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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 Basildon Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 21/01/17

Planning to moving to Basildon? Handy Basildon public service facts -

Basildon's nearest airport is London, Southend Airport (9 miles). London City Airport is 20 miles, London Airport is 10 miles, Rochester Airport is 16 miles and Stansted Airport is 24 miles away. Basildon's nearest train station is Pitsea.

The closest hospital is Basildon, Nethermayne.

Q.

I need to find a law firm that offers cheap conveyancing in Basildon. What do we need to consider?

A.

This catches out many buyers, and can leave them paying far more in conveyancing fees than they budgeted. Many firms offer supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing', but extra costs are frequently hidden in the terms.

Q.

How much can the searches be?

A.

With a Homeward Legal solicitor, conveyancing clients are expected to pay at most £249 for a standard search bundle.

Q.

Would you state looking into how to hold off paying out for stamp duty?

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Stamp duty usually must be paid for home purchases sold for more than one hundred and twenty-five thousand pounds. Stamp duty avoidance is not recommended for purchases in Basildon, as such schemes are often uneconomical and the HMRC can review a scheme up to 6 years after a sale is completed .

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Does our Basildon conveyancer report back to me about the amount to be paid of council tax on a Band D apartment before completing on the purchase?

A.

A lawyer will write to the Basildon local council to ascertain the correct council tax band and rates, which will be added to the conveyancing report on title. The latest council tax rates for residents of Basildon are set out in detail at the Basildon local authority site. On (16 June 2012) the different rates are:

  • Band A - £1,032.00
  • Band B - £1,204.00
  • Band C - £1,376.00
  • Band D - £1,548.00
  • Band E - £1,893.00
  • Band F - £2,237.00
  • Band G - £2,581.00
  • Band H - £3,097.00

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Is a residential property in Vange eligible for disadvantaged area stamp duty relief?

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Disadvantaged areas are identified by local ward. Disadvantaged areas in the local area Basildon include Vange, Fryerns Central, Fryerns East and Pitsea West. Update: As of the 2013/14 tax year, stamp duty relief for disadvantaged areas is no longer available.

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Is simultaneous exchange and completion a disbursement or fee?

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Each fee and disbursement ought to be stated on your quote. This cost is a fee not a disbursement. It should be included in a quote.

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When is it wise to find a solicitor?

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In simple terms, the sooner you instruct a solicitor, the better. Prompt instruction of a firm to act for you on your Basildon transaction can limit the risk of your purchase or sale stalling.

Q.

What are fixtures and fittings?

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In general, there is not a clear definition of fixtures and fittings. Completion or agreement of a fixtures and fittings form is unfortunately often left to the last minute, when a dispute may jeopordise the transaction, and which makes a fixtures and fittings form so necessary.

 
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