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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: 27/10/16

Relevant Cardiff transport and services facts and figures -

In reference to the most recent (2011) national census The usual residential population of Cardiff 1,005,334 spread over an area of 370398.781065 acres giving a population density of 2.7 people per acre.

The nearest airport to Cardiff is Cardiff Airport (9 miles). Bristol Airport is 22 miles away and Cardiff Queen Street train station is about 1 mile from Cardiff.


Cardiff area info


Cardiff Castle Cadw and Cardiff Castle Historic Building are close to Cardiff.

The closest hospital to Cardiff is St Davids Carmarthen.


How do we get the cheapest conveyancing solicitors in Cardiff?


Many buyers and sellers seeking discount conveyancing are caught out by the lure of very low conveyancing rates, and many property lawyers advertise 'the cheapest conveyancing', however additional charges may inflate your final invoice. Charges found in terms and conditions should be reasonable. Any disbursements to be paid should be included on your conveyancing quote


I am intending to be moving from our semi detached residence in Cardiff into a property in Caerphilly what is the right point to appoint a removals firm?


Homeward Legal will advocate that home sellers delay arranging removals until the point where contracts have exchanged because generally a moving date wont have been confirmed. Often home removals firms will charge a rearrangement fee . Local removals firms include 1st Always For House Clearances, 54 Crwys Rd, Cardiff, CF24 4NN Telephone: 029 2038 3268 or Jones Lee, 35 Monmouth St, Cardiff, CF11 6SF on 07929 459032.


How long on average should it take my assigned conveyancer to accomplish all of the conveyancing work for the top floor of period building?

Completion can take anywhere between 3 weeks and three months dependent on a number of things, such as the speed of the vendor's property lawyer, or the speed of the lender.

Our highly lawyers are highly results-focused with the goal of completing the legal process in as little time as achievable.


Do fixtures and fittings include things like central heating systems?


Generally speaking, there is no legal definition of 'fixtures and fittings'. The need to clarify this is regularly neglected, making the completion and approval of a comprehensive fixtures and fittings form so important.


We are intending to purchase a barn conversion in the parish of St Mary Church. Will a chancel search be necessary?


Your conveyancing solicitor may suggest a chancel search. Through some parish councils have determined to impose chancel repairs on current owners of lay rectorships, a conveyancing solicitor cannot verify that a parish in which lay rectors have not been expected to pay chancel repair dues recently will continue to be free from liability. Even if liability is unlikely, indemnity insurance is a sensible precaution.


We are purchasing in Cardiff, is it significant that 'conveyancing searches' are performed?


Searches are a standard set of enquiries ordered by the conveyancing solicitor, for example a local authority search, and will only cover legal facets of the purchase.


Which specific searches does my conveyancing solicitor in Cardiff carry out when acting on a Cardiff home?


The conventional legal procedure will be to get Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage Search (Con29DW or personal) and Environmental and occasionally area-specific searches for example Official Search of Whole or Part without Priority (OS3).


I am purchasing a property in Fairwater. Can we get stamp duty relief?


There are nearly two thousand disadvantaged areas in the UK, and relevant wards currently include Grangetown, Riverside, Butetown, Ely, Caerau, Splott, Adamsdown, Llanrumney, Trowbridge, Llandaff North and Fairwater. Update: As of the 2013/14 tax year, stamp duty relief for disadvantaged areas is no longer available.