to allow sufficient time for a detailed investigation of the sellers legal pack well before the auction day. Post property auction date, the solicitor should be able to concentrate on swiftly complete the conveyancing in under 28 days after exchange as required by the terms of sale.


Does the property report prepared by the property solicitor in Shillington give information the rates of the council tax for a Band E flat before exchange?

Your solicitor will approach the Central Bedfordshire local authority to discover the correct council tax charges which should subsequently be included in the conveyancer's title report. The correct rates for residents of Shillington are set out online at the Central Bedfordshire local authority site. At the time of authoring on 27 June 2012 the different rates are:

  • Band A - £1,098.00
  • Band B - £1,281.00
  • Band C - £1,464.00
  • Band D - £1,647.00
  • Band E - £2,012.00
  • Band F - £2,378.00
  • Band G - £2,744.00
  • Band H - £3,293.00


Do we need to get searches for chancel liability? We are buying a residence in Shillington.


Repair costs resulting from chancel liability can total hundreds of thousands of pounds. A chancel search is used to confirm whether such a liability exists. Liability is more common in some parts of the country. Your solicitor will suggest an appropriate indemnity policy to address chancel liability. Shillington church lands include All Saints' Church.


Which government body keeps records for logging the condition of the conservation areas in Shillington?


English Heritage, a government body, have conducted a survey and created details in relation to the state of conservation areas in England along with the exposure to deterioration. Local Shillington conservation areas are designated by the local Central Bedfordshire planning authority, who regulate the state of the area including things like derelict buildings, the colours of paint used and paths and footpaths.


How long can we allow for conveyancing to buy a property usually take, on average?


The length of time taken to transfer a property is not wholly predictable, affected by numerous issues which may affect the property including the tenure of the property. With Homeward Legal's Shillington property experts, the matter is handled as fast as possible, without compromising on service.


We have taken out a quote from you. Will there be any extra fees?


Our solicitors do not hide any hidden extra charges for standard conveyancing legal work. If you are comparing quotes, consider that some solicitors' firms will give a low estimate, not an accurate quote, which could be totally different to your final invoice.