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Transfer of Equity in Portland

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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Remortgage Solicitors Portland

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

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Conveyancing in Portland Q & A's

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Updated: 09/01/17

Portland area information

Portland Bill Lighthouse, Portland Castle English Heritage and Portland St George Churches Conservation Trust are situated in Portland.

The closest airport to Portland is Bournemouth International Airport. The nearest train station to Portland is Weymouth.

The nearest hospital to Portland is Portland Castletown.


I need to find a cheap solicitor quote for selling a freehold home. How do I get a quote?


Various solicitors claim to offer 'the cheapest conveyancing'. However additional fees are frequently hidden in the solicitor's terms of engagement. Chargeswhich are listed in terms and conditions needs to be fair and reasonable and be applicable if your conveyancer must complete additional work , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Get a quote using the Homeward Legal quote calculator for the property you are selling.


We are buying with Saffron Building Society - what will I need to know?


When purchasing with a mortgage, the lender will require legal work to be carried out. Recently, a number of lenders have opted to reduce the size of their 'solicitor panel', resulting in increased conveyancing costs for purchasers in cases where the conveyancing solicitor cannot act for their lender, and another must also be instructed. We are able to act for all major lenders so that you will not be required to pay your lender's legal costs.


I have been reading about handling the legal work as a buyer of a home - Is it wise to enact the conveyancing myself on my own?


It is possible for you to look after the legal work yourself.

That said, a conveyancer takes care of a large number of assignments including chasing notices/share certificates or communication with the lender many of which really need experience. In any event however, lawyers are required to get acceptable insurance cover to shield you from any negligence.


Which local authority is responsible for Portland?


Portland is located in Weymouth and Portland, North Quay, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 8TA, contact: 01305 838000


For fast conveyancing to buy a £ 936,000 residence, what can we do to accelerate the transaction?


Key to fast Portland conveyancing is to instruct a proactive and experienced solicitor. There are numerous things you as the purchaser could do to get moving sooner. These include:

  • ordering a property survey early in the transaction
  • keeping in regular contact with your solicitor
  • promptly answering your solicitor's questions


Which environmental factors can contaminate land in Portland, and are they checked for thoroughly?


Several contaminants caused by natural causes can impact property. Contaminants like a proximate telecommunications base station will be reported on in environmental search results. Contamination can be caused by local waste sites, including A R C Ltd, Bumpers Lane, Dorset, DT5 1HY.


Unexpected financial circumstances dictate that we need to exchange contracts on the sale of our house in a very short time frame, do Homeward Legal have any extra fast solicitors in Portland ?


Regularly property conveyancers are passive adding a lot of misery to the house selling process.

By employing new IT and automated practice management systems . We look after you with customers carefully selected lawyer who will communicate with all parties in the home buyer and seller chain like local authorities, to achieve a quick sale.


What individual conveyancing searches does a Portland property lawyer carry out when instructed on a Portland home?


The common procedure is to obtain the following Local Authority Search, Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal), Environmental, Tin Mining Search and China Clay Search and, depending on certain criteria, specific searches, which might include British Waterways Search.