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Transfer of Equity in Newcastle under Lyme

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: 17/01/17

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Newcastle under Lyme is less than 3m of junction entry 15 Northbound of the M6.

Newcastle under Lyme's closest station is Etruria. Newcastle under Lyme's nearest airport is Manchester Terminals 1 & 3 Airport (24 miles). Manchester Terminal 2 Airport is 25 miles away.

Sandy Lane Newcastle under Lyme is the most convenient hospital to Newcastle under Lyme.


I am trying to find low cost conveyancing in Newcastle under Lyme. How do we get a quote?


Many online and high street solicitors claim to offer supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Unfortunately additional charges will be included in the solicitor's terms. Chargeswhich are listed in the solicitor's terms ought to be reasonable and clear. A conveyancing quote should, in addition, define the disbursements to be paid.The online quote calculator can generate an accurate statement of the legal fees for the property you plan to buy.


If I am intending to buy near Newcastle under Lyme, in the parish of Hanford, do we need a chancel search?


The conveyancing solicitor may suggest a chancel search. Through some Parochial Church Councils have exercised their right to charge chancel repairs on the owners of affected property, a conveyancing solicitor cannot verify that a parish where repair costs have not been paid before, that this will not continue to be so. In the event that chancel liability may apply, your solicitor might recommend insurance rather than pulling out of the purchase.


I have got a conveyancing quote from you. Are there any extra fees?


Regrettably, the practice of hiding extra costs in the 'small print' is quite common. We will never charge any additional costs. Be aware that some websites offer unrealistically low 'quotes' which are in fact estimates. The final bill you receive may be much more.


Should you get a chancel search? We are purchasing a residence in Newcastle under Lyme.


In Newcastle under Lyme, some owners can be required to pay for upkeep of church property in the locality. Terms used in a property's name, like 'Glebe Farm', may indicate chancel liability. A conveyancing solicitor will be able to advise

further. Newcastle under Lyme church lands where chancel liability may apply include Newcastle S.Giles, Newcastle S.Paul and St George's Newcastle


Handling the legal work without the support of a Newcastle under Lyme solicitor appears to be becoming possible when buying a house. Would it be risky ?


Theoretically speaking there are no arguments why you should not carry out the legal and technical work yourself.

The truth is however that a property solicitor juggles a large number of actions ranging from chasing deeds and DS1 documents or ongoing communication with the other sides solicitors most of which really need experience.

Furthermore firms and their solicitors are required to carry suitable insurance cover to protect you from any failures made by the lawyer.


Is set up to 28 day completions on the conveyancing of property auction properties in Newcastle under Lyme?


In fact we are familiar with local and national auctions and frequently take instructions from sellers at auction. It is a sensible decision buyers at auction to decide on a lawyer as soon as possible to allow adequate time for a full review of the documents well in advance of the auction day arrives.

Post auction day arrives, your lawyer will be geared up to finalise the legal side of things in a month as conventionally required by the terms and conditions of sale.


How much is the council tax on a Fifties semi-detached Band G property in Newcastle under Lyme?


You should be provide your new house's council tax band with the conveyancing report on title. The latest tax charges for Newcastle under Lyme are set out on the Newcastle-under-Lyme council website. As of 17 October 2012 the rates are:

  • Band A - £973.00
  • Band B - £1,135.00
  • Band C - £1,297.00
  • Band D - £1,459.00
  • Band E - £1,784.00
  • Band F - £2,108.00
  • Band G - £2,432.00
  • Band H - £2,919.00


We are planning to buy in Newcastle under Lyme. Are there any designated conservation areas in the area?


With around 9,000 areas of conservation throughout the country, the local areas near or within Newcastle under Lyme will include several areas of architectural or historic interest designated as protected. Conservation areas in Newcastle under Lyme include Butterton. Your solicitor will advise further and discuss the relevant responsibilities you would be taking on by purchasing in a conservation area.