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Transfer of Equity in Cotswolds

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: 18/10/16

Practical regional travel and public service information -

The nearest station to Cotswolds is Moreton In Marsh. Cotswolds's nearest airport is Defford Airport (disused) Airport. Kidlington Airport is 21 mile s, Gloucester Airport is 21 mile and away.

Moreton-In-Marsh is the closest hospital to Cotswolds.


We are looking for an affordable Cotswolds conveyancing quote. What should we check?


This affects many homeowners who opted for a very cheap quote, only to be stung later in the conveyancing process. Many law firms advertise supposedly cheap conveyancing quotes, but additional costs are frequently hidden in the terms of engagement. Busy, stressed homeowners ignore these terms at their peril. The conveyancing quote should list applicable disbursements.


What will the council tax cost for a Fifties Band H flat in Cotswolds?


The respective council tax band will usually be given as part of the conveyancing report on title, and by the local authority. The latest council tax rates for homes in Cotswolds are detailed at the Vale of White Horse council website. On, 19 July 2012, the rates are:

  • Band A - £995.00
  • Band B - £1,161.00
  • Band C - £1,327.00
  • Band D - £1,493.00
  • Band E - £1,825.00
  • Band F - £2,157.00
  • Band G - £2,488.00
  • Band H - £2,986.00


Which government authority is obliged for recording the state of Cotswolds conservation areas?


English Heritage, a government body, have put together a list of the state of conservation areas. Conservation areas in Cotswolds are set up by Vale of White Horse

who manage the state of the area including things like ugly shop fronts, dormer windows and the historic layout of roads.


Do we need to get a home buyers survey for our house purchase?


It is strongly recommended that purchasers order an inspection. Many issues have a negative impact on a property. These can include roof damage. Such issues will not be considered during the conveyancing work itself.


We plan to purchase a residence in the parish of Dymock. Will a chancel search be appropriate?


Your lawyer might recommend that a chancel search is ordered. Through some parish councils have chosen to charge chancel repairs on the current owners of land subject to chancel liability, it is not possible to be certain that a parish where repair costs have not been paid before, that this will not continue to be so, so it can be difficult to use this as a guide.


What can I do to get out of paying SDLT?


We do not recommend clients risk any stamp duty mitigation, as such schemes are costly and , if a scheme is challenged, you can be fined up to 100% of the amount owed, in additional to the tax itself.


How much does my conveyancing searches in Cotswolds be?


Conveyancing searches ranges in cost, and will be dependent on your lender's requirements. Searches are disbursements, and will not be included in a quote for solicitor's fees.


Bookshops and the web both have a plethora of helpful documents giving details on by passing the solicitor. Do I actually want to use a conveyancing solicitor in Cotswolds for my home move?


Hypothetically speaking there is no argument at all why a home mover cant undertake the bulk of the legal and technical work unaided.

In reality however, a Cotswolds conveyancer handles a large number of functions ranging from liaising with the insolvency office for k15 entries and interpreting management accounts many of which require experience.