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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: 01/12/16

Helpful local Canvey Island public transport and services details:

Canvey Island's nearest station is Benfleet. The closest airport to Canvey Island is London, Southend Airport. London City Airport is 23 miles, London Airport is 7 miles and Rochester Airport is 13 miles away.


Canvey Island attractions and landmarks


Rayleigh Windmill, Hadleigh Castle Country Park Country Park and Watt Tyler Pitsea Country Park are situated in Canvey Island.

The nearest hospital is Southend, University.


Do all cheap conveyancing quotes have extra fees? We need to find an affordable conveyancing quote.


Both high-street and online law firms claim to offer supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', but extra costs are often hiding in the solicitor's terms. A quote should also state any disbursements to be paid. Any costs included in terms of engagement should be reasonable. Our online quote calculator will generate an accurate quote for your transaction.


The vendor appears to have added inappropriate PVC windows to the property in Canvey Island which might possibly exclude local conservation area guidelines


Your conveyancing solicitor should check if your proposed purchase is located within a conservation area, and if so, whether any modifications have the necessary consent from the local council.


Does my Canvey Island solicitor report back to me about the cost of council tax for a Band G property prior to exchange?


Your lawyer will consult with the Castle Point local council to reveal the latest council tax band and rates, which will then be written in the conveyancer's title report. The latest tax charges for Canvey Island are detailed at the Castle Point local authority website. As of 20 November 2012 band rates are:

  • Band A - £1,019.00
  • Band B - £1,188.00
  • Band C - £1,358.00
  • Band D - £1,528.00
  • Band E - £1,867.00
  • Band F - £2,207.00
  • Band G - £2,546.00
  • Band H - £3,056.00


Do your solicitors get involved in residential property auction conveyancing in Canvey Island?

Yes - Our solicitors and licensed conveyancers in Canvey Island frequently work for bidders at auction. Our niche auction team of solicitors and licensed conveyancers have in the past been instructed by many buyers and sellers at national and local auctions including Acuitus, Allsop (Commercial), Allsop (Residential), Auction House London, Award Property, Barnett Ross, Baxtons, Brendons Auctioneers, Countrywide Property Auctions and Drivers Norris.

Shrewd purchasers will formally appoint a good lawyer as soon as they can to allow time for a review of the auction pack in advance of the property auction.

Subsequently, following the actual auction your selected conveyancing lawyer is focused on briskly finishing the legal work inside a as tight time frame as conventionally required .


Property environmental searches may be standard procedure for home buyers but when one considers recent flooding for example the fact that 2 8m people are at risk from surface flooding are they sufficient to identify enough about the evolving Canvey Island area flood risk?


Flood risk searches conducted by a property solicitor in Canvey Island will also include a far more specialist flood search if required.

If you remain concerned you can always contact a future neighbour.


In the next few we are going to move out of our semi detached residence in Canvey Island into our next home in Burnham On Crouch , at what point to instruct a home removal company?


Most solicitors will advise that home sellers wait booking a removals company until exchange of contracts as prior to this usually the firm date wont have been firmed up.

Many removals firms might impose a change of date fee

Speak to Johns Removals, 17 Meyel Av, Canvey Island, SS8 8BU Tel: 01268 681914 or Man & Van, 2 Sunningdale, Canvey Island, SS8 8DJ Call: 01268 680958.


What length of time will it take for the lawyer to exchange all of the conveyancing work for an apartment in an Edwardian property in Canvey Island?


The process can take anywhere from 1 month to 12 weeks dependent on various issues e.g. the speed of the vendor's conveyancer, or the length of the chain. Our conveyancing solicitors are exceptionally proactive with the intention of you moving home as speedily as realistically possible.


Could caesium (Cs) contaminate land in Canvey Island?


There are legislative rules imposed to curtail top-soil contamination. Various bodies hold data on land contaminants affecting Canvey Island, including local authorities.