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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 Wales Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 01/12/16

Wales's nearest airport is Aberporth, West Wales Airport. Wales's nearest train station is Sugar Loaf.

Tregaron is the most convenient hospital to Wales.

Q.

Please confirm the cheapest fee for a £373,000 property? I am looking for a low cost conveyancing quote in Wales.

A.

This catches out many home owners, and can leave them paying far more in fees than they budgeted. Many property lawyers purport to offer supposedly cheap conveyancing quotes, however extra charges will be included in the solicitor's terms. This small print is often not read by home owners in a hurry. Any additional fees which are listed in the terms should be fair. They only apply to matters if the lawyer is required to complete unexpected extra work , which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Any disbursements ought to be defined on the quote

Q.

What are Wales property searches?

A.

Searches are a typical set of queries requested by the purchaser's conveyancer through local and national agencies, such as a local authority search. Purchasers should know that, these searches consider issues with the property's title.

Q.

We have a leasehold property to purchase. How do we ensure a fast exchange and completion?

A.

Many buyers will, correctly, argue that fast conveyancing is crucial to is to employing a proactive conveyancer. There are various jobs you as the purchaser could do to get moving sooner, including, keeping in regular contact with the conveyancer, responding to your conveyancer by phone, fax or email wherever possible and arranging your mortgage offer.

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What length of time should the conveyancing process take, in your opinion? If it matters, we are purchasing residential property in Wales.

A.

The length of time needed to transact a house can vary, influenced by a number of issues including if there

is a mortgage. We strive to ensure your sale, purchase or remortgage receives fast and efficient service.

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Is a house survey advisable when purchasing any property in Wales?

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We recommend that all buyers in Wales instruct a house surveyor to undertake a survey if buying in Wales. A range defects can negatively affect a property, including cracks around door frames. Such issues will not be considered during the conveyancing work itself.

Q.

Will we need to get a chancel search when you are purchasing a Wales flat conversion by church land?

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Where land in Wales was once owned by a lay-rector, new owners of that property may be obliged to subsidise upkeep of an old church building. Some names or words such as 'rectory' give an indication of a property's history, and thus whether chancel liability may apply. Wales church properties include St John the Baptist.

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Do your solicitors handle the legal conveyancing of residential property auction properties in Wales?

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Our company frequently take instructions from buyers at auction. Our niche auction team of solicitors and conveyancers have in the past worked for numerous buyers at national and local residential property auctions including Acuitus, Allsop (Commercial), Allsop (Residential), Auction House London, Award Property, Barnett Ross, Baxtons, Brendons Auctioneers, Countrywide Property Auctions and Drivers Norris.

Savvy purchasers tend to decide on a the lawyer as rapidly as they can to give enough time for a detailed investigation of the legal documents in advance of the actual auction. Post auction day arrives a prepared lawyer will be geared up to finalise the purchase within a month as usually required by the terms of sale.

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There are a lot of books about DIY conveyancing as a seller of a flat. Would it be viable to take care of the all of the legal work on our own?

A.

It can possible to conduct conveyancing on your own. The truth is however that a conveyancer juggles a large array of exercises including identifying and arranging appropriate indemnity and verifying identities of transacting parties some of which are more safely handled with appropriate experience. Additionally lawyers must carry insurance that protects you from any losses you encounter.

 
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