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Transfer of Equity in Cambridgeshire

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: 02/12/16

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Impington Cambs Windmill, Long Stanton St Michael Churches Conservation Trust and Milton Country Park are close to Cambridgeshire.

Cambridgeshire is very close at less than 3m of junction entry 14 Northbound of the M11.

Cambridgeshire's nearest train station is Waterbeach at 4 miles. The nearest airport to Cambridgeshire is Cambridge City Airport.

The nearest hospital is Impington, Cambridge Lea.


What are the best rates for conveyancing for a 124,000 home?


Many online and high street firms promote 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', however extra costs are often hiding in the solicitor's terms. These terms are often ignored by excited homeowners, eager to get underway. Any charges which are listed in your solicitor's terms should be fair and clearly defined. We offer quotes, not estimates, and clearly state all legal fees you pay for a standard conveyancing transaction.


My husband and I are interested in purchasing a building in Cambridgeshire. Are there many areas of conservation?


Areas considered to be of 'special architectural and historic interest', like stretches of canals, may be recognised as conservation areas. Bassingbourn Caldecote, Duxford Airfield Duxford / Whittlesford and Longstanton are among the conservation areas in Cambridgeshire. The local authority will be able to provide more details about local conservation areas, and the conveyancing solicitor handling your purchase should discuss what specific restrictions are in place.


I have found plenty of useful manuals on the subject of DIY conveyancing. In which case, do I have to use conveyancing solicitor in Cambridgeshire for my move?


There are no reasons why a seller should not undertake the bulk of the your own conveyancing without the help of a skilled property solicitor in Cambridgeshire. In reality however, a property solicitor is familiar with a large array of functions ranging from understanding the practical side of the process or notifying parties of completion which are better done by someone with a skilled professional. Above all else do it yourself conveyancers take huge risks in operating without acceptable insurance cover that every solicitors are obligated to get.


When in the process is it appropriate to instruct a conveyancer?


In the majority of situations, as soon as possible, as the legal work can begin straight away. Instructing your solicitor sooner can reduce the likelihood of your purchase or sale stalling.


Do I need to opt for the solicitor put forward by the local agent?


Agent recommendations are a not uncommon path whereby buyers get a solicitor. However, if they are paid a referral fee, the agent may prefer to suggest the solicitor willing to pay the highest referral fee, not the best solicitor for your needs.


Can you suggest how I avoid paying SDLT?

Homeward Legal do not advise buyers risk any stamp duty mitigation. These schemes are expensive and HMRC may challenge a scheme up to six years later imposing penalties and investigating all your tax matters. There have been a small number of government initiatives, however, such as relief for buyers in 'disadvantaged areas'. Your solicitor will advise as to your eligibility.


Which local authority is responsible for Cambridgeshire?

  • Cambridgeshire intersects with the following local authorities: Cambridge City Council, The Guildhall, Market Square, Cambridge, CB2 3QJ, phone: 01223 457 000
  • East Cambridgeshire District Council, The Grange, Nutholt Lane, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 4EE, phone: 01353 665 555
  • East Cambridgeshire District Council, The Grange, Nutholt Lane, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 4EE, phone: 01353 665 557
  • Fenland District Council, Fenland Hall, County Road, March, Cambridgeshire PE15 8NQ phone: 01354 654 321
  • Forest of Dean District Council, Council Offices, High Street, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 8HG, phone: 01594 810 000
  • Huntingdonshire District Council, Pathfinder House, St Mary's Street, Huntingdon, PE29 3TN phone: 01480 388 388
  • Peterborough City Council, Town Hall, Bridge Street, Peterborough, PE1 1PJ, phone: 01733 747 474
  • Uttlesford District Council, Council Offices, London Road, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4ER, phone: 01799 510 510
  • Cardiff Council, County Hall, Atlantic Wharf, Cardiff, CF10 4UW, phone: 029 2087 209

Will a conveyancer in Cambridgeshire obtain personal or official searches on my property purchase?


Your conveyancer will inform you regarding the ideal route, depending on factors like lender requirements. If personal searches are used the conveyancer might look for a local search company e.g ANGLIAN WATER SERVICES LTD TRADING AS GEODESYS, OSPREY HOUSE, 1 PERCY ROAD, HUNTINGDON, CAMBS, PE29 6SZ Tel: 01480 323889.