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Transfer of Equity in Port Talbot

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 Port Talbot Q & A's

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Updated: 15/10/16

Local key data:

Swansea Airport is 12 miles from Port Talbot. Cardiff Airport is 24 miles and away. The nearest station to Port Talbot is Port Talbot Parkway.

Motorists are well served with Port Talbot enjoying excellent road access very close at 1/2 mile of Junction 41 Westbound of the M4.

The most convenient hospital for Port Talbot is Neath Port Talbot.


How do we identify a genuinely cheap fee? I need to find a discount conveyancing estimate.


The confusion over this topic catches out many homeowners, and can leave them paying far more in conveyancing fees than they budgeted. Many firms claim to offer supposedly cheap conveyancing, but extra charges may be added into the terms of engagement, left unread by preoccupied homeowners Homeward Legal quotes are not estimates, and offer a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.


Will I need a building survey?


We advise that home buyers arrange a home surveyor to carry out a survey. A wide range of issues will impact a property, for example flat roof leaks.


The home in Port Talbot being purchased is on a ex-industrial site. Could the soil be contaminated by industrial waste?


Effort is made in all parts of Port Talbot and the UK to identify and remediate soil contamination. Various bodies hold data on land contaminants affecting Port Talbot, including local authorities.


What areas of conservation are there in Port Talbot?


Parts of Port Talbot considered be of historical or architectural value, like country house estates, may be designated as areas of conservation. A solicitor will address the impact buying in a conservation area may have.


I am bidding at a property auction and need ensure fast conveyancing, how can we speed things up?


The key to faster conveyancing is to use a proactive and experienced conveyancer. When finding a conveyancer, : Was there a delay delivering a quote? Do they use email? Will they order searches immediately?


How long can conveyancing legal work generally take? The property is also local.


For most residential property, the number of weeks taken to transfer a residence will vary. This wide range results from a number of issues affecting the property, for example, when a third party is slow to respond. Our conveyancers work hard to ensure your transaction is handled quickly, and to the highest standard of service.


Do you recommend your solicitors to conduct the legal conveyancing of residential property auction properties in Port Talbot?


We are familiar with auction buyers and sellers. Our highly qualified solicitors and conveyancers have worked for numerous buyers at national and local property auctions that include Acuitus, Allsop (Commercial), Allsop (Residential), Auction House London, Award Property, Barnett Ross, Baxtons, Brendons Auctioneers, Countrywide Property Auctions and Drivers Norris.

Savvy bidders know to instruct a lawyer as soon as they can to allow enough time for a full investigation of the property's legal title well in advance of the property auction. Immediately following the day of the auction you are the lawyer should be focused on finish the purchase within 4 weeks as usually required by the terms of sale.


Conveyancers in Port Talbot order necessary conveyancing searches when instructed to act for a home purchaser, which specific ones?


When getting a mortgage the building society of bank insist that particular searches, including the following Local Authority, Drainage Search (Con29DW or personal) and Environment Search, and occasionally specific local searches such as Utilities Search.