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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: 25/11/16

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.


Metro Bank will be our mortgage lender - what will we need to consider?


When arranging a mortgage to purchase a property, a mortgage provider will need legal work to be undertaken in relation to the mortgage. Some lenders have limited the firms who can act for them, potentially creating greater conveyancing costs for house purchasers. We will act for many lenders.


My local agent has suggested a law firm. Must I use this firm?


It is commonplace for agents in Hereford to suggest a law firm to handle your conveyancing, however, such referrals should be compared against alternatives, such as local solicitors, or firms found online, as it may be the case that the agent

recommends the firm which pays to the largest referral fee, not the law firm with the best reputation.


How will the lawyer in Doncaster advise me on the risk of floods in Doncaster?


A crucial component in the legal due diligence process of buying a property involves the lawyer conducting environmental searches that set out details of any likely risk of flooding in Doncaster.


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.


Is mercury topsoil contamination likely in Doncaster?


Doncaster agriculture or industry can cause soil contamination. Data on many contaminants, such as groundwater contamination and organohalides, will be included in an environmental search.


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