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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 Whiston Q & A's

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Updated: 02/12/16

The nearest train station to Whiston is Rotherham Central, around 2 miles away. The nearest airport to Whiston is Sheffield City Airport. Robin Hood Airport is 14 miles, Gamston Airport is 18 miles and away.

Whiston is about 1 mile of Junction 33 Southbound of the M1.

Rotherham District General is the neighbouring hospital.


How do I get low cost conveyancing?


The lack of clarity surrounding this point catches out many sellers and buyers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted, and many property lawyers advertise so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing'. Unfortunately extra charges can inflate the solicitor's invoice. Get a quote using the Homeward Legal quote calculator for the property you are buying.


Whiston lawyers do necessary searches if acting for a home purchaser - which specific searches?


If obtaining a mortgage a mortgage lender will expect at least the following Local Authority Search, Drainage and Water Search and Environmental as well as any special local Whiston searches e.g. a Utilities report.


How many weeks does the conveyancing process require? I am buying in Whiston.


The amount of time needed to transfer a property varies, influenced by a range of considerations. Homeward Legal solicitors work hard to ensure every sale is undertaken as quickly as possible.


What does a Whiston property lawyer recommend if the house I am intending to buy is in a Rotherham local authority conservation area which has unlawful roof aerials fitted?

Rotherham local authority Requisition for search and Official Certificate of Search conducted by a property lawyer should determine the existence of suitable authorisation for modifications to the property.


Will we need a chancel liability search if I am buying a Whiston home on the same street as rectory land?


Where land in Whiston was once owned by a lay-rector, new owners of that property may be obliged to cover the cost of repairs to an old church building. Some names or words such as 'Glebe Farm' give an indication of a property's history, and thus whether chancel liability may apply. Ecclesiastical properties in the area where a chancel search may be necessary include S.Mildred, St Mary Magdalene, St Mary the Virgin and St Nicholas.


When do I need to arrange a conveyancer to act on our sale?


Whether buying or selling, as soon as possible. The legal work can then begin very early in the process. Instructing a solicitor early can reduce the likelihood of the transaction stalling.


How much is the council tax on a Fifties terraced Band B home in Whiston?


You should be briefed about your houses band within the conveyancer's title report.

Correct rates for homes in Whiston are listed at the Rotherham local authority website. At the time of writing (26 November 2012) band rates are:

  • Band A - £973.00
  • Band B - £1,135.00
  • Band C - £1,298.00
  • Band D - £1,460.00
  • Band E - £1,784.00
  • Band F - £2,109.00
  • Band G - £2,433.00
  • Band H - £2,920.00


As a result of the serious flooding in Leeds we are concerned that environmental searches won't be detailed enough?


A diligent conveyancing solicitor in Whiston will suggest that you get in depth environmental searches if the initial search spots a risk of flooding in Whiston.

You can always get in touch with a close neighbour for that further comfort if still concerned.