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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 Bridport Q & A's

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Updated: 26/11/16

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.


Do specialise property auction conveyancing in Bridport?


Yes - Our property lawyers do frequently act for sellers at auction. Our panel of solicitors and conveyancers have in the past acted for countless buyers and sellers at national and local auctions including Acuitus, Allsop (Commercial), Allsop (Residential), Auction House London, Award Property, Barnett Ross, Baxtons, Brendons Auctioneers, Countrywide Property Auctions and Drivers Norris.

Typically more complicated to convey properties e. g. development propositions, are bought at auction which tend to want supplementary. Solicitors therefore encourage auction buyers to choose a conveyancing solicitor well before the date of the auction so there is time for a full review.

Thereafter, following the auction day your appointed property lawyer will be prepared for concluding all of the legal work in 4 weeks as usually required .


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.


In respect to the groundwater flooding in Dorset, I am concerned that flood searches might not be sufficient?


A good Bridport conveyancing solicitor should include property conveyancing searches if the environmental search identifies a risk of flooding in Bridport

Property purchasers sometimes also get in touch with a neighbour or local resident for additional confidence.


In a few months we are likely to be moving out of our period property near Bridport to our next flat in Blandfordum when to appoint a house removal firm?


Best advice is for buyers to wait before making arrangements with a removal firm until such time as you and the other side has confirmed the move date that takes place once exchange of contracts. Commonly firms might impose a late cancellation fine . Speak to Northover & Gilbert, Priory Works Gundry Lane, Bridport, DT6 3RJ Tel: 01308 423939 or Carey Furniture Retail Outlet Ltd, Unit 24 Dreadnought Trading Est, Bridport, DT6 5BU Call: 01308 427495.


Which parts of Bridport are secured by a conservation area?


There are a range of conservation areas in or near Bridport. The council will be able to offer more information about local conservation areas, and the property solicitor handling your purchase should discuss what specific restrictions are in place.


I am purchasing a Bridport property with Natwest - what do I need to be aware of?


Until recently, solicitors could carry out mortgage-related work for most lenders. A small number of lenders have limited the firms who can act for them. This can mean increased legal costs for property purchasers. Homeward Legal are able to act for most mortgage lenders, keeping buyers' legal costs to a minimum.


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