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Transfer of Equity in Southend On Sea

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 Southend On Sea Q & A's

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Updated: 23/10/16

As reported in the UK census, Southend On Sea's residential population is 518,677 spread over an area of 38,471 hectares (95,064 acres) meaning a density of residential population of 13.5 people per hectare or 5.5 per acre.

Southend On Sea's closest airport is London, Southend Airport (1 mile). London Airport is 2 miles, Clacton Airport is 25 miles and Rochester Airport is 17 miles away. The closest train station to Southend On Sea is Prittlewell, approximately a mile away.

Phoenix Westcliff is a nearby hospital to Southend On Sea.


There are lots of 'cheap' offers, but how do we find a good one? We need to find a discount conveyancing quote in Southend On Sea.


Many online and high street property lawyers promote so-called cheap conveyancing, but extra costs will be included in small print. Charges included in the terms should be reasonable and clear and only apply to matters if the solicitor must complete unanticipated additional work , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Get a quote using the Homeward Legal quote calculator for the property you are buying.


How is stamp duty assessed and how much should it be on a £591000 property?


The SDLT due is calculated with reference to the valuation. It will be £23640 on a £591000 home.*

*This information correct as of February 2013


How much time will conveyancing to buy property require, in your experience?

Generally speaking, the time taken to transfer property varies. This wide range results from several issues which may affect the property, such as where a party does not quickly respond an enquiry. With Homeward Legal, each client receives fast and efficient service.


How much will the searches usually cost?


Southend On Sea searches ranges in cost. Commonly ordered searches include a mining search and a drainage search.


The owner has fitted out of place stone cladding on the home in Southend On Sea which we think might possibly break nearby conservation area criteria


A solicitor will always determine if your proposed purchase is located within a conservation area and whether any alterations have required permission from the local planning authority.


If Southend On Sea a contaminated plot is found in an environmental search, can the soil be easily remedied?


Remediation can often be possible. A local provider like Ace Turfland The Lawn Co, High House Farm/Barling Rd, Barling Magna, Southend-On-Sea, SS3 0LZ can provide more details.


How do I guard against getting gazumped?


The practice of rejecting a previously accepted offer when a better offer is made by a second buyer is known as gazumping. Although gazumping is less common in a declining market, there will always be a danger. Instructing a solicitor early, and even before acceptance of an offer is a key first step to reducing this risk.


Would it be viable to take care of the DIY conveyancing without help.


Hypothetically there is no argument why a buyer should not take care of he bulk of the legal work unaided.

That said, a property lawyer carries out a huge number of jobs e.g. drafting contracts or notifying all parties of exchange which really need experience.