By Ellie Pierpoint
15th November 2016
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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For many people, Essex represents tranquil villages full of character and with easy commuting options for London. For affluent city workers the mansions of Epping are the only choice. Some even settle on Essex's coastline which includes Frinton, Clacton and the lively Southend on Sea.
Transport wise the county is very well served with numerous commuter trains running to London as well as Southend, London City, Clacton and Stansted Airports all on the doorstep.
Whatever you are looking for, Essex offers huge diversity and, partly due to mis-applied stigma, remains an undiscovered county with great value property stock.Q.
Many online and high street firms purport to offer cheap conveyancing quotes. However additional charges are frequently hidden in the terms that unknowing property buyers and sellers have not reviewed The conveyancing quote should, in addition, define any disbursements to be paid.Q.
Buyers in Essex will often be frustrated with the lack of formality over which fixtures and fittings should be included with a property. Conveyancing solicitors recommend a formal fixtures and fittings form to avoid later disagreements and will save considerable frustration later.Q.
Gazumping describes when an offer is accepted, and then rejected, by the property seller, opting instead for a better offer. Though gazumping is uncommon when property prices are falling, there is still a risk. Instructing a fast, efficient solicitor early should help to mitigate this risk.Q.
House buyers should know that some lenders have opted to reduce the size of their 'solicitor panel'. We, however, can act for most mortgage lenders, keeping buyers' legal costs to a minimum.Q.
The respective council tax band should commonly be highlighted as part of the conveyancing report on title along with the governing local authority
Up-to-date charges for Essex are detailed online at the Maldon local authority website. At the time of writing on 13 March 2013 the rates are:
Our solicitors by default have a active modus operandi to fulfilling the conveyancing process. We only allocate you to carefully selected solicitors which always exert pressure through every part of the buyer and seller chain .
In addition our panel of property lawyers are specifically chosen as they use premier case and work flow systems and technology systems to exchange on your move in minimum time.Q.
The Law Lords decision in a court case between a parish council and owners of neighbouring farmland liable for church repairs reaffirmed that 'lay impropriators' of property must fund church repairs. Terms used in a property's name, like 'glebe', may indicate chancel liability. With reform on the horizon, it will soon fall upon the church to register any liabilities at the Land Registry and buyer will know with certainty whether the property is obligated in respect of chancel repair.Q.
Stamp Duty in Essex will depend on the value of the property. It is £33080 on a £827k house or flat.*
*Correct as of December 2012