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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

Intending to relocate to the Alston area? Some helpful nearby services details -

Alston's nearest station is Haltwhistle at 11 miles and Carlisle Airport is 17 miles from Alston.

Ruth Lancaster James Alston is a nearby hospital to Alston.


How do I get the cheapest conveyancing solicitors?


Numerous firms claim to offer theoretically 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. However extra charges are frequently hidden in the solicitor's terms of engagement. Extra charges included in your solicitor's terms should be reasonable and be applicable solely where the conveyancer is required to complete unexpected extra work on your behalf, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process.


I am purchasing a property within a conservation area. How does one find details in regards to the present state of repair of the Alston conservation area?


Local Alston conservation areas are set up by the local Northumberland planning authority, who manage things like building materials to the blockage of derelict buildings.

English Heritage now maintain records of the state of conservation areas in Alston and across England.


How is Alston contaminated land investigated?


Numerous of contaminants caused by environmental concerns could impact residential property in Alston . Contaminants like shallow mining or proximity to waste sites will be considered as part of the environmental searches.


What will the council tax cost me on a investment Band C maisonette in Alston?


The property's appropriate council tax band will almost always be identified within the conveyancing report on title along with the local authority.

Up-to-date charges for residents of Alston are listed on the Northumberland local authority website. At the time of authoring (24 November 2012) the rates are:

  • Band A - £1,003.00
  • Band B - £1,170.00
  • Band C - £1,337.00
  • Band D - £1,504.00
  • Band E - £1,839.00
  • Band F - £2,173.00
  • Band G - £2,507.00
  • Band H - £3,009.00


For a fast conveyancing process on the purchase of a £285k property, what can we do to speed up the process?


As is often argued, a fast conveyancing transaction is crucial to is to use a communicative solicitor. When finding a suitable a solicitor, consider these questions: How soon will they order searches? Do they offer 'instant' online quotes? Which communication methods do they use? Days can be wasted waiting for letters in the post which could be emailed or faxed.


Do Homeward Legal a lot of experience at residential property auction conveyancing in Alston?


Our property solicitors frequently get instructed by sellers at auction. Our auction team solicitors and conveyancers have in the past worked for many successful bidders at regional auctions that include Acuitus, Allsop (Commercial), Allsop (Residential), Auction House London, Award Property, Barnett Ross, Baxtons, Brendons Auctioneers, Countrywide Property Auctions and Drivers Norris.

Smart auction buyers will instruct a good conveyancing company as early as possible so there is time for a full review of the auction legal pack before the day of the auction.

After the property auction your now prepared lawyer is totally ready for concluding the purchase inside a as tight time frame as conventionally required .


What scrutiny as respects the potential risk of local flooding to properties in Cumbria will a Alston property solicitor report back on?


An important part of the conveyancing procedure involves a lawyer making an application for environmental searches that give some details on the Alston historical flood risk. An inexpensive dedicated flood risk search, such as the Landmark search, will often be advocated by the Alston conveyancer if the results of the initial searches show a flood risk.


Property conveyancing searches may be standard procedure but considering current events such as the extensive flooding in Sept 2012 in North West England are they comfort enough to ascertain enough about the Alston area flood risk?


A thorough Alston property solicitor will suggest that you also get in depth environmental searches if the standard search flags up a significant risk Alston flooding risk.

You might be able to contact a neighbour of the property for extra peace of mind.