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Transfer of Equity in Frenchay Common

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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Remortgage Solicitors Frenchay Common

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Conveyancing in Frenchay Common Q & A's

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Updated: 23/10/16

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Frenchay Common's nearest train station is Bristol Parkway at 2 miles. Bristol Airport is 11 miles from Frenchay Common.

Frenchay Common is very close at around 1/2m of the M32 junction entry 1 Southbound.

Frenchay Bristol hospital is relatively close to Frenchay Common.


We need to find a low cost conveyancing quote in Frenchay Common. What is included?


Many firms advertise theoretically cheap conveyancing quotes, but additional costs can pad your final invoice.


Can you advise how to defer paying stamp duty?


Stamp Duty Land Tax is payable on homes sold for more than 125,000 pounds. We do not recommend clients undertake any stamp duty mitigation. These schemes are costly and , if the scheme fails, you may be charged a penalty of up to 100% of the stamp duty amount owed. There have been a range of legal initiatives, such as for first-time buyers.


I have found a growing number very helpful handbooks going into great depth on doing the legal work yourself e.g. Conveyancing Forms and Procedures by Annette Goss, Lorraine Richardson and Michael Taylor . Do I actually need to spend money on a solicitor in Frenchay Common ?


If you want to do so, you can conceivably look after the bulk of the legal process without instructing a proficient conveyancing solicitor in Frenchay Common .

All solicitors firms would suggest this is a potentially hazardous thing to do as DIY conveyancers are not covered by the applicable insurance cover that firms and their solicitors will take out.


Might our conveyancing fees hide any hidden costs?

Homeward Legal's solicitors will never charge any hidden extra costs for conveyancing in Frenchay Common. Be aware that some solicitors only estimate conveyancing costs, meaning that your final bill could be much higher.


Are there any areas of conservation in Frenchay Common?


Areas deemed to be of historical merit, such as country house estates, will be recorded as areas of conservation. A lawyer will discuss the relevant responsibilities and advise further.


As a result of the serious flooding in Sept 2012 in South West England we are apprehensive that flood risk searches aren't exacting enough?


A qualified Frenchay Common conveyancing solicitor will advise you to get additional in depth environmental searches if the standard conveyancing searches determine a significant risk of flooding in Frenchay Common.

For extra assurance you can always get in touch with a neighbour of the property.


Which of the Frenchay Common mortgage lender panels are you a member of?


Most lenders in Frenchay Common are on our Frenchay Common solicitors' panel. Frenchay Common lenders and mortgage specialists include Imagine Mortgages Ltd, 1 Straits Pde, Bristol, BS16 2LA, Bristol Mortgage Centre, 140 Whiteladies Rd, Bristol, BS8 2RS, and Mortgage Cafe, Centre Gate/Colston Av, Bristol, BS1 4TR.


Does our professional conveyancing solicitor in Frenchay Common inform me about the amount to be paid of council tax on a Band A property prior to exchange of contracts?


A lawyer will consult with the appropriate South Gloucestershire local authority to enquire about the correct council tax charges which will then be added to the conveyancing report on title. The correct rates for homes in Frenchay Common are detailed at the South Gloucestershire local authority website. At the time of authoring (18 December 2012) the different rates are:

  • Band A - £1,023.00
  • Band B - £1,193.00
  • Band C - £1,364.00
  • Band D - £1,534.00
  • Band E - £1,875.00
  • Band F - £2,216.00
  • Band G - £2,557.00
  • Band H - £3,068.00