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Transfer of Equity in Forest of Dean

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 Forest of Dean Q & A's

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Updated: 01/12/16

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The closest train station to Forest of Dean is Lydney. Gloucester Airport is 20 miles from Forest of Dean.

Dilke Memorial Ruspidge is the most convenient hospital to Forest of Dean.


How do I get affordable conveyancing in Forest of Dean?


Many online and high street solicitors offer supposedly cheap conveyancing quotes. Unfortunately additional charges are frequently hidden in the small print. These terms are often ignored by excited sellers and buyers, eager to get underway. Homeward Legal quotes are not estimates, and offer a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.


My partner and I am selling our co-owned mansion flat at a property auction, will you recommend fast home moving solicitors in Forest of Dean ?


Our lawyers adopt an extremely speed focused approach when completing the necessary legal work for home sellers to meet the sellers requirements.

We only introduce you to carefully selected solicitors that try to communicate throughout the buyer and seller chain . Additionally , our panel of solicitors are selected because they use speed focused software systems to complete the property sale fast.


Will my assigned solicitor in Forest of Dean report back to me about the cost of council tax for a Band H apartment prior to exchanging contracts?


The homes respective band should usually be reported within the title report along with the local council. The correct rates for residents of Forest of Dean are set out in detail online at the Forest of Dean local authority website. At the time of writing on 01 March 2013 the rates 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


How long on average will it take our assigned lawyer to exchange the conveyancing formalities on a maisonette in a period house?


Getting contracts exchanged can take anywhere between one month and three months dependent on various factors, for example the speed of the seller's conveyancer, or contentious issues that may arise.


For a fast conveyancing process to buy a £540,000 property, how can we speed things up?


It is well established that a faster move is key to instruct a proactive conveyancing solicitor. When finding a suitable a conveyancing solicitor, : Do they use email as the preferred mode of communication? How soon will they order searches? Was there a delay delivering a quote?


Will I need to get a chancel search? We are buying next to a 17th Century vicarage in Forest of Dean.


Owners of property in an area near specific local church buildings must contribute towards the cost of repairs, where chancel repair liability exists. Parochial Church Councils in Forest of Dean must register their interest over property by October 2013, simplifying the chancel search process. A conveyancing solicitor will be able to advise as to whether a chancel search is necessary, and recommend suitable insurance.


Would you recommend looking into how to get out of paying for SDLT?


Homeward Legal strongly advise against any form of stamp duty scheme, as such schemes are highly expensive and unreliable. There have been a range of official schemes, such as disadvantaged area relief. A conveyancing solicitor should confirm whether you are eligible.


In respect of the extensive flooding in Sept 2012 in South West England we are wondering if flood searches aren't sufficient?


A qualified conveyancing solicitor in Forest of Dean will consider include conveyancing and environmental searches if the first searches establishes a any kind of the local Forest of Dean flood risk

Sometimes home buyers to converse with a neighbour to get more local history.