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Transfer of Equity in Baldock

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: 06/12/16

Planning to moving to the area? Pertinent local Baldock public transport and services details:

Baldock's nearest train station is Baldock and Baldock's closest airport is Luton Airport (11 miles s). Elstree Airport is 24 miles, Cambridge City Airport is 22 miles and Stansted Airport is 21 mile away.

Baldock is around 1.4 miles of the A1M junction entry 10 Southbound.

Ernest Gardiner Day Letchworth hospital is relatively close to Baldock.


What are the best rates for conveyancing for a £320,000 residence?


Many online and high street conveyancers purport to offer theoretically cheap conveyancing, but additional charges will be included in the terms of engagement. The disbursements to be paid ought to be listed on any quote for conveyancing in BaldockWe offer quotes, not estimates, and clearly state all legal fees you pay for a standard conveyancing transaction.


Do you work with lenders with Baldock branches?


Of lenders with local offices nearby Baldock, we alongside most. Local mortgage lenders and brokers include Financial Freedom Ltd, Cornfields/Church La, Graveley, Hitchin, SG4 7LU.


How is Baldock contaminated land investigated?


Many of contaminants caused by natural causes and human activities may spoil residential property in Baldock, and an environmental search should clarify to what extent a property is impacted by contaminants in the region like coal mining.


What causes purchase conveyancing work to seem to be so slow?


The conveyancing process may take more time for a variety of reasons. Some causes are out of a solicitor's control. We understand how unnecessarily stressful these delays can be and aim to minimise their consequences if it can be achieved.


What does a Baldock property lawyer do when the house I am buying is inside the boundary of a local authority conservation area and has unsuitable cladding added?


A lawyer is required to check if the property is located within a designated conservation area and whether any modifications have required permissions from the North Hertfordshire authority.

In the absence of any appropriate consents, your Baldock conveyancing solicitor will recommend the options, which include obtaining from North Hertfordshire planning authority or seeking cover with indemnity insurance.


What is the council tax on a Thirties semi-detached Band F property in Baldock?


The appropriate band should usually be identified in the conveyancing report on title, and by the governing local authority. The latest tax rates for homes in Baldock are published online at the North Hertfordshire local authority site. Currently (06 July 2012) band rates are:

  • Band A - £988.00
  • Band B - £1,152.00
  • Band C - £1,317.00
  • Band D - £1,482.00
  • Band E - £1,811.00
  • Band F - £2,140.00
  • Band G - £2,469.00
  • Band H - £2,963.00


Is the SDLT fee a fee or a disbursement?


It may not be clear whether an item on your quote is a disbursement or a fee. This charge is a fee not a disbursement, and should be included in a quote for your conveyancing.


We are going to buy a 1940s investment property in the middle of a conservation area in Baldock, where can I find more data relating to the current state of repair?


English Heritage have produced records of the condition (poor to good) of conservation areas. Local Baldock conservation areas are specified by the local authority (North Hertfordshire) who govern conservation area concerns from building materials to removal of unauthorised street furniture.