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Transfer of Equity in Old Swan

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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Updated: 03/12/16

Local key data:

Commuters are well served with Old Swan situated with very convenient motorway access very close at within 1m of the M62.

The closest airport to Old Swan is Liverpool John Lennon Airport (6 miles). Howarden Airport is 18 miles and Eccles Airport is 22 miles away. The closest train station to Old Swan is Broad Green.

The neighbouring hospital for Old Swan is Broadgreen Liverpool.


We need to find affordable conveyancing. What do we need to consider?


Many online and high street law firms offer 'the cheapest conveyancing'. Unfortunately extra fees are often hiding in small print. Extras listed in the small print needs to be clearly defined. Your conveyancing quote ought to list any disbursements.


Solicitors in Old Swan apply for a number of property if instructed by a property purchaser - what actual searches?


If buying and applying for a mortgage the building society of bank mandates specific searches, including these searches - Local Authority (personal or official), Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal) and Environmental, and possibly specific searches for instance British Waterways.


Does our property lawyer in Old Swan inform me about the amount to be paid of the council tax on a Band B property before exchange?


The conveyancer will speak to the appropriate Liverpool local council to discover the appropriate council tax charges which should then be included in the conveyancing report on title. The latest council tax rates for Old Swan are tabled online at the Liverpool council website. At the time of authoring (02 December 2012) rates for all bands are:

  • Band A - £1,017.00
  • Band B - £1,187.00
  • Band C - £1,357.00
  • Band D - £1,526.00
  • Band E - £1,865.00
  • Band F - £2,204.00
  • Band G - £2,544.00
  • Band H - £3,052.00


An Unforeseeable situation demand that we need to make haste and complete on the selling of our house in a narrow time frame, do Homeward Legal have any really fast Old Swan conveyancers ?


We maintain that our network of active solicitors adopt a proactive method to conducting the necessary legal work Having implemented cutting edge legal software . We always also provide you with you a SRA property lawyer prepared to communicate with the entire property chain (line of buyers and sellers) e.g. landlords, to get a fast home move.


My agent has referred a property solicitor which they often use. Will it be faster to use them?


Many agents have arrangements with solicitors where they refer clients, however, such referrals should be compared to other online or local firms, as an agent may choose the solicitor willing to pay the highest referral fee, not a firm with local expertise and a solid reputation.


Environmental searches may be fine but in light of recent flooding for example the widespread flooding in Sept 2012 in North West England are they sufficient to ascertain sufficient information about the Old Swan area flood risk?


A competent Old Swan conveyancing solicitor will suggest that you apply for environmental searches if the initial conveyancing searches spots a significant risk Old Swan flood risk.

You could also try to also get in touch with a next door neighbour to get more local history.


What environmental concerns will contaminate land in Old Swan. Are these properly investigated?


Land in Old Swan may be contaminated by a range of natural causes. Contaminants including landfill sites will be considered as part of the environmental searches.


May our conveyancing cover any additional fees?


Unfortunately, sellers need to be watchful for extra costs hidden in a quote's terms and conditions. Homeward Legal will never charge any extra, hidden costs. Some conveyancers give 'quotes' which are in fact estimates, which they will not be bound to.