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Transfer of Equity in Bearsted

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: 16/01/17

Local Bearsted attractions

Stoneacre National Trust Eyhome Street Leeds Castle Castle and Maidstone The Hawking Centre Bird of Prey Centre are around Bearsted.

Motorists are well served with Bearsted situated with excellent road access nearby at a mile and a half of Junction 7 Eastbound of the M20.

Bearsted's nearest airport is Rochester, Maidstone Rd Airport. London Airport is 21 mile s, Rochester Airport is 6 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 25 miles away. Bearsted train station is almost a mile from Bearsted.

The closest hospital for Bearsted is Somerfield Maidstone.


How do we find affordable conveyancing in Bearsted?


Lack of clarity over this point catches out many homeowners, and can leave them paying far more in conveyancing fees than they budgeted, and many firms promote supposedly cheap conveyancing. Often extra fees will be included in the terms and conditions, left unread by preoccupied homeowners Applicable disbursements should be included on your conveyancing quote Any costs listed in the solicitor's terms should be fair and clearly defined and only come into force where your conveyancer must complete unanticipated additional work on your behalf, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Our quotes offer a clear statement of your solicitors fees for a standard purchase or sale.


Which particular property searches conveyancing searches will a Bearsted conveyancing solicitor get on a Bearsted flat?


Standard conveyancing protocol is to get Local Authority, Drainage Search and Environmental and occasionally less common searches, which may include a Official Search of Whole with Priority (OS1).


What sort of additional enquiries in relation to the risk of a flood in the Kent region will the Bearsted lawyer report on for a Regency home I am purchasing?


Your property lawyer will carry out standard protocol conveyancing and environmental searches that

should include Bearsted flood risk area data. A substantially more involved search, such as the Landmark search, could possibly be suggested by the Bearsted conveyancing solicitor, if in the event that the enviro. search indicate a risk of flooding.


Which local authority is responsible for Bearsted?


Bearsted is located in Maidstone Borough Council, Maidstone House, King Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 6JQ Tel: 01622 602 000


When do I need to instruct a solicitor?


With few exceptions, the faster you instruct the better, as the legal work can commence straight away. Promptly instructing a firm could mitigate the chance of your sale or purchase falling though.


I am on a very tight budget - Can doing the conveyancing myself without the help of a property lawyer in Bearsted help save any cash?


It can possible for you to complete the your own conveyancing on your own. In reality however, a property solicitor in Bearsted takes care of a large number of functions such as chasing any missing replies/clarifications to enquiries and applying for searches some of which need a qualified solicitor. However solicitors practices are required by their regulator to get the correct insurance to protect you in the event of any failures made by the lawyer.


What will the council tax cost for a Fifties Band D flat in Bearsted?


Your council tax band should conventionally be identified as part of the conveyancing report on title along with the governing local authority Up-to-date rates for homes in Bearsted are set out in detail at the Maidstone council site. At the time of writing, 05 October 2012, rates for all bands are:

  • Band A - £997.00
  • Band B - £1,163.00
  • Band C - £1,329.00
  • Band D - £1,495.00
  • Band E - £1,827.00
  • Band F - £2,160.00
  • Band G - £2,492.00
  • Band H - £2,990.00


What will a Bearsted conveyancing solicitor advise if the building is located in a conservation area in Maidstone planning authority which has ugly roof antenna installed?


Local authority LLC1 searches carried out by your solicitor during the legal process will ascertain the existence of the appropriate authorisation for changes to the property.