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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 Highbridge Q & A's

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Updated: 16/01/17

Commuting to the Highbridge area? ;

Highbridge is around a mile and a half of the M5 junction entry 22 Southbound.

The nearest airport to Highbridge is Bristol Airport. Cardiff Airport is 20 miles and away and Highbridge and Burnham-on-Sea station is about a mile from Highbridge.

War Memorial Burnham-on-Sea is the closest hospital.


How do I get the best rates for conveyancing in Highbridge for a £463,000 house?


Many online and high street law firms claim to offer cheap conveyancing quotes, however additional costs can increase the solicitor's invoice. Fees listed in terms of engagement should be fair. Our online quote calculator will generate an accurate quote for your transaction.


Should we choose a lawyer referred by the estate agent?


Many agents will have a referral arrangement with solicitors whereby they refer conveyancing work to them. However, if they are paid a referral fee, there is a risk that an agent may choose whichever firm pays the most per referral, not the law firm with the best reputation.


How is Highbridge contaminated land investigated?


Land in Highbridge is contaminated by a broad range of natural causes, and an environmental search should reveal if a specific plot of land can be impacted by contaminants in the area like sand or clay quarries and pollution incidents.


As a result of the flooding in Sept 2012 in South West England I am apprehensive that environmental searches may not be sufficient?


A thorough Highbridge lawyer will consider get conveyancing and environmental searches if the first searches determine a any kind of Highbridge flood risk area data

It could be worth trying to also converse with a close neighbour to get further insight.


Which local authority is responsible for Highbridge?


Highbridge is located in Sedgemoor District Council, Bridgwater House, King Square, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 3AR, phone: 0845 408 2540


Could my legal charges conceal any additional costs?


No. Homeward Legal do not hide any extra, hidden charges. Some solicitor do not give accurate quotes, only estimates, which could be totally different to your final invoice.


What is the council tax on a period end of terrace Band D dwelling in Highbridge?


You will be give detail the homes band in the conveyancer's title report. Council tax rates for Highbridge are set out at the Sedgemoor council site. On 14 December 2012 rates are:

  • Band A - £966.00
  • Band B - £1,127.00
  • Band C - £1,287.00
  • Band D - £1,448.00
  • Band E - £1,770.00
  • Band F - £2,092.00
  • Band G - £2,414.00
  • Band H - £2,897.00


What type of searches into the potential risk of floods in the Somerset area will a Highbridge property solicitor carry out?


A crucial part of the legal due diligence procedure involves your solicitor conducting environmental searches that give you certain details on the subject of Highbridge historical flood risk. A significantly more Somerset database search, such as the Homecheck search, will often be proposed by a qualified property lawyer in Highbridge if the results of the environmental search identify flood risk to the property.