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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 Staffordshire Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 10/01/17

Local points of interest in Staffordshire

Stafford: access Castle and Bury Ring Iron Age Hill Fort Archaeological Site are around Staffordshire.

Staffordshire is nearby at around 1/2 mile of junction entry 13 Northbound of the M6.

Staffordshire's nearest airport is Wolverhampton Business Airport Airport (19 miles). The closest station to Staffordshire is Stafford.

The most convenient hospital for Staffordshire is Rowley Hall Stafford.

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We need a fixed rate conveyancing estimate in Staffordshire. Will I get a quote or and estimate?

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Several property lawyers advertise 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes', however additional fees may inflate your final invoice. A quote for conveyancing in Staffordshire must also state any disbursements. Extra charges ought to be clearly defined. They only be applied if your lawyer is required to complete unexpected extra work in your interest, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. The Homeward Legal quote calculator will confirm the exact legal fees based on the property you are buying.

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What length of time should conveyancing generally require, on average? The house being transacted is also in the area.

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For the majority of home movers, the amount of time required to buy or sell property will vary. This is influenced by numerous considerations which can include if the property being bought or sold is leasehold. Nationwide, the average is around ten weeks, whereas Homeward Legal will, wherever feasible, work towards a six-week timescale.

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To complete on our purchase ASAP, can we ensure a fast conveyancing process?

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It is well established that a fast conveyancing transaction is crucial to is to use a proactive solicitor. When selecting a solicitor, you should ask the following: What methods of communication do they use? Posting documents can adds days of waiting to a purchase. Will they work on a 'no sale, no fee' basis? Do they offer 'instant' online quotes?

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Will my Staffordshire property solicitor do personal or official searches on my home purchase?

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Your lawyer will make a recommendation regarding the most appropriate type of search, depending on issues like building society requirements. If personal searches are used the conveyancing solicitor will try to find a search agent wit local experience like CS & R Ltd T/A Midland searches, 13 Cedar Drive, Tamworth, Staffs, B79 8QL Tel: 01827 702418 Fax: 01827 310148

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The owner appears to have added dormer windows on the home which I think might infringe on the Alton conservation area guidelines.

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Your instructed conveyancing solicitor will always establish whether your new home is affected by a designated conservation area, and if so, whether any alterations have appropriate consent from the local authority.

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As a result of the widespread flooding in 2012 in the Midlands we are wondering whether flood searches may not be exacting enough?

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Flood risk searches carried out by a Staffordshire conveyancing solicitor should include the more rigorous search (Landmark) if it is felt necessary.

If you are anxious you could try to approach a next door neighbour.

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What can affect land in Staffordshire. Are they a problem?

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A wide range of contaminants caused by environmental concerns can impact land in Staffordshire. Contaminants such as a proximate telecommunications base station or infilled land will be detailed in an appropriate search.

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In what ways does a property solicitor in Staffordshire investigate the potential risk of floods in the Staffordshire region?

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A key step in the legal process involves a conveyancer carrying out property environmental searches that provide you with certain details about the potential Staffordshire area flood risk. A significantly more specialist flood history/risk search, such as the Homecheck search, may be advocated by a conveyancing solicitor in Staffordshire if in the event that the enviro. search reveal any risk of flooding.

 
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