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Transfer of Equity in Watchet

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: 16/10/16

Local Watchet attractions

Cleeve Abbey English Heritage and Combe Sydenham Hall Historic Houses Association are in Watchet.

Cardiff Airport is 15 miles from Watchet. and Watchet's closest station is Rhoose at 14 miles.

Williton is the closest hospital.


How do I get the cheapest conveyancing solicitors?


Various solicitors purport to offer theoretically 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Unfortunately additional charges are often hiding in the terms of engagement. Any disbursements must also be stated on the quote


Is the SDLT fee a disbursement or fee?


A good quote should clearly state all fees and disbursements. This charge is a fee not a disbursement. It should be included in the quote for your conveyancing.


Which mortgage lenders in Watchet do you work with?


Homeward Legal can work in conjunction with most lenders who are Council of Mortgage Lenders-approved. A number of mortgage specialists operate in Watchet, including Beadells, Kildare, Roadwater, Watchet, TA23 0RG.


Does your firm look after property auction conveyancing in Watchet?


Our company is highly experienced with buyers at auction. Usually more complicated to convey houses are purchased at auction which tend to necessitate deeper exploration. Conveyancers therefore strongly advocate that bidders formally appoint their chosen property conveyancing lawyer well in advance of the actual auction to allow time for a full investigation of the sellers pack.

Following the day of the auction a lawyer has to be focused on finish the auction conveyancing process in less than a month as conventionally required by the conditions of sale.


What do we need to calculate SDLT, and what should we budget for a £525000 home?


The Stamp Duty that is payable is based on the purchase price. For a property purchased for £525000, SDLT will be £21000.


What will a Watchet conveyancing lawyer advise if the property we hope to purchase is in a conservation are in West Somerset council and turns out to have unapproved PVC windows added?


West Somerset local authority enquiries conducted by a solicitor during the legal process should ascertain if the Watchet property a designated conservation area and evidence of planning consent for modifications will be asked for. In the event that no necessary permissions be available, your solicitor will inform you of the best alternative such as requesting an indemnity policy or seeking retrospective permission from West Somerset planning authority.


Which individual searches should my property solicitor in Watchet order when carrying out the conveyancing for a Watchet house?


The standard conveyancing procedure will be to get these searches - Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage Search (Con29DW or personal), Environment Search and Tin Search and, depending on certain criteria, area-specific searches e.g. a Company Searches.


How much is the council tax on a residential terraced Band E home in Watchet?


You will find the houses council tax band as part of the title report.

The latest tax charges for residents of Watchet are listed at the West Somerset local authority website. At the time of writing (13 January 2013) the rates are:

  • Band A - £973.00
  • Band B - £1,135.00
  • Band C - £1,297.00
  • Band D - £1,459.00
  • Band E - £1,783.00
  • Band F - £2,107.00
  • Band G - £2,432.00
  • Band H - £2,918.00