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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 Highnam Q & A's

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Updated: 27/11/16

Highnam area information

Lassington St Oswald Tower Churches Conservation Trust and Gloucester St Nicholas Churches Conservation Trust are close at hand to Highnam.

The nearest airport to Highnam is Gloucester Airport. Defford Airport (disused) Airport is 17 miles away and the nearest station to Highnam is Gloucester.

The nearest hospital is Winfield Longford.

Q.

How do I get low cost conveyancing in Highnam?

A.

Numerous firms promote 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Often extra costs will be included in the solicitor's terms of engagement. Third party costs, termed disbursements, to be paid ought to be defined on the quote Any additional fees should be reasonable. They only apply in cases where your solicitor is required to complete extra work , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process.

Q.

Is Highnam topsoil likely to be contaminated by manganese (Mn)?

A.

Even where some contamination has occurred in Highnam, risk levels are usually low. Various bodies hold data on land contaminants affecting Highnam, including local authorities.

Q.

Should I select the lawyer that commonly works with by our estate agent in Umberleigh?

A.

Estate agent recommendations are a common practice path whereby buyers get a solicitor. However, if they are paid a referral fee, some agents may 'recommend' the firm which pays to the largest referral fee, not the best value for you.

Q.

What are property searches?

Conveyancing searches are a standard pack of questions requested by your conveyancing lawyer, for example a chancel search. Searches are not carried out by a property surveyor and will not give information on the physical condition of the property.

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What is the council tax on a detached Band H home in Highnam?

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Your respective council tax band will commonly be given in the report on title along with the governing local authority. The latest council tax charges for Highnam are detailed at the Gloucester council site. Currently, 09 July 2012, the rates are:

  • Band A - £984.00
  • Band B - £1,148.00
  • Band C - £1,312.00
  • Band D - £1,476.00
  • Band E - £1,804.00
  • Band F - £2,132.00
  • Band G - £2,460.00
  • Band H - £2,952.00

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Is it dangerous to bypass paying SDLT rates?

A.

Stamp duty scheme should not be considered. Such schemes are costly and can be very unlikely to succeed.

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Will a Highnam solicitor order any property conveyancing searches on the Gloucestershire Fifties semi-detached house I am buying?

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The normal procedure is to obtain Local Authority Search, Drainage Search (Con29DW or personal) and Environmental and occasionally area-specific searches, like a Flood Risk search.

Q.

An unexpected event dictate that we have to exchange on the sale of a share of freehold flat within 4 weeks, do Homeward Legal use fast Highnam conveyancers ?

A.

Our company have a very proactive plan of attack to completing the conveyancing process for movers. Our company method is different as we use the very latest practice management systems . Crucially we always allocate you a conveyancing solicitor incentivised to communicate through all parts of the buyer and seller chain .

 
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