By Ellie Pierpoint
15th November 2016
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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When selling, buying or remortgaging a house or flat in Rochester, you should instruct a lawyer to handle conveyancing work for your move.
Our solicitor network have vast experience of conveyancing in Rochester and all over Kent and our highly proactive approach means we complete the transaction in the shortest possible time.
Our solicitors undertake all the legal work for your move for fixed conveyancing costs in Rochester.
If for any reason your Kent house move does not complete you will not be charged any property legal fees.
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As reported in the 2011 national census Rochester has a residential population 607,143 spread over an area of 99,452 hectares (245,751 acres) which equals a residential population density 6.1 people per hectare or 2.5 per acre.
Strood Kent station is approximately 1 mile from Rochester and Rochester, Maidstone Rd Airport is 3 miles from Rochester. London City Airport is 22 miles, London Airport is 15 miles, Rochester Airport is 3 miles and London Biggin Hill Airport is 21 mile away.
Rochester is around a mile and a half of the M2 junction entry 2 Eastbound.
The nearest hospital to Rochester is St Bartholomews Chatham.Q.
This catches out many buyers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted. Many solicitors advertise theoretically cheap conveyancing quotes, but extra fees will be included in small print which buyers may have not read carefully Additional costs listed in the small print needs to be reasonable and clear.Q.
The standard conveyancing procedure will be to get these searches - Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage Search, Environmental and Coal Mining Search and, depending on certain criteria, area-specific searches for instance Planning Search.Q.
SDLT commonly must be paid on homes over one hundred and twenty-five thousand pounds. Homeward Legal do not advise home buyers risk any stamp duty scheme, because these schemes are costly and HMRC may challenge a scheme up to six years later and the total stamp duty amount may be due.
Frequently a conveyancer's title report should supply the appropriate Medway council tax band. The latest tax charges for homes in Rochester are detailed at the Medway council website. At the time of writing, 07/09/2012, the rates are:
The most sensible course of action is for buyers to delay agreeing removals until the point where both sides have scheduled a date that occurs once exchange of contracts. Try Wilds Removals Strood Ltd, Station Approach/Canal Road, Strood, Rochester, ME2 4DR Call: 01634 226573.Q.
A property lawyer could recommend a chancel search, regardless of the parish in which the property being purchased is located. In older areas of Rochester, chancel repair has the potential to be charged on current owners of a property where Parochial Church Councils have previously chosen not to do so. For property in the parish of Sevington, it is not safe to rely on the historical behaviour of the parish council alone as a guide.Q.
Rochester and the surrounding region has a legacy of chemical contamination. Environment search results will factor contaminants, including metals and others such as industrial storage.Q.
An agent may recommend one or more conveyancing firms. If the agent is paid a referral fee, however, it may be the case that the agent recommends the firm which pays to the largest referral fee, not the most suitable for you.