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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 Dartmouth Q & A's

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Updated: 04/12/16

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Q.

We are trying to find a low cost conveyancing quote in Dartmouth. What should we check?

A.

Confusion over this issue catches out many property buyers and sellers, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted, and many conveyancers offer supposedly 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. However additional charges can inflate your final invoice. Any additional costs listed in terms of engagement should be reasonable. The disbursements to be paid ought to be listed on any quote for conveyancing in Dartmouth

Q.

DIY conveyancing without the help of a property lawyer in Dartmouth is becoming possible when buying a flat , but would it be prudent ?

A.

Technically there are absolutely no arguments at all why a home buyer cannot decide to handle the legal and technical work on your own. The truth is however that a conveyancing solicitor is familiar with a large number of skilled tasks ranging from drafting contracts and checking for any restrictive covenants most of which need a qualified professional.

Q.

How many weeks will it take the conveyancer to get through all of the conveyancing work on a detached sixties building?

A.

It can take anywhere between a month and three months dependent on any number of things e.g. the speed of the vendor's conveyancing solicitor, or whether there are any linked sales.

Q.

Should we instruct a conveyancing referred by our agent?

A.

Many agents will have referral deals with solicitors whereby they refer work. These referrals should be considered carefully, as there is a risk that the agent may suggest whichever firm pays the most per referral, not a firm with local expertise and a solid reputation.

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What will a Dartmouth property lawyer do when the building we are buying is inside a conservation area and has inappropriate window frames added?

A.

Your instructed conveyancing solicitor will always check if the property is inside a conservation area, and if so whether any modifications have the necessary consent from the South Hams council.

Q.

Why does Dartmouth property legal work for a purchase have so many delays?

A.

The legal work undertaken to transfer a home in Dartmouth will occasionally experience delays even in the best of circumstances. In some cases, the delays are out of the solicitors' control, we, however, endeavour to lessen their cost, if it is possible to do so, by, for example, ordering searches as early as possible. Reasons for delay include the time taken to return management information.

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What factors will contaminate land in Dartmouth, and will they be thoroughly investigated?

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Residential property in Dartmouth may have been contaminated by a wide range of natural and human-influenced issues, like hazardous and regulated installations. An environmental search will give more information. Contamination can be caused by local waste sites, including Foxenhole Farm, Lapthorne Cross, Devon, TQ6 0HP.

Q.

What do we do to calculate stamp duty in Dartmouth, and what should we budget for a £340000 home?

A.

The Stamp Duty due is calculated based on a small range of considerations, including the purchase price. For a property bought for £340000, stamp duty is £10200.*

*This information correct as of October 2012

 
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