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Transfer of Equity in Westcliff 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 Westcliff On Sea Q & A's

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Updated: 17/10/16

The nearest airport to Westcliff On Sea is London, Southend Airport (2 miles). London Airport is 3 miles and Rochester Airport is 16 miles away and Westcliff-on-Sea train station is about a mile from Westcliff On Sea.

Phoenix Westcliff is the closest hospital to Westcliff On Sea.


We are looking for the cheapest conveyancing solicitors in Westcliff On Sea. How do I get a quote?


The lack of clarity surrounding this topic catches out many homeowners, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted. Many firms claim to offer theoretically cheap conveyancing. However extra fees can inflate your solicitor's invoice. We offer quotes, not estimates, and clearly state all legal fees you pay for a standard conveyancing transaction.


Is there a danger that we will be gazumped?


Gazumping happens when a owner accepts an offer, only to later refuse it in favour of a better offer. This could occur weeks into a sale. Although gazumping is less common in a declining market, there will always be a risk. Instructing your solicitor as soon as you can should help to mitigate this risk.


Could titanium (Ti) contaminate land in Westcliff On Sea?


Westcliff On Sea's local area has a history of contamination from industrial or agricultural, like much of the UK. The local authority for Westcliff On Sea will be able to provide more detail on cases of contamination.


Is it a bad idea to get out of paying for stamp duty to the Revenue?


Homeward Legal do not recommend purchasers undertake any form of stamp duty reduction scheme. Such schemes are often uneconomical and often likely to fail.


What is the council tax on a Fifties converted property in Westcliff On Sea?


Customarily the report on title will provide the Southend-on-Sea council tax band. Council tax rates for properties in Westcliff On Sea are set out in detail at the Southend-on-Sea council website. At the time of writing on 18/02/2013 the different rates are:

  • Band A - £883.00
  • Band B - £1,030.00
  • Band C - £1,177.00
  • Band D - £1,324.00
  • Band E - £1,619.00
  • Band F - £1,913.00
  • Band G - £2,207.00
  • Band H - £2,649.00


We are intending to buy a sixties flat in a designated Westcliff On Sea conservation area. How does one find data in regards to the standard of upkeep of the conservation area?


Conservation areas are set up by Southend-on-Sea who police conservation area concerns from whether trees can be cut down to the thwarting of ugly parking meters.

English Heritage, a government body, now maintain information about the state of conservation areas along with the exposure to a decline in standards.


How many weeks can conveyancing take, on average? The property is also local.


For the majority of home movers, the length of time taken to transact a house may vary, affected by a broad set of aspects which may include whether a mortgage lender requires particular searches. For most firms in England and Wales, the average is between 8 to 12 weeks, whereas our solicitors take a more proactive attitude, pushing a transaction to complete within 8 weeks if possible.


What kind of local environmental searches about the risk of possible flooding at Essex will a solicitor in Westcliff On Sea actually conduct?


A key part of the conveyancing process involved in buying a home involves the conveyancing solicitor making an application for environmental searches that offer detail with respect to Westcliff On Sea flood risk area data. Depending on the results, a Westcliff On Sea solicitor may possibly advocate a substantially more local flood risk search.