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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 Whiston Q & A's

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Updated: 18/10/16

The nearest train station to Whiston is Rotherham Central, around 2 miles away. The nearest airport to Whiston is Sheffield City Airport. Robin Hood Airport is 14 miles, Gamston Airport is 18 miles and away.

Whiston is about 1 mile of Junction 33 Southbound of the M1.

Rotherham District General is the neighbouring hospital.


How do I get low cost conveyancing?


The lack of clarity surrounding this point catches out many sellers and buyers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted, and many property lawyers advertise so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing'. Unfortunately extra charges can inflate the solicitor's invoice. Get a quote using the Homeward Legal quote calculator for the property you are buying.


Is a survey required when purchasing a property in Whiston?


It is recommended that you arrange a home surveyor to carry out a survey. Many concerns affect a property, including cracks in walls and rotten roof timbers.


Are there many lenders with offices in Whiston?


Homeward Legal work with many lenders listed with the Council of Mortgage Lenders. A number of mortgage specialists operate in Whiston, including Goldsmith Mortgage Services, 10 Derby St, Prescot, L34 3LG, Allerton Mortgages, 162 Greenhill Rd, Mossley Hill, Liverpool, L18 7HN, and Mortgage Solutions, Grange La, Gateacre, Liverpool, L25 5JZ. The property lawyer handling your case can advise further.


Are there many areas of conservation in Whiston?

Locales deemed to be of historical or architectural value, such as stretches of canals, will be defined as conservation areas. Living in a conservation area can mean protection for parks and green spaces, but the restrictions can result in the buyer inheriting liability of unauthorised changes. A solicitor will discuss the relevant responsibilities.


Which factors will contaminate land in Whiston, and will they be properly investigated?


Whiston property may have been contaminated by several natural causes and human activities. Issues including proximity to waste sites should be considered as part of the appropriate search.


Will we need a chancel liability search if I am buying a Whiston home on the same street as rectory land?


Where land in Whiston was once owned by a lay-rector, new owners of that property may be obliged to cover the cost of repairs to an old church building. Some names or words such as 'Glebe Farm' give an indication of a property's history, and thus whether chancel liability may apply. Ecclesiastical properties in the area where a chancel search may be necessary include S.Mildred, St Mary Magdalene, St Mary the Virgin and St Nicholas.


How do we hold off paying for stamp duty to the Revenue?


Homeward Legal do not advise home buyers arrange any stamp duty reduction scheme, as such schemes are expensive and often likely to fail.


How much is the council tax on a Fifties terraced Band B home in Whiston?


You should be briefed about your houses band within the conveyancer's title report.

Correct rates for homes in Whiston are listed at the Rotherham local authority website. At the time of writing (26 November 2012) band rates are:

  • Band A - £973.00
  • Band B - £1,135.00
  • Band C - £1,298.00
  • Band D - £1,460.00
  • Band E - £1,784.00
  • Band F - £2,109.00
  • Band G - £2,433.00
  • Band H - £2,920.00