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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 Whittlesey Q & A's

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Updated: 23/10/16

Whittlesey's nearest airport is Cambridge City Airport. The closest train station to Whittlesey is Whittlesea.

Peterborough District is a relatively close hospital.


On the purchase of a £651,000 property, what will be the fees? I need to find fixed rate conveyancing.


This topic catches out many homeowners, and can leave them paying far more in conveyancing fees than they budgeted. Many solicitors promote supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing', however additional fees are often hiding in the terms and conditions. Excited homeowners, eager to get underway, often ignore this small print when they instruct. Your conveyancing quote should, in addition, define applicable disbursements.


What actual property conveyancing searches should a property lawyer in Whittlesey order when instructed on a Whittlesey building?


The conventional procedure is to get Local Authority Search, Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal) and Environmental and, depending on certain criteria, unique particular such as Commons Registration (CON290).


The estate agent has referred a firm of solicitors whom they usually use. Do I need to instruct them?


It is common practice for agents in Calcot to endorse a solicitors firm. Such referrals should be compared against alternatives, such as local solicitors, or firms found online, as an agent may decide to recommend the firm which pays to the largest referral fee, not the best solicitor for your needs.


Please address how to hold off paying HMRC stamp duty?


SDLT is usually payable for purchases priced at over 125,000 pounds. Homeward Legal strongly advise against any stamp duty mitigation. These schemes are highly expensive and HMRC may challenge a scheme up to six years later. There have been a number of official schemes, however, such as relief for buyers in 'disadvantaged areas', and your solicitor will advise if these may apply.


Might our conveyancing costs have any hidden fees?


Homeward Legal's solicitors do not hide any additional fees for any reason.


We are buying a £1160000. What will be calculated for Stamp Duty Land Tax?


The Stamp Duty payable is based on the valuation. For a property purchased for £1160000, stamp duty will be £58000.*

*Accurate as of February 2013


What authority is on charge of for policing the status of repair of Whittlesey conservation areas?


Local conservation areas are created by the local authority (Peterborough) who are responsible for conservation area concerns from including things like traffic signs, removal of chimney stacks and trees. English Heritage administer details in relation to the state of repair of conservation areas in addition to the vulnerability to deterioration.


Will doing the conveyancing myself save me cash?


Legally speaking there are no reasons at all why a home buyer cannot carry out the bulk of the legal and technical work yourself. That said, a conveyancer handles a large number of jobs including approving pre exchange checklists or notifying all parties of exchange some of which really need a qualified solicitor. In addition firms and their solicitors are required by their regulator to pay for indemnity insurance to protect you in the event of failures on the part of the solicitor.