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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 Ilkley Q & A's

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Updated: 17/01/17

Living in the Ilkley area? ;

The nearest station to Ilkley is Ilkley, approximately a mile away. The nearest airport to Ilkley is Leeds Bradford Airport (8 miles).

Ilkley, Coronation is a relatively close hospital.


How do we find a cheap solicitor to purchase a home?


Many law firms advertise supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Often additional charges are often hiding in the terms, left unregarded by busy buyers Your quote should also state costs to be paid to third parties, e.g. the Land Registry, (disbursements). Any additional fees which are listed in terms of engagement should be fair.


When in the conveyancing process do we need to instruct a conveyancing solicitor?


In the majority of situations, as soon as possible, as the legal work can commence very early in the process. Early instruction of a conveyancing solicitor can reduce any chance of your sale or purchase aborting.


Is the SDLT fee a disbursement or fee?


A quote will itemise fees and disbursements, clearly stating which is which. This charge is a fee not a disbursement. It should be included in the quote for your conveyancing.


May the conveyancing quote have any extra charges?


No. Homeward Legal do not charge any hidden charges. You Ilkley conveyancing quote is an honest and accurate price.


We are buying a property where the seller has installed cladding on the home which may breach Wentworth Street Bethnal Green conservation area rules.

Your conveyancing solicitor should check whether the property is inside a conservation area, and if so, whether any modifications have appropriate permission from the local planning authority. If no appropriate permissions be provided, your solicitor will recommend the best alternative such as taking out an indemnity policy or requesting retrospective consent from Harrogate local authority.


Do it yourself conveyancing without using a Ilkley property solicitor looks to be possible as a buyer and seller of a home. Would it be insensible ?


There is no reason why you shouldn't carry out the legal work on your own. That said, a conveyancing solicitor in Ilkley typically handles a huge number of activities such as chasing notices/share certificates or handling retentions most of which really need a qualified professional.

Nevertheless firms and their solicitors must carry the correct professional indemnity insurance that ultimately protects you from any professional failures.


I am buying a converted building in a Ilkley conservation area. How does one locate data relating to the state of repair of the Ilkley conservation area?


Local conservation areas are nominated by Harrogate who maintain things like what can be developed to traffic signs. English Heritage, a government body, keep information on the condition of conservation areas along with the vulnerability of the area.


What factors will contaminate land in Ilkley. Are they a concern?


A broad range of contaminants may lessen the value of property, like other sources of contaminated land and proximity to scrap yards. An environmental search will give more information. Contamination in Ilkley can be caused by local waste sites, such as Off Big Meadow Drive, LS29 0JY.