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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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Updated: 19/01/17

Buying or selling a residential property in Braintree? Relevant local Braintree travel and public service details:

The closest airport to Braintree is Stansted Airport. London Airport is 23 miles, Elmsett Airport is 23 miles and away. Braintree's nearest station is Braintree at 1 mile s.


Braintree attractions


Bocking Essex Windmill, Great Notley Country Park & Flitch Way Country Park and Cressing Temple Historic Buildingare all around Braintree.

The closest hospital to Braintree is St Michaels Braintree.


What are the best conveyancing rates for a £728k property?


Several firms offer so-called cheap conveyancing, but extra costs will be included in the solicitor's terms of engagement. Any extra fees listed in terms of engagement should be reasonable and be applicable if your solicitor must complete work beyond standard conveyancing for you, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process.


How long on average does it take my solicitor to exchange contracts all of the legal process on an apartment in a fifties home in Braintree?


The conveyancing process can take anywhere from around a month to 12 weeks, based on a number of issues e.g. the speed of the vendor's property lawyer, or the speed of the lender. Our property solicitors are extremely results-focused with a view to completing the process as soon as we can.


How do you work out stamp duty?


Stamp Duty will depend on the home's value. It is £38960 on a £974000 property.*

*This information accurate as of December 2012


Sudden circumstances mean we want to complete on the sale of our auctioned property in a very short time frame, do Homeward Legal introduce any very fast Braintree solicitors ?

Homeward Legal takes an extremely proactive approach to completing the necessary legal work for customers to suit a clients time frame.

Homeward Legals method is different - we always use the latest fast response systems .

Crucially we always give you a property lawyer incentivised to proactively communicate up and down the buyer and seller chain .


Will the Braintree lawyer carry out any searches on the Essex period semi-detached flat I am purchasing


The conventional procedure is to get the following Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage Search (Con29DW) and Environment Search as well as any area-specific searches for example Index Map Search (SIM).


Flood risk searches are based on archived information and when you consider recent weather changes such as the fact that last year was second wettest year since 1920, are they comfort enough to investigate enough about the Braintree flood risk area?


A good property solicitor in Braintree will consider include informative flood risk searches if the standard conveyancing searches spots a significant risk of flooding in Braintree.

You could always converse with a neighbour or local resident to gain added information or nearby Essex flood repair builder, try Essex Construction, 38 Edinburgh Gdns, Braintree, CM7 9LH Tel: 07818 885067.


Can Braintree brownfield site topsoil still be contaminated?


Soil contamination is monitored closely. Metal contamination of soil in Braintree is more likely to occur near ex-industrial sites or ex-landfills. Data on other contaminants, like polychlorinated biphenyl (PCBs) and water contaminants such as hydrocarbons, will also be included in an environmental search.


Do we need to instruct the law firm put forward by my local agent?


Agent referrals are a commonplace path whereby buyers get a solicitor. However, if the agent is paid a fee by the solicitor, some agents choose the solicitor willing to pay the highest referral fee, not the most appropriate choice.