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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 Victoria Dock Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 05/12/16

The closest train station to Victoria Dock is Falmouth Town, Car Access. Kirmington, Humberside International Airport is 22 miles from Victoria Dock.

St Marys Scilly Isles is the closest hospital to Victoria Dock.

Q.

How do I find a discount conveyancing quote?

A.

Various firms claim to offer 'the cheapest conveyancing', but extra charges are frequently hidden in the terms of engagement. The quote should also clearly state any disbursements to be paid. Any additional fees found in the terms should be fair and clearly defined and be applied only where your solicitor must complete unanticipated additional work , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process.

Q.

What factors will impact land in Victoria Dock. Will they be checked for comprehensively?

A.

A range of contaminants caused by natural causes and human activities can impact residential property in Victoria Dock, and factors like existing and proposed overhead electricity cables will be considered as part of the environmental searches.

Q.

Will we need a chancel search if I am buying in the parish of Norwood, near Victoria Dock?

A.

A lawyer may suggest that a chancel search is ordered, whichever parish where the house being bought is found. In older areas of Victoria Dock, chancel repair has the potential to be charged on current owners of a house where Parochial Church Councils may have not done so in the past.

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Should we get a home surveyor to view this house purchase?

A.

We suggest that purchasers in Victoria Dock order a home buyer survey when you intend to buy in Victoria Dock. There can be many concerns that will impact a property, which will not be addressed during a property valuation. These can include cavity wall tie failure or dry rot.

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How much time will conveyancing legal work often take, in your experience? We are selling in Victoria Dock.

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For most property, the length of time needed to transfer residential property will vary, with reference to a number of legal considerations. 8 to 12 weeks is the average for many firms, whereas our solicitors take a proactive approach, driving the sale or purchase to complete sooner.

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What is the authority that has overall responsibility for publishing the state of repair of the conservation areas in Victoria Dock and Victoria Dock?

A.

English Heritage, a government body, keep information in relation to the condition of conservation areas in England as well as the exposure to getting worse.

Local conservation areas are specified by the local authority (Vale of Glamorgan) who govern conservation area concerns from including things like vacant buildings, extensions and what can be developed.

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Conveyancing searches may be standard procedure but considering climate change for example the serious flooding in Leeds are they sufficient to advise on enough about the risk of flooding in Victoria Dock?

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Your property lawyer in Victoria Dock will recommend that you get flood risk searches if the initial search flags up a Victoria Dock flood risk area

You may be able to contact a local resident for some extra insight if you are still worried.

Q.

I am worried about the council tax charges on a semi-detached dwelling in Victoria Dock, how much are they?

A.

As a rule the conveyancer's title report will contain the relevant Vale of Glamorgan council tax band. The latest council tax rates for residents of Victoria Dock are detailed on the Vale of Glamorgan local authority website. As at (11 August 2012) rates for all bands are:

  • Band A - £765.69
  • Band B - £893.30
  • Band C - £1,020.92
  • Band D - £1,148.53
  • Band E - £1,403.76
  • Band F - £1,658.99
  • Band G - £1,914.22
  • Band H - £2,297.06

 
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