By Ellie Pierpoint
15th November 2016
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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When selling or buying a home in Portland, you should instruct a solicitor to handle legal work for you.
Our panel of conveyancing solicitors have many years experience of conveyancing in Portland and throughout Dorset and our highly proactive approach often means we move you in the shortest possible time.
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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.Q.
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.Q.
We are familiar with sellers at auction. Conveyancers always advocate bidders to appoint an affordable lawyer well before the day of the auction to allow sufficient time for a thorough investigation of the lot. Subsequently, following the property auction date, your lawyer must be prepared for conclude the legal side of things in under the 4 week time frame as typically required by the standard auction conditions.Q.
The regions near or within Portland will include several conservation areas. You may wish to contact the local council for further information, but your conveyancing lawyer will investigate the impact of conservation areas or other planning restrictions.
Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is usually payable on property sold for more than one hundred and twenty-five thousand pounds. Homeward Legal do not advise home buyers get involved with any stamp duty mitigation, as such schemes are highly expensive and HMRC may challenge a scheme up to six years later. There have been several government initiatives, such as relief for buyers in 'disadvantaged areas'.Q.
Following a campaign, English Heritage have assembled details of the condition of conservation areas along with the exposure to a worsening of the condition of the area. Conservation areas are specified by the local Weymouth and Portland planning authority, who maintain everything from upkeep of paths to derelict buildings.Q.
We strongly recommend that you arrange a home surveyor if buying in Portland. It is a fact that there are a range of defects that affect a property, which a conveyancing solicitor will not report on. These can include cavity wall tie failure or subsidence.Q.
With few exceptions, the earlier, the better. The legal work can then commence immediately. Instructing your solicitor earlier can limit the risk of the sale or purchase aborting.Q.
An experienced property solicitor in Portland will suggest that you get additional flood risk searches (Landmark database search) if the environmental search spots a any kind of risk.
You may be able to contact a next door neighbour for additional further local history.