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Transfer of Equity in Benton

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: 14/01/17

Benton points of interest

Newcastle Tyne & Wear Windmill, Rising Sun Country Park and Newcastle upon Tyne Hatton Gallery Art Gallery are easily accessible from Benton.

Benton's nearest airport is Newcastle Airport. The closest train station to Benton is Newcastle, around 3 miles away.

The most convenient hospital for Benton is Freeman Newcastle.


I am looking for low cost conveyancing. Will we get a quote or and estimate?


The confusion over this point catches out many home owners, and can leave them paying far more in conveyancing fees than they budgeted, and many firms claim to offer cheap conveyancing quotes. However extra fees may inflate the final bill. Any charges listed in terms and conditions ought to be reasonable. They only apply in cases where the solicitor is required to perform tasks outside a normal transaction in your interest, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Our quotes clearly state all legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.


Do your panel of solicitors manage the conveyancing of residential property auction properties in Benton?


Yes - Homeward Legal often work for bidders at auction. We usually encourage buyers at auction to appoint a conveyancing solicitor well in advance of the day of the auction for a full review. Thereafter, following the auction day arrives your instructed conveyancing lawyer is totally ready for swiftly completing the legal side of things within a month as required by the conditions of sale.


We are intending to buy in Benton. Are there many designated conservation areas in the area?


Conservation areas qualify areas designated as being of historical merit. A solicitor will confirm potential liability for unauthorised works and be able to offer more information.


How long on average should I expect it to take my designated property solicitor to conclude all of the conveyancing work for a flat in a building we are purchasing?

The legal process can take anywhere between a month and twelve weeks contingent on various issues, like the speed of the seller's conveyancer, or the turnaround of searches.

Homeward Legal's lawyers are very proactive completing the legal process as soon as we can.


Will the property report prepared by the conveyancing solicitor in Benton include details of the amount of council tax for a Band H house before exchange of contracts?


The lawyer will approach the local authority to ascertain the applicable council tax band and rates, which should be included in the report on title. Council tax rates for properties in Benton are detailed at the local authority site.


In about five weeks we are going to be finally moving from our semi detached building just outside Benton into a larger property in Ryton . At what point to choose a removal company?


It is prudent to is to avoid arranging a removal van until such time as everyone has settled the final moving date that takes place once final contracts are signed. Often removals firms often charge a change of date cost . Local removals companies include Slipstream, 13 Lambourne Avenue, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE12 8DQ Phone: 0191 266 8352 or Safe & Sound, Unit 2 Balliol Business Pk/Benton Lane, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE12 8EW Tel: 0191 266 5698.


What sort of due diligence regarding the risk of local flooding in the Tyne And Wear region will my solicitor in Benton include in the report on title?


A critical component in the legal due diligence process involved in buying a home involves your conveyancer conducting property environmental searches that provide specific information on the subject of Benton flood risk area. An inexpensive detailed search (e.g Homecheck) will sometimes be proposed by your conveyancer in Benton, if in the event that the initial conveyancing searches suggest a potential flood risk to the property.


What does a Benton property solicitor advise if the maisonette I am intending to buy is in a Newcastle upon Tyne local authority conservation area that possibly has unseemly new windows added?


The local authority search (LLC1 - Requisition for search and Official Certificate of Search) carried out by your solicitor during the legal process will determine the existence of suitable permission for any additions to the property.