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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 Herefordshire Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 03/12/16

Commuting from the area? ;

Herefordshire's nearest airport is Birmingham Airport (14 miles). Wolverhampton Business Airport Airport is 16 miles away and Herefordshire's nearest station is Blake Street at 3 miles.

Little Aston, Little Aston Hall Dr is a nearby hospital to Herefordshire.

Q.

How do we get a cheap solicitor to own a residence?

A.

Several solicitors offer cheap conveyancing quotes, but additional charges are frequently hidden in the terms of engagement. This small print is often not read by buyers in a hurry. Extra fees should be reasonable. They only be applied if the lawyer is required to complete extra work for you, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. A quote should list costs to be paid to third parties, e.g. the Land Registry, (disbursements).

Q.

Should I read about handling the legal work as a buyer and seller of a house , Would it be a false economy to enact the conveyancing myself??

A.

Should you want to attempt to do this you can conduct greater part of the your own conveyancing without the services of an experienced property solicitor in Herefordshire.

Needless to say solicitors firms would argue that DIY conveyancing would be a very risky approach as DIY lawyers will not be covered by relevant cover that firms and their solicitors are under a duty to have.

Q.

As a consequence of the worrying amount of flooding in the UK in April 2012 we are concerned that flood searches aren't sufficient?

A.

Conveyancing and environmental searches conducted by the Herefordshire solicitor will also include a far more in depth flood search if required.

If you remain still concerned why not visit a local resident.

Q.

Will the report on title compiled by the Herefordshire property solicitor provide details about the cost of the council tax for a Band C property before exchanging contracts?

A.

A property lawyer will contact the local authority to ascertain the appropriate council tax band and rates, which will be included in the conveyancing report on title. Council tax rates for properties in Herefordshire are set out in detail on the local authority site.

Q.

My partner and I are buying in Herefordshire, and need to know if there are many conservation areas.

A.

There are a range of conservation areas in or near Herefordshire. The local authority will be able to provide more details about local conservation areas, and the lawyer handling your purchase will discuss the relevant responsibilities you would be taking on by purchasing in a conservation area.

Q.

My lender is Saffron Building Society, is there anything I need to know?

A.

Until recently, most solicitors could act for the majority lenders. Some lenders have opted to reduce the size of their 'solicitor panel'. This can mean increased legal costs for house purchasers. Homeward Legal can act for many lenders in the UK.

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Is contaminated land in Herefordshire an issue?

A.

Numerous of contaminants may reduce the value of residential property in Herefordshire, and an environmental search should reveal whether a home may be affected by contaminants such as environmental radon sources and sand or clay quarries.

Q.

What does 'gazumping' really mean?

A.

Gazumping happens when a seller accepts an offer, only to dismiss it, opting for a better offer. It may happen weeks into a sale. The danger of gazumping exists for almost any purchase. The first step in reducing the chance that gazumping will effect you is to instruct your solicitor early, and even before acceptance of an offer.

 
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