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Transfer of Equity in York

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 York Q & A's

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Updated: 12/01/17

As reported in the most recent (2011) national census, York has a residential population 562,439 spread over an area of 1,213,002 acres which equals a population density of 0.5 people per acre.

The closest train station to York is Broomfleet and York's nearest airport is Kirmington, Humberside International Airport.

Beverley, Westwood is a nearby hospital for York.


How do I find affordable conveyancing?


Several firms purport to offer theoretically cheap conveyancing. Often additional fees are often hiding in the terms of engagement. A quote for conveyancing in York should state applicable disbursements. Charges should be reasonable and clear and come into force only if the lawyer must complete unanticipated additional work in your interest, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process.


How is stamp duty determined, and how much do we need to budget for a £875000 York house?


The Stamp Duty Land Tax you pay will rely on the valuation. On a £875000 property, stamp duty will be £35000.*

*Source:, February 2013


Which local authority looks after York?


York is located in York City Council, Library Square, York, Yorkshire, YO1 7DU, phone: 01904 551 550


How much time will we account for conveyancing take?


On average, the length of time taken to sell or purchase a property may vary, influenced by a broad set of considerations such as where management

information is required. Our conveyancers work hard to ensure your move is handled as fast as possible, without compromising on service.


When do we need to get a conveyancing solicitor to handle our sale?


In the vast majority of cases, the sooner you instruct a firm, the better. Prompt instruction of a solicitor for a sale enables information, especially from slow third-parties, can be requested even prior to accepting an offer, whereas if you are buying you can shave days off the process by having the details of your instructed solicitor ready when you make an offer.


I want to exchange contracts on the sale of my maisonette within 5 weeks, are Homeward Legal fast York solicitors ?


Worryingly, some property solicitors firms can be far too slow, bringing huge stress to buying or selling.

Our method is to use modern conveyancing case management systems . We always give property sellers carefully selected solicitor trained to communicate by phone and email with all parties in the chain for example local councils, to achieve a fast move.


Is there anything I can do to avoid paying HMRC stamp duty?


Stamp duty reduction must be treated with caution. These schemes are costly and the HMRC can review a scheme up to 6 years after a sale is completed . There have been a small number of legitimate initiatives, however, such as for first-time buyers. A conveyancing solicitor should confirm whether you are eligible.


What local factors can contaminate land in York. Will they be checked for thoroughly?


A range of contaminants may reduce the value of residential property in York, such as masts or pylons. An environmental search will give more information. Contamination in York can be caused by local waste sites, such as Escrick Brickworks, North Yorkshire, YO19 6ED.