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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

Useful local travel and services facts and figures -

In reference to the 2011 census, Doncaster's residential population is 755,713 people spread over an area of 684,184 acres giving a residential population density 1.1 people per acre.

Doncaster is close at less than three miles of the A1M Junction 36 Northbound.

Doncaster station is approximately 1 mile from Doncaster. The closest airport to Doncaster is Robin Hood Airport (5 miles). Gamston Airport is 19 miles and Sheffield City Airport is 14 miles away.

The closest hospital is Doncaster, Park Hill.


How do I get the cheapest conveyancing solicitors?


Several conveyancers claim to offer theoretically 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', however extra costs are often hiding in small print. Busy, stressed home owners ignore these terms at their peril. A quote for conveyancing in Doncaster should also state third party costs, termed disbursements, to be paid. Extra costs listed in the solicitor's terms ought to be reasonable and only be applied if your lawyer must complete unanticipated additional work in your interest, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process.


Myself and my partner are planning to buy in Doncaster, and need to know if there are many conservation areas.


Locales deemed to be of historic or architectural significance, such as stretches of canals, will be recorded as conservation areas. St Georges, Thorne Road and Hatfield High Street are among the conservation areas in Doncaster. A conveyancing solicitor will confirm potential liability for unauthorised works and be able to provide more details for conservation areas in Doncaster.


Will we need a chancel search if we are intending to buy in the parish?


Whichever Doncaster parish in which you are buying, a property solicitor may suggest a chancel search. In Doncaster's much older areas, chancel repair

can be imposed on the current owners of a home where parish councils have previously chosen not to do so, so it can be difficult to use this as a guide.


How much is the council tax on a Fifties end of terrace home in Doncaster?


Conventionally a conveyancing report on title should give the appropriate Doncaster council tax band.

The latest council tax rates for Doncaster are detailed on the Doncaster council site. As at, 09/06/2012, rates for all bands are:

  • Band A - £883.00
  • Band B - £1,030.00
  • Band C - £1,177.00
  • Band D - £1,325.00
  • Band E - £1,619.00
  • Band F - £1,913.00
  • Band G - £2,208.00
  • Band H - £2,649.00


Could costs for the conveyancing take into account any extra charges?


No. Homeward Legal do not hide any hidden extra fees for standard conveyancing legal work. Know that some websites offer unrealistically low 'quotes' which are in fact estimates, which they will not be required to adhere to.


I am preparing to move from our terraced property in Doncaster into a new abode in Cudworth what is the right point to select a house removal firm?


The ideal point is for buyers to avoid agreeing the removals until after you have contractually agreed the final move date which happens once exchange of contracts. Typically firms might impose a late cancellation fine

Speak to S S S Removal Services, 20 Abbott Street, Doncaster, DN4 0AU Telephone: 01302 364960 or Man With Van, 1 Crimpsall Rd, Doncaster, DN4 0BQ on 01302 355289.


Please advise how to get out of paying out for stamp duty tax?


Stamp Duty Land Tax must be paid on home purchases priced at over 125,000 pounds. We do not recommend buyers risk any stamp duty mitigation scheme, as such schemes are highly expensive and very risky.


How is Stamp Duty Land Tax rates assessed in Doncaster, how much should we pay on a £168000 property?


SDLT in Doncaster will depend on several factors, primarily the house or flat's purchase price. On a £168000 property, stamp duty will be £1680.