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Transfer of Equity in Bath

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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Remortgage Solicitors Bath

Homeward Legal's panel of solicitors carry out remortgage conveyancing for Bath clients every week.

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Conveyancing in Bath Q & A's

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Updated: 07/01/17

Are you planning to moving to the area? Useful regional travel and public service information -

As corroborated by the 2011 census Bath's residential population is 434,166 spread over an area of 450,361 acres which equals a population density of 1.0 people per acre.

The closest train station to Bath is Bath Spa, about 2 miles away and the nearest airport to Bath is Bristol Airport.

St Martins Bath is the neighbouring hospital to Bath.


How do we get a discount conveyancing estimate in Bath?


Many property lawyers claim to offer so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Unfortunately additional costs are often hiding in the terms and conditions. Excited buyers and sellers, eager to get underway, often ignore this small print when they instruct. Charges listed in the small print should be fair. Based on the property you intend to buy, our online quote calculator will generate an accurate statement of conveyancing fees.


Will you need searches for chancel liability? I am purchasing close to a 1300s church in Bath.


The Law Lords decision in a court case between a parish council and owners of neighbouring farmland liable for church repairs reaffirmed that 'lay impropriators' of property must cover the cost of church repairs. Parochial Church Councils in Bath must register their interest over property by October 2013, simplifying the chancel search process. A solicitor will be able to advise further. Bath churches include St John the Evangelist, St Michael & St Paul, Christ Church and St Bartholomew.


What do fixtures and fittings relate to?

New owners in Bath are regularly frustrated by a lack of clarity around what fixtures and fittings ought to be included. Conveyancing solicitors recommend a formal fixtures and fittings form to avoid later disagreements, confirming what will be sold with the property.


Why could the sale conveyancing process take weeks to complete?


Conveyancing will sometimes potentially be delayed. Homeward Legal strive to curtail their cost where it is possible to do so by chasing for prompt responses.


The current owner has unfortunately added incongruous PVC windows on the flat which we think may breach Midsomer Norton conservation area rules.


A property lawyer will make enquiries to verify if your new home is located within a conservation area, and if so whether any alterations have essential permissions from the local council.


What sort of conveyancing searches in connection with the risk of a flood in Wiltshire will my Bath solicitor actually do?


An essential part of the conveyancing procedure involves a conveyancing solicitor making an application for property environmental searches that go in detail regarding Bath flooding.


Do I need to get a surveying expert to check for issues affecting the house purchase?


It is firmly advised that property purchasers instruct a surveyor to undertake a survey when buying in Bath. There are a wide range of problems which can affect a property, such as rotten roof timbers or cavity wall tie failure. Such issues will not be considered during the conveyancing work itself.


Has soil in Bath been contaminated by nickel?


Bath and the surrounding region has a legacy of chemical contamination. Metal contamination of topsoil in Bath is more likely to occur near ex-industrial sites or ex-landfills. Data on other contaminants, like hazardous gases and groundwater contaminants like landfill leachate, will also be included in an environmental search.