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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 Brighton Q & A's

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Updated: 02/12/16

Buying or selling a property in Brighton? Pertinent regional transport and services facts and figures -

In reference to the most recent census (2011), Brighton's usual residential population is 802,831 people spread over an area of 272,168 acres (110,143 hectares) which equals a density of population of 2.9 people per acre (7.3 per hectare).


Brighton area information


Hove Windmill, Hove St Andrew Churches Conservation Trust and Preston Park St Peter Churches Conservation Trust are close to Brighton.

The nearest airport to Brighton is Shoreham, Cecil Pashley Way Airport (7 miles). Gatwick South Terminal Airport is 24 miles, Gatwick North Terminal Airport is 24 miles and Shoreham Airport is 7 miles away. Brighton's nearest station is Brighton.

The nearest hospital to Brighton is Royal Alexandra Childrens.


We are trying to find the cheapest conveyancing quote. What are the risks?


Both high-street and online property lawyers promote so-called cheap conveyancing. Often extra fees will be included in the solicitor's terms of engagement which unwary homeowners fail to check. The conveyancing quote should list the disbursements to be paid. Any additional charges found in the terms needs to be fair and clearly defined. They be applicable solely where your conveyancer is required to complete unexpected extra work in your interest, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. The Homeward Legal quote calculator will confirm the exact legal fees based on the property you are buying.


In 3 months we are going to be moving out of our period property on the outskirts of Brighton to our next flat in Bexhill On Sea . What is the best point to choose a removals firm?


Most lawyers usually advise that home buyers and sellers put off booking a removals company until the point where exchange of contracts as in advance of this an agreed date will not have been agreed. Frequently residential removals firms will charge a re booking fee

Try Brighton Taxivans, Po Box 2704, Brighton, BN1 2QW Call: 07931 353789 or Tom's Vans Your Local Man With A Van, 37 Vernon Ter, Brighton, BN1 3JH Telephone: 07734 954263.


Will we need a homebuyer report?

Homeward Legal recommend that home buyers order a home buyer survey when buying in Brighton. Numerous defects will impact a property. These include severe weathering or poor drainage. These will not be reported on by a solicitor.


Is Homeward Legal set up to handle fast completions on the legal conveyancing of property auction properties in Brighton?


Yes - Our team prepare legal packs for vendors and regularly act for auction buyers and sellers. Our specialist conveyancers have worked for numerous vendors at national and local residential property auctions including Acuitus, Allsop (Commercial), Allsop (Residential), Auction House London, Award Property, Barnett Ross, Baxtons, Brendons Auctioneers, Countrywide Property Auctions and Drivers Norris.

Savvy buyers at auction know to select an affordable firm as rapidly as possible for a detailed review. well in advance of the property auction.

After the day of the auction the lawyer is ready for swiftly completing the legal work in the limited time as usually required .


We are buying on a recently-developed brownfield site. Could the soil be contaminated by industrial waste?


Government policy is in place to control pollution, waste, water and chemical contamination. Land may also be contaminated by other sources, including disinfection by-products and groundwater contaminants like detergents.


What factors can contaminate land in Brighton, and are they thoroughly investigated?


Residential property in Brighton would be contaminated by a wide range of natural causes and human activities, and an environmental search should reveal whether a property can be impacted by Brighton contaminants such as hazardous and regulated installations or local waste transfer sites.


Will a report on title prepared by the Brighton property lawyer detail the amount of council tax for a Band H house prior to completion?


The property solicitor will approach the local council to reveal the most up to date council tax band and rates, which should be set out in the report on title. Council tax charges for Brighton are published at the local authority site.


Which particular search enquiries should my Brighton conveyancer order when acting on a Brighton house?


The routine conveyancing procedure is to get Local Authority (council), Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal), Environmental and Gypsum Mining and perhaps less common searches for example Contaminated land Search.