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Transfer of Equity in Blackburn

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

Moving to in the Blackburn area? Practical Blackburn services facts -

As reported in the 2011 census, Blackburn has a population 488,917 people spread over an area of 245,383 acres which equals a density of residential population of 2.0 people per acre.

Commuters are well catered for with Blackburn ideally situated with very good road access very close at less than 3m of the M65 Junction 4 Westbound.

Blackburn's nearest airport is Eccles, Barton Aerodrome Airport. Blackpool International Airport is 23 miles and Eccles Airport is 20 miles away. Blackburn's nearest train station is Blackburn.

The neighbouring hospital for Blackburn is Blackburn, Royal Infirmary.


How do we find a discount conveyancing estimate in Blackburn?


Various property lawyers offer supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Often additional fees can inflate the solicitor's invoice. Any disbursements ought to be listed on a Blackburn conveyancing quote Extra charges needs to be clearly defined. They only come into force where the lawyer must complete work beyond standard conveyancing 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.


The lender will be Darlington Building Society, what will we need to check?


Some lenders have decreased the number of firms on their approved panel, which may result in higher conveyancing costs for property purchasers. Homeward Legal will act on behalf of many lenders, keeping buyers' legal costs to a minimum.


How do we determine stamp duty?


The SDLT that will be due will depend on several factors, including the property's value. On a £608000 house, stamp duty will be £24320.


Are Blackburn any conservation areas going to affect our residence?


With nine thousand conservation areas in England, the streets and neighbourhoods near or within Blackburn will include several areas of architectural or historic interest recognised as protected. Conservation areas in Blackburn include Corporation Park. The local authority will offer more information

about local conservation areas, and the conveyancing lawyer handling your purchase will discuss the relevant responsibilities.


If I am buying on the same street as parsonage grounds in Blackburn, would you recommend that we get a chancel liability search?


The judgement in a court case between a parish council and owners of neighbouring farmland liable for church repairs confirmed that chancel repair liability could be enforced. A chancel search will confirm whether liability for Blackburn properties is likely to exist. A conveyancing solicitor will be able to advise further. Ecclesiastical properties in Blackburn where chancel liability may apply include Church of the Saviour, Cathedral, St Bartholomew (Ewood) and St Luke w St Philip.


Will the Blackburn property lawyer inform me about the amount to be paid of the council tax on a Band D flat prior to completion?


A property solicitor will approach the council to ask about the most up to date council tax band and rates, which should then be detailed in the title report.

The latest tax rates for homes in Blackburn are set out in detail online at the Hyndburn council site. At the time of writing on 15 June 2012 rates for all bands are:

  • Band A - £1,035.00
  • Band B - £1,208.00
  • Band C - £1,380.00
  • Band D - £1,553.00
  • Band E - £1,898.00
  • Band F - £2,243.00
  • Band G - £2,588.00
  • Band H - £3,106.00


I f I read up on handling the legal work as a seller of a flat. Is it viable to do the conveyancing myself on our own?


There is no reason why you cannot decide to take care of the legal work without the help of a specialist Blackburn conveyancer.

The truth is however that a solicitor in Blackburn typically handles a large array of jobs such as raising additional enquiries or interpreting the lease most of which are better done by someone with a qualified professional.

Fundamentally do it yourself conveyancers are taking risks without acceptable indemnity insurance that legal practices are obligated to have.


How do I circumvent paying stamp duty?


Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is generally due on purchases sold for over 125,000 pounds. We firmly advise against any stamp duty scheme, as such schemes are costly and HMRC may challenge a scheme up to six years later and the total stamp duty, with interest, will be due.