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Transfer of Equity in Lyneham

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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Homeward Legal's panel of solicitors carry out remortgage conveyancing for Lyneham clients every week.

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Conveyancing in Lyneham Q & A's

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Updated: 17/01/17

Local area transport information

The closest airport to Lyneham is Gloucester Airport. The nearest station to Lyneham is Chippenham.

Malmesbury is a relatively close hospital to Lyneham.

Q.

How can we ensure our cheap quote is fixed? I am trying to find a low cost conveyancing quote.

A.

Both high-street and online law firms advertise so-called cheap conveyancing quotes. Unfortunately extra charges will be included in small print. These terms are often ignored by excited buyers, eager to get underway. Any additional fees should be reasonable. The disbursements to be paid should also be clearly stated on any quote for conveyancing in LynehamOur online quote calculator will generate an accurate quote for your transaction.

Q.

Should we get a chancel search if I plan to buy in the parish of Poulton?

A.

The solicitor responsible for your move might recommend that a chancel search be ordered, irrespective of the parish in which the building being purchased is located. Chancel repair has the potential to be imposed on new owners of a building where parish councils have previously chosen not to do so, so indemnity insurance may be advisable even if liability is unlikely.

Q.

Where do we find out more information on the upkeep of the conservation areas in Lyneham?

A.

Conservation are issues, such as area development or vacant buildings are governed by the local authority (Wiltshire).

Following a campaign, English Heritage administer information of the state of conservation areas along with the trend of the area.

Q.

What makes purchase conveyancing work to go on for so long? Is it not simply form-filling?

A.

The legal work involved in buying or selling Lyneham property can suffer all manner of setbacks. We aim to diminish the effect of these delays by proactively handling all enquiries. Reasons for delay can include the time taken to return management information.

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Are charges for obtaining copies of building regulation approval disbursements or fees?

A.

Fees and disbursements should be identified on a quote for your conveyancing, with all potential additional costs clearly stated. These costs are fees not disbursements, and should be included in a conveyancing quote.

Q.

The property being purchased is on a ex-industrial site. We have been told that antimony (Sb) soil contamination may be an issue.

A.

Most soils in Lyneham have some degree of contamination, from agriculture or industry. Data on many contaminants, such as polychlorinated biphenyl (PCBs), will be included in an environmental search.

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The web is awash many guidebooks all about how to do DIY conveyancing e.g. House Buying, Selling and Conveyancing: How to Save Estate Agent and Solicitor Fees When Buying or Selling Property . In which case, do I need a property solicitor in Lyneham ?

A.

There is no reason why a home mover cannot decide to embark on the legal and technical work without the help of a proficient Lyneham property lawyer. That said, a Lyneham lawyer carries out a long list of actions ranging from raising additional enquiries and ensuring listed building alterations are compliant many of which need a skilled professional.

Even more importantly amateur lawyers might come a cropper the appropriate indemnity cover which qualified solicitors are made responsible to carry.

Q.

Does the Lyneham solicitor tell me about the cost of council tax on a Band D cottage before completion?

A.

The solicitor will approach the Wiltshire local authority to ascertain the latest council tax rates, which will subsequently be detailed in the title report. The correct rates for homes in Lyneham are detailed at the Wiltshire council website. On 04 July 2012 the rates are:

  • Band A - £1,010.00
  • Band B - £1,179.00
  • Band C - £1,347.00
  • Band D - £1,515.00
  • Band E - £1,852.00
  • Band F - £2,189.00
  • Band G - £2,525.00
  • Band H - £3,031.00

 
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