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Transfer of Equity in Cornwall

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

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Conveyancing in Cornwall Q & A's

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Updated: 18/01/17

Some useful local public transport and public service information -

Cornwall's nearest airport is Newquay Airport. Plymouth City Airport is 25 miles and away. Cornwall's nearest train station is Lostwithiel.

Bodmin is a nearby hospital.


What are the best conveyancing rates for a £274k house?


Many firms purport to offer cheap conveyancing, however additional charges are often hiding in the small print. Additional fees listed in the solicitor's terms needs to be reasonable and clear and only come into force where the conveyancer must complete work beyond standard conveyancing , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process.


I have to exchange on the selling of my home inside 2 months - are Homeward Legal fast Cornwall conveyancers ?


Our panel of solicitors adopt a completely active approach when fulfilling the transfer of title for customers to meet the home sellers needs.

Having invested in leading edge local authority and land registry integrated systems . We give you a qualified conveyancing property lawyer who will go the extra mile to communicate with the entire buyer and seller property chain for example solicitors, to achieve a fast exchange of contracts.


Do I need to get a chancel search? We are buying in Cornwall.


There are 15000 ecclesiastical parishes throughout England and Wales. Property owners within some of these may be required to fund the repair of a local church. Terms used in a property's name, like 'rectory', may indicate chancel liability. Cornwall church properties include Liskeard St Martin.


Which local authority is responsible for Cornwall?

  • Cornwall intersects with the following local authorities: Cornwall Council, County Hall, Treyew Road, Truro, TR1 3AY, Tel: 0300 1234 100, Cornwall Council, County Hall, Treyew Road, Truro, TR1 3AY, Tel: 0300 1234 101
  • Cornwall Council, County Hall, Treyew Road, Truro, TR1 3AY, Tel: 0300 1234 102, Cornwall Council, County Hall, Treyew Road, Truro, TR1 3AY, Tel: 0300 1234 103
  • Cornwall Council, County Hall, Treyew Road, Truro, TR1 3AY, Tel: 0300 1234 104
  • Q.

    For fast conveyancing on the purchase of a £466,000 house, what can we do to speed up the transaction?


    Crucial to fast conveyancing is to instruct a communicative solicitor. When selecting a solicitor, you should ask yourself the following: Did you experience any delays when requesting a quote? Do they use email as the preferred mode of communication? Are they 'no move, no fee'? This can incentivise a faster transaction.


    Is a survey required when purchasing property in Cornwall?


    It is firmly advised that the majority of buyers arrange a home buyer survey. There can be a wide range of defects which will impact a property, which are not included in your mortgage lender's valuation, for example roof spread.


    Does your solicitors firm do the legal conveyancing of auction properties in Cornwall?


    Homeward Legal is highly experienced with auction buyers and sellers. Our niche auction team of conveyancing lawyers have worked for numerous successful bidders at regional property auctions like Acuitus, Allsop (Commercial), Allsop (Residential), Auction House London, Award Property, Barnett Ross, Baxtons, Brendons Auctioneers, Countrywide Property Auctions and Drivers Norris.

    Experienced auction buyers know to decide on a an affordable firm as fast as possible to allow sufficient time for a review of the auction legal papers prior to the auction day.

    Immediately following the auction day itself your instructed lawyer is thoroughly prepared for completing all of the legal work within 4 weeks as conventionally required .


    What length of time does it take my lawyer to get through the legal formalities on an apartment in a home we are purchasing?


    The conveyancing process can take anywhere between around a month and twelve weeks depending on various factors like the efficiency of the sellers solicitor, or whether there are any linked sales.