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Transfer of Equity in Highnam

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: 20/10/16

Highnam area information

Lassington St Oswald Tower Churches Conservation Trust and Gloucester St Nicholas Churches Conservation Trust are close at hand to Highnam.

The nearest airport to Highnam is Gloucester Airport. Defford Airport (disused) Airport is 17 miles away and the nearest station to Highnam is Gloucester.

The nearest hospital is Winfield Longford.


How do I get low cost conveyancing in Highnam?


Numerous firms promote 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Often extra costs will be included in the solicitor's terms of engagement. Third party costs, termed disbursements, to be paid ought to be defined on the quote Any additional fees should be reasonable. They only apply in cases where your solicitor is required to complete extra work , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process.


Do you work with mortgage lenders with Highnam branches?


The Homeward Legal partnership work with all the major lenders financing buyers in Highnam. Local mortgage lenders and brokers include Cheltenham Mortgages, 12 Rodney Rd, Cheltenham, GL50 1JJ, Wenban A K, 14 Dyer Street, Cirencester, GL7 2PF, and Mortgage Warehouse, 18 Armada Close, Churchdown, Gloucester, GL3 1ND.


Flood risk searches are conveyancing protocol but in light of recent climactic events for instance the serious flooding in Sept 2012 in South West England are they still appropriate to ascertain enough about the risk of flooding in Highnam?


A Highnam solicitor will include property conveyancing searches (Landmark search) if the environmental searches spots a significant risk Highnam area flood risk

Property purchasers sometimes contact a local resident to gain more peace of mind.


Do it yourself conveyancing without the help of a Highnam property lawyer is becoming possible when selling a house , but would it be wise ?


Should you desire t do so, you can conceivably conduct the legal work without the help of a proficient Highnam property lawyer .


Of course solicitors would suggest that this is a risky idea as have a go conveyancers will not have suitable professional indemnity insurance which lawyers are required by the Law Society to have.


What is the council tax on a detached Band H home in Highnam?


Your respective council tax band will commonly be given in the report on title along with the governing local authority. The latest council tax charges for Highnam are detailed at the Gloucester council site. Currently, 09 July 2012, the rates are:

  • Band A - £984.00
  • Band B - £1,148.00
  • Band C - £1,312.00
  • Band D - £1,476.00
  • Band E - £1,804.00
  • Band F - £2,132.00
  • Band G - £2,460.00
  • Band H - £2,952.00


How is Highnam contaminated land identified when purchasing?


Residential property will be contaminated by a wide range of natural causes. Issues like waste disposal sites will be detailed in an appropriate search.


I am going to a property auction and will need to guarantee fast conveyancing, what do we need to guarantee?


As is often reported, a faster move is key to instruct a proactive and experienced solicitor. There are numerous things you as the buyer can also do to accelerate the legal work, such as, requesting status updates from the solicitor regularly, completing all forms as soon as possible and if you intend to get a house survey, doing so as early as you can.


Is it dangerous to bypass paying SDLT rates?


Stamp duty scheme should not be considered. Such schemes are costly and can be very unlikely to succeed.