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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 Ipswich Q & A's

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Updated: 14/01/17

Commuting from the Ipswich area? ;

As corroborated by the most recent census (2011) Ipswich, has a population of 595,934 people spread over an area of 380,275 hectares (939,680 acres) giving a density of population of 1.6 people per hectare or 0.6 per acre.

The closest airport to Ipswich is Elmsett, Whatfield Rd Airport (7 miles). Clacton Airport is 19 miles and Elmsett Airport is 8 miles away. The nearest train station to Ipswich is Ipswich, around 1 mile away.

The nearest hospital is St Clements Ipswich.


What are the best conveyancing rates for a 509,000 house?


The confusion over what is, and is not, included in a 'cheap' quote leaves many property buyers and sellers paying out more than they anticipated in the end, and many property lawyers offer so-called cheap conveyancing, but extra fees may inflate the solicitor's invoice. Third party costs, termed disbursements, to be paid should be included on a Ipswich conveyancing quote


Our lender is Godiva Mortgages, is there anything I need to know?


Buyers need to be aware that some lenders are now reducing the size of their 'solicitor panel', which may result in increased conveyancing costs for buyers. We, however, can act for most mortgage lenders.


Will a conveyancing solicitor in Ipswich investigate the risk and history of floods in the Ipswich area?


An essential part of the conveyancing protocol of purchasing a property involves your conveyancing lawyer carrying out environmental searches that go into details regarding risk of flooding in Ipswich.


We have taken out a quote from you. Could there be any supplementary hidden charges?

No. We never hide any hidden extra costs for any reason. Some solicitors only estimate conveyancing costs, which they will not be bound to.


Doing your own conveyancing without the aid of a solicitor in Ipswich looks to be possible as a buyer and seller of a flat , however would it be a smart move ?


There is no argument why a seller shouldn't take care of he legal process without an instructed Ipswich conveyancing solicitor.

The truth is however that a solicitor is in charge of a long list of exercises including chasing retention releases or interpreting the lease many of which need a skilled professional. Fundamentally do it yourself conveyancers are not covered by the applicable insurance that every solicitors firm are obliged to carry.


Is it necessary that we get a chancel search when I am buying a home on the same street as a church furlong in Ipswich?


Potentially amounting to over £100,000 in repair cost obligations, chancel liability should be considered by buyers of Ipswich property likely to be affected. Liability has the potential to impact the value of a property, but insurance is available should an obligation to fund repairs be enforced. Ipswich churches where a chancel search may be necessary include Triangle Church, St Matthew, St Mary le Tower and St Augustine of Hippo.


Conveyancing solicitors in Ipswich order formal searches when acting for a buyer,, but which specific searches?


When getting a mortgage a mortgage lender will expect the following Local Authority, Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW) and Environment Search and, depending on certain criteria, specific searches e.g. a Anti Money Laundering Search.


Should we choose the property lawyer referred by my local agent?


Both agents and mortgage brokers will often endorse a solicitor, however, such referrals should be compared to other online or local firms, as the agent may recommend the firm which pays to the largest referral fee, not a firm with local expertise and a solid reputation.