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Transfer of Equity in Stockport

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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Remortgage Solicitors Stockport

Homeward Legal's panel of solicitors carry out remortgage conveyancing for Stockport clients every week.

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Conveyancing in Stockport Q & A's

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Updated: 21/10/16

As determined by the 2011 national census the population of Stockport 603,795 spread over an area of 115,821 hectares meaning a population density of 5.2 people per hectare.

The nearest airport to Stockport is Manchester Terminals 1 & 3 Airport (5 miles). Manchester Terminal 2 Airport is 6 miles and Eccles Airport is 11 miles away. Stockport's nearest station is Stockport.

Stockport is nearby at around half a mile of junction entry 1 Westbound of the M60.

Cherry Tree Stockport is the most convenient hospital.


How do I get low cost conveyancing?


Several firms promote cheap conveyancing. Unfortunately additional costs will be included in the solicitor's terms of engagement, left unread by preoccupied buyers and sellers The disbursements to be paid should be included on your conveyancing quote. Get a quote using the Homeward Legal quote calculator for the property you are buying.


Does my lawyer in Stockport report back to me about the amount to be paid of the council tax on a Band A building prior to exchanging contracts?


The property lawyer will contact the Stockport local council to reveal the applicable council tax charges which will then be written in the title report. The correct rates for residents of Stockport are listed on the Stockport local authority site. At the time of writing (02 March 2013) rates are as follows:

  • Band A - £1,040.00
  • Band B - £1,213.00
  • Band C - £1,387.00
  • Band D - £1,560.00
  • Band E - £1,907.00
  • Band F - £2,253.00
  • Band G - £2,600.00
  • Band H - £3,120.00


Is your panel of solicitors geared up for act quickly on the legal conveyancing of auction properties in Stockport?


We are property auction specialists and commonly get instructed by bidders at auction. Our solicitors and licensed conveyancers have previously acted for countless bidders at local auctions that include Acuitus, Allsop (Commercial), Allsop (Residential), Auction House London, Award Property, Barnett Ross, Baxtons, Brendons Auctioneers, Countrywide Property Auctions and Drivers Norris.

Prepared bidders tend to formally appoint their chosen solicitors practice as soon as possible to allow enough time for a thorough review of the sellers pack well in advance of the auction day itself. Subsequently, immediately after the property auction you are the lawyer must be focused on finalise the transaction in under 28 days, a requirement of standard auction conditions.


My mortgage lender is Furness Building Society, is there anything I need to know?


When taking out a mortgage, the lender will require legal work to be carried out. Some lenders have opted to reduce the size of their 'solicitor panel'. Homeward Legal are able to act on behalf of many UK mortgage lenders to keep legal costs to a minimum.


In a few months we are going to be finally moving from our semi detached property just outside Stockport into our new home in Stalybridge . At what point to choose a removals firm?


Most conveyancers will recommend that home vendors put off organising removals until after exchange of contracts because typically a home moving date wont have been confirmed. For a local Greater Manchester firm Bryant's, Bryant House/61 63 Wellington Rd North, Stockport, SK4 1HS Tel: 0161 477 4321 or Mark & Van, 21 Hillbrook Rd, Stockport, SK1 4JW Call: 0161 477 2716.


What specific property should a solicitor in Stockport apply for when acting on a Stockport building?


The standard procedure is to get the following Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage Search (Con29DW), Environmental and Coal Mining (Con29M) and perhaps specific searches, like a Utilities report.


We have requested a conveyancing quote from you. Might we be billed any hidden charges after the move?


Homeward Legal's solicitors never hide any hidden extra costs to carry out standard conveyancing. Be aware that some websites offer unrealistically low 'quotes' which are in fact estimates, meaning that you could pay much more when you complete.


How early should we arrange a conveyancing solicitor to act on our sale?


Generally, the sooner the better. Instructing your solicitor earlier can reduce the likelihood of your sale or purchase aborting.