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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: 14/10/16

Moving into a residential property in the Birmingham area? Practical local Birmingham travel and public service information -

As confirmed by the 2011 census, the population of Birmingham 1,904,658 spread over an area of 129,635 hectares (320,335 acres) meaning a density of population of 14.7 people per hectare or 5.9 per acre.

The closest train station to Birmingham is Birmingham Snow Hill. The closest airport to Birmingham is Birmingham Airport (7 miles). Coventry Airport is 20 miles and Wolverhampton Business Airport Airport is 16 miles away.

Motorists are well catered for with Birmingham having good motorway access about a couple of miles of Junction 6 Southbound of the M6.

A&E For Birmingham Childrens is the nearest hospital to Birmingham.


How do I find low cost conveyancing in Birmingham?


Various firms offer 'the cheapest conveyancing', but extra costs can inflate the solicitor's invoice. Any extra charges included in the terms should be clearly defined. The conveyancing quote ought to list the disbursements to be paid.


Will a property in Sparkbrook be eligible for disadvantaged area stamp duty relief?


Disadvantaged areas in Birmingham are identified by council ward. Disadvantaged areas in Birmingham include Bartley Green, Stockland Green, Billesley, Kingstanding, Ladywood, Soho, Aston, Washwood Heath, Longbridge, Weoley, Hodge Hill, Nechells, Sparkbrook, Shard End, Acock's Green, Fox Hollies, Handsworth, King's Norton, Kingsbury, Sandwell, Small Heath, Sparkhill and Yardley. Update: As of the 2013/14 tax year, stamp duty relief for disadvantaged areas is no longer available.


In what ways can the Birmingham property solicitor investigate the risk of flooding to properties in Birmingham?


An integral step in the conveyancing procedure involves the lawyer making an application for property environmental searches that offer you certain

details with regard to Birmingham flooding. In certain cases the Birmingham lawyer may suggest a more involved (e.g. Landmark) in-depth flood search.


Will you need a chancel search when you are purchasing in Birmingham?


Owners of property in a neighbourhood near an old church building must fund repairs, where chancel repair liability exists. Insurance may be available to protect a buyer should a Birmingham Parochial Church Council enforce liability. Birmingham Church of England properties include St George, Christ Church, Christ Church and St Luke.


We need to complete this leasehold property purchase as soon as possible, how do we arrange a fast conveyancing transaction in Birmingham?


Firstly, faster conveyancing is the key to is to employing a proactive solicitor. When identifying an appropriate a solicitor, ask yourself the following: Do they offer 'instant' online quotes? Do they use email? Will they work on a 'no sale, no fee' basis?


We have requested a quote from you. Will I be billed any extra costs when the move completes?


No. Homeward Legal never charge any additional charges.


How many weeks should I expect it to take our assigned lawyer to handle all of the legal process for a maisonette in an Edwardian home we are purchasing?


The conveyancing process can take anywhere from 1 month to twelve weeks, which can be affected by any number of things e.g. the speed of the vendor's conveyancing solicitor, or the speed of other lawyers in the chain. Homeward Legal's property solicitors are extremely focused on speed and communication, with the aim of exchanging as soon as we can.


At what stage should we book the removal van?


Best advice is to hold off booking a removal company until such time as both sides have formally agreed your moving date that occurs once exchange of contracts. Often house removals companies might impose a rearrangement premium . Try West Midlands Removals, The Custard Factory/Gibb St, Birmingham, B9 4AA Telephone: 07910 605543 or Self Storage Place, 20/20/New Bond Street, Birmingham, B9 4EJ on 0121 771 4616.