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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 Shaftesbury Q & A's

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Updated: 21/10/16

Shaftesbury data:

Bournemouth International Airport is 22 miles from Shaftesbury. and the closest train station to Shaftesbury is Shaftesbury T H.

Westminster Memorial Shaftesbury is a nearby hospital for Shaftesbury.


How do I find a discount conveyancing quote?


Both high-street and online property lawyers offer cheap conveyancing, however extra costs are often hiding in the terms which unwary homeowners fail to check. Any disbursements to be paid should be included on your quote. The Homeward Legal quote calculator will confirm the exact legal fees based on the property you are buying.


How does a Shaftesbury solicitor report back on the potential risk of flooding in the Shaftesbury region on an Edwardian property we are buying?


An experienced lawyer conducts standard protocol property conveyancing searches, which include Shaftesbury flood risk area information. A more flood history/risk search (most likely a Landmark Database search) will sometimes be suggested by a qualified conveyancing solicitor in Shaftesbury if the results of the enviro. search indicate a potential flood risk to the Edwardian property.


How much time can the legal work to transact an apartment take? The house being transacted is also in the area.


The number of weeks needed to transfer property is not wholly predictable, influenced by potentially many issues affecting the property. These could include where management information is required. Our lawyers strive to ensure the matter is handled quickly, and to the highest standard of service.


We are buying on a ex-industrial site. Is the top-soil likely to be contaminated by waste minerals like cadmium?

Shaftesbury industrial or agricultural can cause soil contamination. Data on many contaminants, such as water contaminants such as sewage, will be included in an environmental search.


Do your panel of solicitors a lot of experience at the legal conveyancing of property auction properties in Shaftesbury?


Our recommended conveyancing solicitors often do the legal work for bidders at auction. Our solicitors and licensed conveyancers have acted for numerous buyers at national and local property auctions including Acuitus, Allsop (Commercial), Allsop (Residential), Auction House London, Award Property, Barnett Ross, Baxtons, Brendons Auctioneers, Countrywide Property Auctions and Drivers Norris.

Adept purchasers will formally instruct a good lawyer as fast as they can to allow for a title report of the legal pack well in advance of the day of the auction.

After the actual auction, your property lawyer has to be focused on finish the conveyancing inside the usual 28 days as usually required by the terms and conditions of sale.


When in the process should we instruct a conveyancer in Shaftesbury?


If you use a solicitor offering a 'no move, no fee' guarantee, the earlier in the process you can instruct a solicitor, the better, as there are a number of tasks that can be carried out immediately. Some groups suggest waiting before instruction until the offer is accepted, but delays can risk the other side pulling out, particularly in uncertain market conditions.


What does a Shaftesbury property lawyer do if the house we are intending to buy is inside the boundary of a local authority conservation area and has unsuitable doors installed?


North Dorset planning authority searches carried out by a solicitor in the process of the conveyancing should determine if the property is within a designated conservation area proof of formal approval for additions to the property will be required.


For a property valued at £654000, what will be calculated for Stamp Duty Land Tax rates?


The SDLT that is payable is based on several factors, most importantly the purchase price. For a residential property bought for £654000, stamp duty is £26160 (information correct 15/01/2013).