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Transfer of Equity in Coleford

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 Coleford

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

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Updated: 20/01/17

Relevant local services information

Coleford's closest airport is Gloucester Airport. The nearest station to Coleford is Lydney, almost 7 miles away.

Dilke Memorial Ruspidge is a nearby hospital.


We need to find discount conveyancing. How do I get a quote?


Both high-street and online firms promote so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing'. Often extra charges are frequently hidden in the solicitor's terms, left unregarded by busy sellers and buyers Our quotes are not estimates, stating all the solicitors fees you will pay for a standard sale or purchase.


Does my assigned conveyancing solicitor in Coleford report back to me about the cost of council tax for a Band B property prior to exchange of contracts?


Your homes council tax band will usually be set out in the conveyancing report on title along with the local council Council tax charges for homes in Coleford are detailed on the Forest of Dean council site. As of 06 July 2012 rates for all bands are:

  • Band A - £1,006.00
  • Band B - £1,174.00
  • Band C - £1,342.00
  • Band D - £1,509.00
  • Band E - £1,845.00
  • Band F - £2,180.00
  • Band G - £2,516.00
  • Band H - £3,019.00


Is there anything we can do to circumvent paying stamp duty in Coleford?


Stamp Duty Land Tax commonly must be paid on residential property over 125,000 pounds. We do not advise purchasers get involved with any stamp duty reduction, as such schemes are costly and , if the scheme fails, you may be charged a penalty of up to 100% of the stamp duty amount owed.


Is a survey a good idea when buying property?


It is recommended that you arrange a surveyor to undertake a survey. There are a wide range of defects which will impact a property. These can include roof spread and subsidence, and these will not be addressed by your conveyancing solicitor.


What will a Coleford conveyancing lawyer advise if the house I am planning to buy is inside a conservation area in Forest of Dean planning authority that may have conspicuous PVC windows added?


Forest of Dean council enquiries conducted by a solicitor should find out whether the property is inside a conservation area and any evidence of planning consent for modifications will be requested.


Is contaminated land in Coleford a concern for homes?


Coleford property may have been contaminated by many natural causes, and an environmental search will confirm that a specific residence may be affected by contaminants like local waste transfer sites. Contamination in Coleford can be caused by local waste sites, such as Woodhouse Farm, Gloucestershire, GL16 8LJ.


I f I read up on DIY conveyancing when buying a home , Might it be imprudent to take care of the all of the legal work without any help?


There are no arguments why you cant do the your own conveyancing on your own. The truth is however that a solicitor in Coleford typically handles a significant number of tasks ranging from chasing completion statements or communication with the lender most of which need experience.

Furthermore legal practices will carry acceptable professional indemnity insurance to protect you from any errors on the part of the solicitor.


An un-planned set of circumstances demand that we need to get going and complete on the conveyancing process on our jointly owned apartment very quickly, do you have any fast solicitors in Coleford ?


Our team adopts an extremely speed focused style to conducting conveyancing process to meet the sellers needs.

Homeward Legals method is different as we have invested in advanced document and form assembly systems .

We always give clients a CQS solicitor who will always communicate with everyone in the buyer and seller chain including managing agents, to attain a fast conclusion.