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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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Updated: 22/01/17

Buying a home in Bridport? Useful local Bridport travel and public service facts and figures -

Bridport's closest airport is Exeter International Airport. The closest train station to Bridport is Maiden Newton.

Bridport Community is a relatively close hospital.


I am trying to find the cheapest conveyancing solicitors in Bridport. What is included?


The confusion over this point catches out many buyers, and can leave them paying far more in conveyancing fees than they budgeted. Many law firms purport to offer theoretically cheap conveyancing quotes. However additional costs may be added into the small print. Any charges which are listed in terms of engagement should be fair and clearly defined. Applicable disbursements ought to be listed on your quote. We provide quotes, not estimates, and clearly state the fees for a standard conveyancing.


How soon should you instruct a conveyancing solicitor to act for us?


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 conveyancing involves a number of tasks that can begin straight away. Some sources advocate holding off instruction until the offer is accepted, but delays can risk the other side pulling out, particularly in uncertain market conditions.


If I am purchasing near Bridport, in the parish of Toller Porcorum, do we need a chancel search?


A conveyancing lawyer could advise a chancel search, irrespective of the parish in which the house being purchased is found. Although some church councils have decided to impose chancel repairs on the current owners of affected property, it cannot be guaranteed that a parish which has not imposed liability will remain liability-free for new owners.


We have taken out a quote from you. Might there be any hidden fees?


No. Homeward Legal do not hide any hidden extra costs. Know that some solicitor do not give accurate quotes, only estimates, which they will not be required to adhere to.


How many weeks will it take for my conveyancing solicitor to complete all of the conveyancing work on a flat in a house?


Getting contracts exchanged can take anywhere between one month and 3 months, which can depend on a number of issues e.g. the speed of the seller's conveyancing solicitor, or the communication, with managing agents. Homeward Legal's conveyancers in Bridport are very focused on speed and communication, with a view to you moving home in as little time as achievable.


Doing ones own conveyancing without the help of a solicitor in Bridport looks to be possible as a seller of a maisonette , however would it be practicable ?


Theoretically speaking there are no arguments why a buyer shouldn't complete the conveyancing unaided.

The truth is however that a conveyancing solicitor in Bridport typically handles a huge array of activities e.g. drafting contracts and applying for searches many of which need a qualified solicitor. Despite that legal practices are legally obligated to carry sufficient insurance to protect you from any professional failures on the part of the solicitor.


Are there companies who remediate contaminated topsoil in Bridport?


Remediation of contaminated land is often feasible. Contact Ashley Cooper Turf & Transport, 29 Queens Road, Bridport, DT6 5AW for further information.


Does the report on the property's title prepared by the conveyancing solicitor in Bridport give information the rates of the council tax on a Band D property prior to exchanging contracts?


Your property solicitor will write to the council to ask about the currently applicable council tax band and rates, which will subsequently be included in the report on title.

The latest tax charges for properties in Bridport are set out in detail at the West Dorset council site. At the time of writing, 19 October 2012, band rates are:

  • Band A - £1,069.00
  • Band B - £1,247.00
  • Band C - £1,425.00
  • Band D - £1,604.00
  • Band E - £1,960.00
  • Band F - £2,316.00
  • Band G - £2,673.00
  • Band H - £3,207.00