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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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Updated: 16/01/17

As calculated by the 2011 census Wakefield has a residential population 512,657 spread over an area of 119,932 acres (48,535 hectares) which equals a population density of 4.3 people per acre or 10.6 per hectare.

Motorists are well served with Wakefield ideally situated with very good road access nearby at under 2 miles off the M1 Junction 40 Southbound.

Wakefield Westgate station is around 1 mile from Wakefield and Leeds Bradford Airport is 14 miles from Wakefield. Robin Hood Airport is 25 miles and Sheffield City Airport is 21 mile away.

Wakefield, Clayton is a nearby hospital.


I am trying to find fixed rate Wakefield conveyancing. What do we need to consider?


The lack of clarity surrounding this point catches out many buyers, and can leave them paying far more in conveyancing fees than they budgeted, and many solicitors promote 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', but extra costs are frequently hidden in the small print which buyers may have not read carefully Extra costs should be reasonable and clear and only be applied if the lawyer is required to complete extra work for you, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Our quotes clearly state all legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.


Doing your own conveyancing without the help of a solicitor in Wakefield appears to be becoming possible as a buyer of a house. Would it be reckless ?


In theory there are no reasons why a home mover shouldn't conduct majority of the legal and technical work unaided. In reality however, a conveyancer carries out a long list of functions e.g. checking contracts or identifying conservation area breaches which need training.

Nevertheless lawyers must get the applicable professional indemnity insurance that protects you from any errors.


How is Wakefield contaminated land identified?


A range of contaminants caused by natural causes can impair land. Contaminants including brine works or other land contamination should be considered

as part of the appropriate search. Contamination in Wakefield can be caused by local waste sites, such as Land / Premises At, Calder Vale Road, West Yorkshire, WF1 5PJ.


Does Wakefield include many areas of conservation?


Conservation areas protect neighbourhoods of historical merit. You may wish to contact the local authority for more information, but your conveyancing lawyer will investigate this in detail during the conveyancing process.


Which local authority is responsible for Wakefield?


Wakefield is located in Wakefield Council, Town Hall, Wood Street, Wakefield, WF1 2HQ, phone: 08458 506 506


We are buying on a ex-industrial use land. Could the top-soil be contaminated by industrial waste?


Policies and legislation are in place to control pollution, waste, water and chemical contamination. Other sources of contaminated land include groundwater contamination.


Do your panel of solicitors conduct the legal conveyancing of residential property auction properties in Wakefield?


Our CQS solicitors commonly do the legal conveyancing bidders at auction. Our solicitors and conveyancers have acted for many buyers at regional property auctions including Acuitus, Allsop (Commercial), Allsop (Residential), Auction House London, Award Property, Barnett Ross, Baxtons, Brendons Auctioneers, Countrywide Property Auctions and Drivers Norris.

Prudent auction buyers tend to select an experienced conveyancing firm as early as possible for a full review of the auction pack before the auction day arrives.

Thereafter, following the auction, the conveyancing lawyer must be able to concentrate on finalise the purchase legal work within 28 days after exchange as required by the terms of sale.


Is it advisable that I get searches for chancel liability? We are buying a flat in Wakefield.


Chancel liability repair costs can run into £100,000s, which owners of affected property will be compelled to pay on demand to the Wakefield Church council. Parochial Church Councils in Wakefield must register their interest over property by October 2013, simplifying the chancel search process. A conveyancing solicitor will be able to advise further. Wakefield church properties include St Peters Church Centre, Chantry Bridge, St Mary, St Peters Church Centre and St Peters Church Centre.