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Transfer of Equity in Cornwall

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 Cornwall Q & A's

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Updated: 19/10/16

Some useful local public transport and public service information -

Cornwall's nearest airport is Newquay Airport. Plymouth City Airport is 25 miles and away. Cornwall's nearest train station is Lostwithiel.

Bodmin is a nearby hospital.


What are the best conveyancing rates for a £274k house?


Many firms purport to offer cheap conveyancing, however additional charges are often hiding in the small print. Additional fees listed in the solicitor's terms needs to be reasonable and clear and only come into force where the conveyancer must complete work beyond standard conveyancing , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process.


We are interested in purchasing in Cornwall. Are there any conservation areas in the area?


With nine thousand such areas listed across the country, the streets and neighbourhoods around Cornwall include a number of conservation areas. You may wish to contact the local authority for more detail, but your solicitor will investigate the impact of conservation areas or other planning restrictions.


We are using a lender in South East England, and need to know which West Sussex lenders you can work with. Whose panels are your solicitors members of?


Most lenders in West Sussex are on our solicitors' panels. Lenders and mortgage specialists in West Sussex include Simply Independent Ltd, 154 Comptons La, Horsham, RH13 6DA, All Types Of Mortgages

Ltd, 24 Carfax, Horsham, RH12 1EB, and Pace Kathy Associates, Flat 24 Berriedale House/251-255 Kingsway, Hove, BN3 4HD.


Would you state taking action to avoid paying out for stamp duty in Cornwall?


SDLT must be paid for property over 125,000 pounds. Stamp duty scheme is not advised when buying in Cornwall, as such schemes are often uneconomical and the HMRC can review a scheme up to 6 years after a sale is completed . There have been certain official schemes, however, such as for first-time buyers. A conveyancing solicitor should confirm whether you are eligible.


Which search enquiries should the Cornwall conveyancing solicitor order on a Cornwall building?


The standard conveyancing protocol is to obtain Local Authority Search, Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW), Environment Search, Tin Mining Search and China Search and, depending on certain criteria, particular searches, like Land charge Search (bankruptcy only).


Why can conveyancing in Cornwall require so much time and effort?


The Cornwall conveyancing process can be subject to numerous interruptions or delays, Homeward Legal, however, work hard to lessen their effect by, for example, ordering searches as early as possible. Reasons for delay may include difficulties with mortgage finance.


How much would the fees for the searches in Cornwall come to?


Searches range in cost, depending on the specific searches which have been ordered. Searches are disbursements paid to a third party, and will not be included in the quoted conveyancing fees.


We have had a quote from you. Will there be any extra fees?


No. Homeward Legal never charge any extra, hidden costs for standard conveyancing legal work. Some websites offer unrealistically low 'quotes' which are in fact estimates, which they will not be bound to.