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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 Shortlands Q & A's

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Updated: 28/11/16

Shortlands's nearest train station is Kemsley at 2 miles. The nearest airport to Shortlands is Rochester, Maidstone Rd Airport (10 miles). London Airport is 16 miles and Rochester Airport is 11 miles away.

Sittingbourne is the closest hospital to Shortlands.

Q.

We need to find the cheapest conveyancing quote. and what is included?

A.

This catches out many property buyers and sellers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted, and many conveyancers claim to offer supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Often additional charges will be included in the terms of engagement. Your Shortlands conveyancing quote ought to list the disbursements to be paid.Our quotes offer a clear statement of your solicitors fees for a standard purchase or sale.

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Do your property lawyers conduct the legal conveyancing of residential property auction properties in Shortlands?

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Our recommended conveyancing solicitors regularly take instructions from buyers at auction. Conveyancers invariably inform auction buyers to select a CQS property lawyer well before the day of the auction for a thorough investigation. Subsequently, following the auction day, your lawyer is focused on conclude all of the legal work in under 28 days as typically required by the auction conditions.

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How can we check that a property is in a conservation area?

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These areas categorise regions designated as being of special architectural or historic interest. These restrictions can add to maintenance costs, but the benefits include security that the surroundings are unlikely to change.

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What is the council tax on a residential end of terrace property in Shortlands?

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Frequently a title report will provide the Bromley council tax band. The latest tax rates for residents of Shortlands are published at the Bromley local authority website. As of 20/12/2012 rates are as follows:

  • Band A - £865.00
  • Band B - £1,010.00
  • Band C - £1,154.00
  • Band D - £1,298.00
  • Band E - £1,586.00
  • Band F - £1,875.00
  • Band G - £2,163.00
  • Band H - £2,596.00

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What environmental concerns can impact land in Shortlands. Are these checked for comprehensively?

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Land in Shortlands would be contaminated by a broad range of naturally-occurring factors, such as sand or gravel pits or civil aviation activity in the area. An environmental search can provide much more clarity.

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I plan to purchase a converted chapel in Swanscombe. Is a chancel search specified?

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The solicitor responsible for your move may suggest that a chancel search be taken out. Although some Parochial Church Councils (PCCs) have taken the decision to exact chancel repairs on the current owners, there is no guarantee that a parish where chancel repair fees have not been paid previously will continue to be free from liability. It is not safe to rely on the historical behaviour of the parish council alone as a guide.

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We have requested a quote from you. Might there be any extra costs?

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Homeward Legal never charge any hidden extra fees for any reason. Some solicitors' firms will give a low estimate, not an accurate quote, meaning that you could pay much more when you complete.

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What causes conveyancing work in Shortlands to be so delayed?

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The legal work needed to sell or purchase a property can be delayed even in the best of circumstances. The reasons are beyond a lawyer's power. We strive to reduce their cost wherever it is feasible by driving the transaction forward. Common delays include issues elsewhere in a chain.

 
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