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Transfer of Equity in Upminster Bridge

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 Upminster Bridge Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 21/01/17

Upminster Bridge attractions

Upminster London Windmill, Aveley Belhus Woods Country Park and Brentwood Thorndon Country Park Country Park are easily accessible from Upminster Bridge.

The closest airport to Upminster Bridge is London City Airport (9 miles). London Heliport Airport is 19 miles, London Airport is 20 miles, Elstree Airport is 25 miles, Rochester Airport is 19 miles, London Biggin Hill Airport is 18 miles and Stansted Airport is 23 miles away and Upminster Bridge's closest train station is Upminster.

Upminster Bridge is approximately 3 miles of junction entry 29 Westbound of the M25.

The neighbouring hospital for Upminster Bridge is St Georges Hornchuch.

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What do you charge for the legal fees on a £673,000 house? We need to find a fixed rate conveyancing quote.

A.

This catches out many buyers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted, and many solicitors purport to offer so-called cheap conveyancing quotes, but additional charges may increase the final bill. Additional fees included in terms of engagement ought to be fair and clearly defined. A quote for conveyancing in Upminster Bridge should also clearly state any disbursements to be paid.Homeward Legal quotes are not estimates, and offer a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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What additional enquiries concerning the risk and history of flooding to properties in Havering will the Upminster Bridge conveyancer give details on?

A.

An important step in the legal process involves the lawyer carrying out property environmental searches that go into details with respect to Upminster Bridge historical flood risk.

Q.

Please recommend how to get out of paying for SDLT rates?

Homeward Legal do not advise property buyers risk any stamp duty mitigation, as such schemes are often uneconomical and HMRC may challenge a scheme up to six years later meaning that the full stamp duty amount, interest and additional fines will be imposed.

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How does the conveyancing work require weeks? We had several delays with our previous solicitor.

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The legal work required to buy or sell property will occasionally be exposed to significant delays. We aim to lessen their impact wherever feasible by chasing for prompt responses.

Q.

What are 'conveyancing searches'?

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These searches are a bundle of enquiries performed on behalf of the party intending to buy the property, such as a local authority search. These will not give information on the physical condition of the property.

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Do we need a building survey for our house we are interested in buying?

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We heavily advise that you order a survey. There are a wide range of defects which can negatively affect a property. These include wet rot and cracks around door frames. These will not be reported on by a solicitor.

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Do we need to get a chancel search? We are buying close to a 13th Century church in Upminster Bridge.

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Property owners neighbouring nearby church land are expected to pay for repairs, as a result of chancel repair liability. Owners who have bought property prior to 2003 may be totally unaware that a liability exists if a chancel search was not carried out. The solicitor carrying out the legal work for your move will be able to advise as to whether a chancel search is necessary.

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What will the council tax cost me for a Thirties Band E apartment in Upminster Bridge?

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The respective band will normally be set out in the report on title, and by the local council Council tax rates for residents of Upminster Bridge are tabled on the Havering local authority site. As at (06 August 2012) the rates are:

  • Band A - £1,001.00
  • Band B - £1,168.00
  • Band C - £1,335.00
  • Band D - £1,502.00
  • Band E - £1,836.00
  • Band F - £2,169.00
  • Band G - £2,503.00
  • Band H - £3,004.00

 
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