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Transfer of Equity in Halifax

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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Conveyancing in Halifax Q & A's

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Updated: 22/01/17

Commuting to the area? ;

As determined by the 2011 census, Halifax has a residential population of 160,378 spread over an area of 29,160 hectares (72,055 acres) meaning a residential population density 5.5 people per hectare (2.2 per acre).

Halifax's closest station is Halifax. The closest airport to Halifax is Leeds Bradford Airport.

The nearest hospital is Halifax, Calderdale Royal.


How do we find low cost conveyancing?


The confusion over what is, and is not, included in a 'cheap' quote leaves many homeowners paying out more than they anticipated in the end, and many solicitors purport to offer supposedly cheap conveyancing, however additional fees are often hiding in the small print. This small print is often not read by homeowners in a hurry. Any disbursements should also be clearly stated on your conveyancing quote Any additional costs needs to be fair and only apply in cases where the solicitor must perform additional tasks , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Our online quote calculator will generate an accurate quote for your transaction.


Unfortunate circumstances dictate that we want to complete on the sale of a home very quickly, do you any especially very fast Halifax solicitors ?


Our firm by default have a take charge approach when completing the conveyancing work to meet the sellers requirements.

Our method is different - we use advanced document and form assembly systems . Importantly , we provide you with a conveyancing lawyer trained to proactively communicate from the beginning to the end of the buyer and seller chain .


What issues assist with guaranteeing fast conveyancing?


Importantly, a fast completion is key is to use a proactive conveyancing solicitor. Consider the following when selecting:

  • Are phone, fax and email their preferred methods of contact
  • Did you experience any delays when requesting a quote?
  • Will they work on a 'no sale, no fee' basis?


How long should it take the conveyancer to carry out the conveyancing work for the top floor of Regency building in Halifax?


Getting contracts exchanged can take anywhere between a month and 3 months, which can be hampered by a number of factors such as the speed of the seller's conveyancing solicitor, or the speed of other lawyers in the chain.


Conveyancing solicitors in Halifax do necessary searches if instructed by a property purchaser - which specific searches?


If taking out a mortgage a mortgage lender insist that a solicitor to get at least specific searches, including the following Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal) and Environmental as well as any unique particular e.g. a Official Search of whole with priority.


Are Halifax any designated conservation areas going to affect us?


Locales deemed to be of historic or architectural significance, such as picturesque villages, will be designated as conservation areas. You may wish to contact the local authority for more detail, but your conveyancing lawyer will address this during the house-buying process.


Is the Stamp Duty Land Tax fee a fee or disbursement?


An ideal quote will list all disbursements and fees. This charge is a fee not a disbursement. It should be included in a quote.


If we are purchasing a flat on the same road as parish grounds in Halifax, is it advisable that I get a chancel search?


Some owners in Halifax can be required to cover the cost of repairs to specific local church buildings. Following the Land Registration Act 2002, interest over any affected land in Halifax must be registered by October 2013. This will make it easier to identify affected property through a chancel search. Church properties in the area include St John the Evangelist, All Saints', Holy & Undivided Trinity and St Hilda.