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Transfer of Equity in Skewen

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: 21/10/16

Noted Skewen interest

Aberdulais Falls Waterfall, Neath Abbey and Gatehouse Cadw and Swansea Pavilion Repertory Theatre Historic Building are situated in Skewen.

Drivers are well served with Skewen ideally situated with very convenient motorway access nearby at under a miles of Junction 43 Westbound of the M4.

The nearest station to Skewen is Skewen and Swansea Airport is 10 miles from Skewen.

The nearest hospital to Skewen is Cimla.


I am trying to find an affordable Skewen conveyancing quote. How do we get a quote?


Many online and high street firms promote supposedly cheap conveyancing, but additional fees are often hiding in the small print. The disbursements to be paid must also be stated on a conveyancing quote Any fees listed in terms and conditions should be clearly defined.


How much is the council tax on a period converted Band C house in Skewen?


You will be given detail on your property's band within the report on title. Correct rates for Skewen are set out in detail at the Neath Port Talbot local authority site. At the time of writing on 15 October 2012 rates are as follows:

  • Band A - £944.15
  • Band B - £1,101.51
  • Band C - £1,258.87
  • Band D - £1,416.23
  • Band E - £1,730.95
  • Band F - £2,045.67
  • Band G - £2,360.38
  • Band H - £2,832.46


Our lender will be Direct Line Mortgages - what will we need to consider?


Recently, a number of lenders have reduced their 'solicitor panel', which may result in increased legal costs for property buyers. Homeward Legal will act for most mortgage lenders.


Myself and my partner are planning to buy in Skewen. Are there any areas of conservation in the area?


Areas considered to be of historical merit, like model housing estates, may be designated as areas of conservation. A solicitor will address the impact buying in a conservation area may have for affected areas in Skewen.


The home being purchased is on a ex-industrial use land. Is vanadium (V) top-soil contamination likely?


There are regulations in place to manage soil contamination. Environment search results will factor contaminants, including metals and others such as water contaminants such as silage.


How many weeks should I plan for conveyancing often take, in your experience?


Generally speaking, the amount of time required to sell or purchase a home will vary, based on several aspects. With our Skewen property specialists, your transaction is handled as fast as possible, without compromising on service.


Food risk searches may be conveyancing protocol but when one considers current events e g the flooding in 2012 are they comfort enough to ascertain enough about the local Skewen flood risk?


Your Skewen solicitor will consider apply for thorough conveyancing and environmental searches (Landmark search) if the enviro searches spots a Skewen flooding risk.

It may be prudent to converse with a neighbour or local resident to gain further local history.


To complete on our purchase ASAP, how do we get a fast conveyancing transaction in Skewen?


It is a truism that fast conveyancing is crucial to is to employing a proactive, diligent conveyancer. There are a range of tasks you, as the purchaser, can also do to get moving sooner, such as, answering any queries raised by the conveyancer as soon as possible, calling or emailing your conveyancer, and chase them if you suspect any delays and arranging your mortgage offer.