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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 Penistone Q & A's

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Updated: 28/11/16

Local key data:

The nearest airport to Penistone is Sheffield City Airport (13 miles). Leeds Bradford Airport is 24 miles and away and the closest train station to Penistone is Penistone.

Barnsley, District General is the neighbouring hospital.


How do I find a discount conveyancing quote in Penistone?


Both high-street and online firms offer supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Often additional costs can inflate your final bill. Any extra costs should be reasonable. The Homeward Legal quote calculator will confirm the exact legal fees based on the property you are buying.


Do I need a homebuyer report?


We strongly advise that home buyers in Penistone order an inspection. Numerous defects will impact a property. These can include blocked drains, and issues such as these are not likely to be investigated as part of the conveyancing itself.


What will the council tax cost me for a Fifties Band D flat in Penistone?


The council tax band will ordinarily be highlighted as part of the conveyancing report on title, and by the local council

The correct charges for residents of Penistone are tabled online at the Sheffield council website. On 05 August 2012 the rates are:

  • Band A - £991.00
  • Band B - £1,156.00
  • Band C - £1,321.00
  • Band D - £1,486.00
  • Band E - £1,816.00
  • Band F - £2,146.00
  • Band G - £2,476.00
  • Band H - £2,972.00


What type of local environmental checks in relation to the uncertain risk of possible flooding around South Yorkshire will a lawyer in Penistone actually apply for?


A necessary step in the legal due diligence process involves your conveyancing solicitor applying for conveyancing and environmental searches that give you some details with respect

to Penistone area flood risk. Furthermore a solicitor in Penistone will sometimes recommend a more detailed (e.g. Homcheck) detailed flood search. On (28-Nov-12) there were no warnings around the River Don at Penistone Bridge, Wordsworth Court and Wentworth Meadows, Penistone at the River Don and its tributaries from Penistone to Kelham Island in Sheffield


Holmesdale Building Society is going to be our lender - is there anything we need to consider?


Until recently, most solicitors could act for the majority lenders. In some cases, lenders have opted to reduce the size of their 'solicitor panel'. We will act for all large mortgage lenders so that you will not be required to pay legal fees for your lender's solicitor.


Will you need a chancel liability search? I am purchasing a property in Penistone.


In Penistone, some owners can be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance of a medieval church. Parochial Church Councils in Penistone must register their interest over property by October 2013, simplifying the chancel search process. Your conveyancing lawyer can provide more details. Penistone churches include St John the Baptist.


Does your company carry out the conveyancing for auction properties in Penistone?


Our company is highly knowledgeable with sellers at auction. It is not unusual for difficult to value homes such as legally defective titles are purchased in property auctions and these will want further exploration prior to exchange. Homeward Legal therefore advise buyers to formally instruct an experienced lawyer well before the date of the auction to allow adequate time for a detailed review of the sellers pack. Thereafter, following the auction day itself, a property conveyancing lawyer will need to be fully prepared to speedily finalise the purchase legal work in less than 28 days after exchange as required by the terms and conditions of sale.


The Penistone residence being purchased is on a brownfield site. Could the soil be contaminated by industrial waste?


There are regulations imposed in order to limit soil contamination. Environment search results will factor contaminants, including metals and others such as groundwater contaminants like organic compounds.