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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 Braintree Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 01/12/16

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.

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Braintree attractions

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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.

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

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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.

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How soon do you need to speak to a conveyancing solicitor to handle our sale?

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In the vast majority of cases, as soon as possible, as conveyancing involves several tasks which may be performed very early in the process. Instructing a firm early for a purchase means that you will the details of your Braintree solicitor ready when you make an offer, or, if you are selling a property, documents can be prepared earlier, considerably accelerating the whole process.

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How is contaminated land in Braintree identified when buying a property?

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Residential property in Braintree would be contaminated by a wide range of environmental factors. Contaminants including proximity to landfill sites will be considered as part of the environmental searches. Contamination can be caused by local landfill sites, including Bovingdon Road, Beazley End, CM7 5JN.

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The internet has plenty of resources about how to do DIY conveyancing such as Which? Guide to Doing Your Own Conveyancing by Paul Butt. In which case, do I need to use a property solicitor in Braintree for my move?

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On paper there are no arguments why a home mover cant adopt a DIY approach and embark on the legal and technical work without assistance. The truth is however that a property lawyer is familiar with a long list of actions such as drafting contracts or the Land Registry formalities many of which need a qualified solicitor.

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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?

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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.

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How do you work out stamp duty?

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

*This information accurate as of December 2012

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Do you work with mortgage lenders with offices in Braintree?

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Of lenders with local branches around Braintree, Homeward Legal alongside most. Lenders and mortgage specialists in Braintree include Kings Financial, 18 New St, Braintree, CM7 1ES, Cavendish Mortgage Consultants, Longleat House/247 London Rd, Black Notley, Braintree, CM77 8QQ, and Key Financial Services, 18-20 Bank St, Braintree, CM7 1UP.

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What is the council tax on a Thirties mid-terrace Band A house in Braintree?

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The relevant band should usually be detailed within the title report, as well as by the local authority.

The latest tax rates for Braintree are detailed online at the Braintree council site. At the time of writing (01 June 2012) the rates are:

  • Band A - £990.00
  • Band B - £1,155.00
  • Band C - £1,320.00
  • Band D - £1,485.00
  • Band E - £1,815.00
  • Band F - £2,145.00
  • Band G - £2,475.00
  • Band H - £2,970.00

 
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