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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 Cross Keys Q & A's

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Updated: 05/12/16

Some handy regional travel and services facts and figures -

Cardiff Airport is 18 miles from Cross Keys. Bristol Airport is 25 miles away. Hengoed station is around 5 miles from Cross Keys.

Oakdale is the nearest hospital to Cross Keys.

Q.

How do we get the best conveyancing rates in Cross Keys for a £420,000 property?

A.

Many online and high street law firms purport to offer so-called 'the cheapest conveyancing'. Often extra charges can increase your final bill. Your Cross Keys conveyancing quote should, in addition, define the disbursements to be paid. Any extra fees needs to be clearly defined. Our quotes are not estimates, stating all the solicitors fees you will pay for a standard sale or purchase.

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Do I need to select the lawyer used by our local agent?

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Many agents in Droitwich Spa will have referral deals with solicitors whereby they refer work. If the agent is paid a referral fee, however, it may be the case that the agent recommends whichever firm pays the most per referral, not the best solicitor for your needs.

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How do I avoid getting gazumped?

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Gazumping describes circumstances where a home owner accepts an offer and then rejects it in favour of a better offer. The risk of getting gazumped is present in any transaction. The first step in reducing the chance that gazumping will effect you is to instruct your solicitor early.

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Which government body keeps records for keeping order in the condition of repair of the conservation areas in Cross Keys?

Local conservation areas are specified by the local authority (Newport) who are responsible for the state of the area including things like advertising hoardings, dormer windows and property boundaries. English Heritage, a government body, now maintain a list of the condition of conservation areas.

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How early should I speak to a conveyancer?

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With a 'no move, no fee' guarantee, the sooner you instruct a conveyancing firm, the better. The legal work can then commence very early in the process. Instructing your solicitor earlier for a purchase enables your offer may be taken more seriously if you already have a solicitor instructed, or, if you are selling a property, relevant information can be sourced sooner (this is particularly true for leasehold properties).

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What factors can affect land in Cross Keys. Are these checked for comprehensively?

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Property in Cross Keys would be contaminated by numerous environmental concerns, like proximity to landfill sites or environmental radon sources. An environmental search will offer more detail.

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My partner and I are buying in Cross Keys. Can I find out whether the property is in a designated conservation area?

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With over 8,000 such areas listed throughout England, the neighbourhoods in or near Cross Keys will include several conservation areas. Your lawyer will advise further and discuss the relevant responsibilities.

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Will we need a chancel search if I am intending to purchase in the parish of Cross Keys, near Cross Keys?

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Whether you are buying a house in Cross Keys or elsewhere in the county, the solicitor may suggest that a chancel search is taken out. In Cross Keys's much older areas, chancel repair has the potential to be imposed on the owners of a house where parish councils may have not done so in the past. Even if liability is unlikely, indemnity insurance is a sensible precaution.

 
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