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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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Updated: 04/12/16

Are you planning to moving to the area? Practical Ackworth travel and services information -

The closest station to Ackworth is Fitzwilliam, around 2 miles away and the nearest airport to Ackworth is Robin Hood Airport. Leeds Bradford Airport is 21 mile s, and Sheffield City Airport is 18 miles away.

The closest hospital to Ackworth is Pontefract General Infirmary.


How do we get a cheap solicitor quote to purchase a house?


Both high-street and online solicitors offer supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', but additional costs will be included in the terms. Any extra charges needs to be reasonable. We provide quotes, not estimates, and clearly state the fees for a standard conveyancing.


I am expecting to move from our semi detached home in Ackworth to our next house in Horbury . When to book a removal company?


Homeward Legal tend to advise that you put off arranging removals until the point where exchange of contracts as generally an agreed home moving date wont have been set. The greater majority of residential removals firms add a cancellation premium

For more information speak to Jade Removals, 77 Cambridge St, South Elmsall, Pontefract, WF9 2AR Phone: 01977 651947 or Shires Removal Group, The Depository/Hoyle Mill Rd, Kinsley, Pontefract, WF9 5JB Tel: 01977 611177.


Does your solicitors company specialise the conveyancing for auction properties in Ackworth?


Homeward Legal is very competent with property auction procedures. Very often unusually constructed auction lots like development land, are included in property auctions which tend to want greater examination. Solicitors therefore strongly advocate that purchasers select a property conveyancing lawyer before the auction so there is time for a title report.

Subsequently, immediately after the actual auction your lawyer is wholly geared up to concluding the conveyancing in a as tight time frame as required by the auction conditions.


Will I need a building surveyor to investigate this house purchase?


It is firmly advised that you arrange a home buyer survey if you are planning to buy in Ackworth. Numerous defects can negatively affect a property. These include cracks in walls or chimney defects, and these will not be addressed by your conveyancing solicitor.


How much is the council tax on a terraced home in Ackworth?


Commonly, the conveyancing report on title should cover the appropriate Wakefield council tax band. Correct charges for homes in Ackworth are set out on the Wakefield local authority website. At the time of authoring, 18/10/2012, rates are as follows:

  • Band A - £872.00
  • Band B - £1,017.00
  • Band C - £1,162.00
  • Band D - £1,308.00
  • Band E - £1,598.00
  • Band F - £1,889.00
  • Band G - £2,179.00
  • Band H - £2,615.00


Can I avoid paying stamp duty on the purchase?


Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) commonly must be paid on purchases priced at over 125,000 pounds. Stamp duty avoidance is not recommended for purchases in Ackworth. These schemes are expensive and can be very unlikely to succeed. There have been certain legal initiatives, such as for first-time buyers.


How do we determine Stamp Duty Land Tax rates, what amount should we budget for a £564000 Ackworth home?


SDLT will depend on the purchase price of the property. It is £22560 on a £564000 house.


What do we need to be aware of if we buy a converted flat within a Wakefield local authority designated conservation area ?


The local authority LLC1 searches carried out by a property lawyer during the legal process will determine the existence of suitable consent for any development to the property. In the event that no appropriate consents be produced, the solicitor will inform you of the options for example seeking an indemnity insurance or getting retrospective approval.