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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 Machen Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 11/01/17

Local travel information

Machen's nearest train station is Caerphilly and Machen's closest airport is Cardiff Airport (16 miles). Bristol Airport is 24 miles away.

Cardiff, Croescadarn Rd is the nearest hospital to Machen.

Q.

What will the overall charge be on the sale of a £495,000 house? We need to find affordable conveyancing.

A.

Many online and high street firms advertise theoretically cheap conveyancing quotes. Unfortunately additional costs may increase the final invoice. The quote should list any disbursements. Costslisted in the terms needs to be reasonable and clear. Our online quote calculator will generate an accurate quote for your transaction.

Q.

Can you confirm which Machen lenders your lawyers work with. Whose panels are your solicitors members of?

A.

We work with all the major lenders assisting buyers in Machen. Machen lenders and mortgage specialists include South Wales MGI Ltd, 2c/Merthyr Road, Tongwynlais, Cardiff, CF15 7LF, M G Mortgages Ltd, 71 Merthyr Rd, Whitchurch, Cardiff, CF14 1DD, and George Financial, 8 Cardiff Rd, Taffs Well, Cardiff, CF15 7RE.

Q.

Do you have fast solicitors that handle the conveyancing for auction properties in Machen?

A.

Yes - Our recommended conveyancing solicitors commonly do the legal conveyancing bidders at auction. We typically recommend purchasers to decide on a qualified solicitor prior to the auction to give enough time for an investigation of the documents.

Thereafter, following the auction your selected lawyer will be ready for finishing the transaction inside the usual 28 days as usually required by the terms of sale.

Q.

What can a Machen conveyancing lawyer advise if the property we hope to invest in is in a Newport council conservation area that has unsanctioned doors fitted?

A.

Local authority search (LLC1 - Requisition for search and Official Certificate of Search) carried out by a solicitor will verify if the property is within a designated conservation area and evidence of consent for additions to the property will be asked for.

Q.

I am concerned about council tax rates on a Fifties mid-terrace home in Machen, how much are they?

A.

In general, the conveyancer's title report will include the appropriate Newport council tax band. Up-to-date charges for homes in Machen are published online at the Newport local authority website. As at, 27 September 2012, rates are as follows:

  • Band A - £682.03
  • Band B - £795.71
  • Band C - £909.38
  • Band D - £1,023.05
  • Band E - £1,250.39
  • Band F - £1,477.74
  • Band G - £1,705.08
  • Band H - £2,046.10

Q.

What can I do to avoid paying stamp duty?

A.

Stamp duty mitigation scheme must be treated with caution. Such schemes are often uneconomical and unreliable.

Q.

Are there many areas of conservation in the area?

A.

With 9300 protected areas throughout England, the streets and neighbourhoods in or near Machen will include several conservation areas. Your solicitor will be able to offer more information and discuss what specific restrictions are in place.

Q.

At what point should you instruct a conveyancer?

A.

With a firm offering a 'no move, no fee' conveyancing quote, as soon as possible. The legal work can then commence very early in the process. Promptly instructing a solicitor for your Machen transaction can reduce any chance of your transaction falling through.

 
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