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Transfer of Equity in Long Melford

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: 03/12/16

Local services information

Long Melford's closest airport is Elmsett, Whatfield Rd Airport. Elmsett Airport is 12 miles, Cambridge City Airport is 25 miles and Stansted Airport is 24 miles away and the nearest station to Long Melford is Sudbury Suffolk.

The neighbouring hospital for Long Melford is Walnuttree Sudbury.


How do I get low cost conveyancing?


This matter catches out many buyers and sellers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted. Many property lawyers offer supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', but extra charges will be included in the small print. Extra fees included in the small print should be reasonable. They be applicable if the lawyer must complete work beyond standard conveyancing on your behalf, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Any disbursements should also be included on the conveyancing quote. We offer quotes, not estimates, and clearly state all legal fees you pay for a standard conveyancing transaction.


What will contaminate land in Long Melford. Are they an issue?


Residential property would be contaminated by many naturally-occurring factors, and an environmental search should reveal if a property can be impacted by contaminants in the region like overhead transmission lines and pollution incidents.


How long can I account for the legal work to buy a flat generally require, on average?


In general, the number of weeks needed to sell or purchase a property varies, influenced by a broad set of legal considerations. Homeward Legal work hard to ensure a sale, purchase or transfer of equity receives fast and efficient service.


If my family are purchasing a property close by parish grounds in Long Melford, should you get a chancel search?


There are thousands of parishes in the UK. Owners of property within some of these may be required to contribute towards the cost of the repair of a local church. Liability has the potential to impact the value of a Long Melford property, but an indemnity policy may be available to protect the new owners. A conveyancing solicitor will be able to advise further. Churches in this area include Holy Trinity with St Catherine and St Catherine.


We are purchasing a £1117000 Long Melford residential property. What should be worked out for stamp duty rates?


The SDLT payable will depend on the purchase price. Stamp duty will be £55850 on a £1117000 house or flat.*

*Source:, October 2012


Which local authority is responsible for Long Melford?


Long Melford is located in Babergh District Council, Corks Lane, Hadleigh, Suffolk, IP7 6SJ, Tel: 01473 826 622


What will the council tax cost me on a Sixties Band H maisonette in Long Melford?


Your property's pertinent council tax band should almost always be detailed within the report on title along with the local council

Council tax rates for residents of Long Melford are detailed at the Babergh local authority website. At the time of writing (15 October 2012) the different rates are:

  • Band A - £1,003.00
  • Band B - £1,170.00
  • Band C - £1,337.00
  • Band D - £1,504.00
  • Band E - £1,838.00
  • Band F - £2,172.00
  • Band G - £2,506.00
  • Band H - £3,008.00


Our agent has suggested the conveyancing that they have used before. Is it risky to use this solicitor?


Many agents in Little Haven will have referral deals with solicitors where they refer clients. However, if they are paid a referral fee, an agent may select whichever firm pays the most per referral, not the most appropriate choice.