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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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Conveyancing in Hawkhurst Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 07/12/16

Living in the Hawkhurst area? ;

The nearest airport to Hawkhurst is Lydd Airport. Rochester Airport is 21 mile away and the closest station to Hawkhurst is Etchingham.

Hawkhurst Cranbrook is the neighbouring hospital.

Q.

How do I find a cheap solicitor quote to buy leasehold property?

A.

Many solicitors claim to offer supposedly cheap conveyancing, but additional fees are often hiding in the solicitor's terms of engagement. Any costs which are listed in your solicitor's terms should be fair and reasonable. The disbursements to be paid should also be clearly stated on a conveyancing quote

Q.

Which local authority is responsible for Hawkhurst?

A.

Hawkhurst is located in Tunbridge Wells Borough Council, Town Hall, Civic Way, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1RS, phone: 01892 526 121

Q.

What can affect land in Hawkhurst. Will they be properly investigated?

A.

Land will be contaminated by a broad range of environmental factors, and an environmental search will confirm that a house could be affected by Hawkhurst contaminants like sand or clay quarries. Contamination can be caused by local waste sites, including Land/ Premises At, Water Lane, Kent, TN18 5AP.

Q.

I am on a short deadline, needing organise a fast purchase, what should we do?

Firstly, a fast conveyancing transaction is crucial to is to use a communicative lawyer. There are, however, a number of tasks you as the purchaser can do. These include:

  • promptly answering your lawyer's questions
  • organising your finances
  • requesting status updates from the lawyer regularly

Q.

For a property valued at £978k. How is stamp duty calculated?

A.

Stamp Duty will depend on the purchase price. It will be £39120 on a £978k house or flat in Hawkhurst.*

*Accurate June 2012

Q.

Does 'fixtures and fittings' include things like light switches?

A.

Buyers in Hawkhurst will often be frustrated with the lack of formality over fixtures and fittings. To avoid confusion, a list should be agreed by both sides, saving heartache once the sale is completed.

Q.

What causes the purchase conveyancing process to take weeks to complete?

A.

Conveyancing may be held up. We aim to minimise the cost of these delays by driving the transaction forward.

Q.

How much is the council tax on a terraced Band G property in Hawkhurst?

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You should be cover the homes band as part of the title report.

Up-to-date rates for Hawkhurst are set out online at the Tunbridge Wells council website. At the time of writing on 10 October 2012 rates for all bands are:

  • Band A - £961.00
  • Band B - £1,121.00
  • Band C - £1,281.00
  • Band D - £1,441.00
  • Band E - £1,761.00
  • Band F - £2,081.00
  • Band G - £2,401.00
  • Band H - £2,882.00

 
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