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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 Whitby Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 19/01/17

Whitby's nearest train station is Whitby at 1 mile s. Whitby's nearest airport is Darlington, Durham Tees Valley Airport (33 miles).

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Local points of interest in Whitby

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Whitby Lighthouse, Whitby Abbey English Heritage and Fylingdales St Stephen Old Church Churches Conservation Trust are in the vicinity of Whitby.

The closest hospital for Whitby is Whitby.

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We are looking for a solicitors firm that offers cheap conveyancing. Will we get a quote or and estimate?

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Several law firms purport to offer so-called cheap conveyancing, but additional fees will be included in the small print. Busy, stressed homeowners ignore these terms at their peril. Applicable disbursements should be included on any quote for conveyancing in WhitbyThe Homeward Legal quote calculator will confirm the exact legal fees based on the property you are buying.

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Do you need a chancel liability search? I am buying a property in Whitby.

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Where land in Whitby was once owned by a lay-rector, new owners of that property may be obliged to contribute towards the cost of maintenance of nearby church property. Indemnity policies can be arranged if chancel liability is likely to be enforced. Your solicitor can provide more details. Ecclesiastical properties in the local area include Chapel of the Holy Paraclete, St Hilda, St John and St Mary.

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What is the explanation why purchase conveyancing legal work requires weeks?

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The legal work needed to sell or purchase a property may be lengthy for a variety of reasons. Some reasons are beyond a solicitor's influence. We know how distracting such delays can be and endeavour to minimise their cost whenever we can do so by pushing all parties involved. Common delays include a slow firm acting for the lender.

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For fast legal work on the purchase of a £357,000 house, how can we speed things up?

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Firstly, finding a communicative lawyer is crucial to a faster move. There are a range of things you, as the buyer, can do to accelerate the legal work. These include:

  • organising your finances
  • keeping in regular contact with the lawyer
  • completing all forms as soon as possible

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My mortgage lender will be Direct Line Mortgages, what will we need to consider?

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Buyers should be aware that a small number of lenders have limited the firms who can act for them. This can mean higher legal costs for purchasers. Homeward Legal will act on behalf of all major mortgage lenders.

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Would you suggest looking into how to avoid paying for stamp duty to HM Revenue?

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Homeward Legal strongly advise against any stamp duty mitigation scheme. These schemes are costly and , if the scheme fails, you may be charged a penalty of up to 100% of the stamp duty amount owed. There have been a range of government initiatives, however, such as disadvantaged area relief.

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When in the conveyancing process is it appropriate to instruct a conveyancing solicitor to handle our purchase?

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In simple terms, as soon as possible. The legal work can then start straight away. Early instruction of a solicitor to act on your Whitby sale or purchase can reduce the likelihood of the sale or purchase falling though.

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Conveyancing solicitors in Whitby apply for standard property conveyancing searches if instructed by a home purchase client - which particular searches?

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When you are obtaining a mortgage lender expects - Local Authority Search, Drainage Search (Con29DW) and Environment Search as well as any specific local searches e.g. a Utilities Search.

 
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